Feature Details -
The Machine Embroidery add-on of Pattern
Maker allows you to very easily export your cross stitch designs
into one of the common embroidery file formats for stitch-out on
a machine. This feature is only available in the Machine
Supported Machine File Types
Embroidery feature can export a design into any of the following
machine file types:
- Brother/Baby Lock/Bernina (PES/PEC)
- Compucon/Singer PSW (XXX)
- Elna XPressive (EMD)
- Janome Customizer 10000 (JEF)
- Janome New Home (SEW)
- Melco (EXP)
- Pfaff (PCS)
- Poem/Singer EU (CSD)
- Tajima (DST)
- Viking Husqvarna (HUS)
- Viking (VIP)
- Viking HuskyGram (old-style CSD) (CSD)
the program will automatically split the design into multiple
machine files based upon:
The limits used by the program in
deciding when to split a design are fully selectable by the
user. When it
is necessary to split the file due to the hoop size being
smaller than the design, the program will add alignment stitches
along the boundaries between the sections to aid in the re-hooping
or repositioning of the fabric.
The program adds these alignment stitches in such a way
that it is easy to remove them after alignment is done.
The thread order for the stitch-out of a
design is based upon the order of the colors in the palette.
To have a particular color stitch-out earlier, the color
can be re-positioned in the palette of the design.
Stitches are generated using three passes
thru the palette. In
the first pass, all full, half, and quarter stitches are
generated. In the
second pass, back and straight stitches are generated.
In the third pass, French Knots are generated. Note
that specialty stitches and petite stitches are not currently
supported by this feature.
In generating machine stitches to
represent the design, the program attempts to minimize the
number of jump stitches required.
To aid the user in designing-out jump stitches, the
display of jumps stitches (only after exporting) can be enabled.
The program provides a detailed summary
of the exporting results. This
information includes the resulting design size, a list of all
files created, and a thread change list for each file which
includes stitch count per color. When stitching-out the design, the user must rely upon
this thread list instead of the color descriptions that may be
indicated by the machine. This information can be printed or
displayed in a window that is updated each time the design is