Product Description

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ADVANCED DESIGN CREATION WITH VBE, DRAWING TOOLS AND VECTOR IMPORT

Illustrator provides several digitizing approaches, from traditional to more advanced techniques, for creating premium embroidery. Special stitch effects and advanced features give you the tools you need to create beautiful embroidery.

VECTOR AND TTF IMPORT

Import artwork or copy vectors from Adobe® Illustrator® and CorelDRAW® and paste them directly into version 2009 while preserving the vector points and original colors. Quickly assign stitch types to segments. Import TrueType® fonts as artwork and convert to any stitch type.

Vector Import

Easily import vector files directly into the software while preserving both vector points and colors of the original file. There is no need to draw, trace or digitize the segments individually—just select the segments and apply the desired stitch types.That’s all it takes to create embroidery from vector artwork. Once you’ve worked with Vector Import you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!

Import Truetype® fonts

The Import TrueType® feature helps you create new lettering with amazing ease. Just import any TrueType® font and convert it into embroidery by using the slice tool to breakup the segments and then assign stitch types and angle lines. With a few clicks of the mouse, you have new ready-to-sew lettering. The end result is high quality embroidery that is sure to impress your customers.


IMAGE VECTORIZER

Transform bitmap images into vector artwork almost effortlessly. Generate vectorized images from bitmaps, and then choose stitch types that best suit your design needs.


BRANCHING

Digitize complex shapes without worrying about sequencing. Multiple satin, steil, or run segments are sequenced optimally to reduce travel runs, jumps, and trims. Branched segments behave as one large segment with one start and stop point and continuous underlay throughout.


STEIL TOOLS

Creates uniform width satin stitches. Great for creating outlines and borders.


PROGRAMMED RUNS & FILLS

Create beautiful linear and fill effects that add originality to your designs. includes over 185 programmed patterns, or create your own, for beautiful results.


SYMBOL TOOL

Save time and avoid repetitive tasks. Save commonly used shapes as symbols for use in all future designs. Includes 200 ready-to-use symbols.


CONTOUR STITCH

Special decorative effect highlights curves using fewer stitches than a traditional fill.


CIRCULAR COPY

Copy any vector and reproduce it in a circular fashion. Save time and avoid copying and pasting each shape manually. Easily create shapes with repetitive components such as flower petals or create a completely new composition.


DESIGN CATALOG FOR THE WEB

Using a pre-created template and .jpg images, Design Catalog for the Web organizes design images into HTML Web pages. Add the Web pages to your existing online store to reach a larger customer base with your designs.


EASILY SELECT MULTIPLE SEGMENTS IN A DESIGN; CREATE NEW DESIGNS EASILY

Elements (names given to multiple segments) make selecting specific parts of a design a breeze. All you need to do is add one or more segments to an Element, assign it a name, and then use the Element as you need. Select dozens or hundreds of individual segments all in an instant! Elements retain their sewing order, so it is easy to paste them into new design compositions.


REMOVE OVERLAP STITCHES

Remove overlapping stitches to avoid layering and costly production issues.


SETTINGS PAINTER

Copy settings from one segment to another to avoid repetitive time consuming tasks.


AUTOMATIC TEXT BORDERS

Convert artwork into beautiful crossstich designs that resemble hand-sewn embroidery. Use the wizard’s step-by-step instructions to convert photographs and bitmap images into cross-stiches.


DRAWING TOOLS

A variety of drawing modes to create artwork with ease- freehand, circle, rectangle, pen- with Bezier and Quickdraw input modes suitable for beginners and advanced users alike.


BREAKUP, OFFSET, COMBINE

This combination of features is very important and rarely found in any other software. It is so easy to create embroidery using these features- break up and manipulate segments, offset them if you need a border or to create a special effect, and then recombine them after to assign stitch effects.

In order to get control of individual segments, we will use the “Breakup” feature in version 2009.

We can now select the segments that represent the letter “A” and select the “Offset” feature.

We have now produced additional borders around the outer shape and inner shape of letter.

The result is that we have produced 2 independent segments that have combined inner and outer shapes, and now we just need to assign stitches