When I pattern my marine fabric projects, I tend to use “Squish” with mostly defaults. I believe my marks (example: Points) should match when I sew my components together. I would suspect they should be closer? UnrollUV doesn’t really work well with boat projects.
I guess I’m looking for tips or confirmation that the tolerance variation is normal? This is just a quick example… I’ve seen upwards of .5 and higher differences.
This project isn’t “bad” per say. I’m just looking to make my projects better. When I put stuff together, my cutouts for poles and such are off by an inch sometimes. Partly sewing perhaps… but partly tolerances due to my match up marks being off.
Hi Eric - thanks, I’ll have a look - just fyi, remember this is a public forum when you post files - just in case it matters. @pburgh.mcs - sorry, I had UnrollSrf in my mind, not Squish. Squish is going to be less precise - it probably pays to mess with the settings like PreserveBoundary.
Hm - they were reasonably accurate in my test, but your original post shows something different, which is why I tested PreserveBoundary… since you are already using that, I do not know how to explain the difference… Can you post your macro that runs Squish so I get the exact same settings?
Not sure if you saw my other comment, but one of my splits was off. So my main question for this post was about how accurate match marks are using Squish. Are they safe and accurate for my workflow. This project wasn’t really an issue… I just wanted to capture my thoughts in pictures.
Hi Eric - ah, OK, sorry, I did not get what you meant earlier about the split being off. So, yes, it looks to me like the markers are pretty accurate in this example. My guess is you’ll want to keep an eye on things and verify, because different inputs might be more or less accurate depending on just how curved the surfaces are, but I’d be encouraged by the results of my test at least…