White W3300 Instruction manual

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Warranty
The converter box will not read manufacturer’s alphabet
memory cards.
All designs must fit inside the sewing hoop capabilities of
your machine. Reducing the design to fit inside your
hoop may affect the sewability.
Some designs may have stitches that can not be read
correctly into the converter box.
The converter box can not warrant the quality of third
party digitizers.
Any user of the converter box should adhere to applicable
license agreements of all third parties of the designs.
This product is not to be used to violate copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of third parties.
This product can read from embroidery cards, disks or
hard drive but will only save to designs to an official
Amazing Box, or Magic Box rewritable memory card.
Inserting the wrong card type or any foreign object other
than an embroidery memory card into the correct slot
could bend connector pins and damage the converter
box. Connector pins are not covered under the Limited
Warranty.
Each card will access 120,000 to 180,000 stitches. It is
possible that some designs have more stitches than a
card will allow.
Not all designs will work on all machines due to machine
capabilities.
Colorizing the design will be necessary through Color
Editor to save the design on the rewritable card so that
the color displays correctly on your machine’s LCD
screen.
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Limited Warranty
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All parts other than connector pins are warranted
to be free from defects for a period of one year and
will be at the manufacturer's option, replaced or
repaired at no charge to you, the consumer, for a
period of one year from date of original purchase,
provided said parts or machine are returned, and
transportation prepaid.
There is no charge for covered parts or labor when a
converter box is returned within 90 days of the
original purchase. Proof of purchase date (a copy
of the sales receipt) must be included with the
machine. The machine will be returned to you,
the consumer, prepaid.
A flat fee of $50.00 will be charged for service
of non-warranted parts when returned after
90 days and before 365 days from the date of
original purchase. Proof of purchase date (copy of
sales receipt), and a check or money order payable
to: GN TECH AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER.
GN Tech Support
2751 Electronic
Dallas, TX 75220
The $50.00 must be included with the machine.
The converter box will be returned to you, the
consumer, freight prepaid.
This warranty does not cover bent connector pins.
This warranty does not cover postage,
transportation to a service center, or service
provided by anyone other than GN Tech Service
Center.
After one year, service may be obtained by
contacting any local sewing machine repair center,
or return the converter box to GN Tech Service
Center for an estimate of repair charges at the
address above.
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THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE
WARRANTY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ARE
HEREBY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
This warranty is in effect provided the converter
box is used only for normal household sewing
purposes and not commercial use, and given
reasonably good care. The manufacturer is also
not to be held responsible for damage, normal
wear, accident, abuse, neglect, acts of God, or if
the converter box has been repaired (worked on)
by unauthorized personnel.
Any machine returned:
A.
Must be packed securely to avoid damage
in shipping. We suggest using the original
carton and non-static styrofoam packing.
B.
Shipping charges to be paid by sender.
C.
To protect you against damage in
shipment, the converter box should be
insured for full value.
D.
Proof of purchase (a copy of the sales
receipt) must be included.
E.
Be sure to include sender's name and
address (yours) on outside and inside of
carton.
F.
Please specify problem.
Warranty only applies to the converter box.
Warranty doesn’t apply to incidental or
consequential damages including, but not limited
to, embroidery cards, embroidery machines,
garments, or other soft goods.
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This warranty is nontransferable and extends only
to the original purchaser when new and when
purchased from a duly authorized dealer. This
warranty is in lieu of all other warranties. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any
representation, expressed or implied other than
those contained herein.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
This warranty disclaims liability for incidental, or
consequential damages, which apply during and
after the warranty period. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
If you have any questions or comments concerning this
product, please feel free to contact the manufacturer at the
address below:
GN Tech Support
2751 Electronic
Dallas, TX 75220
1-800-553-1691
support@amazingdesigns.com
Warranty
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: REGULATIONS
Federal Communications
Commission Compliance Notice
(for U.S.A. only)
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
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Important - About the Interface Cable
This equipment has been certified to comply with
FCC standards, which are applied to the U.S.A.
only. A shielded interface cable should be used
according to FCC 15.27 (C)
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the manufacturer or local sales distributor could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Canadian Department of Communication
Compliance Statement
(for Canada only)
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class
B limits for radio noise emission from digital
apparatus as set out in the interference-causing
equipment standard entitled "Digital Apparatus",
ICES-003 of the Department of Communications
Radio Interference
(220-240V only)
This machine complies with EN55022 (CISPER
Publication 22)/Class B.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Disclaimers
Limited Warranty
Support
FCC
Table of Contents
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II
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V
VII
Introduction
Why Choose The Amazing Box
Terms Used in This Manual
Icons Used in This Book
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Installation
Accessory Page
Computer Requirements
Hardware Installation
Troubleshooting
Software Installation
Start Program
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File Formats
File Formats
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Quick Start
General Operation
Read
Load
Delete
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Table of Contents (cont)
Write
Using Compatible Software
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Main Screen
Design Screen
Dialog Box
Read
GNC Files
Zip Files
Load Card
Write Card
Delete
Options
Exit
Sewing Field Index
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Color Editor
Drop Down Menu
File
View
Options
Help
Tool Bar
Main Tool Bar
Color Bar
Status Bar
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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ’s
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Introduction
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About This Manual
The Amazing Box gives you the unique ability to
convert your favorite design from one format to
another, and the ability to use designs from disks,
CDs and the Internet. This manual is not only filled
with information about how to use the program, but
it also includes many timesaving tips that will make
you more productive, efficient and effective with
your embroidery projects.
