Manage thread charts

The thread charts contained in the software represent the many different brands and colors of thread available. Change thread charts to reflect the chart or charts you are currently using. Update thread charts by modifying thread details or removing threads. You can also rename or delete thread charts. Change code, brand or description for an existing thread. Create your own charts to represent the palette of threads you have available.

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Use Customize Design > Change Thread Chart to manage thread charts or define your own.

Modify existing thread charts

Thread charts may not always be accurate because thread manufacturers sometimes change, delete, and add new colors to their lines. For this reason, you can modify charts to update your own personal palette of threads.

  • Click the Change Thread Chart button in the Customize Design toolbox.
  • Select a thread chart from the droplist. You have the option of deleting or renaming the chart.
  • In the Threads panel, select a thread to modify. Use the Search field to search on a specific thread code or name.

  • To change thread details, click Edit.
    Here you can edit the color, code, brand, and description details of the selected thread. Code is the identification number of a thread color in a brand.


 

Use Customize Design > Change Thread Chart to manage thread charts or define your own.

Create a new thread chart

Sometimes, rather than modify an existing thread chart, it may be simpler to define your own. When you create a thread chart, you are creating a store of colors for future use. Select names that will help you remember the charts or help you sort frequently-used charts to the top of the list. You can copy colors from other charts or mix them yourself. You can also set the code, description, brand, and thickness of existing threads. Remove obsolete thread colors for good housekeeping.

  • Click the link in the Customize Design toolbox.
  • Click Create.

  • Enter a name for the chart and click OK.

    You have the option of adding threads singly or copying existing thread and editing them.

  • If you choose to copy, choose the source thread chart from the droplist.

  • Select the thread or threads you want to copy. Hold down the <Ctrl> key to make multiple selections.

  • Use the Edit thread option to change thread details as preferred.