Ellisimo Gold and Ellisimo On Screen Designer

Introduction
Thank you for using our embroidery design software On Screen Designer™.
On Screen Designer™ enables you to create original embroidery patterns directly from the
screen of your Baby Lock household computerized sewing machine that is equipped with the
compatible embroidery function. Before using this software, carefully read the instructions
contained in this manual in order to fully understand each of the various functions and the
correct operation of this software. Keep this Instruction and Reference Guide in a safe place
for future reference.
Note:
This Instruction and Reference Guide does not contain explanations on the operation of the sewing
machine. For details on using the sewing machine functions to edit embroidery patterns, refer to the
Instruction and Reference Guide for the sewing machine.
Important:
Use of this software for unauthorized duplication of optional embroidery cards, newspapers or
magazines, etc. for commercial purposes may be unlawful and violate copyright laws.
This application is protected by copyright laws. The use and duplication of this software is regulated by
copyright laws.
This software is for household use only.
Safety Precautions
Note:
For safety precautions concerning the sewing machine, refer to the Instruction and Reference Guide
provided with the sewing machine. Use the sewing machine safely and correctly, as described in the
Instruction and Reference Guide.
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What You Can Do With This Software
This software allows you to create original patterns just by using
the touch pen (stylus) or pen tablet to draw images and text on the
screen of the sewing machine or the tablet and painting the drawing
with the desired colors as easily as drawing images and text on
paper with a pen.
Until now, you could select various characters from those available,
combine them, and then embroider the characters. However, now
you can write your signature on the screen, and then embroider it.
The pen tablet, included with your sewing machine or with the
purchasable upgrade kit, makes this software so much easier to use.
The created embroidery patterns can be resized, combined with
characters and images and freely arranged in the sewing machine’s
embroidering or embroidery-editing screen in the same way that
built-in embroidery patterns are.
If you have a favorite picture, it can easily be traced using the pen
tablet. Follow the procedure described in “Tracing the Picture using
the Pen Tablet” on page 41.
Before you write your signature or draw pictures with the pen tablet,
begin with a draft drawing, then slowly and carefully trace the draft
drawing. This will help create beautiful finished lines.
Embroidery patterns that can be created with this software
Lines of the drawing are sewn with satin stitches and areas are sewn with fill stitches.
The following settings can be specified.
1 Satin stitch (lines): thickness and stitch density
2 Fill stitch (areas): sewing direction and stitch density
Line thickness: 1.0 mm
Line thickness: 3.0 mm
Fill stitch sewing direction:
Fill stitch sewing direction:
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Chapter 1Before Use
Checking
Sewing Machine
On Screen Designer™ can be used with the following sewing machines. Check that your
sewing machine model and its program version meets the following requirements.
Models: BLSO/BLSOG
Program: KIT II certified
* The KIT II certification can be checked by pressing
(Settings) key. For more details, refer to the Instruction and
Reference Guide provided with the sewing machine.
1 KIT II certified
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For upgrade information consult with your authorized Baby
Lock retailer or visit our website at www.babylock.com
USB Media
Important:
Since all data saving media, including USB media, may sometimes fail, we recommend
that you make backup copies for all saved data.
The sewing machine reads this software and starts it up from USB media. In addition, data
created with this application is stored on the USB media. Follow the precautions below when
handling the USB media.
• For details about available USB media, visit our website “ www.babylock.com ”.
• Do not insert USB media containing pattern data other than those saved using this application. (Only
.pm7 and .phc data can be used.)
• If the file name of embroidery data cannot be identified, for example, the name contains special
characters, the names are not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file.
• Do not create folders in USB media. If embroidery data is stored in a folder, that embroidery data cannot
be displayed by the sewing machine.
Precautions on the Use of the Display
• Only touch the screen with your finger or the pen (stylus) included with the sewing machine. Do not
use a mechanical pencil, screwdriver or any other hard or sharp object. In addition, do not press the
screen with extreme pressure, otherwise the screen may be damaged.
• All or part of the screen may sometimes become darker or lighter due to changes in the surrounding
temperature or other changes in the environment. This is not a sign of a malfunction. If the screen is
difficult to read, adjust its brightness.
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Setting The Sewing Machine To Start Up The Software
The sewing machine must first be set so that On Screen Designer™ can be started up.
“Application Check” on the settings screen must be set to “ON”. If the sewing machine is
turned on with USB media inserted, the machine checks the software on the USB media, and
then starts it up.
1 Turn on the sewing machine.
2 Press
, and then press
4/8 of the settings screen.
3 On the
changes to
to display page
display, press
, and then press
so that it
.
4 Turn off the machine.
Starting Up On Screen Designer™
1 Copy the software program file on the CD to your USB
media using your computer.
File name: OSDesign.rp7
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2 Insert the USB media containing the application into
the primary (top) USB port on the right side of the
machine.
Caution
• Do not insert anything other than USB media into the
USB media port. Otherwise, the USB media drive may
be damaged.
• Do not insert USB media containing pattern data other
than those saved using this application. (Only .pm7 and
.phc data can be used.)