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Why Choose The Amazing Box
Terms Used in This Manual
Icons Used in This Manual
FAQs
Amazing Box
Why Choose The Amazing Box
The Amazing Box has the most flexible and
easy-to-use-features allowing you to work directly with Smart Sizer Gold, Lettering Pro, Size
Express, Fast Fills, Click ‘N Stitch, and Color
Editor. With these six products, you can size,
edit, add lettering, pattern fill, and colorize your
designs.
Terms Used in This Manual
In The Amazing Box program, there are several
different ways to activate the same function or
feature: by clicking your mouse on a drop down
menu, clicking on an icon, or in some cases,
using a hot key.
Tip
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When suggested, click on an icon with the
mouse. Pictures of referenced icons are displayed in the left margin of the manual.
This icon indicates a story. These stories help to
explain and simplify problems that may be confusing.
This icon indicates helpful tips that enable you to
better understand how the software works.
This icon provides information that will save you
time in your day-to-day use of the software and in
some cases the use of your computer.
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This icon is placed next to sections of this
manual you should not forget. Pay close attention to anything with this icon. It may come in
handy later.
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Time S
aving
Technic
This icon explains technical components in the
use of the program and computer.
Warning
al Stuff
This icon lets you know of potential dangers and
will warn you about possible pitfalls while using
your computer.
Installation Introduction
Tip
Anecd
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Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats
Icons Used in This Book
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FAQs
Introduction
FAQs
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Amazing Box
Installation
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Items Found in this Section:
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Accessory Page
Computer Requirements
Hardware Installation
Software Installation
Start Program
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Amazing Box
FAQs
Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats
Installation Introduction
Accessory Page
Included with The Amazing Box:
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Amazing Box
1
Rewritable Memory Card - in jewel
case
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Instruction manual
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Amazing Box Software on
CD-ROM Including Color Editor &
Adobe Acrobat
1
USB Cable
Options:
Additional Rewritable Memory Cards
Smart Sizer Gold - editing software
Lettering Pro - text program
Size Express - resizing software
Fast Fills - pattern fill software
Click ‘N Stitch - autodigitizing software
Computer Requirements
Pentium II Processor
16 MB RAM
5MB hard drive space
Windows 98 or above
CD-ROM Drive
Display 800 X 600 or better
Mouse
USB Port
Installation
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Plug flat end of USB
cable into USB port. This
port may be in the front or
back of your machine.
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Plug square end of
your USB cable into the
back of your Amazing Box.
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Turn ON computer.
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5
The first screen you
see will say “New Hardware Found.” Simply
insert your installation CD
into the drive and click
“Next.”
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Turn OFF computer.
FAQs
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Installation Introduction
Hardware Installation
FAQs
Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats
Installation Introduction
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Amazing Box
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With “Search for
suitable driver...” selected,
click “Next.”
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Select only “CDROM drives” and then click
“Next.”
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After Windows has
found the driver, click
“Next” to start the installation process.
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Finally, select “Finish.” Your driver installation is complete, and you
are ready to install your
Amazing Box software.
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NOTE: If you fail to stop
your Amazing Box before
unplugging it, you will have
to reinstall the driver from
your installation CD.
Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats
The next time you plug
your Amazing Box in,
Windows will automatically
recognize the conversion
box driver.
Figure 1
FAQs
If you use Windows 2000,
Millenium Edition (ME),
or XP, you will see an icon
(Figure 1) appear at the
bottom right corner of your
screen (near the clock).
When unplugging your
Amazing Box, you must
first double-click this icon,
select the “USB Conversion Box,” and then click
“Stop.” It is now safe to
unplug your Amazing Box.
Installation Introduction
Troubleshooting
Amazing Box
FAQs
Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats
Installation Introduction
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Microsoft's Logo compatibility testing is put in place
to ensure that users do not incur problems with
equipment manufacturers' products. While The
Amazing Box is in the process of gaining "formal"
Microsoft approval, it has been tested for use under
the Windows XP operating system and is Windows
XP compatible. The Amazing Box driver should not
yield any problems, therefore, select “Continue Anyway” when this warning appears.
More information about Microsoft Logo testing can be
found at: http://www.microsoft.com/WINLOGO/
hardware/digitalsignature.asp
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Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats
FAQs
If you get a message on your screen saying, “No
comport...” this usually means the USB driver is
not installed correctly. Follow the following steps
to reinstall the driver.
1. Unplug the USB cable from the computer
while it is on.
2. Turn off your computer.
3. Plug the USB cable back into the computer.
4. Turn on the computer.
5. A Mircrosoft message stating, “New hardware
found,” appears.
6. Insert the Amazing Box CD into the CD-ROM
drive and cancel installation if it autoruns.
7. Now follow the on-screen prompts and directions in the Installation chapter on Hardware
Installation to install the USB driver.
Installation Introduction
No Comport Error Message
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Installation Introduction
Software Installation
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Figure Inst-1
From the Windows desktop close all
open programs.
Place The Amazing Box CD in the
CD-ROM drive.
From the Windows desktop, click on the
Start button.
Click on the Run button.
At the Run prompt you will need to type the
letter of your CD-ROM Drive followed by
Setup. (Ex: D:\SETUP or E:\SETUP)
You may also press the Browse button
and click on the CD-ROM drive and the
setup.exe file. Once the setup.exe file is
highlighted press Open. This will copy the
command to the command prompt. Next
press the Return or Enter key.
Click Next.
Figure Inst-2
7.
Click Next.
Figure Inst-3
8.
Click Next.
FAQs
Figure Inst-4
Installation Introduction
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Installation
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Figure Inst-5
Click Finish.
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Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats
Installation Introduction
Start Program
Follow the steps below in order to run The
Amazing Box.
To start the program:
1.
Go to Start.
2.
Click on Programs.
3.
Click on Great Notions.
