This is a total newbie question. In the draft I’m duplicating, the different pattern pieces all relate with one another. That is to say, the back, side, front and skirt all rely on points measurements drafted. What I’m wondering is, since all of these points being plotted out rely on each other, when I start creating a second and third pattern piece, how do I get it to rely on those points I’ve already plotted??
It’s obviously a different mode of working than using pencil and paper. So I need to learn if this is possible and if so, how do I do it? This would be needed, because in the traditional draft, parts overlap each other, and it’s depended upon the cutter to make seperate pieces by tracing them onto new sheets. If the software can treat those pieces separately, it would do that for me when creating a layout.
Here’s the draft I’m working from for reference. See how the back tail overlaps the skirt from line C to 39?
Here’s what it looks like in Valentina. I just made a new pattern piece (B), and the first point is plotted automatically far off to the right, but it needs to start where the sidebody panel is (near point A11). I can keep on making “A” points, but that would just continue making the first piece even though it should be a second.