3 Turn on the sewing machine.
4 Press the opening screen. A screen that allows you
to select the application or sewing machine, like what
is shown at the left, appears.
* If USB media that does not contain the application is
inserted, the home screen appears.
5 Press
the icon for the application. On Screen
Designer™ starts up.
Caution
Do not turn off the machine or remove the USB media while
the application is starting up, otherwise the USB media may
be damaged.
Notes
• If you have turned off the sewing machine while embroidering,
previously embroidered pattern will not be recalled when you turn
on the machine again.
Closing the Application
1 To close On Screen Designer™, turn off the sewing
machine.
To close the application to use the sewing machine,
press
. (Refer to page 46.)
Notes
• When the application is closed, the currently displayed data is
deleted. Be sure to save any necessary data before closing the
application.
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Key Operations
1 Press
to display the screen shown at the
left.
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Notes
Screen illustrations may vary due to model of machine.
• You can use the pen tablet for operations in the settings screen.
2 •
3
1 Adjusts the speaker volume
Press
and
to adjust the speaker volume.
2 Changes the display language
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Use
and
to choose the display language.
3 Changes the thread color display
(thread brands or color number)
Use
and
to choose the thread color information.
4 Displays the version information for On Screen
Designer™
2 After the desired settings are selected, press
.
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Basic Procedure Overview
The basic procedure is described below. For details, refer to the indicated page.
1 Draw the lines of the pattern 2 Adding color to the pattern. 3 Specifying the stitching
in the patter n drawing
screen. (→ page 10)
4 Converting the image data 5 Saving
to embroidery data.
The embroider y data check
screen appears. (→ page 35)
settings. (→ page 31)
(→ page 26)
the embroidery
data on USB media. (→ page
37)
Specify the width of the satin
stitches and the sewing direction
of the fill stitches. (→ page 32)
Note
• The actual dimension of the
pattern area is the size of the extra
large embroidery frame, which is
30 cm × 20 cm (approx. 12 inches
× 8 inches). The pattern you drew
may be bigger than you expected.
Please resize the pattern after
retrieving the pattern to your
sewing machine.
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Application Screens
Pattern Drawing Screen
When On Screen Designer™ is started up, the following pattern drawing screen appears. The
pattern can be drawn in this screen.
1 Pattern drawing area
1
Draw the pattern within this area.
The actual dimension of the pattern area is the
size of the extra large embroidery frame (30 cm
(height) × 20 cm (width)).
Included pen tablet is activated within this pattern
drawing area while drawing.
2 Use to select the thread color of the lines.
3 Pattern drawing keys
2
Use to draw the pattern.
4 Touch this key to undo previous operation.
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Key displays
4
The appearances of the keys have the
following meanings.
This key is selected (being used).
(When the application is started up, the
freehand line key is selected.)
This key is not but can be selected.
This key cannot be selected.
■ Key functions
Key
Key Name
Machine
function key
New patter n
key
Settings key
Freehand
line key
Line thread
color key
Straight line
key
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Description
Press this key to close On Screen Designer™ and use
the sewing machine. When this key is pressed, all data
that had been drawn is erased.
Press this key when you want to begin creating a new
pattern.
When this key is pressed, the currently displayed data is
deleted and the first screen displayed when On Screen
Designer™ is started up appears.
Press this key to adjust various screen settings.
Reference
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Press this key to draw lines freehand.
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Press this key to select the color of the lines.
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Press this key to draw straight lines.
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Key
Key Name
Continuous
straight line key
Circle key
Description
Press this key to draw straight lines that are connected.
Press this key to draw circles.
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Ellipse key
Press this key to draw ellipses.
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Square key
Press this key to draw squares.
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Rectangle key
Press this key to draw rectangles.
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Select/move
key
Copy key
Press this key to select a section for moving, copying or
deleting lines and shapes that have been drawn.
Press this key to copy the selected section.
Delete key
Press this key to delete the selected section.
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Erase key
Press this key to erase lines that have been drawn.
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Fill key
This key will highlight when the area thread color key is
pressed and thread color selected.
Press this key to select the color for an area to be filled.
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Area thread
color key
Undo key
Reference
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17, 18,
19, 20
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Recall key
Press this key to undo the last operation that was
performed and return to the condition before that
operation was performed. Each press of this key
undoes one operation.
Press this key to display an enlargement of a specified
section.
Press this key to recall image data from USB media.
Store key
Press this key to save the image data onto USB media.
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Stitching
settings key
Press this key to specify stitching settings. Shrinkage
adjustment, the width of satin stitches, the sewing
direction of fill stitches and the stitch density can be
specified.
Press this key to convert the image data to embroidery
data.
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Zoom key
Convert key
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24, 29
42
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Embroidery Data Check Screen
Once you are finished drawing the pattern, press the convert key in the pattern drawing
screen to convert the image data to embroidery data. When the data is converted, the
embroidery data check screen appears.
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3
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1 The total number of stitches is displayed.
2 The necessary amount of time required to sew the
pattern is displayed. (The amount of time needed to
change threads is not included.)
