Video Tutorial

Getting Started with

Pain2D-Designer allows to create individual template pain drawings with individually choosen body outlines for research study purposes.

Pain2D-Designer Tutorial

In this tutorial the use of Pain2D-designer is explained step by step. The tutorial is suitable for everyone who is interested in creating template pain drawings (TPDs).

Before you start, download Pain2D-Designer and note the requirements of the program. For further information please check Download.

Starting Pain2D-Designer

Pain2D-Designer is used to generate your own template pain drawings  (TPDs). On the left sidebar, we have a variety of categories of human body parts. Each from different sides and angles including, children, legs, arms, feet, heads or teeth.


Full Body

Upper Body

Create a template pain drawing (TPD)



To adjust the size of the full body- and back image, use the plus and minus buttons at the top right. Remember to depict a body area only once.


To cerate a template pain drawing, simply drag and drop the desired sketch into the drawing area.
If you want to remove a sketch, just drag it out of the drawing area.
And to start all over again just hit the “Reset”-Button.




To get a better orientation, you can toggle a grid-overlay with the “Show Grid”-Button.

Print template pain drawing

In order to print your TPD, press the „Print“-Button on the right upper corner.

Since most printing dialogues have a scaling preset of 97% make sure that the size is set to 100% or “actual size”.

Otherwise your pain drawings will not be recognized when you scan them back in.

Save template pain drawing

Press the „Save“-Button, which starts to export your template pain drawing as a Zip-file

To access your template pain drawing as PDF unzip the downloaded Zip-file.

The entire Zip-file contains files which are important for
Pain2D-Tablet and Pain2D-Tool.




You can also print your PDF with another program but remember the scaling setting mentioned before.



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