We use colors in everyday life to help distinguish one thing from another or to help organize things. You can can use colors in PatternSmith to help you identify and organize your patterns as well.
PatternSmith 10's Improved user interface is specifically designed for pattern-maker, and helps ease the transition from other CAD programs.
This PatternSmith video builds on the first two Editing Tools videos and shows how Construction Guides can be used to aid the pattern drafting.
The second of 3 videos takes a deeper dive into the Editing Tools available in PatternSmith. This video shows more usage of the Edit and Replace tools, but especially focuses on the Action tools.