Tips & Tutorials

Create your own Wilcom .ESA font with Font Creator

January 23, 2019

Font CreatorCreating your own font with Font Creator is one of the most satisfying digitizing experiences. To be able to craft a font which is unique or maybe a true type font that just does not stitch well, is a real achievement of which you can be proud.Once the font has been created you can: […]

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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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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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Complex Fill

Complex Fill Tool

December 19, 2018

The complex fill tool is used to create larger shapes where a single stitch angle is required, the tool is generally associated with tatami stitching, of course the size of the object will also help determine the stitch type as well.Best described as a perimeter tool, shapes are made by clicking around the outline of […]

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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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Auto Kerning on or off

Auto Kerning

November 12, 2018

Kerning is the term used to describe the space between letters.Even in print different letters have different kerning values. Two O’s are usually spaced closer together than two I’s. This is particularly important in embroidery. Two I’s, if too close together will look like a single very wide letter while two O’s can be closer […]

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Auto Fabric Assistant

November 9, 2018

To do this The Auto Fabric Assistant controls three quality control properties in your designs. Pull compensation Underlay settings Stitch Spacing/Density These settings will change depending on the fabric you choose and the size of the object. To use the auto fabric assistant look in the Design Menu and then Auto Fabric.There are two ways […]

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