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3 The number of colors are displayed.
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6
4 The part of the pattern that will be sewn with the
thread color shown first in the thread order list below is
displayed.
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5 The size of the pattern is displayed.
6 The types of embroidery frames that can be used are
shown. The icons for the embroidery frames that can be
used appear in color.
7 Embroidery pattern display area
The actual dimension of the pattern area is the size of
the extra large embroidery frame (30 cm (height) × 20 cm
(width)).
The pattern moves to the center of the display area and
the embroidery data is displayed.
8 The names of the thread colors and their sewing order
are displayed.
■ Key functions
Key
Key Name
Store key
Description
Press this key to save the embroidery data.
Return key
Press this key to return to the pattern drawing screen. The
embroidery data is changed back to image data and the pattern colors can be changed or the pattern can be edited.
Press this key to show the part of the pattern that will be
sewn with the next thread color when checking the sewing
order. Each press of this key shows the next part of the
pattern.
Press this key to show the part of the pattern that will be sewn
with the previous thread color when checking the sewing order.
Each press of this key shows the previous part of the pattern.
Press this key to view an image of the pattern as it will be
sewn.
Next thread key
Thread back
key
Image key
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Reference
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Chapter 2Creating a Sample Pattern
In order to get a better understanding of how to use this
software, we will describe the procedure for creating the pattern
shown at the left as an example. By creating an actual pattern,
you can learn to master the operation of this software.
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Drawing the Lines of the Pattern
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3
4
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1. Drawing a Circle
1 Press so that it changes to .
2 From the point that will be the center of the circle, drag
the pen along the screen until the circle is the desired
size.
3 When the circle is the desired size, remove the pen from
the screen.
To draw a circle
1
* The arrow in the illustration shown
above indicates the direction that the
pen is moved.
The circle is drawn with
the starting point as
the center and the line
connecting the starting
point and the ending
point as the radius.
The size can be adjusted
as desired until the pen
is removed from the
screen.
2
1 Starting point
2 Ending point
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■ Creating the Desired Circle
Undoing
If the position or size of the shape is not what you
want, the drawn line can be erased so that it can be
drawn again. There are many ways of erasing lines, but
here we will explain how to use
.
To undo the last drawing operation, press
. The
last operation that was performed is undone and the
drawing reverts back to the same condition it was
before that operation was performed.
Notes
•
•
•
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can be pressed at any time while the image is being drawn.
For example, if a line is accidentally erased with a different operation,
press this key to add back the line and return the drawing to its
previous condition.
Each press of this key undoes one operation.
An undo operation cannot be undone. For example, this key cannot
be pressed to add back a line that was erased by pressing this
key.
2. Drawing Straight Lines That Are
Connected
1 Press
2 Touch
so that it changes to
.
the point that will be the beginning of the
drawing.
3 Touch
the next point where you wish to add a
corner.
A straight line is drawn connecting the starting point
and the next point touched.
4 Touch the last point to finish drawing the line. A straight
line is drawn connecting the last point to the previous
point.
To draw straight lines that are connected
1
2
3
Each time you touch
the screen with the pen,
a straight line is drawn
connecting the last
point that was touched
to the next point that is
touched.
Each time the screen is
touched a straight line
is added to the polygon
until a different key is
selected.
1 Starting point
2 Next touched point
3 Next touched point
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3. Drawing an Ellipse
1 Press so that it changes to .
2 From the point that will be the center of the ellipse,
drag the pen along the screen until the ellipse is the
desired size.
3 When the ellipse is the desired size, remove the pen
from the screen.
To draw an ellipse
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1
3
2
The ellipse is drawn with
the starting point as the
center, the horizontal
length of the line
connecting the starting
point and ending point
as the horizontal radius
and the vertical length of
the line connecting the
starting point and ending
point as the vertical
radius.
The size can be adjusted
as desired until the pen is
removed from the screen.
* An angled ellipse, like the
one shown at the
right, cannot be
drawn.
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2
3
4
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Starting point
Ending point
Horizontal length
Vertical length
4. Selecting
For example, select the section to be deleted here.
* Before moving, copying or deleting sections, use
the area to be moved, copied or deleted.
to select
1 Press so that it changes to .
2 From the top-left corner of the section, drag the pen
along the screen so that the section completely fits
within the red frame (selection frame) that is drawn.
* The selection frame appears in red.
3 When the frame is the desired size, remove the pen
from the screen.
Notes
• If the desired area could not be selected (the selection frame could
not be drawn), try drawing it again. Touch the screen with the pen
to erase the selection frame that was originally drawn, and then
draw a new selection frame.
• After a selection frame is drawn, pressing any key other than the
copy key or the delete key erases the selection frame.
To draw a selection frame
The red frame is drawn
with the straight line
connecting the starting
point and the ending
point as the diagonal. The
selected area is the part
within that frame.
The size can be adjusted
as desired until the pen is
removed from the screen.
1
3
2
* An angled selection frame,
like the one
shown at the
right, cannot be
drawn.
