Type font conversion - step stitch and Appliqué
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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.
Manager for setting specific thread shades and alternative
Sheet with all design details, thread shades and running
and Export for all major industrial machine formats.
to change block colour and function assignment.
block/stitch manipulation tools.
70 Satin fonts and True Type font conversion.
control over lettering placement.
of text transforms.
to modify and store stitching properties to suit fabric
or lettering scale.
Options - Stitch Graduator, Emblems,
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.
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 sequence.
This level also includes a Costings feature allowing the user
to input all details of a machine - stitch speed, number of
heads etc. together with other variables such as Operating
Cost and Materials. A costing per run and per garment will
then be calculated giving details of runtime and amount of
thread which will be used.
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.
Writer offers the highest level of advanced block and stitch
editing facilities. Any block or group of blocks can be moved,
rotated, deleted, reordered, inserted, cut, copied and pasted.
A range of alignment/placement tools exists to allow accurate
and automatic positioning of blocks. Colours and functions
can be easily changed via the Show Blocks facility, which
allows the block sequence of a design to be viewed. Individual
or groups of stitches can also be moved or deleted and insert/add
stitch facilities allow simple amendments to be made. Split
Block allows a single block to be easily separated into multiple
blocks to allow for greater design manipulation and merging
of design elements. The powerful Replace feature enables areas
of stitching to be re-input as Running, Satin or Step giving
greater scaling potential and design control. Any areas of
Satin stitch can be automatically widened to allow for 'pulling
in' on difficult garments such as polo shirt. Auto Fix/Lock
guarantees that all areas of a design have appropriate tying
on and off stitches.
powerful advanced lettering tools exist in this level allowing
the user to input over 70 pre-set Satin fonts. True Type font
conversion tools mean that any Windows True Type lettering
can be converted into Step or Running with optional Satin
borders. In-built Satin fonts include compensated versions
for problem fabrics, fonts for small lettering and two colour
fonts. Lettering can be typed in on a line, arc, circle or
user defined path as well as vertically. A wide variety of
text transforms can be applied to any input lettering including
bridge, perspective and globe. 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
Running, Satin and Step stitch effects allowing advanced editing
of densities, underlays, stitch length, pattern, compensation,
stitch type etc.