4.
Click on Amazing Box.
Amazing Box appears on your screen as shown
in Figure Inst-6. Your Amazing Box and software
is properly installed and is ready to use.
If you receive any errors when loading The
Amazing Box’s software,
call 1-800-553-1691 Monday through Friday 8
am to 9 pm CST.
or email support@amazingdesigns.com.
Figure Inst-6
File Formats
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FAQs
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Amazing Box
File Formats
File Formats are designs on your hard drive,
floppy or CD-ROM that The Amazing Box will
read. There are many different file formats the
Amazing Box will open. You will find them listed
below.
GNC (*.gnc)
A “GNC” file is a scalable format used with
Amazing Designs software. This format enables
you to enlarge or reduce the size of the design
using Smart Sizer Gold. The computer will automatically regenerate the design adding or subtracting stitches.
HUS (*.hus)
A “HUS” file is an expanded file format that
works with Viking DOS Customizer and Viking
Customizer 95 software.
DST (*.dst)
A “DST” file is an expanded file format that works
with the Tajima machine.
CSD (*.csd)
A “CSD” file is an expanded file format that
works with DOS HuskyGram, Toyota POEM and
Singer Embroidery Unlimited.
A “EXP” file is an expanded file format that
works with the Converter Box.
JEF (*.jef)
A “JEF” file is an expanded file format that works
with the Janome 10000 machine.
PCS (*.pcs)
A “PCS” file is an expanded file format that
works with Pfaff PC-Designer V2.0 (PC), and
Pfaff PC-Designer V2.1 (PC) software.
PES (*.pes)
A “PES” file is an expanded file format that
works with Babylock Palette, Bernina Wizard
and Brother PE-Design software.
SEW (*.sew)
A “SEW” file is an expanded file format that
works with Janome Scan-n-Sew PC, Elna Envision Scan PC, Dream Vision and Customizer
2000.
XXX (*.xxx)
A “XXX” file is an expanded file format that
works with Singer PSW.
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EXP (*.exp)
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An expanded format is any format that will not
regenerate new stitches when resized. This
means that if you reduce an expanded design,
the stitch count will not change. What happens
is that the stitches will get closer together and
you may end up with thread or needle breakage
and/or damage to your garment. One way to
avoid this problem is to use stitch processing
software like Size Express from Amazing Designs.
Quick Start
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Items Found in this Section:
General Operation
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Read
B
Load
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Delete
D
Write
Using Compatible Software
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Amazing Box
FAQs
1. Make sure The Amazing Box has power. To
do this, simply verify the green light on the front
of The Amazing Box is on.
Warning
2. Open the Amazing Box program by doubleclicking on the icon. Make sure you have only
opened the program one time. When you double
click the icon, it takes a few seconds for the
program to open.
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General Operation
You must only have the program opened one
time in order to set up communication between
your computer and the Amazing Box.
To ensure the program hasn’t been opened
twice, look at the bottom of your monitor screen
between the “Start” button on the left and the
clock on the right. If you see a square with
“Convert” and a picture of the box more than
once, you need to exit one of the programs
before you may continue.
3. Click OK to enter the program. The design
transfer screen offers you a Read, Load, and
three Write Card buttons. The main screen also
has a Delete, Options and Exit button. The
Load, Write Card and Delete buttons will be
inactive until a design has been read into the
software or a card inserted into the slot.
Read
Tip
Tip
The Read function lets you select a design from
a file. You can read designs from a floppy disk,
CD, or your hard drive. The Amazing Box software is conversion software. This means that
you can “read” CSD, DST, PES, HUS, JEF,
SEW, XXX and PCS file extensions into this
software. The Read function also reads zipped
files without you having to unzip them first.
The GNC format is found on the Amazing Designs disk collections.
Use a GNC formated design whenever possible
as it automatically resizes the design to fit the
sewing field you are writing to.
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Figure QS-1
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FAQs
Quick Start
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Remember, the box is a design file transfer
system for finished file sewing formats. You
cannot read .bmp, .jpg, or any kind of clip art into
this program. There is no digitizing software
included.
Click the Read button, and the standard “Open”
window appears (Figure QS-2). Click the down
arrow to the right of the “Look in” box and follow
the path to the folder or drive where your designs
are stored. Once you have the appropriate
folder in the “Look in” box and the file information
displayed below it, you can select the design you
want, or click on the Browse button to see
pictures of the designs. Double click on the
picture and the design will load into a square on
the main screen. You can keep choosing files
until all 6 squares are full.
FAQs
Figure QS-2
The Load function is what enables you to take
designs from memory cards into the software
and write them back to a card for your
embroidery machine.
1. Simply insert the preprogrammed memory
card into the appropriate slot (See Figure QS-3
on the next page) in the box and the Load button
will highlight.
2. Click the Load button and type the number of
the desired design and click OK to load that
design. You can also view all the designs on the
memory card by clicking Browse. This brings up
a picture of each design on the memory card.
Select the design you want and click Load. You
are able to load up to 6 designs at a time.
Warning
3. When you are finished selecting designs from
the “Browse” page, click OK and the design will
load onto the main screen.
Once you have loaded your designs from the
preprogrammed card, you need to remove it from
the slot.
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FAQs
Quick Start
Amazing Box
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3
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Figure QS-3
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4
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Upper Left Card Slot (Slot 1)
The card slot for Babylock, Bernina-Deco,
Brother, Simplicity, Viking #1+, Rose, and 605
Cards.
2
Lower Left Card Slot (Slot 2)
The card slot for Pfaff, Janome 10000 and
Bernina-Artista Cards.
3
Upper Right Card Slot (Slot 3)
The card slot for Singer Cards.
