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MS Access compatible database.
Manager for setting specific thread shades and alternative
Instruction Sheet with all design details, thread shades
and running order.
directly into software or import images.
Image Manipulation tools.
to specify block colour and function assignment.
of stitch types.
Stitch effect patterns can be created
tool' - reduces the punching time of a design
Fill - multiple holes can be entered into step/fill stitch
Serial input allows even width satin bars to be input
alignment and transformation
70 Satin fonts.
Creation - New fonts may be created or True Type fonts
Stitch Pattern creation in any stitch effect.
package allows artworks to be created prior to punching.
Image Trace - Allows conversion of backdrop images into
Conversion - Artworks can automatically be converted to
Automatic Appliqué - Automatically converts drawing or
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
Designs 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. The image conversion allows
a prepared image to be automatically converted to punched
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, reordered, cut, copied and pasted for fully
comprehensive design manipulation.
Alignment/placement tools exist for accurate positioning of
outlines. 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. Exit points can be positioned while punching or
moved when an outline is completed. The 'branching' feature
allows multiple outlines of the same effect to be created
and connected together as a single object. When the stitches
are generated the software calculates the most efficient stitching
sequence substantially reducing punching time and allowing
easier manipulation of multiple objects.
The inclusive Bordering tool can automatically generate a
Satin border of an input width around any Running or Step
punched outline and Satin Serial allows the automatic creation
of even width Satin columns while punching.
The integrated Drawing Composer allows Vector drawing files
to be imported or original artworks created. A range of conversion
tools is then available to automatically convert these files
into punched outlines to reduce punching time even further.
Automatic Appliqué allows either drawing or punched outlines
to be converted instantly into an appliqué design with all
appropriate machine functions.
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.
Advanced, specialised stitch effects include Random Satin
and Step, Graduated Step, E-stitch and Moss stitch. Standard
controls include density, stitch length, pattern, and compensation.
Standard underlays are available and the ability to extensively
modify underlay settings to suit specific requirements.
tool allows any Step outline to be intersected with 4 types
of Vector to leave areas unstitched or to apply user defined
patterns. The Style Editor allows user defined stitch motifs
to be created and applied to any effects to offer unlimited
decorative patterns. A series of different offsets can also
be applied to Step stitch effects to create endless combinations
of stitch patterns.
Punching level is combined with Creative
Writer Editing to offer the appropriate editing capabilities.
powerful text tools exist in this level allowing the user
to input over 70 pre-set Satin fonts and convert any True
Type fonts into Satin stitch or Step/Running with optional
Satin borders. 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. True Type lettering that has
been converted into Satin stitch can be transformed into permanent
fonts for repeat use. The user can also modify/create Running,
Satin and Step stitch effects allowing full control over densities,
underlays, stitch length, pattern, compensation, stitch type