Running and Step stitch input
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MS Access compatible database.
to create unlimited customers, categories, directories
and design states.
Archiving by Design, Customer, Category, Date and Folder.
Import and Export for all major industrial machine formats.
Palette Manager for setting specific thread shades and
Sheet with all design details, thread shades and running
directly into software or import images.
to specify block colour and function assignment.
of stitch types.
The 'Browser' is a fully integrated MS Access compatible database
that allows embroidery designs to be stored and viewed in
numerous ways. Customers, categories, directories and design
states are all user definable. The Find tool allows searches
to be performed on design name, reference, description and
keywords. There is a full complement of database maintenance
tools including automatic archiving for easy backup of designs
by Name, Customer, Category, Date and Folder.
A range of relevant information can be stored with any design
including customer, detailed description/instruction and stitch
count. Specific thread shades and/or colourways can be assigned
and stored. A selection of instruction sheets can be printed
containing all this information together with the design running
can be imported and exported to the majority of industrial
embroidery machine formats including Tajima, Barudan, ZSK
and Pfaff. A single ApS-Ethos system can be networked directly
or via an interface to a number of embroidery machines to
offer greater production control. The Browser database can
also be shared over a network to allow easy transfer and monitoring
of designs through a company.
allows an image to be scanned directly or imported from another
source. Tools exist to prepare and edit the image and the
design can be scaled as required. The Stitch Estimator can
generate an estimated stitch count for the whole design, parts
of a design or colour by colour.
Simple, user friendly outline punching tools allow areas of
Running, Satin and Step to be created with both curve and
line input possible via the mouse. Outline points can be moved,
deleted, changed, inserted and added to allow for easy editing
of any punched outline. Punched outlines can also be moved,
inserted, rotated, deleted, cut, copied and pasted for comprehensive
design manipulation. They can also be extensively rescaled,
effects reassigned where appropriate and the whole design
restitched allowing a single design to be used at several
sizes and for different garments. A Move Exit Point feature
allows the finish point of any outline to be easily repositioned
and the stitching sequence changed.
The inclusive Bordering tool can automatically generate a
Satin border of an input width around any Running or Step
punched outline guaranteeing accuracy and uniformity.
are 3 types of Running stitch available including Manual input,
4 types of Satin stitch and 3 types of Step/Fill stitch, including
Photostitch. All effects can be extensively edited to suit
all purposes and new effects can easily be created and stored.
Controls include density, underlay, stitch length, pattern
Punching level can be combined with either Writer
or Creative Writer Editing
to offer the required editing capabilities.
text tools exist in this level allowing the user to input
over 70 pre-set Satin fonts. These include compensated versions
for problem fabrics, fonts for small lettering and two colour
fonts. Text can be typed in on a line, arc, circle or user
defined path as well as vertically. Height, font, bolden,
slant, spacing, placement and offset can all be manipulated
to produce any required arrangement of lettering. Text can
also be condensed to fit any width and stitching direction
can be easily changed to produce lettering for caps. The user
can also modify/create Satin effects allowing control over
stitch densities, underlays, compensation, stitch type etc.
The ability to use a Ceeding effect allows any of the available
fonts to be used at large sizes. The outline points of any
programmed text can also be
modified as required to offer even greater flexibility.