4
Lower Right Card Slot (Slot 4)
The card slot for Elna, Janome, New Home, and
Kenmore Cards.
5
Red Light
The red light informs you The Amazing Box is
either reading or writing a card.
6
Green Light
The green light informs you The Amazing Box is
ON.
FAQs
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The Delete button is used to remove a design
from any of the 6 squares on the screen. Click
the design you want to delete then click the
Delete button and the design disappears.
Write
Once you have up to 6 designs on your screen
then you are ready to insert your rewritable
memory card into the appropriate slot on the
Amazing Box and write the designs to the
rewritable card for sewing.
See Figure QS-3 for which slots cards are
assigned to.
1. Click one of the 3 buttons below “Write Card.”
(Detailed information regarding the
programming of these buttons is in the “Main
Screen” section of the manual).
2. The message “You are about to overwrite the
current card. Are you sure?” will appear. Click
Yes.
3. The design(s) will write to the card. When
finished writing, the message “Success!
Memory card is now ready for use” appears.
Click OK.
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FAQs
Quick Start
FAQs
Warning
Warning
Amazing Box
Only one card in the box at a time!
Do not remove your card while the red light is on.
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You will see a status bar with numbers counting
up “Writing block….”. There is no specific
number at which the transfer will stop. You must
wait until the status bar is no longer on the
screen to remove your card. The message
“Success - Memory card is ready for use” will
appear on your screen when it is safe to remove
your card from The Amazing Box.
Now you are ready to take the card to your
machine and sew!!
Using Compatible Software
The Amazing Box allows you to edit your designs
using other Amazing Designs software such as
Lettering Pro, Size Express, Color Editor, etc.
Start the desired program, then double click the
desired design or the Edit/Transfer drop-down
menu, and the design will transfer into that
program.
Reme
mber
This also works with any other Amazing Designs
software.
Figure QS-4
Color Editor Main Screen Quick Start File Formats Installation Introduction
Ex. To send a design from the Main Screen into
Color Editor:
1. Open Color Editor and maximize.
2. Double click on the desired design on the
Main Screen, and this design will automatically
be transferred into Color Editor (Figure QS-4).
3. Once in Color Editor, recolor the design by
clicking on the color block below the design.
4. To send design back to The Amazing Box,
click File/Save.
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Quick Start
FAQs
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Amazing Box
Main Screen
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In this section of the manual, all the features on
the Main Screen are explained.
Items Found in this Section:
Design Screen
Dialog Box
Read
Load
Write
Delete
Options
Exit
Figure MS-1
Amazing Box Main Screen
FAQs
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Amazing Box
Main Screen
Figure MS-2
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Design Screen
Dialog Box
Read
Load
Write
Delete
Options
Exit
Main Screen
When using The Amazing Box, you are able to
place up to six designs onto a card at one time
(Depending on the size, stitch count and/or color
changes in the design).
The six boxes, as shown in Figure MS-3 will
display the sequence of the designs selected
before writing to a card.
Tip
If you own Smart Sizer Gold, Lettering Pro, Size
Express, Fast Fills and/or Color Editor, you can
load the desired program and then double click
on any of the boxes and the design will open
directly in that software.
Reme
mber
Color Editor is included with the Amazing Box.
See the chapter titled “Color Editor” in this
manual.
Figure MS-3
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Design Screen
FAQs
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Dialog Box
When moving your mouse over the different
features in the program, information about that
feature will be displayed in the Dialog Box.
C
Read
Click the Read button or the File/Open dropdown menu to open the “Open” window as
shown below in Figure MS-4. Using the down
arrow to the right of the “Look in” box, find the
directory or drive in which your designs are
stored. Once your design files are displayed,
select the design you want and click Open.
Figure MS-4
Figure MS-5
With the “Browse” function open, there are
several things to note.
In the “Sort By” function, you
can sort your designs by name
or extension.
Click on the menu
arrow under
“Directory,” for the
listing of sub-directories in your computer.
Select the directory and the designs will automatically load onto the window as shown in
Figure MS-5.
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Another feature in the “Open” window is
“Browse.” Click on Browse and the “Browse”
window will open displaying all the designs in
that folder as shown below in Figure MS-5.
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This icon will take you to the previous page
of designs.
This icon will take you back one design.
This icon will take you forward one design.
This icon will take you to the next page of
designs.
This icon will take you to your last design.
After selecting a design, click on OK
to load the design to screen.
Click the Cancel button to close the
window.
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This icon will take you to your first design.
The Amazing Box can read multiple file formats
from floppy, CD-ROM or your hard drive.
GNC: Great Notions condensed (*.gnc)
CSD: Toyota Poem/Singer EU/Dos HuskyGram
(*.csd)
DST: Tajima (*.dst)
EXP: DOS expanded (*.exp)
HUS: Viking DOS Customizer/ Customizer 95
(*.hus) Split at 12 colors
JEF: Janome 10000 (*.jef)
PCS: Pfaff PC-Designer V2.0 & V2.1 PC
(*.pcs) Split at 16 colors
PEC: Babylock Palette/Bernina Wizard/Brother
PE-Design (*.pec)
PES: Babylock/Bernina Deco/Brother/
Simplicity (*.pes, *.pec)
SEW: Elna/Janome (*.sew)
XXX: Singer (*.xxx)
GNC Files
GNC formated designs will automatically resize if
necessary to fit the sewing field you are writing
to.
The GNC format is only found on Amazing
Designs disk collections.
Zip Files
The Amazing Box will also read zip files.
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Click the Read button and go to the directory
that contains your zipped designs as shown in
Figure MS-6.
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Figure MS-6
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Select the zipped file that you want to take a
design from and click Open. The “Zip Directory”
opens, displaying the designs within that zip file
as shown in Figure MS-6a.