1 Starting point
2 Ending point
3 Selected area
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5. Deleting Lines (Drawing a Half
Ellipse)
* Here, we will explain how to delete lines using
* Before deleting a line using
to
, press
.
so that it changes
, and then select the section to be deleted. (Refer to page
17.)
* Lines can also be erased by selecting the
page 23.)
1 Press
deleted.
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key. (Refer to
. The lines within the selection frame are
6. Moving
* Before moving, press
so that it changes to
, and then
select the section to be moved. (Refer to page 17.)
1 Follow the procedure described in “4. Selecting” to
select the section to be moved.
2 Touch inside the red frame (selection frame) with the
pen, and then drag the pen along the screen to move
the selection.
3 When the section is moved to the desired location,
remove the pen from the screen.
Notes
• If the section could not be moved to the desired location, again
touch inside the selection frame with the pen, and then move the
section to the desired location.
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7. Copying
* Before copying, press
so that it changes to
, and then
select the section to be copied. (Refer to page 17.)
1 Follow the procedure described in “1. Drawing a Circle”
to draw an circle.
2 Follow the procedure described in “4. Selecting” to
select the section to be copied.
3 Press
. The selected section is copied.
* The operation sound allows you to check whether or not the
key was correctly pressed. (Refer to page 8 about adjusting
the operation sound volume.)
4 Touch inside the red frame (selection frame) with the
pen, and then drag the pen along the screen. The
copied section is moved to the desired location.
5 When the section is moved to the desired location,
remove the pen from the screen.
Notes
• If the section could not be moved to the desired location, again
touch inside the selection frame with the pen, and then move the
section to the desired location.
Once the circle is copied, repeat the procedure to
create a desired drawing.
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8. Drawing Lines Freehand
If the freehand line key is selected, the pen can be
used to freely draw lines on the screen as easily as
drawing images and text on paper with a pen.
1 Press
so that it changes to
. (When the
application is started up, this key already appears as
.)
2 Draw the images with the pen.
With the freehand line key, lines can be drawn freely;
however, circles and straight lines cannot be drawn
perfectly.
Caution
Do not try to fill an area with lines, otherwise the drawing
cannot be converted to embroidery data.
We will draw the pattern in the following order.
9. Drawing a Straight Line
1 Press so that it changes to .
2 Drag the pen along the screen until the line is the
desired length.
3 When the line is the desired length, remove the pen
from the screen.
To draw a straight line
1
2
A straight line is drawn
connecting the starting
point with the ending
point.
The length can be
adjusted as desired until
the pen is removed from
the screen.
1 Starting point
2 Ending point
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10. Drawing a Rectangle
1 Press so that it changes to .
2 From a point that will be a corner of the rectangle,
drag the pen along the screen until the rectangle is
the desired size.
3 When the rectangle is the desired size, remove the
pen from the screen. This completes the drawing.
To draw a rectangle or square
Use
to draw
rectangles. The rectangle
is drawn with the line
connecting the starting
point and the ending point
as the diagonal.
1
2
* An angled rectangle, like
the one shown at
the right,
cannot be
drawn.
1 Starting point
2 Ending point
Use
to draw squares.
The square is drawn with
all sides having the length
of the longest side of a
rectangle whose diagonal
is a line connecting the
starting point and the
ending point.
1
2
* An angled square, like the
one shown at the
right, cannot be
drawn.
1 Starting point
2 Ending point
The size can be adjusted as desired until the pen is
removed from the screen.
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■ Creating the Desired Drawing
Unnecessary lines and lines not drawn as desired can be erased by pressing
also be deleted by pressing
. Lines can
, as described in “5. Deleting Lines (Drawing a Half Ellipse)”
on page 18; however, to erase detailed sections or if the desired area cannot be surrounded
by a selection frame, press
. Use the appropriate method as necessary.
Erasing Lines Using
1 Press
2 Touch
so that it changes to
.
the screen.
appears. Drag the pen back
and forth to trace
along the area that you want to
erase.
Notes
• If the erase key is used, the area can easily be erased if it is enlarged.
See page 24.
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Working With Detailed Sections
Working within the enlarged area makes it easier to draw or erase detailed lines.
Working Within the Enlarged Area
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1 Press
2
so that it changes to
.
The blue frame and the enlarged area appear. The
section of the pattern within the blue frame is shown
enlarged.
1 Enlarged area
2 The blue frame indicates the section that is enlarged.
2 With
the pen, touch the part of the pattern in the
pattern drawing area that you want to enlarge.
3 The blue frame moves to the part of the pattern that
was selected and that part is shown enlarged in the
enlarged area.
Notes
• To change the area that is displayed, drag the pen along the screen
to move the blue frame.
4 The
pattern needs to be edited from within the
enlarged area. The operations are performed in the
same way that they are in the pattern drawing area.
Caution
The pattern cannot be edited from the pattern drawing area
while the enlarged area is displayed.
■ Closing the Enlarged Area
1 Press
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so that it changes to
.
Precautions on Drawing
• Do not try to fill an area with lines, otherwise the drawing cannot be converted to embroidery data.
