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Edit Notch Properties



Edit notch properties to use it as needed.


Main Menu ▶ 2D Pattern ▶ Create ▶ Notch

2D Toolbar ▶ notch.png Notch


  1. Select the tool/menu indicated in Location.

  2. Select the notch to edit its properties.
    → The selected notch's properties appear in the Property Editor.

  3. Refer to the table below and edit the selected notch as desired.
    Option Description
    Name Change the name for the notch.
    Type Select the notch shape.
    T tshape.png
    V vshape.png
    I ishape.png
    L __.png
    U ushape.png
    Box boxshape.png
    Angle Perpendicular Notch is placed perpendicular to the line.
    Custom Arbitrary decide in what angle the notch is created based on the line.


    Edit notch length as needed.
    This option appears or disappears according to the Notch setting in User Setting ▶ 2D.

    The notches export with the configured size.

    Direction Decided in which direction the notch is created. This option is activated only when the notch is created at a corner. 
    Point (Center) Notch is created at the center of two lines making the corner.
    Segment 1 Notch is shifted towards a line.
    Segment 2 Notch is shifted towards the other line.
    Flip Flip the notch to the other side of the line.


    (ver 6.1)

    Fix the notch position when moving the point of the pattern outline to where the notch was created.
    Lock Position When setting the notch fixed position, select the position of the reference point. 
    Start/End Point Set the position to fix the notch. 


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    Corner notches, results are very random when exporting to another cad system using dxf files sometimes they appear on the seam allowance some times they don't, they can be at right angles to the notch on stitchline or inline with the notch on stitchline, or parallel to the notch on stitch line, have tried perpendicular to segment, custom to segment, custom to point, perpendicular to point can give different results on the same pattern piece. This needs to be improved, also typing in angle of notch for custom takes to long, needs to be simple drag end of notch on pattern to required angle, and length of notch is to long, need to be able to change permanently length of notch in user settings

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    I agree completely. I am disappointed by the lack of ease of use for basic pattern drafting work-throughs.
    I have a notch that is showing up an inch away from the point that it's placed on. There is an inch section of my pattern where the notch placement is skewed by almost an inch. Nowhere to find info regarding this. No idea how to workaround.

    Also, notches do not translate precisely to Accumark in our experience. Accumark interprets some of them as 7" long notches!!! Also, there's no way to tell this will be the case until the file is open and ready to cut on the Gerber Cutter. These issues don't show up in any program until the final stage at the cutter.

    The workflow from Clo to the cutter is a path that has not been cleared for most users.