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Figure MS-6a
Select the desired file and click Open to load it,
or click Cancel to close the window and return to
the “Main Screen.”
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Load
The Load function is what enables you to take
designs from memory cards into the software
and write them back to a card for your embroidery machine. You are able to load up to 6
designs at a time into the software.
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Not all pre-programmed memory cards are
readable. Some manufacturers have disabled
this function for their cards.
Upper Left Card Slot (Slot 1)
The card slot for Babylock, Bernina-Deco,
Brother, Simplicity, Viking #1+, Rose, and 605
Cards.
2
Lower Left Card Slot (Slot 2)
The card slot for Pfaff, Janome 10000, and
Bernina-Artista Cards.
3
Upper Right Card Slot (Slot 3)
The card slot for Singer Cards.
4
Lower Right Card Slot (Slot 4)
The card slot for Elna, Janome, New Home, and
Kenmore Cards.
Remember to remove the pre-programmed
memory card from the Amazing Box and replace
with the rewritable card before clicking “Write.”
Click the Load button or the File/Load dropdown menu and the “Read Design” dialog box
will appear as shown on the next page in Figure
MS-7.
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Figure MS-7
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2
3
1
2
3
4
Type in the design number of the single
design you wish to load if you know the
numbered position of the design.
After typing in the design number, click
OK and the desired design will load.
If you do not know the number of the
design, click Browse and all the designs
on the card will be displayed. The
“Browse” function is further explained on
the next page.
Cancel will close the “Load” functions.
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Figure MS-7a
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a
d
e
a
b
c
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e
Up to six designs can be shown at one
time depending on the number of designs
on the card as shown in Figure MS-7a.
Select the desired design then click Load
to send the design to the “Main Screen.”
You can select up to 6 designs depending
on the space available on the “Main
Screen.” The “Card’s Directory” will not
close until you click OK.
Clicking the Next Page button will
show the next six designs.
Clicking the Prev Page button will
show the previous six designs.
Clicking OK will take you back to the
“Main Screen.”
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Clicking the Browse button in the “Read Design”
dialog box will display the “Card’s Directory”
showing you pictures of all the designs on the
card as shown in Figure MS-7a.
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Write
The Amazing Box has the capability of loading
and writing memory card designs. You must
have the appropriate writable card to be able to
write designs for your machine. Listed below are
the writable card formats and their appropriate
slots in The Amazing Box.
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Upper Left Card Slot (Slot 1)
The card slot for Babylock, Bernina-Deco,
Brother, Simplicity, Viking #1+, Rose, and 605
Cards.
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Lower Left Card Slot (Slot 2)
The card slot for Pfaff, Janome 10000, and
Bernina-Artista Cards.
3
Upper Right Card Slot (Slot 3)
The card slot for Singer Cards.
4
Lower Right Card Slot (Slot 4)
The card slot for Elna, Janome, New Home, and
Kenmore Cards.
Pfaff, Artista and Janome 10000 all use the
same slot in The Amazing Box, but the Janome
10000 rewritable card is different from the Pfaff
and Artista card. This means you can not write a
Pfaff or Artista file to a Janome 10000 card and
vice versa.
To program the “Write Card” buttons for your
machine, first insert a writable card into the
appropriate slot in the box. Now click any of the
buttons marked “Unknown.” A new dialog box
appears as shown in Figure MS-8. Click the
down arrow to select your machine from the
choices given.
Figure MS-8
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Once you have up to 6 designs in the software,
you are ready to insert your rewritable memory
card into the appropriate slot on The Amazing
Box and write these designs to the rewritable
card for sewing.
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Tip
Only the machine choices for the card inserted in
the slot will be offered (ex. the upper left side slot
is for format PES/HUS so only BabyLock/
Brother/Deco/Simplicity/Viking machines will be
offered). Select the appropriate machine model.
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If you do not see your machine model you can
select a different machine by the same
manufacturer with the same single sewing field
parameters. You can select from the list
provided at the end of this section.
You can set each “Write” button to reflect your
personal machine. If you own more than one
model you can set the buttons accordingly.
Once you set the “Write” button to a certain
machine it will remain set until you change it.
Now click on the newly programmed “Write Card”
button to save the designs to the card. You will
be given a warning that the card will be overwritten as shown in Figure MS-8a. You will be erasing all of the previously written designs and
replacing them with the new ones. Click Yes
and the transfer will start. Click No to cancel this
operation. You will now see a red light in the
center of the box. This means that The Amazing
Box is transferring the designs to the card.
Do not remove your card while the red light is on!
When the Amazing Box is done writing the
designs to the card, it will display a “Success”
window (Figure MS-8b). You are now ready to
take the card to your machine and sew!
Figure MS-8b
Warning
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This software will not split designs for multiposition hoops. You can only save designs to
your writable card in the size that you machine
will sew in a single sewing field.
One card in the box at a time. If you are loading
designs from a programmed memory card,
remove it before you insert your writable card
and click on the “Write” button.
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Warning
Figure MS-8a
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Some machines require designs to split into
multiple files depending on the number of colors
and stitch count. If your design doesn’t appear to
have sewn out completely, then you may need to
select the next file on the card to complete your
design. Ex. Pfaff PCS format splits at 16 colors
or 14,000 stitches.
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Delete
The Delete button gives you the ability to remove
a design before writing to the card. Select the
design you want to delete by clicking on it, then
click the Delete button or the Edit/Delete dropdown menu and the design is removed.
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Options
Click the Options button to pre-set the “Unknown” write buttons to reflect your machine type
(Figure MS-9).
