Charts created using Stitchmastery are stored in a file called a Chart Diagram file. Chart Diagram files have a .knt2 file extension.
The picture below shows the main areas of the Stitchmastery software visible when a Chart diagram file is opened.
The main Menu that is at the top of the Window. Note that the position of the Menu varies slightly between Windows, Mac OSX and Linux versions. The picture above is from a Windows system.
The main Toolbar sits below the Menu and contains Icons giving quick access to many features.
The Drawing Area where the Charts and Key can be edited using the drawing and painting tools and other commands. Each Chart Diagram file initially contains one chart but more can be added.
The palette contains a palette toolbar with selection and zoom tools as well as drawers containing stitch and colour definitions.
The Output Text view shows the written instructions in a format that is 'knitter friendly'. For example, if there are 'no stitch' areas on the chart, the 'no stitches' will be not be shown in the output written instructions.
The Outline View displays either an Overview or an expandable Outline. Icons on the Outline View toolbar enable toggling between the Overview and the Outline.
The picture above shows the Overview visible. The Overview displays the complete Drawing Area and is particularly useful when the Drawing Area is too large to be visible at the chosen zoom level. A pale blue rectangle shows the visible area of the rectangle. The blue rectangle can be dragged to change the visible area of the Drawing Area.
The expandable Outline shows in detail the stitches contained in each row of each chart. If Stitchmastery has found an error on a chart then this is highlighted in the Outline. See Validating charts for more details.
The Status line is at the very bottom of the Window. This displays the current row and column location of the mouse. This is particularly useful when the row and column numbers are not in the visible part of the Drawing Area.
Note that there will be a Drawing Area for each Chart Diagram file that is currently open. In contrast, there is only one each of the Output Text and Outline Views whose contents change depending on the currently active Drawing Area.