Satin, Running and Step stitch input
Over 70 superior Satin fonts
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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.
and Export for all major industrial machine formats.
Manager for setting specific thread shades and alternative
Sheet with all design details, thread shades and running
directly into software or import images.
Ability to specify block colour and function assignment.
Satin, Ceeding and Step Stitch types.
control over text height, colour, spacing
to create, modify and store
stitching properties to suit specific fabrics.
Options - Stitch
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.
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 the image and the design can
be scaled as required. 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, rotated, inserted, 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.
are 3 types of Running stitch available including Manual input,
2 types of Satin stitch and 1 Step/Fill stitch. All effects
be extensively edited to suit all purposes and new effects
can easily be created and stored. Controls include density,
underlay, stitch length, pattern and compensation.
allows comprehensive block and stitch editing facilities.
Any block or group of blocks can be moved, rotated, deleted,
cut, copied and pasted. Colours and functions can also 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 to any
design. The Split Block feature allows a single block to be
easily separated into multiple blocks to allow for greater
design manipulation and merging of design elements.
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 or an arc as well as
vertically. Height, font, bolden, slant, spacing, placement
and offset can all be manipulated to produce any required
arrangement of lettering. 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