A part's draft method

Time to turn our attention to the draft method of our part. Inside our src/bib.mjs file, this is what it currently looks like:

function draftBib({ part }) => {
  return part

This is an empty skeleton for a draft method. A draft method should always return the part object, and that’s effectively the only thing it currently does.

Destructuring the function parameter

If you’re not familiar with the ({ part }) syntax you see above, this is a technique called parameter destructuring or more generally, object destructuring

The draft method receives only 1 parameter: An object that holds everything we need to draft our method. Destructuring is a way to pull things out of the object into their own variable. It saves us a bunch of typing as these two are equivalent:

function draftBib(props) {

  return props.part


As we’ll make our way through this tutorial, we’ll need more and more stuff, so we’ll be pulling it out of the object passed to the draft method via destructuring.


If you’re new to JavaScript, and don’t intuitively get this, stick with it. It will become second nature soon enough.

Destructuring what we need to start drawing our bib

Change the function to look like this:

function draftBib({
  // highlight-start
  // highlight-end
}) {

  return part

That’s bunch of new lines, but each of one gives us something we’ll use in this tutorial.

For a complete list of what you can access via destructuring like this, refer to the draft method reference documentation. Here’s a brief summary of the things we’ve added above:

  • Path: The Path constructor, allows us to create new Paths
  • Point: The Point constructor, allows us to create new Points
  • points: A container object to hold the part’s points
  • paths: A container object to hold the part’s paths

Remember: Constructures start with a Capital letter

Long story short: These will make it possible for us to draw points and paths easily.

So let’s go ahead and do that.