Bernina | artista 165 Embroidery | My BERNINA Sofware 7 Workbook1 Editor Plus

My
BERNINA
Embroidery Software 7
EditorPlus Features
Owner’s Workbook
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Table of Contents
Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 3
Software Information
Software Features of EditorPlus ........................................................................................ 4
Software Features of DesignerPlus ................................................................................... 5
Software Basics ................................................................................................................. 6
Setting the Measurement System
Calibrating Your Screen
Using the Reference Manual
Reference Files
Sending a Design to the Machine
Sample Pages
Good Software Habits
Screen Display
Software Icons ................................................................................................................. 12
Class Exercises:
Lettering Basics ............................................................................................................... 16
Lettering Baselines .......................................................................................................... 18
Monogramming................................................................................................................ 20
Editing Overview .............................................................................................................. 23
Mirror Merge .................................................................................................................... 26
Extras:
Creating a Quick Border .................................................................................................. 28
Elastic Lettering ............................................................................................................... 29
Buttonholes...................................................................................................................... 32
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of BERNINA Embroidery Software 7!
This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the classes you will take at your BERNINA
dealership, and contains a series of exercises intended to familiarize you with the features of your new
BERNINA Embroidery Software 7.
NOTE: We recommend that you attend Owners classes for your embroidery system and review the
information in the MyBERNINA Embroidery workbook before attending BERNINA Embroidery software
classes.
There are two levels of BERNINA Embroidery Software 7—EditorPlus and DesignerPlus.
BERNINA EditorPlus 7- - With this software level, you can edit your existing designs and add lettering. You can also create
attractive designs with prepared artwork using the powerful automatic digitizing features of Auto Digitizer, Magic
Wand and PhotoSnap.
Features of this software include:
 Color re-sequence for improved stitchouts
 65 different embroidery alphabets
 Convert True Type Fonts & Open Type Fonts to embroidery through Corel DRAW Essentials X6
 Advanced Monogramming features
 Editing individual stitches to fine-tune your designs
 Auto Digitizer to create embroidery automatically from artwork
 Magic Wand to automatically digitize selected areas/shapes of a graphic image
 PhotoSnap to turn graphic images into interesting line stitching
 Portfolio to organize and manage designs from CDs, USB sticks, or designs built into the software
 BERNINA Quilter for planning and designing your quilts
 Cross Stitch for creating cross stitched designs to be embroidered on your machine
 CorelDRAW Essentials X6
BERNINA DesignerPlus 7 - - This software level provides all the tools of EditorPlus and powerful features for digitizing, appliqué,
and three-dimensional effects. Features include:
 Manually digitize designs on-screen
 Add artistic & decorative fill and outline patterns to designs
 81 different embroidery alphabets
 Create pattern stitches and monogram borders
 Appliqué with EXCLUSIVE Advanced Appliqué
feature
 Multi-hooping to go beyond the limits of your
hoop sizes
 Stumpwork, Trapunto, PunchWork, & Raised
satin to create 3-dimensional designs
Be sure to register your BERNINA® Embroidery Software.
My BERNINA Embroidery Software 7
is (circle one):
EditorPlus
DesignerPlus
My dongle serial number is:__________________
I purchased my software on:_____________(date)
At_______________________________________
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Software Features of EditorPlus
EditorPlus:
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Alignment Tools
Art Strokes
Article display
Artistic View
Auto Digitizer tool:
 For redwork
 For filled objects
Auto Fabrics
Auto Underlay
Bitmaps + Vector drawings
Break Apart Tool
Buttonholes:
 9 styles
 Buttonhole remove overlap
 Buttonhole spacing
Built in Designs: 450 total
Color Film/by Color or Object
Color Palette & Picker
Color Wheel
CorelDRAW Essentials X6
Cross Stitch
 Auto & Manual Tools
 Stamp Tool
Cycle through colors used
Editing designs:
 Edit bits & pieces of designs
 Stitch by stitch edit
Fill types:
 30 step fills
 180 fancy fills
 510 pattern fills
 Satin + special satin fill
Group/ungroup
Kaleidoscope
 Lettering:
 65 fonts
 Break Apart Levels
 Elastic lettering (curved,
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straight, perspective, + diamond)
 Remove overlap for lettering
 6 Baselines
 Justification
 Kerning + Reshape
Lock/Unlock
Measurement system choice
Monogram features
 16 modes
 235 monogram ornaments
 44 monogram borders
Magic Wand
Mirror Image + Mirror Merge
New From Template
Outline types:
 Single
 Triple
 Satin
 Blanket
 Pattern—368 total
Overview Window
PhotoSnap
 Photographs
 Scanned items
 Add outline
 Crop image tool
Polygon select
Portfolio
Print fabric through Artwork Canvas
Pull Compensation
Quick Clone
Quick Trace
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Quilter
Reference files
Remove Overlaps
Rescale Designs
Reshape objects
Rotate Objects
Rulers & Guidelines
Save in 24 formats
Sequence tools
Show/Hide Fabrics
Show/Hide Stitches
Slow redraw
Smart Drawing Tools
Stitch Edit
Stitch Re-sequencing
Textured Edge
Thread Management
Thread Matching
Tie In/Tie Off
Touch up pictures
Travel on edge
Underlay
 Auto Underlay
 Multiple Types of
Underlay
View by Color
Wave Effect
Wreath
Zoom Tools
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Software Features of DesignerPlus
DesignerPlus:
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Appliqué
 Auto
 Remove appliqué overlaps
 Advanced Appliqué
 Blackwork Run
 Block Editor for Quilter
 Calligraphy Effect
 Carving Effect
 Close/ open object options
 Color Blending
 Create monogram borders
 Create pattern fills
 Create pattern outlines
 Double run outline
 Fills:
 Blackwork—83
 Candlewicking—4
 Contour
 Cross Stitch—2
 Lacework—5
 Raised satin
 Ripple
 Sculptured Fancy
 Star Fill
 Stippling Fills—3
 Fill Holes
 Gradient Fills—4 profiles
 Hole removal
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Lettering:
 16 additional fonts
 3D puffy lettering
 True type fonts
 Open type fonts
 Move letters off baseline
Manual Digitizing Tools
 Open object
 Closed object
 Open freehand
 Closed freehand
 Circle tool
 Rectangle tool
 Block digitizing
Morphing—8 effects
Multi-hooping
 Split objects
 Digitize registration marks
 Set margins of registration
marks
Multiple angles
Outlines added:
 Backstitch
 Blackwork Border
 Candlewick Border
 Raised satin
 Stemstitch
Outline Design + Halo Effect
Pattern stamp
PunchWork
StumpWork
Trapunto
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Software Basics
SOFTWARE BASICS TOPICS:
Setting the Measurement System
Calibrating Your Screen
Using the Reference Manual
Reference Files
Sending Designs to the Machine
Sample Pages
Good Software Habits
Tour of Screen & Icons
SETTING THE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
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You may work in inches or in metric while in the software.
