I want to add a note from the last article - You CANNOT use this to draft patterns if you want to sell them. Wild Ginger has software called Cameo which allows your to sell your work. It is more expensive, but the Pattern Editor is similar (with added features) and there is a free trial of that on the website, too.
Can you then take this pattern you've digitized and apply individual measurements to it? So you could have your base pattern and the software would grade it to specific clients?
Rachel - I think it's essentially a manual drafting piece of software very similar to other CAD drafting systems so there isn't an element of automation that would grade up the block to your client's measurements (Lucy might be able to confirm this - I don't use it as there is a cost to it and I prefer using free CAD Draftsight). There are a lot of similarities with Drafsight but instead of creating points and joining in up, with DS you draw the line or curve in one action. I think automating corset patterns in terms of grading is difficult - the nuances of where to make adjustments are beyond the capability of software even like Valentina - I think it's always going to be a manual process tbh but digitising is just so good for design development - changing a digitised pattern is so easy. I started with a very simple under-bust made from measurements and this has literally spawned my 35 patterns!
Thanks for responding - I answered on the facebook group but now there are the DIY members so I should have responded here. The Pattern Editor DOESN'T do this. The expensive version Cameo DOES have this feature. It is easy to start with a base pattern and alter it- I did a sreenshare here https://youtu.be/5i6IHiUkf2g