• Color can only fill an outlined area. Be sure to design the area that you wish to fill with color so that it
is outlined. In addition, a very small area (thin area) cannot be filled.
• After selecting the color of an area, lines of the drawing other than those drawn freehand cannot be
edited or added. To change a line other than one drawn freehand, press
to return the drawing
to the point before the first color of an area was selected. Before adding color to the drawing, be sure
that the shape of the lines is as desired.
• The number of drawing operations are limited. Once this limit is reached,
the error message shown at the right appears and no operation other
than pressing
can be performed.
Once the drawing is finished, add colors as desired.
* If no colors are to be added, continue with the procedure described in “3 Specifying Stitching Settings” on
page 31. If a stitching method is not to be specified, continue with the procedure described in “4 Converting
to Embroidery Data” on page 35.
* To clear the entire area and start a new drawing, press
. All data that had been drawn is
erased, and the screen appears as it did when On Screen Designer™ was started up (see page 45).
. All data that had been drawn
* To close the application and use the sewing machine, press
is erased (see page 46).
* To save created data, continue with the procedure described in “Saving Image Data” on page 42.
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Adding Color to the Pattern
Next, we will add color to the lines and areas.
1. Selecting the Line Color
1 Press
.
* When the application is started up, the line color is black.
2 The screen shown at the left appears.
3 Touch the thread color showing the desired color. For
this example, select black.
When a color is selected, the palette is automatically
closed.
The color of the lines in the pattern and
changes
to the selected color.
* To quit selecting a color, press
.
* The line color can also be selected before the line is drawn
or while it is being drawn.
* The color of the lines in the pattern can be changed even
after a line color is selected.
* After the color of an area is selected, the color of the lines
cannot be changed. To change the color of the lines, undo all
operations until the drawing returns to the condition before
the first area color is selected.
Notes
• An area cannot be filled with the same color selected for the
lines.
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2. Selecting the Area Colors
1 Press
* Press
.
when the following message appears.
2 The screen shown at the left appears.
3 Touch the thread color showing the desired color. For
this example, select red.
* To quit selecting a color, press
.
Notes
• The color selected for the lines is not available in the palette of colors
for the areas. The color selected for the lines cannot be selected
for an area.
If you wish to embroider the area with the same color as the lines,
select a different color in the pattern, but use the same color of
thread when embroidering.
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4 When a color is selected, the palette is automatically
closed.
The color changes to the color selected with
changes to
, indicating that an
In addition,
area can be filled with the selected color.
.
* After the color of an area is selected, lines of the drawing
other than those drawn freehand to close openings cannot
be added, edited or their color changed. To change a line,
continue pressing
until the drawing returns to the
condition before the first color of an area was selected.
5 Touch the area to be filled with the color. The area is
filled with the color.
Notes
•
Color can only fill an outlined area. If the desired area is not filled
with color or if an area that you did not want to fill with color is
filled, correct the lines. (Refer to “Color Is Not Correctly Added”
on page 29.) In addition, a very small area (thin area) cannot be
filled with color. In this case, continue pressing
until the
drawing returns to the condition before the first color of an area
was selected, and then correct the lines to make the area larger.
6 Fill the other areas with color as described in steps 1
through 5.
If you fill the wrong area or if you wish to change the
color, repeat steps 1 through 5 to change the color.
Notes
• The order in which colors are added is the same as the sewing
order.
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Color Is Not Correctly Added
Only outlined areas can be filled with color correctly. If an area will not be filled with correct
color or will not be filled with color at all, that area is not completely surrounded by lines.
Use
to correct the lines so that the areas are outlined.
Correcting
Example
The area inside the ladybug was also filled with the
background color.
Because the drawing of the shape of ladybug is not
completely enclosed, we must search for the openings
and close them.
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1 The color of this area is not correct.
1 Press
1
2
so that it changes to
.
The blue frame and the enlarged area appear. The
section of the pattern within the blue frame is shown
enlarged within the enlarged area.
1 Enlarged area
2 The blue frame indicates the section that is enlarged.
2 Touch the screen with the pen to move the blue frame
and find the openings in the line.
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3 After finding the opening, press
to
so that it changes
.
4 Within the enlarged area, close the opening in the
line.
5 Change the color of the area with the incorrect color
as described in steps 1 through 5 of “2. Selecting the
Area Colors” on page 27.
After colors are specified for all areas, specify the
stitching settings
* If the stitching settings are not to be specified, continue with
the procedure described in “4 Converting to Embroidery
Data” on page 35.
* To erase the entire drawing and start a new one, press
. All data that had been drawn is erased,
and the screen appears as it did when On Screen
Designer™ was started up (see page 45).
*
To close the application and use the sewing machine, press
. All data that had been drawn is erased
(see page 46).
* To save created data, continue with the procedure
described in “Saving Image Data” on page 42.
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3
Specifying Stitching Settings
Lines of the drawing are sewn with satin stitches and areas are sewn with fill stitches.
The following settings can be specified.