In the middle of the top tool bar, there is a drop down arrow next to U.S. or Metric
that will allow you to switch between the measurement systems, regardless of the
measurement system that is set on your computer.
Simply click on the arrow and choose the system of measurement you want. The system automatically updates.
While working in the software, if you enter either “mm” or the inch symbol (“) or “in” in
a value box, the measurement will automatically convert to the corresponding measurement of the system you have chosen through the drop down box.
Stitch settings that relate to your embroidery machine (stitch length and stitch width for example) will remain in metric even if you have chosen inches, but design measurements
(size of design and height of letters for example) will change based on what system you
have chosen.
Measurements found in Portfolio and Cross Stitch are affected by the system you have chosen in the Control Panel.
CALIBRATING YOUR SCREEN
Setting the screen calibration will allow you to view designs in a 100% scale and the designs will be
the same size as the finished embroidery.
 Select Settings> Calibrate Screen.
 Measure the dialog box that opens from outline to outline, both across and up and down.
 Enter these values in the corresponding width and height boxes.
 Click OK.
 Repeat this process any time you update or reinstall your software.
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Software Basics
USING THE REFERENCE MANUAL
The Reference Manual and Help Topics contain a wealth of information.
 Select Help > Reference Manual.
 The Manual is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. It is a “linked” manual, meaning that it may be searched
for information. Simply click on a page number or words written in red and the manual will automatically open to that particular piece of information.
 Make sure that you have the Bookmark View as the active view by clicking on the Bookmark icon
shown.
 In the left hand column, select Index.
 Use the Next Page icon (downward arrow) to find the alphabetical listing for “C” in the Index.
 Under “C”, locate “calibrate monitor.”
 Note that there is a page number listed after this. Hover the mouse over the page number until it
turns into a “hand with a pointing finger.”
 Single left mouse click.
 Step-by-step information is given to calibrate the monitor.
 To close the manual, click the X in the upper right-hand corner.
 Quilter & Cross Stitch programs have their own Reference Manual, found in their Help Menu.
 You may wish to download the Reference Manuals to your iPad or tablet.
REFERENCE FILES
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Click on Open File.
The My Designs—Embroidery Software 7 folder is located in the C drive of your computer. Navigate to the location of the My Designs folder.
Select the Reference folder. Double click to open the folder or select the folder; then select Open.
This folder contains examples of the different fills, outlines, and alphabets that you will find in
the software. They may be sent to your machine to stitch as examples of what is included in
the software.
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To open a file, double click on the file or select the file and then select Open.
SENDING A DESIGN TO THE MACHINE
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To send a design to the machine, click on the Write to Card/Machine icon or select File> Write to
Card/Machine.
The ADX dialog box will open.
Choose your method of exporting the design.
 Select the exp USB for sending the design to a USB stick for machines that read exp format. (All BERNINA machines except those listed below.)
 Select the Deco button if you are sending the design to a Deco 330, 340, or a bernette Chicago.
 Select the serial port button if you are sending the design to a 165, 170, 180, or 185.
 Select the art USB if you are sending the design to a 200 or 730. These machines also read
exp format, so the first option can be used as well.
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Software Basics
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If you are connected to a BERNINA Embroidery machine, you will have additional options for
sending the design to the machine to stitch out without saving (the needle icon) or saving the design in the machine’s memory (the file folder and machine button).
To close the dialog box without sending a design, click on the X in the upper right hand corner.
SAMPLE PAGES TO PRINT
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Select Help> Reference Manual.
Click on the + sign in front of Appendices, Glossary, & Index.
Select the Step Fill Samples page.
The Reference Manual has several pages that can be printed and used as a reference for types of
fills, outlines, patterns, and craft stitches.
To print the pages, select File> Print and enter the page numbers as shown at the top of the Reference Manual.
Some of the reference information you may wish to print include:
 Alphabet Samples
 Step Fill Samples
 Fancy Fill Samples
 Pattern Stamp, Run and Fill Samples
 Craft Stitch Pattern Samples
Close the Reference Manual by clicking on the X in the upper right corner.
GOOD SOFTWARE HABITS
When you work in the software, it is a good idea to end your session with deleting back-up files that
are saved in the background.
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Go to Start> Programs.
Locate BERNINA Embroidery Software 7.
Select BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 Tools.
Click on Purge Recovery.
Place a check mark in front of Delete Backup Files.
Click OK.
A dialog box will appear saying that the files have been successfully deleted. Click OK.
This will help keep your computer clean of unnecessary files.
You will want to do this after working 10 hours in the software or after a software crash. You can do
this process when the software is open or when it is closed.
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Software Basics
SCREEN DISPLAY & ICONS
Title Bar: This bar will display what level of software you have. It will either be EditorPlus or
DesignerPlus.
Menu Bar: This has pull-down menus to access various software features.
Canvas Tool Bar:
This toolbar toggles between Artwork Canvas, Embroidery Canvas, and Hoop Canvas.
(Hoop Canvas is only in DesignerPlus)
You can convert an embroidery design to vector artwork by clicking on the Convert Embroidery to Artwork icon.
General Tool Bar
The General tool bar contains basic Windows tools, such as Cut, Copy, Paste as well as
icons that launch special dialog boxes and docker dialog boxes within the software.
Zoom Tool Bar:
This tool bar will change the zoom level on screen and the Pan icon can be used to move
the design on screen. You can select the Zoom icon and left click to zoom in or right click
to zoom out or click and drag around an object to zoom in on that object. Additionally, you
can zoom to the selected object, zoom to article, zoom to fit the screen, or zoom to the
hoop.
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Software Basics
Transform Tool Bar: This tool bar is used in editing your design.
View Tool Bar: This tool bar contains icons to change your view on the design screen.
Toolboxes:
On the left of the screen, there are toolboxes. By clicking on the title bar,
the icons grouped in that toolbox will appear. The number of icons you
will see depends on what level of software you have.
Stitch Bar: At the bottom of the screen, you will find a selection of stitch types; outline, fill,
and effects. The number of icons displayed depends on the level of software.
Status Bar: The left hand side of the status bar will give you information about the next step
in the process for your selected icon. On the right hand side of the status bar, you
will see information about the design; including size, location, number of stitches,
type of fabric, and the grade designation for the design. Art Grade A means that
the design was digitized by OESD or created in BERNINA Embroidery Software.
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Software Basics
Docker Tabs: There are Docker tabs on the right side of the screen. The number of
tabs will be determined by the level of software you have and which
dockers you have open.
