EmbroideryStudio

Colorways and Splitting a Color

January 18, 2019

Creating a colorwaySaving several versions of the same design simply because of a color change is unnecessary and poor practice. The danger is that you make an edit to one of the color combinations and forget to make it to the others.The best solution is to apply different colorways to the single design.I will show […]

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EmbroideryStudio e4.2 – A sneak peek

January 18, 2019

UPDATE: EmbroideryStudio e4.2 is released. Click here for more information.2019 is an exciting year for us at Wilcom. It kicks off with us celebrating our 40th anniversary building world-leading embroidery design solutions, and continues with the release of e4.2 – the latest version of our flagship EmbroideryStudio application.The theme for e4.2 is speed and performance, […]

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Stitch Spacing or Density

January 14, 2019

Stitch Spacing is a critical property for good design and may vary from one fabric to another and one object to another.Understanding how to adjust for auto spacing in columns of satin and using the trapunto effect in tatami fill, will help you create more imaginative designs that run efficiently and reduce the chance of […]

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Connectors Tab

Connectors – the functions between objects

January 9, 2019

Connectors are the machine functions that occur between objects or in the case of lettering inside the object and between each letter.The functions are:tie offtrimjump/run (the method of moving from one object to another)tie inThese functions can be embedded into the objects using the Function toolbar.Remember if the function is embedded then it will remain […]

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Coffee Cup Project

December 22, 2018

When learning to digitize I think it is important to begin with simple designs, after all even the most complicated embroidery design is created with a few simple tools and a few stitch types.Understanding the basics while creating a manageable design will make your learning more enjoyable and at the end of the day you […]

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The Transform Toolbar

December 21, 2018

The Transform Toolbar contains icons (functions) to resize, reflect, rotate and slant images and or embroidery objects in a precise and accurate manner. The Transform by reference line function removes the guesswork from resizing and rotating a design image.Simply select the tool, plot a line with two points and make the setting to rotate or […]

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Your first line of lettering created on a Freeline

December 20, 2018

Whether you are using a lettering package or a high end digitizing system the same standard procedure to create lettering applies.When you are talking about Wilcom’s lettering it is difficult to use the word “basic” as there are so many options available.However in this video I demonstrate the basic freeline, which in all likelihood, will […]

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Column A tool

December 19, 2018

In Decorating the tool is called “Digitize Column” and in Designing “Column A”The two variants are found in the Traditional digitizing toolbar in Designing and the Graphic toolbar in Decorating.The input method is clicking on either side of a column, beginning on one side, and clicking the other side to determine the width of the […]

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Auto Start End

December 18, 2018

The Auto Start End feature is critical to have set correctly to avoid driving the needle into a hoop but it is more useful than this basic function.It is possible to place the start and finish point at any point in a predefined location around the design.The icon is found in the View Toolbar The […]

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Export a machine file to a USB Drive

December 5, 2018

Thanks to Paula, Anne Marie, Crystal, Bob and others who have raised this issue.Some people including myself have been frustrated that Windows 10 is not remembering the default drive to export machine files to.Here is a great feature in Embroidery Studio 4 that solves the problem and makes the process ultra simple.All levels of Embroidery […]

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