1 Satin stitch (lines): thickness and stitch density
2 Fill stitch (areas): sewing direction and stitch density
If the drawing data is saved, the settings can be changed after a trial embroidery of the
design is sewn. (Refer to “Saving Image Data” on page 42.)
1. Displaying the Stitching Settings
Screen
1 Press
.
2 The screen shown at the left appears.
1 Reduces the size of the pattern
The size of the drawn pattern can be changed. (Refer to
page 34.)
2 Specifies the width of the satin stitches used to sew the
lines of the drawing (Refer to page 32.)
1
3 Specifies the sewing direction for fill stitches (Refer to
page 32.)
2
3
4
5
4 Specifies the stitch density (Refer to page 33.)
5 Corrects shrinkage
When sewing embroidery, stitched areas may shrink. If
this happens, the stitching can be corrected to prevent
shrinkage. (Refer to page 47.)
* To quit specifying settings, press
.
Notes
• You can use the pen tablet for operations in the stitching settings
screen while moving tablet pen without touching tablet until you are
ready to make selection.
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2. Specifying the Width of Satin
Stitches
1 Press
or
beside
.
(The default setting is 2.0 mm when the application is
started up.)
To select a narrower width, press
wider width, press
.
Each press of
mm.
Each press of
makes the width wider by 0.5
mm.
A setting between 1.0 mm and 3.0 mm in 0.5 mm
increments can be specified.
. To select a
makes the width narrower by 0.5
Setting examples
1.0mm
2.0mm
3.0mm
3. Specifying the Sewing Direction of
Fill Stitches
1 Press
or
beside
(The default setting is
started up.)
Each press of
.
when the application is
changes the setting in the
→
following order:
reverse the order of
→
. Press
to
.
Setting examples
Notes
• If the size of the created pattern is larger than 10 cm × 10 cm, it is
recommended that
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be set in order to prevent shrinkage.
4. Specifying the Stitch Density
1 Press
or
beside
.
(The default setting is 100 % when the application is
started up.)
To select a coarser density, press
density, press
.
90 %
←
→
100 %
←
→
. To select a finer
110 %
Setting examples
90 % (coarse)
100 % (standard)
110 % (fine)
Notes
• It is recommended that a finer stitch density be selected if a detailed
drawing is created.
• If areas of the embroidery shrinks when a trial embroidery of the
design is sewn, specify a coarser stitch density. Continue sewing
trial embroidery while adjusting the stitch density.
2 After the desired settings are specified, press
.
The screen returns to the one displayed before the
stitch settings screen was displayed.
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Additional Functions
Reducing the Pattern Size
The size of the created pattern can be changed.
Select a size from 50%, 70% and 100%.
Notes
• The pattern can also be enlarged or reduced from the embroidering
or embroidery-editing screen of the sewing machine. If the desired
size cannot be selected with this software or if a specific size is
required, adjust the size from the sewing machine.
1 Press
in the pattern drawing screen. The screen
shown at the left appears.
2 Press
or
beside
.
Press
once to reduce the size to 70%. Press
again to reduce the size to 50%.
To return the size to the original size (100%), press
.
3 Press
. The screen returns to the one displayed
before the stitch settings screen was displayed.
After the stitching settings are selected, convert the image data to embroidery data.
* To clear the entire area and start a new drawing, press
. All data that had been drawn is
erased, and the screen appears as it did when On Screen Designer™ was started up (see page 45).
* To close the application and use the sewing machine, press
. All data that had been
drawn is erased (see page 46).
* To save created data, continue with the procedure described in “Saving Image Data” on page 42.
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4
Converting to Embroidery Data
Now, the created image data can be converted to embroidery data.
1 Press
.
The following message appears.
2 If the image data is correctly converted to embroidery
data, the embroidery data check screen shown at the
left appears. The pattern moves to the center of the
embroidery pattern display area and the embroidery data
is displayed.
If the message shown at
the left appears, either the
drawing contains too many
lines or the design is too
complicated to be converted
to embroidery data.
to return to the
Press
pattern drawing screen, and
then correct the data.
In this screen, the number of thread colors and the
number of stitches in the created pattern can be
checked. For details on the various displays, refer to
“Embroidery Data Check Screen” on page 12.
To change the pattern, press
to change the embroidery data back to image data and
display it in the pattern drawing screen.
* However, lines of the drawing other than those drawn freehand to close openings cannot be added, edited
or their color changed. To change a line, continue pressing
before the first color of an area was selected.
until the drawing returns to the condition
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Viewing an Image of the Embroidered Pattern
1 Press
.
2 An
image of the pattern as it will be embroidered
appears.
1 Press these keys to display the pattern in the various
sizes of embroidery frames. The embroidery frames that
appear in gray on the gray keys cannot be selected.
2 Press this key to display the pattern enlarged.
3 Press
1
2
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to return to the previous screen.
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Saving the Embroidery Data
The embroidery data can be saved on USB media.
Notes
• Saved embroidery data cannot be recalled with On Screen
Designer™. To recall data and edit it with On Screen Designer™,
save the image data on USB media before converting it to
after the conversion to return to
embroidery data or press
the pattern drawing screen, and then save the image data on USB
media. (Refer to “Saving Image Data” on page 42.)