Rest your cursor on one of the tabs to display the docker dialog box.
Dockers will be hidden and shown as tabs if the Auto Hide (thumbtack
icon) is turned on its side. The Dockers will remain open if the Auto Hide
icon is in an upright position.
To close the dialog box, click on the X in the upper right-hand corner of
the dialog box. To reopen, click on the corresponding icon in the General Toolbar.
Docker dialog boxes can be moved to any position on the screen by
clicking on the title bar of the dialog box and dragging it to another position. This can only be done if the Auto Hide icon is in an upright position.
To re-dock the dialog box, double click on the title bar.
Color Toolbar:
Along the far right of the screen is the Color Palette Toolbar.
Available colors from your default palette are shown when you
open a new screen. The colors used in the design are shown
when you open a design on screen.
With the Color Picker, you can select a color by clicking on a
color that is part of an object. The cursor changes into a paint
bucket icon and you can fill another object with the selected
color.
The Apply Current Color icon allows you to fill an embroidery
object in the design screen with the color currently selected in
the palette. The Current Color is shown in the color chip just
below the Apply Current Color icon.
Cycle Used Colors, at the lower part of the Palette, rotates
through the colors used in the design.
Color Wheel will allow you to change the color of individual
parts of a design or the design in total.
Thread Colors opens the Thread Color dialog box.
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BERNINA Software 7 Icons
Toolbars
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Canvas Toolbar
Artwork Canvas
Embroidery Canvas
Hoop Canvas
Convert Embroidery to Artwork
General Toolbar
 New
 Open
 Save
 Print
 Print Preview
 Write to Card/Machine
 Cut
 Copy
 Paste
 Undo
 Redo
General Commands
 Insert Embroidery
 Insert Artwork
 Application Launcher
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Object Properties
Effects
Options
Measurement Units
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Overview Window
Color Film
Carving Stamp
Morphing Effect
StumpWork Border
 Zoom
 Zoom Factor
 Pan
Zoom Toolbar
Transform Toolbar
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Select Object
Polygon Select
Reshape Object
Scale Up
Scale Down
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Mirror Horizontally
Mirror Vertically
Rotate Left
Rotate Right
Rotate
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Skew
Center X
Center Y
Width
Height
 Width %
 Height%
 Proportional Scaling
View Toolbar
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Show Artistic View
Dim Artwork
Show Stitches
Show Needle Points
Show Connectors
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Show Bitmap Artwork
Show Vector Artwork
Show StumpWork
Show Appliqué Fabric
Show Hoop/ Settings
 Show Grid/ Settings
 Show Rulers &
Guidelines/ Settings
 Slow Redraw
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Outline Stitch Types
 Single Outline
 Stemstitch Outline
 Triple Outline
 Satin Outline
 Backstitch Outline  Raised Satin Outline
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Blanket Outline
Blackwork Outline
Candlewicking Outline
Pattern Run Outline
Fill Stitch Types
 Step Fill
 Fancy Fill
 Satin Fill
 Sculptured Fancy Fill
 Raised Satin Fill  Ripple Fill
 Contour Fill
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Stitch Effects
Color Palette
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Morphing
Blackwork Fill
 Stipple Run Fill
Candlewicking Fill  Stipple Stemstitch Fill
Lacework Fill
 Stipple Backstitch Fill
Pattern Fill
Cross Stitch Fill
Auto Underlay
Textured Edge
Star Fill
Wave Fill
 Color Picker
 Apply Current Color
 Current Color
Color Film
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 Cycle Used Colors
 Color Wheel
 Thread Colors
Show Objects
Back 1 Object
Forward 1 Object
Back 1 Color
Forward 1 Color
Move to Start
Move to End
 Pinch
 Punch
 Ripple
 Twirl
 Skew Horizontal
 Skew Vertical
 Wave Horizontal
 Wave Vertical
Application Launcher
 Sequence by Selects
 Sequence by Color
 Portfolio
 Cross Stitch
 Quilter
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Toolboxes: In DesignerPlus
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Kaleidoscope
Multi-Hooping Canvas
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BERNINA Artwork Canvas Icons
Load Artwork
Select Artwork Object
Scan Bitmap
 Zoom
 Pan
Zoom Flyout
Touch Up Bitmap
Reshape Vector Object
Curve Flyout
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Object Flyout
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Perfect Shapes Flyout
Vector Lettering
Crop Flyout
Save Artwork
Freehand Draw
Artistic Media
Pen
Smart Drawing
Convert Artwork
to Embroidery
Vector Rectangle
Ellipse
Polygon
Star
Graph Paper
Spiral
Basic Vector Shapes
Arrow Shapes
Banner Shapes
Callout Shapes
 Crop Artwork Objects
 Erase
Interactive Tool Flyout
Drop Flyout
 Drop Shadow
 Transparency
Eyedropper Flyout
 Color Eyedropper
 Paint Bucket
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Blend
Contour
Distort
Envelope
Extrude
Interactive Fill
Outline Flyout
Fill Flyout
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Uniform Fill
Fountain Fill
Pattern Fill
Texture Fill
None
Color Docker Window
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Outline Pen
Outline Color
None
1/2 Point
1- 2- 8- 16- 24- Point
Color Docker Window
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Lettering Basics
Note: Click means left click; Right click is specified.
Notes:
Open a Blank Design File
 Open BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 by double clicking on
the desktop icon.
 Select File/Save As.
 Navigate to the location you wish to save the file.
 Name the file, Lettering Basics and click on Save.
Adding Lettering
 In the Digitize Toolbox, click on the Lettering icon.
 Click in the center of the screen; type the word BERNINA.
 Press Enter on the keyboard to generate the lettering.
 While the lettering is selected, right click to open the Object
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Properties dialog box.
 Select the Ketchikan alphabet.
 Enter 15 mm (.59 inches) in the height field.
 Press OK to confirm changes and close the dialog box.
In the Zoom Factor box, the software defaults to 100%. This
shows the lettering in actual size if you have calibrated the
screen.
While the lettering is selected, right click and drag to make a
quick clone.
Repeat until there are four sets of lettering.
If the hoop is not visible, right click on Show Hoop.
 From the drop down selection, choose artista 255 x 145
Oval.
 Make sure there is a check mark in front of Show Hoop.
 Click OK.
Move the top set of letters toward the top of the hoop and the
bottom set toward the bottom of the hoop by clicking and dragging the words.
Alignment & Spacing of Objects
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Select Edit/Select All or Ctrl A.
Open the Arrange Toolbox by clicking on the title bar.
Click on Align Vertical Centers.
Click on Space Evenly Down.
Changing Colors of Lettering
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Deselect the lettering by clicking outside the black boxes.
Click on the second set of lettering.
