Use length of curve in pattern piece A in formula in pattern piece B

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#1

Hello, I am so loving this software, thank you very much for your hard work.

Today I am working on a pattern with two pieces: A and B. I want to use the length of a curve in pattern piece A in a formula for pattern piece B. But I cannot select this curve. I think because it is in another pattern piece. The two pieces are both in the same file and I am also working with the latest test build. May be there is a workaround for this? I hope someone can help me. Thank you so much.

Greetings Marleen


#2

Hi,

You can use a length of a curve from pattern piece A in pattern piece B if it was created after pattern piece A. The order is important. Each next pattern piece has access to data from previous pattern pieces.

You don’t need to select a curve. When you create a formula click on button f(x) and open the Formula Wizard. Find inside it length you are looking for.


#3

This edit may not be necessary, but here it is: You can use a length of a curve from pattern piece A in pattern piece B if pattern piece B was created after pattern piece A.


#4

Thank you so much for your quick response. I didn’t know that the order was so important. Is this a subject that can be changed in future releases? Now I have to redraw the pattern piece because the order is not correct.


#5

No, i don’t think so.

You should always keep in mind this fact. And some time better to create all pieces inside of one pattern piece.


#6

Okay, can you please explain how this can be done. Because you don’t get a new starting point when you don’t start a new piece.


#7

Usually people use Tool Move. All you need is to create a fake starting point.


#8

Here is an example of creating front & back bodice points, all in one Draw pattern piece. Using the Seam Allowance tool separate Front and Back detail pieces can be created.


#9

Yes, thank you very much for your hard work. Valentina is great ! Nicolas (Paris - France)


#10

@m.vd.sterren Did this answer your questions?


#11

Thank you for answers and tips. My questions are all answered now.