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Read Yilu Li's article to review the essentials of the zipper tool in CLO 3D.
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This article covers how to add and edit zippers in CLO 3D. You can find the Zipper tool in the 3D toolbar.

The zipper tool

Zipper tool
Click on pattern outlines or internal lines in the 3D or 2D window and move the cursor. Double click to end the zipper. Do the same operation where the other side of the Zipper is attached. Then the zipper is created. Turn simulation on to zipping it. You can use the Select/Move tool to click and drag the slider to move it along the tape.

Moving the slider along the tape.

Slider/Puller/Stopper Properties
Use the Select/Move tool to click the slider. In the property editor, you can modify the Slider/Puller/Stopper properties.

the Slider/Puller/Stopper property editor

Keynotes:
1. Under Shape, you can change the shape of the Slider, Puller, and Stopper separately.
2. Under Specification, you can change its gauge and weight.
3. Under Fasten Zipper, you can fasten or unfasten the selected zipper. Reverse Zip Direction will place your slider at another end of the selected zipper. Move to the opposite side will place the slider on another side of the zipper.
4. Under Material, you can edit the material of the Slider, Puller, and Stopper separately by clicking on the corresponding tab. Editable properties are the same as those of fabric. Please refer to step 4.4 for further details.

Teeth/Tape Properties
Use the Select/Move tool to click the tape. In the property editor, you can modify the Teeth/Tape Properties.

The teeth/tape property editor

Keynotes:
1. Under Specification, you can change the length, size, thickness, and particle distance of the selected zipper. Expand Size to modify the width of Teeth and Total separately.
2. Fold refers to the fold angle between the selected zipper and the patterns it’s attached to.
4. Under Material, you can edit the material of Teeth and Tape separately by clicking on the corresponding tab. Editable properties are the same as those of fabric. Please refer to step 4.4 for further details.

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