In Color Palette, select the turquoise color chip.
The Current Color is automatically updated and the colors of
the letters change.
 Repeat for the third and fourth group of letters, choosing a new
color for each of the words.
Lesson covers:
 Adding lettering
 Cloning
 Show Hoop
 Alignment & Spacing
 Deselecting
 Changing lettering properties
(font type, size, color, skew,
rotate)
 Break Apart
 Reshape
For best results when resizing lettering, remember to stay within the recommended size range for each selected style (see Appendices in Reference Manual).
Within Object Properties box, you
can change the alphabet style, the
height, width, justification or baseline. Clicking OK will make the
changes and close the dialog box;
clicking Apply will make the changes
and keep the dialog box open for
more changes.
Left clicking on the Show Hoop icon
will toggle the hoop on and off; right
clicking will open the dialog box.
There must be at least three objects
selected to use the Space Evenly
Across and Space Evenly Down
tools.
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 Select the first BERNINA.
 In the Edit Toolbox, select Break Apart.
 Select the first letter and click on a color chip in the Color Pal-
ette.
 Select a new color for each letter in BERNINA.
 Right click on the letter B. In Object Properties, notice that the
software still sees this as lettering.
Notes:
To change the individual colors of
the letters, you may break apart the
lettering and each letter can then
have its own properties—the type of
font, the width, the height, etc., in
addition to the color.
 Change the Alphabet Style to Castle and the size of the font to
20 mm (.79 inches) while the letter is selected. Press OK.
 Move the letter using the left arrow key on the keyboard.
The corner sizing handles rescale
letters or objects proportionally. The
Scaling Lettering Visually
resizing handles in the middle (top
and bottom) of the letters will rescale
 Select Lettering Group 2.
 Click and drag a corner resizing handle (black square) to resize the letters in height; the ones at either side will rescale only the width of
the word.
the letters.
 Notice the flag indicates the size and the % of change.
 Release mouse to complete.
The Transform Tool Bar can also be
used to rescale, rotate, and skew
 Select Lettering Group 3.
objects. You may lock proportions to
rescale both width and height to
 Click the lettering again– another set of selection handles apmaintain proportions or unlock to
pears around the lettering.
 Click and drag one of the diamond-shaped handles (at the mid- make individual changes to the width
and height.
dle top or middle bottom of the lettering) to skew the lettering
Transforming Lettering Objects
object horizontally.
 Click and drag one of the hollow corner square handles to ro-
tate the object.
 Release the mouse to set the position.
Spacing Individual Letters (Kerning)
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Select Lettering Group 4.
Select Reshape Object.
Click on a magenta diamond at the center of the letter R.
Move the letter toward the letter N.
You can use this feature to manipulate the spacing between
the letters. Touch Esc.
 Since you have previously named the file, click on Save.
 Close the file.
DesignerPlus Additions:
 DesignerPlus has 16 additional fonts.
 DesignerPlus Lettering can also access True Type & Open
Type fonts; EditorPlus must access these fonts through Artwork Canvas.
In addition, there are Scale Up/
Down icons that will rescale in
20% increments.
Rotate Left/Right will rotate
objects or letters by 45º.
You can rotate a specific
amount by entering a
value in the Rotate box.
You can skew by entering
a value in the Skew box.
DesignerPlus software has additional
letter manipulation capabilities. See
page 260 in the Reference Manual
for more information.
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Lettering Baselines
Open a Blank Design File
 Click on the New icon or select File> New.
 Select File/Save As.
 Name the file, Lettering Baselines.
Notes:
Changing the Background Color
 Select Design> Background.
 In the dialog box, click on the drop down arrow next to Color
and select a color from the color chips shown.
 Click OK. The background color will change and will be saved
as part of this file.
Working with Baselines: Vertical Baseline
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In the Digitize Toolbox, right click on the Lettering icon,
Lesson covers:
This will open Object Properties for lettering.
 Changing background color
Type BERNINA using the keys on your keyboard.
 Ways to add lettering
Select the Chicago style alphabet.
 Baselines
Change the Height to .75”. Enter the “ symbol in the lettering
 View Grid
value box if your system is set for metric; or, just enter the .75  Deselecting
value if your system is set for U.S.
Select Free Line Vertical for the baseline.
Lettering can be added in three ways.
1. Left mouse click on the Lettering
Click Apply.
icon and type directly on the deNotice the prompt in the lower left corner of the status bar.
sign screen following the prompts
Click on the screen to generate the lettering.
in the lower left corner.
2. Right click on the Lettering icon to
open the Lettering Object ProperWorking with Baselines: Predefined Baseline
ties window. Type the words in the
 Activate the grid by clicking on the Show Grid icon if the grid is
window. Click OK.
not visible on your screen.
3.
Press “A” on the keyboard to open
 Deselect the lettering by clicking on the design screen outside
the Lettering Object Properties
the black selection handles.
window. Type the words in the
 In the Object Properties box, click inside the white box; type in
window. Click OK.
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Embroidery; then press Enter. Type in 7, then Enter; and type
in Software. Enter will take each segment and place on a new
line.
In the Object Properties box, choose London for the Alphabet
style.
Change the height of the lettering to .5”. The value converts to
the comparable metric value if your software is set for metric.
Select the Predefined Baseline.
Click Apply.
Click on the intersection of a grid and drag 3 grid squares to
the right. Click at the perimeter of the circle.
Press Enter to generate the lettering.
While this lettering is all selected, move as desired to the right
of the word, BERNINA.
If you wish to make the lettering form
an oval shape, three clicks are necessary. Click first in the center, then to
the right to set one dimension of the
oval shape, then drag the mouse
down and click again to set the next
dimension of the oval shape. Press
Enter to activate.
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 Deselect the words; then select the 7.
 In the Object Properties dialog box, type in 1” for the Height.
 Click OK.
Working with Baselines: Any Shape Baseline
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Press the A key on your keyboard.
Enter “best of the best” in the dialog box.
Enter .5” or 12.7 mm in the Height box.
Select Alice for the Alphabet style.
Select the Any Shape baseline.
Click OK.
Follow the prompts on the status line to form a shaped line that
the lettering will follow below Embroidery Software 7.
Begin with a left click, follow with three right clicks, and finish
with a left click (see below).
Press Enter to generate the lettering.
If letters need to be kerned (spaced), review the information in
the Lettering Basics exercise.
Save the file. Close the file.
Notes:
When creating the Any Shape baseline, left mouse click to create
straight lines, right mouse click to
create curves in the line. To eliminate a point just created, use the
backspace key.
Additional Notes:
There are two other baseline possibilities, one is Circle Clockwise;
the other is Circle Counterclockwise.