Figure MS-9
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Click any of the down arrows in the “Write Button
Preferences” field, and a database of available
machines is displayed (Figure MS-9a).
Tip
Tip
Figure MS-9a
If you do not see your machine model you can
select a different machine by the same
manufacturer with the same single sewing field
parameters. You can select from the list
provided at the end of this section.
You can set each “Write” button to reflect your
personal machine. If you own more than one
model you can set the buttons accordingly.
Once you set the “Write” button to a certain
machine it will remain set until you change it.
H
Exit
Clicking the Exit button will close the Amazing
Box software.
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Scroll through the list until you find your machine and select it. Click OK to accept it or
Cancel to close the window. The machine
information will now replace the word “Unknown”
on the “Write” buttons on the “Main Screen.” You
can set all 3 buttons to your machine types or
leave the other 2 as “Unknown.”
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Memory card driven machines
Maximum Single Sewing Field
By Machine
Machine
Hoop Size
File
BabyLock ESI/ESI2
BabyLock EM1/EM2/eac/BL60E
Bernina Deco 500/600
Simplicity SE1/SE2/SE3
Brother PE150/100/200/300S/7500
White W3300
100 x 100
100 x 100
100 x 100
100 x 100
100 x 100
100 x 100
PES
PES
PES
PES
PES
PES
BabyLock ESE/ESE2/Ellure
Brother 8200/8500/6500
130 x 180
130 x 180
PES
PES
BabyLock Ellageo 1/2/3
Brother ULT/2002D
160 x 260
160 x 260
PES
PES
Bernina Artista 180/170
Bernina Artista 200E
152 x 198
ART
Elna 9006
Janome NH 8000
70 x 80
70 x 80
SEW
SEW
Elna CE20/8007/8006
Janome NH 9000/5700/5000
Kenmore 1900/19001
122 x 88
122 x 88
122 x 88
SEW
SEW
SEW
Machine
Hoop Size
File
Janome 10000
140 x 200
JEF
Pfaff 7570/7560
Pfaff 2140
115 x 120
140 x 225
PCS
VIP
Viking Rose/1+/Iris
100 x 100
HUS
Singer XL100
112 x 80
PSW
Singer XL150
Singer XL1000
130 x 240
130 x 240
PSW
PSW
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Single sewing fields listed for current model machines
even though the Amazing Box may not be capable of
saving to some of the larger sewing fields at this time.
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Memory card driven machines
Maximum Single Sewing Field
By Machine (cont.)
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Color Editor
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In this section, all the features of the Color Editor
software are explained.
Figure CE-1
Color Editor is a separate program provided with
The Amazing Box for the purpose of changing a
design’s color information.
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Drop-Down Menus
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Immediately below the title bar is the drop-down
menu. This contains all the commands for Color
Editor.
Figure CE-2
Drop-Downs
You will find four Drop-Down Menus:
File
View
Options
Help
Open (Ctrl+O)
Click File, then Open to select a design.
Figure CE-3
Open
This displays the “Open” window along with your
default folder or directory setting as shown
above in Figure CE-3.
FigureCE-3a
Click on the down arrow to the right of the “Look
in” box to show the list of sub-directories on your
computer as shown in Figure CE-3a. Select the
folder that contains your designs.
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File Menu
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When you click on a file, the file name will
appear in the field box to the right of “File name”
as shown in Figure CE-3b.
Figure CE-3b
To the right of “Files of type” you can choose
what type of embroidery format you wish to
open.
Figure CE-3c
Multiple file formats may be selected when
opening a file:
GNC: GN Scalable (*.gnc)
HUS: Viking DOS Customizer/ Customizer 95
(*.hus) Split at 12 colors
CSD: Toyota Poem/Singer EU/Dos HuskyGram
(*.csd)
PES: Baby Lock/Bernina Deco/Brother/
Simplicity (*.pes, *.pec)
SEW: Janome Scan-n-Sew PC/Elna Envision
Scan PC (*.sew)
PEC: Baby Lock Palette/Bernina Wizard/
Brother PE-Design (*.pec)
PCS: Pfaff PC-Designer V2.0 & V2.1 PC
(*.pcs) Split at 16 colors
XXX: Singer PSW (*.xxx)
EXP: DOS expanded (*.exp)
DST: Tajima (*.dst)
Across the top of the main screen is the title bar.
It will display the file name of the design you
have opened. If you are working in a new file,
and it has not yet been saved, it will display
“Untitled” as the file name.
Click the Cancel button, to cancel
the “Open” command.
Save (Ctrl+S)
Tip
Click File, then Save to save changes to an
existing file. The “Save” command saves your
document under the same name, replacing the
previous version. When you finish using Color
Editor, save your work before closing it.
You should periodically save your work so that
you don’t lose your work in the event of a power
interruption or hardware failure.
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Tip
After selecting a design, it appears in
the “File name” box. Click on the Open button to
load the design.
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Save As
Click File, then Save As to name your design
and save it to the desired folder.
Figure CE-4
Save As
The “Save As” window in Figure CE-4, functions
the same way as the “Open” window. Click on
the down arrow to the right of the “Save in” box
to select the desired folder.
Type the name of the design in “File name” as
shown in figure CE-4a.
Figure CE-4a
To the right of “Save as type” you can choose
what type of embroidery format you wish save to.
Figure CE-4b
The “Save As” feature will only allow you to save
the file within the same format it was opened,
with the exception of GNC.
If a design is opened in GNC, it can be saved in
HUS, CSD, PES, SEW, JEF, PCS, XXX, EXP
and DST.
If the design was sent from The Amazing Box, it
can only be saved back to The Amazing Box.
After typing the name of the design in
“File name” shown in Figure CE-4a, click the
Save button and the design will be saved.
