Finally, we will take a brief look at the step-by-step process of creating a new design. A complex new design can be done in less than five minutes!
Create an empty box design. The only entry so far between the
END statements is an empty
Draw your box. Do it inside the sample block. Just draw it like you think it should look.
SHAPE block. Create your shapes by pasting from the
SAMPLE block. Remember that all lines in shape definitions must be of equal length.
Add the other entries. You must at least add the
ELASTIC entry, but this is also the time to add any other entries you might need.
Take care of quoting. There are two ways to do that:
SHAPEblock for you. Do not double the backslashes before this point, or you will not be able to undo it so easily (see below). Then escape the double quotes (
") by telling your editor to put a backslash in front of every double quote which is part of a string.
Do not leave your editor just yet! Instead try out your design. This is because if you made a mistake with the line lengths or something, you can still easily undo the doubling of backslashes. Otherwise, it may become difficult to judge how long a line is.
Refine your design. Repeat appropriate steps until done.
It is precision work to finalize the box design. But this needs to be done only once, and the box design can be shared and reused easily.