To enter this type of baseline, select Circle Clockwise or Circle
Counterclockwise after typing the word in the Lettering dialog box.
Click OK; then click in the center to place the circle; then drag to the
right and click again. Press Enter to activate the lettering.
Circle Clockwise will place the lettering above the circle; while Circle
Counterclockwise will place the lettering below the circle.
You may edit these types of baselines by changing the Baseline Radius values in Object Properties. The higher the value, the less arced
the circle.
To make the lettering form an oval shape, three clicks are necessary,
click in the center, then to the right to set the perimeter, then drag
your mouse down and click again.
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Monogramming
Create Monogram Lettering with Initials
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Open a new file.
In the Measurement Units, select Metric.
Select the Monogramming icon in the Digitize Toolbox.
The cursor should be in the first initial box.
Hold the shift key and type your first initial.
Use the tab key to move to the next box. Place the initial of
your last name in the middle box.
Select the Tab key again and type in your middle initial.
Notes:
Editing the Letters
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Click on the alphabet drop down arrow to preview the available fonts.
Select Blackboard and change the Letter Height to 28 mm.
Select Letter 1 by clicking on the radio dot below the letter.
Enter 15 ° in the Rotate By box and change the color to Color
7.
Select Letter 2 by clicking on the radio dot below that letter.
Change color to Color 4.
Select Letter 3. Rotate by –15°. Change color to Color 9.
Enter 15° in the Rotate Baseline box.
Press Enter to activate change, click on another box inside
the Monogramming dialog box, or click on the screen. All the
letters of the monogram rotate.
Adding Textured Edge
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Click on Properties. Change the Letter Spacing to 6.
Click Apply.
Select Effects at the bottom of the dialog box; then select the
Textured Edge tab.
Check Textured Edge box > Click on the Side 1 box. Set the
Texture and Span toward the middle of the sliding scale.
Select Apply to activate the changes. If desired, try a different
setting and select Apply; when you like the results, select OK
to close the dialog box.
Changing the Lettering Style
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Under Initials, place a radio dot in All.
Click the Style button and select Style 4.
If you need to change the kerning of the lettering, close the
Monogramming dialog box.
Your initials should be selected; select the Reshape tool.
Click on the purple diamond shape of the letter that needs to
be moved, and move it into place.
Touch Esc.
Select your initials; and then click on the Monogramming tool
to re-open the Monogram dialog box.
Lesson covers:
 Creating Monograms
 Textured Edge
 Kerning letters in monograms
 Break Apart for monograms
 Cycle Used Colors
 Measurement Tool
In the Monogram Program, changes
are activated by selecting Enter on
the keyboard, by clicking on another
function in the Monogramming dialog
box, or by clicking on the screen.
You can rotate individual letters or
you can rotate the baseline.
There is a special Undo button within
the Monogramming dialog box.
The Style button is only applicable to
initials– Style 1 is applied by default.
The button is disabled when the
Name option is selected.
Sometimes certain letters or certain
alphabets will need to be kerned because the spacing between the letters is mathematically centered, but
the letters will not be visually centered.
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Add Ornaments to Monogram
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Select the Ornament tab; select Add > From Patterns.
Click on the drop down arrow for Patterns and select
01Monogram Ornaments folder; then scroll to select M092e.
Click OK.
Place checks in positions 1 and 9.
Enter –30° in Rotate By.
Input –8 mm in the Distance from Lettering box.
In Layout Style, select Cycle. Press Enter.
Change the color to C33.
Adding a Second Ornament
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To add a second ornament, click on Add> From Patterns.
Click on the drop down arrow for Patterns and select
01Monogram Ornaments folder; then scroll to select M098c.
Click OK. Place a check mark in Position 8.
Place a check mark next to Mirror Vertical.
Make sure Proportional Scaling is in the locked position.
Change the Width to 35 mm.
Enter 25° in the Rotate box.
Enter 3.5 mm in the Distance from Lettering.
Change the color to Color 33.
Add Borders to Monogram
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Select the Border tab; select Add.
Borders is selected from the Border Set drop down box.
Scroll to select KB8. Click OK.
From the color drop down, select Color 52.
Add a second border by selecting the Add button.
Editing the Border
 Change the color to Color 2 and the Offset to 0 mm.
 Select Border 1 in the Monogram dialog box.
 Click on Fill button under Stitch Type. From the menu drop
Notes:
Remember that the first box that is
checked determines the reference
anchor for all other ornaments that
are added. This is important when
using the mirroring and cycling function of the ornaments.
You can add up to ten ornament sets
to a monogram design and change
them at any time.
You can add up to four borders of
the same shape to a monogram design.
The screen automatically resizes to
show the total monogram when the
border is added.
Use Outline and Fill tool buttons to
change outline or fill stitch type for
selected borders.
Stitch Properties of the Pattern Fill
can be changed if desired in Object
Properties.
down arrow, select Pattern.
Click on Properties in the Monogram dialog box.
Click on the Select button.
Click on Show in True View.
From the Patterns drop down list, choose NP005a and select
701a. Click OK.
 Click OK again to close the dialog box.
 Click on OK within the monogram dialog box to close.
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Cycle Used Colors
 Click on Cycle Used Colors to test different color combinations.
 Continue to cycle through the colors or select Undo until the
design returns to the original colors used.
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Finishing the Design
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Click on the Color Film icon if it is not opened.
Notice that the software automatically rearranges the stitch
sequence to stitch in the proper order for the monogram.
Right click on the Show Hoop icon.
 Make sure Show Hoop is checked.
 Select artista 255 x 145 Oval from the drop-down choices.
 Click OK.
Select the design. Using a corner handle, scale the design
proportionally to reduce the design to fit in the large oval hoop.
File > Save As. Navigate to the location to save the design.
Name the design Monogramming.
Click on Save.
Using the Break Apart Tool
The monogram created is a special grouped object. It cannot be
ungrouped, but it can be broken apart.
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Select the monogram.
Click on the Break Apart Tool in the Edit Toolbox.
Click on the letters, the borders, the fill, the ornaments.
You can select different parts of the monogram when the
monogram is broken apart.
Select Edit/Select All.
The Monogram icon can no longer be selected after the monogram is broken apart. You must select Undo to restore the
monogram.
It is important to always save a monogram as a monogram;
then you can save another version as a broken apart monogram if you need to break it apart.
Close the file.
DesignerPlus Additions:
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Remember that DesignerPlus has additional fonts to add to your
box of crayons when creating monograms.
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When selecting a border type, you have many additional fill
choices in DesignerPlus as well.
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You can also create your own monogramming border with DesignerPlus.
Notes:
When a monogram is broken apart,
you can move ornaments within the
monogram, you can move the letter
group within the monogram, and
you can change the stitch type of
filled borders.
