3D Guide Contents
Spiral Tool Plug-in
In Pyware 3D, the Spiral Drawing Tool is a plug-in that allows a Designer to easily create a fluid spiral
The Spiral Drawing Tool plug-in is an optional purchase. To see if the Spiral Drawing Tool plug-in is installed on your program, select Application Options from the File menu and click on the Plug-Ins tab.
The Spiral tool creates spirals of any number of loops.
This tool is purchased separately as an optional Plug-in.
For first time performers, set the Red and Yellow Anchor of the Count Track to the count of drill
where the spiral shape is to be entered. For transitions of existing performers into a spiral, move the
Red Anchor to the count of drill where the spiral should be drawn. Move the Yellow Anchor to the
beginning of the transition into the new shape. This is usually the previous set in the drill. Select the
existing performers that will be moving into the free form shape using a selection tool. See “First Time
or Transition?” at the beginning of this section for more explanation.
Clicking on the Spiral tool will display the Spiral Tool Control Panel.
Loops sets the number of times the spiral will loop.
Reverse changes the direction of the spiral.
Many of the options in the Spiral Tool Control Panel are exactly the same as options in the Line tool.
Refer to the Line tool at the beginning of this section for details on the Position, Interval, Clone, Symbol, Color and Matching Lines options, as well as editing handles and Reposition Handles.
Installing the Spiral Drawing Tool Plug-In: This Plug-in will not operate on any version of 3D that is less
than version 1.1.1. 3D can be updated from our site at www.pyware.com.
- Open the 3D software.
- Go to the File Menu
- Open Application Options.
- Click on the Plug-ins Tab:
- Click the Re-activate Plug-ins button
- Enter the Plug-In Key Code in the text box at the bottom of the screen. The Plug-In Key Code is
sent to you by email from Pygraphics. You can also call Pygraphics 800-222-7536 for the key code.
Please have your 3D program Serial Number ready when you call.
- Select "Reactivate," and if keyed in correctly, your plug-in will be unlocked. Restart 3D and you will see the Spiral Drawing Tool on the Tool Palette.