Output design details

Create a hard copy report of a selected design using a printer or plotter. Report types may include design worksheets, appliqué patterns, color films, hooping sequence reports, as well as catalogs and lists of selected designs. See also Print designs.

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Use Manage Designs > Print Selected to print designs selected in the embroidery library.

Use Standard > Print Design to print the current design.

Print selected designs

You can print worksheets for selected designs, and include thumbnails of each in the worksheet. Unlike Print Designs, this option can provide design and sewing information.

  • Sort the designs to be printed using Sort.
  • Select a design and click the Print Selected icon. The Print dialog opens.
  • To customize the printout, click Options.
  • Set worksheet options to show the information you want in the format you require.


    Design worksheet

    This provides complete sewing information for the design. All related information, such as bobbin length, design size, garment fabric, etc, is provided.

    Appliqué patterns This shows appliqué patterns – cutter information – isolated from the design. These can be used as a guide to cutting out fabric pieces.
    They also show which appliqué pieces are to be included.  
    Color sequenceProvides a list of colors in the design, together with color and stitch information for each color layer. This helps the machine operator to see each stitch color in order of stitchout.
    Hooping sequence

    If there is more than one hooping in the design, this option displays hoopings in their correct color sequence.

  • Use the preset buttons to filter the design worksheet options - 'Standard', 'Design View', and 'Template Mode'. The Design Worksheet panel provides options for further customization. See also Print designs.

  • Click OK and ensure correct printer settings in the MS Windows® Print Setup dialog.

  • The dialog and the settings available will vary from printer to printer. See your printer manual for details.

Use Manage Designs > Export Design List to export selected files to Tab and CSV (Comma Separated Value) formats suitable for use by most spreadsheets.

Export design lists

The Export Design List option can be used to print design lists for selected folders. This option allows you to create a simple design report which can easily be imported into a spreadsheet. You may want to use this in order to manage designs by file name.

  • Preset the measurement units you want to use - metric or U.S.
  • Open the Embroidery Library and select a design folder.
  • Sort and filter the designs to be printed. See also Browse designs.
  • Click the Export Design List icon and choose a location to save the list. Choose whether to save as a tab-delimited or comma-separated text file.
  • Open the text file in a spreadsheet for further sorting and printing.

Use Manage Designs > Print Selected to Catalog to print selected designs to an HTML catalog.

Print design catalogs

Printed catalogs contain thumbnails plus limited text details. You can prepare catalogs of selected designs to suit your needs. To print a design catalog...

  • Open Design Library and filter designs as desired.
  • Select the designs you want to include in the catalog.
  • Select Manage Designs > Print Selected to Catalog. The Print Catalog Options dialog opens.
  • Adjust settings as preferred:
    • Change Scale (%) to adjust thumbnail size.
    • Select a catalog format – thumbnails with or without design details.
    • Choose output target – PDF file or actual printer.
  • Click Print. The Print Design dialog opens.
  • Click Preview to view the catalog.
  • Click Print Now to send the design report to your local printer. If the catalog requires more than one page, you can select which page to print in the MS Windows® Print Setup dialog.


Designers frequently want to distribute designs for viewing in real colors, in TrueView or otherwise, with or without fabric backgrounds. Screen images can be captured in PNG format and send as email attachments. See also Capture designs.