Designing

The design page is where you draw your woodturning. Creative Woodturner has many features specifically for woodturning, making it excellent for designing all types of woodturnings.

Mirrored Centre Line


Designing is quick and easy because the design page automatically mirrors the woodturning about the centre axis.

Woodturning design is automatically mirrored about the center line
Woodturning design is automatically mirrored about the center line

Drawing Tools


You draw your woodturning using the mouse with either straight or curved lines. You simply select either the straight or curved line tool, then click-and-drag to design the shape of your woodturning. When you have placed lines, you can adjust them using the modify tool. You can add as many lines as you want, so you can design woodturnings that have as many beads, coves and details as you want.

Design your woodturning with the straight and curved line tools
Design your woodturning with the straight and curved line tools

Real-time 3D view


A photo-realistic image of your woodturning is shown in the corner of the screen and is updated as soon as you modify the design, showing you the effect of your changes immediately. The 3D view can be rotated and zoomed, allowing you to look at your design from all angles.

3D View is updated as soon as you change the design
3D View is updated as soon as you change the design of your woodturning

Rulers and Cursor


The design page has rulers to help you correctly scale your woodturning.

Ruler to aid scaling your woodturning
Current mouse location displayed in the status bar
Ruler to aid scaling your woodturning

Modify Tool


The modify tool is used to modify the straight or curved lines of your woodturning once they have been drawn. Each line has control points which are moved with the modify tool to adjust the lines. The modify tool is also used to move and scale many lines together.

Modify tool allows you to adjust the shape of your Woodturning
Modify tool allows you to adjust the shape of your Woodturning

Dimensioning Tools


You can add dimensions to your woodturning to use when you are at the lathe. The dimensioning tools can add diameter, horizontal, vertical and free dimensions. The number of displayed decimal places can be changed, and metric or imperial units can be used.

Add dimensions to your woodturnings
Add dimensions to your woodturnings

Zoom Tools


The zoom tools allow you to zoom in and out, giving you the ability to work on close-up detail and also see the overall shape of your woodturning. The fit to page option will scale the woodturning to fit onto the screen.

Zoom in to work on close-up detail of your woodturnings
Zoom in to work on close-up detail of your woodturnings

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