gary — 2014-11-12T10:29:36-05:00 — #1
I've created a video about seam allowance. Suggestions for other videos or constructive criticism are welcome.
vwitt11 — 2017-02-06T19:56:34-05:00 — #2
I've watched this video and followed the steps, but when i try to make a seam allowance it ends up on the original segment. I type in .5 for my offset, but after I hit continue or done it just leaves 2 vertices on my original segment. I can't figure out what I am missing here as the video was easy to follow.
vwitt11 — 2017-02-06T20:07:38-05:00 — #3
Sorry for the second message, but to follow up, it works perfectly when use a Marco, but when I try to use the seam allowance on my own patterns, that were not made from a Macro, just from making own segments it does not work..
eugenienaber — 2017-02-09T04:19:51-05:00 — #4
You can only draw a seam allowance around one closed object, not around a drawing consisting of loose lines.
An object (pattern piece) should be drawn with a polygon, you draw with the right mouse menu straight lines and curves from point to point in your pattern and at the before last point you close the object with the right mouse and select Done/Closed.
This object is closed and can have an outside and inside offset drawn.
This means that you can not draw an object with only using the Line command. It looks a closed object but it is only consisting of loose line, not one drawn line.
If you have first drawn your pattern with all lines, then change to the second layer and select Polygon, select Snap endpoint and draw your pattern over from point to point and in the end select right mouse Done/closed.
Now you should be able to draw a seam allowance.