1 Press
.
2 The screen shown below appears. If the embroidery
data was saved successfully, the previous screen
automatically appears.
Notes
• Do not turn off the machine while the [Saving] message is displayed,
otherwise the embroidery data being saved may be lost. In addition,
while saving the data onto USB media, do not try to remove the
USB media, otherwise the USB media may be damaged.
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■ If the Embroidery Data Cannot Be Saved
If the screen shown at the left appears, the embroidery
data cannot be saved because the USB media is full
or the embroidery data being saved is larger than
the amount of space available. To be able to save the
embroidery data, previously saved embroidery data
must be deleted.
* To quit saving, press
.
Deleting Saved Data
1 Press
.
* To change the USB media, press
.
2 The following message appears.
Notes
• Do not turn off the machine
while this message is
displayed, otherwise
saved data may be lost.
In addition, do not try to
remove the USB media,
otherwise the USB media
may be damaged.
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3 A list of saved embroidery data is displayed.
* When saving onto USB media containing data other than
embroidery data, such as image data, nothing is displayed.
1
2
3
4
Press
, and then change the USB media.
* To quit recalling, press
.
4 Select the pattern to be deleted.
1 If a pattern is selected to be deleted, the size of the data
for the selected pattern is displayed.
2 The page number for the displayed list and the total
number of pages are displayed.
3 Each page of the list shows 15 embroidery patterns. To
view the next page, press
page, press
. To view the previous
.
4 The amount of space available on the USB media is
displayed.
* If there is only one page, 3 and 4 do not appear.
5 Press
.
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6 To delete the selected pattern data, press
* To stop the process, press
.
.
7 The embroidery data is deleted, and if the required
amount of free space is made available, the new
embroidery data is automatically saved. If the amount
of free space is not enough, another saved embroidery
pattern must be deleted.
* When saving onto USB media containing data other than
embroidery data, such as image data, it may not be possible
to save the new embroidery data, even after embroidery
data is deleted. In this case, press
the USB media.
, and then change
If the embroidery data was saved successfully, the
previous screen automatically appears.
* Saving embroidery data takes approximately 3 seconds.
Notes
• Do not turn off the machine while the [Saving] message is displayed,
otherwise the embroidery data being saved may be lost.
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Chapter 3Other Functions
Tracing a Picture using the Pen Tablet
You can draw beautiful pictures using the pen tablet, even if you are not very good at drawing.
Find a favorite picture and print out onto paper to use for a tracing pattern.
1 Connect the pen tablet to the sewing machine. Refer
to the Instruction and Reference Guide included with
the pen tablet for the details on how to use the pen
tablet.
2 Select a favorite picture for creating an embroidery
pattern.
Notes
• Use thin paper as thick paper may block the sensitivity of the pen
tablet.
3 Insert the picture under the tablet sheet.
4 Press so that it changes to .
5 Using the tablet pen, slowly trace the picture.
Notes
• Working area of the pen tablet differs depending on performing
functions of the sewing machine.
1 Working area when using the pen tablet for the purpose
other than drawing
2 Working area when drawing with the pen tablet
•
Do not draw the line too fast; otherwise the line may create
breaks.
6 Follow the procedure described from “2 Adding
Color to the Pattern” on page 26 through “5 Saving
the Embroidery Data” on page 37 to finish creating
the pattern.
Notes
• When you create the embroidery pattern by tracing the picture using
the pen tablet, the actual size of the pattern will be bigger than the
tracing picture. Check the size of the pattern before embroidering,
then change the size of the pattern on the sewing machine if
needed.
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Saving Image Data
Saved data that has been converted to embroidery data cannot be recalled with On Screen
Designer™. To recall data and edit it with On Screen Designer™, save the image data on
USB media before converting it to embroidery data or press
after the conversion to
return to the pattern drawing screen, and then save the data.
1 Insert USB media into the USB port located on the
right side of the machine.
Caution
• Do not insert anything other than USB media into the
USB media port. Otherwise, the USB media drive may
be damaged.
• Do not insert USB media containing pattern data other
than those saved using this application. (Only .pm7 and
.phc data can be used.)
2 Press
.
* If the pattern is displayed in the enlarged area, the enlarged
display will be canceled, then the pattern is saved.
* If the
key or the
key is selected when saving data
before the area thread color key has been selected, the
key will be selected instead, then the pattern is saved.
3 The screen shown at the left appears. If the image
data was saved successfully, the previous screen
automatically appears.
* Saving image data takes approximately 3 seconds.
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Caution
Do not turn off the machine while the [Saving] message is
displayed, otherwise saved data may be lost. In addition,
do not try to remove the USB media, otherwise the USB
media may be damaged.
■ If the Image Data Cannot Be Saved
If the screen shown at the left appears, the image data
cannot be saved because either the USB media is
full or the embroidery data being saved is larger than
the amount of space available. To be able to save the
image data on the USB media, previously saved image
data must be deleted.
