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In this article, Yilu Li introduces essentials of assisting tools to achieve better simulation results.
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Hide & Show 3D patterns Use the transform pattern tool to right-click on a pattern in the 3D or 2D window. In the drop-down list, you can find the hide 3d pattern. Right-click on hidden patterns in the 2D window, and you will find show 3d pattern at the same place.

The location of Hide/Show 3D Pattern

Layer Layer sets the order of patterns to easily simulate multi-layered outfits. Use the transform pattern tool to select a pattern in the 3D or 2D window. In the Property editor, you can find Layer under simulation properties.

The Layer function under the simulation property

Keynotes:
1. By default, all patterns are on the 0 layer.
2. Patterns with greater value will be put outwards.
3. Once the garments are draped in the desired order, you can change the layer back to default.

Deactivate
Deactivate will exclude the selected patterns from calculation during simulation. Use the transform pattern tool to right-click on a pattern in the 3D or 2D window. In the drop-down list, you can find Deactivate (Pattern Only) & Deactivate (Pattern & Sewing). Deactivated patterns will be semi-transparent blue.

The Deactivate function

Freeze
Freeze will exclude the selected patterns from calculation during simulation as well. Use the transform pattern tool to right-click on a pattern in the 3D or 2D window. In the drop-down list, you can find Freeze. Frozen patterns will be baby blue.

The Freeze function

Keynotes:
1. The difference between them is that Deactivate works like the pattern doesn’t exist but Freeze makes the pattern like a solid object in 3d.

Strengthen Strengthen will harden selected patterns during simulation. Use the transform pattern tool to right-click on a pattern in the 3D or 2D window. In the drop-down list, you can find Strengthen. Strengthened patterns will be orange.

The Strengthen function

Solidify Solidify will fix the drape of the selected pattern and maintain the shape while simulating. Use the transform pattern tool to right-click on a pattern in the 3D or 2D window. In the drop-down list, you can find Solidify. Solidified patterns will be grey.

The solidify function

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