Welcome to FreeStyle Sketch Tracer User's Guide !
This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.
This overview provides the following information:

FreeStyle Sketch Tracer in a Nutshell

The FreeStyle Sketch Tracer is a new-generation tool used to import stylist's drawings into the 3D world.

Using this product you can convert 2D images into a 3D scene to create 3D geometry from your hand drawings, or other source such as pictures. You position the 3D model in relation to the sketch and, in conjunction with other products, create geometric outlines directly over the sketches.

The FreeStyle Sketch Tracer User's Guide has been designed as an aid to using the FreeStyle Sketch Tracer by itself, but also in conjunction with other  FreeStyle products or any other workbench.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guides:

  • Product Structure User's Guide presents the component structure and management.

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

The User Tasks section, which deals with handling all the product functions, and the Workbench Description section, which describes the FreeStyle Sketch Tracer workbench, will prove useful.

Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information on accessing sample documents, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.