* To replace the USB media or quit saving, press
.
Image data is deleted in the same way that embroidery
data is deleted. For details, refer to page 38.
* Data cannot be saved on the USB media in the following
cases.
•
When saving onto USB media containing data other than
image data, such as embroidery data, and a list of image
•
When saving onto USB media containing data other than
image data, such as embroidery data, and the new image
data is not saved even when other image data is deleted.
data does not appear even when
Press
is pressed.
, and then change the USB media.
Recalling Image Data
1 Insert
USB media containing image data into the
available USB port located on right side of machine.
2 Press
* The
in the pattern drawing screen.
key is not available when the pattern is displayed
in the enlarged area. Press the
enlarged area.
key to close the
3 The following message appears.
Caution
Do not turn off the machine while this message is displayed,
otherwise saved data may be lost. In addition, do not try to
remove the USB media while recalling data, otherwise the
USB media may be damaged.
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4 A list of saved image data is displayed.
5 Select the image data to be recalled.
1
6 The following message appears.
Caution
Do not turn off the machine
while this message is
displayed, otherwise saved
data may be lost. In addition,
do not try to remove the
USB media while recalling
data, otherwise the USB
media may be damaged.
2
1 The page number for the displayed list and the total
number of pages are displayed.
2 Each page of the list shows 15 image data. To view the
next page, press
. To view the previous page, press
.
* If there is only one page, 1 and 2 do not appear.
* To quit recalling, press
.
7 The selected image data is displayed.
1 The size of the selected image data is displayed.
2 The amount of space available on the USB media is
1
displayed.
3 When pressed, the selected image data is deleted from
2
3
USB media.
Caution
Before the image data is recalled, the currently displayed
data is deleted. Be sure to save any necessary data before
recalling image data.
8 Press
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.
Clearing The Screen
All operations that were performed can be stopped and the screen appears as it did when On
Screen Designer™ was started up.
1 Press
.
2 The following message appears.
3 To delete the data, press
* To stop the process, press
.
.
4 The screen appears as it did when the application was
started up.
Notes
• Before resetting the screen, the currently displayed data is deleted.
Be sure to save any necessary data before resetting the screen.
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Closing The Application To Use The Sewing Machine
You can close the application to use the sewing machine without turning the machine off, then on
again.
1 Press
.
2 The following message appears.
3 To close the application, press
* To stop closing the application, press
.
.
4 The home screen appears.
Notes
• Before closing the application, the currently displayed data is
deleted. Be sure to save any necessary data before closing the
application.
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Correcting Shrinkage
When created embroidery data is sewn, areas of the embroidery may shrink. If this occurs,
correct the shrinkage.
■ Shrinkage
The size of the pattern is enlarged and areas (fill stitches) shrink along the sewing direction.
Since areas shrink while lines (satin stitches) are sewn with the size before shrinking, the
lines and areas are no longer aligned.
In order to prevent this, adjust the length of the lines so that they are in the sewing direction
and are larger than the original data.
← Sewing direction →
Original data
←← Sewing direction →→
Adjusted data
Each arrow represents a shrinkage
adjustment value (0.1 mm increments)
1 Display in the pattern drawing screen the data with
shrunken areas, and then press
shown at the left appears.
2 Press
or
beside
. The screen
.
. To shorten the
To lengthen the stitching, press
.
stitching, press
Each press of
mm.
makes the stitching longer by 0.1
Each press of
mm.
makes the stitching shorter by 0.1
A setting between 0.0 mm and 2.0 mm in 0.1 mm
increments can be specified.
Notes
• Normally, the default setting of 0.3 mm is used.
• Continue sewing trial embroidery while making adjustments.
• The larger the pattern size, the easier shrinkage will occur.
• Shrinkage is also related to the sewing direction and stitch density
of the fill stitches. Also try adjusting these settings.
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Chapter 4Troubleshooting
ERROR MESSAGES
If an operation is performed incorrectly, the buzzer sounds and an error message appears.
If an error message appears, follow the instructions given in the error message to correct
the problem. (The message that is displayed can be cancelled either by pressing
performing the operation correctly.)
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or
1
This message appears
when a pattern is
being saved.
5
2
6
This message appears
when saved data will
be deleted.
This message appears
when image data
is being converted
to embroidery data,
but the data is too
complicated to be
converted.
3
7
This message appears
when image data or
embroidery data is
being recalled.
This message appears
when the number of
image data operations
exceeds the limit.
4
8
This message appears
when a pattern is
deleted.
This message appears
when the application
is being closed.
This message appears
when image data is
being converted to
embroidery data.
13
9
This message
appears when
first pressed.
is
This message appears
when you try to use
incompatible media.
10
14
These messages
appear when the size
of the pattern data
to be saved exceeds
the amount of space
available on the USB
media.
This message
appears when you
attempt to select a
pattern after the USB
media in which the
pattern is saved has
been changed.
15
This message appears
when an error occurs
with the USB media.
11
This message appears
while the USB media
is transmitting.
12
This message
appears when you
try to recall or save a
pattern while no USB
media is loaded.
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