Once the pattern pieces have successfully passed the prototype stage and all adjustments have been made then they are ready for computerization. Each piece is divided into sections that will fit onto a 8.5" x 11" page. I don't cut the drafts but merely section them, using a pencil & ruler. These smaller sections are easier to scan as well. Vector graphics allows the images to be imported & lined up creating a full size image on the computer. Now the lines are drawn, measurements are confirmed & all the necessary annotations (registration marks) added to allow the printed pieces to be reconnected easily. Next to be added to each piece are pattern markings such as notches, dots, grain lines, cut on fold, seam allowance, pieces to cut, etc. and any other pattern details.
The computer drawings further serve as the foundation for detailed sewing diagrams, cutting layouts, page layouts, assembly instructions, etc.