You will also have to Ungroup the
borders after Breaking Apart the
monogram.
If you wish to stitch more than one
monogram within a hoop, you can
also use the Break Apart tool to resequence the colors for a more efficient stitch out.
Changing the initials in a monogram
dialog box to other initials may not
always be visually correct and you
cannot kern within the monogram
program after borders and ornaments are added, so breaking apart
a monogram allows you to change
the initials and kern as necessary.
Monograms should be broken apart
before sending to an artista 200 or
730.
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Editing Overview
Open a Design File
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Click on New.
Click on Insert Embroidery.
From C> My Designs Software 7> ART Design, select
WP099. Click Open.
Notes:
Adding an Article
 Select Design> Background.
 Place a radio dot in front of Article.
 In the drop down box, select Kids> T-shirt> Girls Short
Sleeves (Front).
 From the Color drop down, choose Sky Blue (6 over; 4
down). Click OK.
Creating Duplicates
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Click on Show Artistic View or select T on the keyboard to
toggle the view between Artistic View and Design View.
Make sure you are viewing the design in Design View.
If needle points are showing click on Show Needle Points to
hide them.
Select the design. Notice how the design turns pink.
Click Copy to place a copy of the design on the computer’s
clipboard.
Click Paste to generate a copy of the design.
While the duplicate is selected, click Mirror Horizontal.
 Drag the duplicate to the left and below the original.
 Click on the selected bird to change the control handles
from black squares to outlined squares.
 Click on a corner outlined square and drag to rotate the
selected bird 15º. Notice the flag that appears as you
rotate, indicating the degree of rotation.
Re-coloring the Design
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While the copy is selected, click on Color Wheel.
The default Color Scheme is Harmonious.
Select various nodes to re-color the design as you wish.
Click OK if you like the way it was re-colored or click Cancel
to return to the original colors.
Changing Stitch Types
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Deselect the bird. While holding the Alt key, click on the head
of the original bird.
Change to Artistic View by clicking on the Show Artistic View
icon. Notice that the head is no longer pink, but the boxes still
appear around the selected object.
Click on Show Artistic View again to change to Design View.
Lesson covers:
 Adding an article
 Mirror, copy, paste, & rotate
 Combining designs
 Color Wheel
 Changing stitch types
 Remove Overlap
 Reshape of objects
 Changing stitch angles
(DesignerPlus only)
 Adding a Guideline
 Slow redraw
Rotating:
Another option for rotating is to input the degree
of rotation in the Rotate
box.
The Alt key will let you select pieces
and parts of a grouped design, without ungrouping. An alternative is to
open the Arrange Toolbox and click
on Ungroup.
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Right click on the selected object to open Object Properties.
Place a radio dot in Step Pattern #6 and select Apply.
Hold the Alt key and select the copied bird’s lower wing.
Click on the drop down arrow next to Fill Type and select the
Fancy Fill.
Click on the Pattern drop down arrow and select 179 Wild.
Click Apply.
Hold the Alt and Ctrl keys and click on the copied bird’s
outlined tail feathers (triple stitch swirls).
Change the stitch length in Object Properties to 3 mm.
Click OK.
Notes:
Apply keeps the dialog box open so
additional changes can be made
while OK will close the dialog box.
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Inserting Designs & Remove Overlap
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Select Insert Embroidery.
Navigate to the Ornament Folder; open the folder.
Select Gilded Silver 3. Click on Open.
Click on the decorative scroll and place on the copied bird at
the bottom of the wing over the filled tail feathers.
While the scroll is selected, click on Remove Overlaps in the
Edit Toolbox.
Change the color of the scroll by clicking on a
color chip in the Color Palette while the scroll is
selected.
Reshape
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While holding the Alt key, click on the original
bird’s outlined swirl at the top of the head.
In the Zoom Toolbar, select Zoom to Selected.
Select Reshape.
There are two outlines that will be moved and
reshaped. See notes at right for information
about reshaping objects.
Click on the control points and move to reshape
the swirled outline similar to the one shown.
Click on the Zoom icon and right click on screen to zoom out
until you can see the entire design.
Press Esc.
Reshape:
Click and drag to move points and
reshape the boundary of the object.
Right or left click on the boundary to
add control points. Select a point and
press Delete to eliminate a point.. To
change type of control point, select
the point and press the spacebar.
To change the angle of the stitches,
click on one end of the angle bar and
drag the orange square to a new
location.
Changing Stitch Angles
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Select the Select Object tool. Hold the Alt key and select the
copied bird’s longest filled tail feather.
Click on Reshape.
Rest your cursor on one of the peach-colored squares connected by a line. This shows the stitch angle of the selected
object.
Click and drag until the flag shows 120º. Release the mouse
and the stitches are automatically updated.
Click Esc to exit.
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Placing the Finished Design
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Select Zoom to Article in the Zoom Toolbar.
Make sure you are in Design View, not Artistic View.
Select Edit> Select All.
Click on the selected design and move it on the T shirt to the desired location.
Hide the hoop and grid if visible by clicking on Show Hoop & Show
Grid.
Select M on the keyboard (or View> Measure) to measure the distance from the neck/ shoulder seam to the + sign in the center of
the design. Record the distance.
Select Esc.
Notes:
Use the recorded measurements to place a crosshair on
the T shirt that represents the
location of the center of the
design. Place the T shirt on
the hoop so that the mark is
in the center of the hoop.
When the design is sent to
the machine, the needle will
move to the center of the
hoop. You may use your
Move Motif icon on the machine to move the design as
needed to align with the mark
on the T shirt. .
Adding a Guideline
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Activate Show Rulers and Guidelines if the rulers are not visible.
Add a vertical guideline by clicking close to the 0 on the horizontal
ruler across the top of the design screen.
Double click on the yellow triangle at the top of the guideline.
Input 0 in the dialog box that opens. Click OK.
Select M on the keyboard to measure the distance guideline to the
+ sign in the center of the design. Record the distance.
Previewing the Finished Design
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Select Slow Redraw.
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Click on Go to watch the design virtually stitch.
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Click on Pause to stop; Go to resume.
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Click on Stop to end the slow redraw.
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Back to Start will take the redraw back to the beginning.
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Close the slow redraw box by clicking on the X.
Select File> Save As.
Name the file, Editing Overview. Select Save. Close the file.
DesignerPlus Additions:
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DesignerPlus has more fill & outline options for editing.
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DesignerPlus has Star effect that can be applied to many fills.
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DesignerPlus has Carving stamps and Morphing that can also be used
to apply different effects to fills and objects.
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DesignerPlus has Gradient Fills & Color Blending.
The Hide Before option of
Slow Redraw allows you to
hide the stitches before a certain stitch point, making it
easier to focus on the part of
the design you want to watch.