Click the Cancel button, to cancel
the “Save As” command.
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Print (Ctrl+P)
Click File, then Print to print a copy of your
design.
Not only will the design print out, but it will also
show the file name, the stitching size, the number of stitches and the number of colors.
Print Preview
Click File, then Print Preview to display on the
screen how the printed page will appear (Figure
CE-5).
Figure CE-5
Figure CE-5a
On the right side of the screen (Figure CE-5a),
you will notice the file name, the size of design in
millimeters and inches, stitch count, number of
colors and the order the colors are to be sewn
out.
Click the Print button to print the
instruction sheet to your printer.
Click the Next Page button
to display the instructions from the second page.
The Prev Page button will take you back to the
previous page (if applicable).
Click the Two Page button to show a
preview of both pages as shown in Figure CE5b.
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When viewing the “Print Preview” screen, there
are some items to note (Figure CE-5a).
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Figure CE-5b
Click the One Page button to bring the
“Print Preview” screen back to one page as
shown in Figure CE-5c.
Figure CE-5c
Click the Zoom In button to zoom in
as shown in Figure CE-5a.
Click the Zoom Out button to zoom
out as shown in Figure CE-5c.
Click the Close button to close the
“Print Preview” screen.
Click File, then Print Setup to bring up the print
setup dialog box as shown in Figure CE-6.
Figure CE-6
Technic
al Stuff
You will be able to change the type of printer,
properties, paper size and orientation within print
setup.
Exit
Tip
Click File, then Exit to close Color Editor.
If you have not saved your work, you will be
asked to do so.
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VIEW Menu
Toolbar
Figure CE-7
(Top of Screen)
Click View, then Main Toolbar to add or remove
the “Main Toolbar” options from the screen. A
checkmark denotes the toolbar is active.
The “Toolbar” is the row of icons found at the top of
the screen. As a default, they are always
selected “On”.
Status Bar
Figure CE-8
(Bottom of Screen)
Click View, then Status Bar to add or remove
the “Status Bar” options from the screen. A
checkmark denotes the toolbar is active.
The “Status Bar” is the row of icons found on the
left side of the active screen. As a default, they
are always “On”.
Hoop Size
Click Options, then Hoop Size to select the
brand of machine and hoop size as shown in
Figure CE-9.
Tip
Figure CE-9
The workspace grid will increase or decrease in
size to show the work area available for that
particular machine and hoop size.
Each square of the grid equals 10 millimeters by
10 millimeters. (10mm X 10mm). The design
you select must fit within the work space.
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Density Settings
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(for GNC Designs Only)
Click Options, then Density Settings to bring up the
dialog box in Figure CE-10. Density Settings only
work with GNC designs.
Figure CE-10
In Figure CE-10 you will find two ways to adjust the
density of the embroidery pattern, “Adjust stitch
density” by percentage or by “Thread Weights.”
Figure CE-10a
The best way to “Adjust stitch density” is to
remember that if the number is higher than 100,
stitches will be added, and if the number is lower
than 100, stitches will be removed.
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You may get better results on terry cloth by
changing the density to 110% and changing the
density to 90% for knits.
In “Thread Weight,” the default is 40 wt. When
selecting 60 wt, there will be an increase in
stitches due to the thickness of the thread being
thinner than 40 wt. If “Yarn” is selected, there
will be fewer stitches.
Click on OK to make the appropriate changes to the design, depending on the
density settings you select.
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mber
GNC format is the only format in which you can
change the density. The GNC format is only
found on Amazing Designs Disk Collections.
Click on Cancel to close the
density settings command without making any
changes to your design.
Preferences
Click Options, then Preferences to bring up the
dialog box in Figure CE-11 .
Figure CE-11
Several options can be selected depending on
the brand of sewing machine you are using.
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Figure CE-10b
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Figure CE-11a
Figure CE-11a shows the setting for Viking/
Husqvarna machines. This option will split the
design at every 12th color change.
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When a design is split, the file name will be
renamed with an A, B, C etc. at the end of the
file. For example; if you have a design named
16044.GNC and this design has 13 color
changes in it, the file will be saved as
16044_A.HUS and 16044_B.HUS.
Figure CE-11b
Figure CE-11b shows the setting for Janome/New
Home/ Elna software. This option will ensure that
when you save to *.SEW it will be compatible with
Scan-n-Sew PC V1.x. The Dream Vision/
Customizer 2000 when selected will enable 78
colors for Elna/Janome/New Home in your color
pallet.
Figure CE-11c is the setting for Pfaff PCS. The
first option will make PCS files 100% compatible
Pfaff PCS. The second option will split the design
at every 16th color change.
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mber
When a design is split, the file name will be
renamed with an A, B, C etc. at the end of the
file name. For example: you have a design
named 16044.GNC and this design has 18 color
changes in it, when you save it to Pfaff PCS, the
file will be saved as 16044_A.PCS and
16044_B.PCS.
Click OK to apply selected preferences.
Click Cancel to close the dialog
box preferences without making any changes to
the software.
HELP Menu
About Color Editor
Click Help, then About Color Editor to display
the version number of Color Editor you are
using.
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Figure CE-11c
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Tool Bars
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This section describes how to use the three tool
bars in Figure CE-12 through CE-14.
Main Toolbar
Figure CE-12
(Top of Screen)
Color Bar
Figure CE-13
(Bottom of Screen)
Status Bar
Figure CE-14
(Bottom of Screen)
Open Icon (Ctrl+O)
Click the Open icon to open a design file as
discussed in the “File Menu” section.
Save Icon (Ctrl+S)
Click the Save icon to save changes to an existing file. The “Save” command saves your document under the same name with which it was
last saved or opened, replacing the previous
version.
