Vertical toolbox panel.
Control on the top of this panel is common to all working modes. It displays actual zoom factor of the Work Area . This control can be clicked on, which sets zoom to real size (1:1).
The tools in the top section of the panel serve to select and manipulate the finished objects and to zoom the work area in and out.
Next section contains tools for creation of new objects. A special category is a Measurement Tool.
Panning is done with secondary mouse button depressed and cursor move over the work area. In contrast to previous version of Studio, there is no special pan tool.
Use zoom tool to zoom in (left mouse button click) or zoom out (right mouse button click). If you want to zoom in a specific area, depress the left mouse button and drag mouse to make selection. Then release the mouse button and selected area will be enlarged so that it fits on the screen.
Create Opening can be used only after Create Fill or Sfumato object or previous Opening object. It does not appear in Object Inspector window as a separate object and cannot be selected directly on the Work Area. To select the Opening object for transformation, use the Part Inspector window. The same thing applies for Applique Opening object.
To add Opening to Fill or Sfumato, the Fill or Sfumato must be either selected or it must be the last object in the Object Inspector list.
Create Carving has effect only if used after the Fill, Sfumato, Column, Column with Pattern or Opening object.
The Fill, Sfumato, Opening, Carving, Outline, Connection and Manual Stitches objects have just one side (edge). Fill, Sfumato and Opening edge must form a closed loop, which means that their last point must be placed on top of their first point.
The Column Object, Column with Pattern and Applique Object always have two sides (edges). If Finish Object or editing functions are not available (grayed out) more than likely the second side of object has not been drawn.
When Applique Opening object is used after main Applique object, program generates stitches this way: 1. marking stitches of both main object and hole, 2. tack-down stitches of both main object and hole, 3. cover stitches of both main object and the hole. If there would be another Applique object instead of Applique Opening object, program would generate all three layers for first object and then all three layers for second object. The opening would be covered by fabric.
Measurement Tool measures distances and angles in design. It allows to create one or two measuring lines. If there are two lines, tool measures also the angle between the two lines. Measured values are displayed on main control panel.