The Fashioner is a 2D system and you will be working in the X and Y axis. However, there is a Z axis component in the Layers.

If you've worked in Illustrator, Photoshop or other graphics programs you'll be familiar with these layers. Think of them as clear sheets of paper. They stack on top of each other and you can draw on any of them. The drawings appear to be one, but there are several.

Each pattern in the Fashionier comes in with multiple layers.

In the image above, there are four layers. The top layer is the parent of the other three. 

At the top of the tool panel you'll see the currently active layer. In this case, it is the Bodice Front Sloper Text layer. If I add a point or line, it will be placed on this layer. You can change the selected active layer at any time using the Select Layer tool.

If I toggle the Layer Visibility on the top layer, the entire pattern will disappear.

Nothing was deleted, it is just invisible. If I toggle the parent layer on and the Draft layer off, it will disappear but the others (outline and text) will remain.

Adding Layers

You can add your own layers in the Fashioner by using the Add Layers tool. This is a great way to organize your work and we encourage you to add as many as you like.

Some tools will automatically add another layer, like the Add Seam Allowance tool.

Output Layers

When garment patterns are output to PDF for printing, the draft layer is hidden. The PNG output contains all layers, however.

In the Fashioner, it is up to you to determine which layers will be output. If you leave the draft layer or any other layers with rays or infinite lines visible on PDF output, the file will be very large.

Try to keep only minimal layers visible when preparing output for PDF. If you want details for reference, output the entire project with all layers visible as a PNG.