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How to create and edit Internal shape in CLO 3D. Read the article for some bullet points.
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Internal shape

Internal shapes are shaped inside patterns. They can be used to clone new patterns, convert to holes, add folding angles, apply sewing lines or simply as a reference for constructing garments. The major methods to generate internal shapes/lines: internal shape tools, adding a perpendicular internal line, offset internal line and distributing internal line between segments.

Internal shape tools
You can find them in the 2D toolbar.

Four types of Internal shape tools

Keynotes:
1. The internal polygon/line, internal rectangle and internal ellipse work in the same way as polygon, rectangle and ellipse. The only difference is that you need to click within a pattern. 2. With a dart, you can click and drag a dart within a pattern or a single click within a pattern to get Create Dart window.

The create dart window

__ Add perpendicular internal line __
Use the Edit pattern tool and right-click on a pattern outline/internal line.

The location of Add perpendicular Internal Line

Keynotes:
1. Local>Add Perpendicular Internal Line window.

The Add Perpendicular Internal Line Window

__ Offset as internal line __
Use the Edit pattern tool and right-click on a pattern outline/internal line. Or hold shift to select multiple lines and right-click.

The location of Offset as internal line

Then you will get Offset as an Internal Line window.

The Offset as Internal Line Window

__ Distribute internal line between segment __
Use the Edit pattern tool and hold shift to select two non-intersecting lines. Right-click to access to Distribute internal line between segments.

The location of Distribute internal line between segment

Distribute Internal Line between Segments window allows you to customize its properties.

__ Function of internal shapes __
Use the Edit patterns tool to double-click on the internal shape or marquee over it to select all lines and points and right-click. You have Clone as pattern, Convert to Hole/Baseline, Cut/Cut & Sew.

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