Normal menu allows creation of normal stitches, using lines or arcs.
When user activates Normal stitch, mouse cursor icon changes to small arrow with line shaped dots.
Left mouse click in the drawing sets the stich line first point
Mouse cursor arrow marks the second point. In this case the second point has not yetbeen selected. User can easily tell the difference between finished / unifinished stitch line. If the line is dashed, second point is not selected. When the user selects the second point, the line will turn to solid line.
When the line is finished, user can continue using with the creation of line stitch without having to use Normal command again. Next line start point is arleady defined (it's the second point of previously drawn stitch line). The line again changes to dashed, meaning that this line is not finished. All the user has to do now is to select the second line point to create normal stitch.
User can draw as many stitches as he likes. When done with normal stitches, user cancels the Normal command (shortcut key – Escape). Cursor will change back to normal icon.
Arc Normal stitch option works on the same principle as Normal stitch, only in this case second point determines arc length and radius. When Arc Normal option is selected, mouse cursor icon changes to arrow with arc shaped dots.
Just like in Normal line stitch, user needs to determine the first point of the stitch. Before the stitch converts to arc, second point must be selected. Until that, arc will look just like a normal stitch line. The difference between drawing Normal and Arc Normal line is noticeable by now. In the normal stitch, when second point is about to be set, stitch line is where the cursor is. In arc stich, stitch line is only half way to the cursor.
By selecting the second point, normal stich line becomes arc stitch line. Mouse cursors needs to move for arc to show.
When user is satisfied with the shape, left mouse click confirms the shape. To draw the next arc, user needs to select the second point again (first one is already determined by second point of last arc).
Just like in normal line, use can continue drawing as many arcs as needed. When done, user exits the command (hotkey – Escape). Cursor icon changes back to normal.
User can also combine Normal and Arc Normal options to create stitches.
When unsure what stitch type is selected, user can see active command on the status bar or right click for the context menu.
Outline and Outline – Auto are still work in progress and these topics will be covered when they become stable for use.
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