I have no idea what I am doing

I’m brand new to all of this and I am playing around with each of the different tools to get a feel of what they do. However I’m not sure how to get to the “detail” area nor the “layout”. When I click on them I get a message saying I have to create at least one work piece. Is there a specific way you have to save it or do I need to make an actual pattern instead of practicing with the various tools? I have looked this up but the tutorials I find are patterns for creating patterns in draw mode and don’t go beyond that.

I went to check the user manual and the areas were blank.

This thread here explains it. (Depending on which version you are using, the tool needed could be called either ‘seam allowance tool’ or ‘workpiece tool’. The icon is the same, though.)