Auto Scroll will allow you to
watch designs stitch out that
are outside the design
screen.
Articles should be deleted
from designs before sending
to an artista 200 or 730.
To delete, place a radio dot in
front of custom. Select None
from the drop down menu.
Click OK.
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Mirror Merge Tools
Open a Design File
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Click on New.
Click on Insert Embroidery.
From C> My Designs> ART Design, select NA471.
Click Open.
Deleting Designs .
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Open the Arrange Toolbox.
With the design selected, click on Ungroup.
Select the Polygon Select icon.
Click around the shape of the design, including all but one
of the blue swirl designs along the outside of the flower.
Press Enter and allow the software to close the shape.
Press Delete on the keyboard.
This leaves the single design element shown.
Notes:
Lesson covers:
 Polygon Select
 Group/Ungroup
 Deleting Objects
 Mirror Merge tools
 Stitch sequencing
 Measurement tool
To use Polygon Select, you do not
need to click close to the object except in areas where the objects are
very close to other objects. Zoom in
to increase your accuracy. Let the
software close the selection line by
pressing Enter.
Grouping Designs
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Select Edit> Select All or Ctrl A on the keyboard.
While the remaining design is selected, click on Group.
Mirror Merge Horizontal
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Open the Mirror Merge Toolbox.
Select Mirror-Merge Horizontal.
Move the mouse onto the design screen to see a shadow
copy of the design.
When you see a configuration that you like, click on the
screen to set the stitches.
Stitch Sequence
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Open Color Film.
Notice there are unnecessary color changes.
Select Design> Stitch Sequence.
In the dialog box that opens, select Yes.
Colors are combined to decrease the number of thread
changes.
Save the file as Mirror-Merge Horizontal.
Select Undo twice.
Mirror Merge Vertical
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Select the design.
Select Mirror-Merge Vertical.
Move the mouse to form a shadow copy of the design.
When you see a combination that you like, click on the
screen to set the stitches.
Select Design> Stitch Sequence.
In the dialog box that opens, select Yes.
Save the file as Mirror-Merge Vertical. Select Undo twice.
Stitch Sequence will
combine colors that
can be combined,
but will not resequence colors that
overlap and have to
be stitched in a certain order.
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Mirror Merge
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Select the design.
Select Mirror-Merge Horizontal-Vertical.
Move the mouse to form shadow copies of the design.
When you see a combination that you like, click on
the screen to set the stitches.
Select Design> Stitch Sequence.
In the dialog box that opens, select Yes.
The status bar will give you the height and the width
of the designs, but if you need another measurement, you can
use the measurement tool in the software.
Select M on the keyboard.
Click at the corner of the design and drag to the opposite corner
to measure the diagonal measurement of this design.
Press Esc to deactivate the tool.
Save the file as Mirror-Merge Horizontal-Vertical.
Select Undo twice.
Wreath
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Select the design.
Click on the Wreath icon and change the number of points to 5 (in
the box under the Transform Toolbar).
Move the mouse and rotate the objects until you
see a combination that you like.
Click to set the design.
Select Design> Stitch Sequence.
In the dialog box that opens, select Yes.
Select File> Save As and name the file, Wreath.
Select Undo twice.
Notes:
You can also access
this tool through the
View Menu.
The Wreath tool will work with
even or odd numbers and
places the repeats in a cyclical
form; Kaleidoscope works only
with an even number and mirrors the designs.
Kaleidoscope
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Select the remaining design.
Click on the Wreath icon; change the points to 8;
then select the Kaleidoscope icon next to the number of points.
Rotate the mouse until you see a combination you
like.
Click on the screen to set the design.
Select Design> Stitch Sequence.
In the dialog box that opens, select Yes.
Select File> Save As and name the design Kaleidoscope.
Close the file.
Multiple Wreaths
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You can also make a Wreath of a Wreath by selecting the original
wreath and reapplying another Wreath.
Remember to change the Stitch Sequence of the combination.
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Bonus: Creating a Quick Border
Converting Artwork to Stitches
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Click on New.
Switch to Artwork Canvas.
Select Text> Insert Symbol Character.
Select Wingdings from the Font drop down list on the right of
the screen.
Scroll to find a geometric shape.
Select the shape.
Click on Insert or click and drag the object to the design
screen.
While the vector is selected, add color by clicking on a color
chip from the Color Palette.
Select Convert Artwork to Embroidery. The design is converted to stitches.
Clone + Duplicate
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Edit the design if desired.
While the object is selected, open the Arrange Toolbox.
Click on Group. The outline is now grouped with the fill stitch.
Change the geometric shape to the size desired by clicking
and dragging on one of the corner control points.
Right click and drag to place the clone to the right of the first
object.
Select Edit> Duplicate or Ctrl D.
A duplicate is made and placed at the same distance as the
clone is from the original.
Continue with Edit> Duplicate or Ctrl D to add the number of
repeats you wish.
Select Design> Stitch Sequence. Select OK in the dialog box
that opens.
Select File> Save As and name the file, Duplicate Border.
Close the file.
Notes:
Lesson covers:
 Inserting symbols in Artwork
Canvas
 Adding color to a vector object
 Convert Artwork to Embroidery
 Clone + duplicate
Make sure that you don’t move the
cloned object to fine tune the position
after cloning or Clone + Duplicate will
not work.
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Bonus: Elastic Lettering
Open a New File
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Click on the New icon or select File> New.
Add lettering
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Click on the Lettering icon in the Digitize Toolbox and click on
the screen and type Curved on the screen.
Press Shift + Enter to move to a new line.
Type Elastic.
Press Shift + Enter.
Type Lettering.
Press Enter to activate the letters.
Aligning the letters
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Right click on the selected letters.
Select Center Justification in the Lettering Object Properties.
Select OK.
Break Lettering Apart
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Open the Edit Toolbox.
Select Break Apart.
Notes:
Lesson covers:
 Elastic Lettering
 Justification
 Break Apart
Elastic Lettering can be used with
any baseline.
More than one type of elastic lettering can be applied to a group of letters.
If you input a group of words in the
Lettering dialog box, you can activate
the desired justification in the dialog
box and then apply elastic lettering to
the group through Edit> Elastic Lettering.
Also, the lettering can be broken
apart; then aligned with the Align
Vertical Centers icon in the Arrange
Menu.
Applying Curved Lettering
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Click on the word Curved.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Curved.
Hold the Ctrl key and click on the upper control point.
Drag the point upward and release.
Press Esc.
Select the word Elastic.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Curved.
Hold the Shift Key and click on one of the control points.
Drag the point away from the lettering and release.
Press Esc.
Click on the word, Lettering.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Curved.
Hold the Ctrl Key and click on the bottom control point.
