View embroidery elements

The software provides a number of viewing modes to selectively display design details. Show or hide needle penetration points and connectors. Show or hide selected colors. The View toolbar and menu provide access to most of the viewing options you will need.

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Click View > TrueView to show or hide simulation of stitched embroidery.

 

View in TrueView

TrueView offers a graphical representation of what the final embroidery will look like. Use TrueView together with a background fabric to see how your design will look when stitched out.

Use View > Show Design to show or hide design elements. Click to open droplist of view settings.

View stitches

The software lets you show or hide stitches in your design. This is useful when viewing stitches for editing.

Use View > Show Design to show or hide design elements. Click to open droplist of view settings.

View needle points

The software lets you show or hide needle points in your design. This is useful when you want to select stitches for editing. To view needle points, click the Display Needle Points icon or select View > Display Needle Points.

 

Use View > Show Design to show or hide design elements. Click to open droplist of view settings.

View connectors

The software automatically adds connectors between objects in a design. When connectors become long enough to trim, the software adds tie-in and trim functions. These are indicated by the symbols shown below - circle for tie-in, triangle for trim and tie-off.

Some machines will, by default, tie-off and trim at the specified positions. This behavior is alternately known as ‘Trim By Jumps’, ‘Jump Stitch Cutting’ or ‘Jump Thread Trimming’. Some machines also allow you to switch to automatic machine trimming. This means that, while the machine will tie off whenever it encounters a tie-off function, it will only trim connectors longer than the length specified on the machine itself, regardless of whether there is a trim function in the stitch file. Other machines only have the automatic machine trim function. These machines ignore any trim data in the stitch file.

Old designs which have different connector settings do not display trim symbols at all in some cases where the machine actually trims. You can overcome this by inserting the old design into a new blank design. The old design will inherit the new connector settings.

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User interface view settings

Note that view settings can also be accessed via the View tab of the User Interface Settings dialog.