Tip
When you finish using Color Editor, save your
work before you close it.
You should periodically “Save” while you work, so
your work will not be lost in the event of a power
interruption or hardware failure.
Print Icon (Ctrl+P)
Click the Print icon to print a copy of your design. See the “File Menu” section for more
information and functions.
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Hoop Size Icon
Click the Hoop Size icon to bring up the dialog
box to select a machine and hoop size. See the
“Options Menu” section for more information.
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mber
Each square of the grid equals 10 millimeters by
10 millimeters. (10mm X 10mm) The design
you select must fit within this work space.
Density Settings Icon
Click on the Density Settings icon to adjust the
density settings as discussed in the “Options
Menu” section.
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The GNC format is the only format in which you
can change the density. The GNC format is only
found on Amazing Designs Disk Collections.
Zoom In Icon
Click on the Zoom In icon to zoom in on the
design.
Zoom Out Icon
Click on the Zoom Out icon to zoom out on the
design.
About Icon
Click the About icon and the Color Editor
version number will be displayed.
Figure CE-15
The “Color Bar” enables you to change the colors
of the design on the screen.
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mber
The “Color Bar” will only show the number of
boxes that have color changes within a design.
Figure CE-16
After clicking on one of the boxes shown in
Figure CE-15 the “Select Color” box will appear
as shown in Figure CE-16.
Figure CE-16a
By clicking on the color you wish to change, the
name of the color will appear in the “New Color /
Change To” box as shown in Figure CE-16a.
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Figure CE-16b
There are five color palettes available to select
colors.
Default
=
64 colors
Baby Lock/Bernina/Brother=
64 colors
Husqvarna/Viking
=
29 colors
Elna/Janome/New Home =
78 colors
Pfaff
=
16 colors
Click on OK to change the selected color to its new color.
Click on Cancel to close the
color select function without changes.
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Reme
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The Color Editor software is included
with The Amazing Box so that you can
use the “Color Bar” to recolor your
designs. If you want the sewing machine to display the correct color
names on the sewing machine’s display
screen, you must recolor the design
before saving it to a card.
Figure CE-17
The “Status Bar” provides information about four
important items.
1.
Size
2.
Position from center.
3.
Stitch Count
4.
Number of Colors
Figure CE-17a
“Sz:” displays the size of the designs placed on
the work space.
Figure CE-17b
“Pos:” displays the position of the designs
placed on the work space relative to the center.
Figure CE-17c
“St:” displays the stitch count of the designs
placed on the work space.
Figure CE-17d
“Clrs:” displays the number of colors of the
designs placed on the work space.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question:
Answer:
What is a design transfer system?
It is a memory card writing system that
takes designs from your hard drive,
floppy drive or CD and writes them to a
memory card to fit your embroidery
machine.
Question:
Do I need a computer to use a design
transfer sytem?
Yes, The Amazing Box connects to your
PC to write files from your computer to
the rewritable memory card for your
embroidery machine.
Answer:
Question:
Answer:
What is a finished file format design?
This is a complete digitized design with a
home sew design file extension of HUS,
JEF, PCS, PES, etc.
Question:
Can I take a .bmp, .wmf or .jpg file and
write it to a card for sewing?
No, these file extensions are graphic
files, clip art, or pictures, and need to be
digitized before you can write them to a
memoy card to stitch out on your
embroidery machine. To do this, you will
need digitizing software like Click ‘N
Stitch from Amazing Designs.
Answer:
What does digitized mean?
This is the term for a stitch file. It means
that the clip art or picture now has
stitches to it.
Question:
Answer:
What does “single sewing field” refer to?
Each embroidery machine has a maximum area that may be embroidered at
one time. This would be considered the
machine’s single sewing field. For
example, the Simplicity SE3 or Brother
PE150 both have a 100x100mm or 4x4”
single sewing field. You should be able
to find this information in your machine’s
instruction manual.
Question:
Answer:
Why do I need this system?
With The Amazing Box you have the
ability to create your own memory cards
using designs from disk collections, CDs,
or even the Internet. The design possibilities are endless with The Amazing
Box. If you decide to edit or add lettering
to your designs, The Amazing Box and
additional optional software make this
possible.
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Answer:
Question:
Answer:
How do I keep my Amazing Box Software up-to-date?
The Amazing Designs website
(http://www.amazingdesigns.com)
will post periodic software updates for
download. To see which version of the
software you have installed, click “Help”
on the menu bar and select “About.”
The software does not recognize the
converter box, what do I do?
If you get a message on your screen
saying, “No comport...” this usually
means the USB driver is not installed
correctly. Follow the following steps to
reinstall the driver.
1. Unplug the USB cable from the
computer while it is on.
2. Turn off your computer.
3. Plug the USB cable back into the
computer.
4. Turn on the computer.
5. A Mircrosoft message stating, “New
hardware found,” appears.
6. Insert the Amazing Box CD into
the CD-ROM drive and cancel installa
tion if it autoruns.
7. Now follow the on-screen prompts
and directions in the Installation chapter
on Hardware Installation to install the
USB driver.
Answer:
Why does the design save to more than
one file?
Some manufacturers have color or stitch
limitations for each file. If your machine
requires limits, this software will split
your designs into two or more files.
Ex. Pfaff (PCS) can only read 16 colors
per design file. If the design has more
than 16 color changes it will be split into
two files ‘a’ and ‘b’ when writing to the
PCS writable card. Both files must be
stitched to complete the design.
If you have any other questions or comments
concerning this product, please feel free to
contact the manufacturer at the phone number or
email address listed below:
1-800-553-1691
support@amazingdesigns.com
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