Drag the point downward and release.
Press Esc.
Select File/Save As, navigate to the desired location, and
name the file, Curved Elastic Lettering.
Close the file.
The number of control points for
elastic lettering will vary depending
on the type.
If you wish to remove the Elastic Lettering, select Edit> Elastic Lettering>
None.
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Add Lettering
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Open a New File.
Right click on the Lettering icon in the Digitize Toolbox.
Enter the three words, Straight, Elastic, and Lettering; pressing
Enter after each word to move to a new line.
Click on the Right Justification icon.
Press OK.
Click on the screen to generate the lettering.
Select Break Apart in the Edit Toolbox.
Notes:
Applying Straight Elastic Lettering
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Select the word, Straight.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Straight.
Hold down the Shift key and click on one of the left control
points and drag the mouse away from the lettering.
Press Esc.
Select the word, Elastic.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Straight.
Hold down the Shift key and click on one of the right control
points and drag the mouse away from the lettering.
Press Esc.
Select the word, Lettering.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Straight.
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on one of the right control
points and drag the mouse down.
Press Esc.
Move the words if needed.
Save the file as Straight Elastic Lettering. Close the file.
You can use the arrow keys to
move the lettering so that they do
not have to be realigned.
Add Lettering
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Open a New File.
Click on the Lettering icon in the Digitize Toolbox and click on
the screen and type Perspective on the screen.
Press Enter to activate the letters, then deselect.
Repeat these steps, but this time type in Elastic Lettering.
Press Esc.
Select all the words by selecting Ctrl + A on the keyboard.
In the Arrange Toolbox, click on Align Left.
Applying Perspective Lettering
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Deselect; then select the word, Perspective.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Perspective.
Select one of the right control points and drag away
from the lettering.
Select the words, Elastic Lettering.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Perspective.
Select one of the left control points and drag the mouse
away from the lettering. Press Esc.
Save the file as Perspective Elastic Lettering.
Close the file.
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Open a New File
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Click on the New icon or select File> New.
In the Digitize Toolbox, right click on the Lettering icon.
Type in the word, Diamond, in the dialog box window.
Change the height of the letters to 10 mm.
Select OK and then click on the screen to generate the letters.
Make four quick clones by right clicking and dragging the words
to a new location. Make sure you have plenty of space between the letters. You should have five total.
Notes:
Editing Lettering
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Select the first diamond.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Diamond.
Select the lower middle control point and drag the mouse down
from the lettering.
Press Esc.
Select the next diamond.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Diamond.
Hold the Ctrl key down and select the lower middle control
point and drag the mouse down.
Press Esc.
Select the next diamond.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Diamond.
Hold the Shift key down and select one of the middle control
points and drag the mouse away from the lettering.
Press Esc.
Select the next diamond.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Diamond.
Hold the Shift key down and select one of the middle control
points and drag the mouse toward the lettering.
Press Esc.
Select the last diamond.
Select Edit> Elastic Lettering> Diamond.
Hold the Shift key down and select one of the left control points
and drag the mouse away from the lettering.
Press Esc.
Move to space them as desired.
Save the file as Diamond Elastic Lettering.
Close the file.
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Bonus: Buttonholes
Opening an Empty Design File
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Click on New or File> New.
Notes:
Basic Buttonholes
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Select the Buttonhole icon from the Digitize Toolbox.
Click on the screen to position a buttonhole.
Click three times to add three more buttonholes.
Press the Esc key to deactivate the tool.
Select Edit> Select All.
Select Align Vertical Centers in the Arrange Toolbox.
Select Evenly Down. Touch Esc.
Buttonhole Properties
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Deselect; then select the top buttonhole. Right click on the selected buttonhole or click on Object Properties.
The buttonhole tab should be selected. Select the Round buttonhole, (top buttonhole in the third column).
Change the Slit Length (buttonhole opening) to 18 mm.
Click Apply.
Select the second buttonhole on the design screen.
Select the Heirloom buttonhole, (the middle option).
Change the Bead Stitch Spacing (stitch length) to 2 mm. Click
Apply.
Select the third buttonhole. Place a radio dot in Horizontal;
press Apply.
Select the fourth buttonhole. Change the Angle in the degree
box to 45 degrees. Click OK.
Select File> Save As and save the file as Buttonhole Basics.
Close the file.
Designed Buttonholes
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Click on New file. Select Insert Embroidery.
From C> My Designs 7> Ornaments,> Mehndi 2 and Open.
While the design is selected, right click twice on the Rotate
Right icon.
Deselect the design.
Open Object Properties.
Select the Buttonhole tab.
Change the Angle to Horizontal; click OK.
Select the Buttonhole icon in the Digitize Toolbox.
Click in the center of the design to position the buttonhole close
to the point in the design.
Lesson covers:
 Adding Buttonholes
 Editing Buttonholes
 Alignment
 Adding Decorative Buttonholes
 Cloning
 Removing Overlaps
 Stitch Sequence
 Adding Multiple Buttonholes
Note: The properties of the buttonhole can be set up before the buttonholes are added or the buttonhole properties can be changed
after the buttonholes are added.
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Select Esc to deselect the buttonhole.
Edit> Select All.
Click on Align Horizontal Centers in the Arrange Toolbox.
Deselect; then select just the buttonhole.
Select Remove Overlaps in the Edit Toolbox.
Making Designed Buttonholes
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Edit> Select All.
In the Arrange Toolbox, click on Group.
While the design is still selected, right click and drag a clone
and position the clone below the original. With the clone selected, right click and drag the cursor away to create a third
design. Position the third motif below the original.
Edit> Select All.
Select Align Vertical Centers.
Select Space Evenly Down. Touch Esc.
Open Color Film. Notice all the thread changes.
Select Design> Stitch Sequence.
Click Yes in the dialog box that opens.
File> Save As. Navigate to the folder in which the design will
be stored. Name the file Designed Buttonholes and Save.
Close the file.
Creating Multiple Buttonholes
Notes:
The icon for each alignment tools indicates the justification of the alignment.
If you are aligning designs that are
comprised of several objects, group
each design before aligning.
Remove overlaps should not be used
until the sizing of the design and buttonholes is determined.
Stitch Sequence will automatically
reduce the number of color changes
in a design, but the software preserves the correct stitching order
when objects overlap and shouldn’t
be re-sequenced.
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Click on New or File> New.
In the Digitize Toolbox, select Buttonholes.
In the dialog box that opens, enter 5.
Click OK.
Click and drag on screen to add the 5 buttonholes. When
they span the desired distance, click on the screen to generate the stitches. They are automatically spaced evenly and
the flag shows the total distance and the angle.
 Select File> Save As and name the file Multiple Buttonholes.
 Close the file.
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