I am creating this thread for the discussion of templates. I intend to create an XML file which represents the content I posted in the wiki at McCunn - Seamly2D.
I hope that the wiki page and XML implementation will serve as a model for implementing templates for other pattern systems. I invite anybody who has interest in the software that uses measurements to comment on the usability of this form of template.
My goal is to present to a user of the software measurements in the terminology described in the patternmaking system. The internal representation of measurements will not change - the pattern system name will be mapped to a “known measurement”.
@slspencer and I have agreed that it should be possible to map all measurements of a supported pattern making system to an internal known measurement. If that is not the case, then a known measurement needs to be added. She reviewed many patternmaking systems in the process of compiling the known measurement list, so it is unlikely that there will be one that was missed. She has documented a process for adding a measurement by creating an issue on the repository.