Ties in Engrave mode

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In Engrave mode, each tie has five square handles that you can move independently. Some handles are connected to others, meaning moving one can affect the position of neighboring handles.

Ties have the following handles in Engrave mode:

  1. Left endpoint

  2. Left control point

  3. Tie height

  4. Right control point

  5. Right endpoint

For example, moving the left endpoint moves both the start of a tie and the other handles apart from the right endpoint. However, moving the right control point only causes the tie height handle to move as well. This gives you fine control over the shape of ties, while ensuring the end result remains curved and smooth.

You can move these handles to change the shape/angle of ties with the keyboard, with the mouse, and by using properties in the Ties group of the Properties panel.