Today we are exploring drawing curved lines, or drawing a line the way you want it to appear. From the Home screen, under the Design & Create heading, tap on Pattern. On the right side of PatternCAD you will want to select Line under the Pattern | Draw feature. Then select the Node Spacing button.
There are three more buttons on this screen that we have not discussed. Remove last will remove the last Node you drew. Undo Remove, will restore the Node you just deleted. Continuous Lines is for when you are drawing a design and you want what you are drawing to connect. It is an awesome tool and we will use it a future lesson when we start doing design work in PatternCAD.
Now we are going to go into Pattern | Edit. Tap on Select and then Select All. Your drawing should now have solid red node circles. The nodes that are solid red are what will be effected when you do your editing. For instance, if I want to smooth the entire line that I drew I would now tap smooth.
I can do this as many times as I want to get the effect I desire. But what if I don't want the entire pattern edited. I don't want the hump on the left edited. Then I will use my stylus or mouse to tap and draw a pink box around the area that I want excluded.
If the nodes are selected this will deselect the nodes. If none of my nodes were selected, to begin with, it would select only the nodes that are inside the box.
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