Insert Menu (Editor)

See also Registration

Use commands in this menu to insert designs into Editor. You can create lettering using alphabet plug-ins. You can transform your color photo into stitches using the Sfumato Stitch plug-in, or create brand new design in Embird Studio or in Thred software. You can also create new cross stitch design in Embird Cross Stitch or in Machine Cross Stitch 2000.

Insert Menu Commands:

Insert Text

Create lettering using Embird Alphabets. Click here to find more about lettering in Embird.

Font Engine Text

Create lettering using TrueType and OpenType fonts installed in Windows. The dialog box with Font Engine options is almost the same as dialog box for inserting text. It is possible to create lettering with satin (auto-column), plain and motif fills, and with thin, satin and applique outlines.
Font Engine is an optional plug-in for Embird. Its installation file is built into Embird, so there is no possibility to download and install Font Engine separately. However, its price is not included in Embird Software registration fee. If you want to use Font Engine plug-in, you must register it first (see also Registration). You can use an unregistered plug-in for testing, but only few characters in each alphabet are enabled for this purpose. Find more information about creating Font Engine text at our web site with tutorials. Please note that there are no TrueType nor OpenType fonts included in Font Engine. Font Engine is just engine, which is capable of converting these fonts into stitches.

Studio or Sfumato Design

Create new design in Embird Studio plug-in, using either the Digitizing Tools or Sfumato Stitch. Find more about Studio plug-in in its Help file - press F1 key while Studio is running.
Studio is an optional plug-in for Embird. Its price is not included in Embird Software registration fee. If you want to use this plug-in, you must register it first (see also Registration). You can use an unregistered plug-in for testing, but there is a stitch limit for designs you create.

Sfumato Stitch Design (old version)

Create Sfumato Stitch design from your photo in old version of Sfumato Stitch plug-in. Find more about Sfumato Stitch software in its Help file - press F1 key while Sfumato Stitch is running.
Sfumato Stitch is an optional plug-in for Embird. Its price is not included in Embird Software registration fee. If you want to use this plug-in, you must register it first (see also Registration). You can use an unregistered plug-in for testing, but there is a stitch limit for designs you create.

Cross Stitch Design

Create new cross stitch design in Embird Cross Stitch. Click here to find more about Cross Stitch tools.
Cross Stitch is an optional plug-in for Embird. Its price is not included in Embird Software registration fee. If you want to use this plug-in, you must register it first (see also Registration). You can use an unregistered plug-in for testing, but there is a stitch limit for designs you create.

3rd party - Thred Design

Create a new design in Thred software (version 1.029 or above) and insert it into Embird Editor. Then you can edit this design, add lettering or just save it in any format supported in Embird.
Thred is a versatile and affordable digitizing program, developed by Thredworks. It can be used with Embird, or as a stand alone application. More information, demo, registration and support for Thred are available at http://www.thredworks.com.

3rd party - Cross Stitch Design

Create a new cross stitch design in Machine Cross Stitch 2000 software (release 1.32 or above) and insert it into Embird Editor. Then edit this design, add lettering or just save it in any format supported in Embird.
Machine Cross Stitch 2000 is developed by DP Software. More information, demo, registration and support for Machine Cross Stitch 2000 are available at http://www.dpsoftware.co.uk.

Tie On/Off Stitches

Insert tie on and tie off stitches into selected Objects. Tie on and tie off stitches fix the thread at the beginning and at the end of sections. This command will add these stitches before/after every jump and stop.

Insert/Remove Codes

Use this command to insert or remove Trimming codes, Stops and Floating stitches (Jumps) into selected Objects.

Basting Stitches

Insert basting stitches around selected Objects. Use basting stitches to stabilize a design when embroidering on fabrics with a pile or on knits and other unstable fabrics.

Cross Reference Line

Create cross reference line and insert it into Editor. The line may be helpful if you are splitting designs. It can simplify the process of aligning parts on your embroidery machine. Find a Tutorial with an example of usage for Singer embroidery machine at our web site with tutorials.

Insert Aligning Stitches

This command will bring up a dialog box, in which the type of aligning stitches and join point coordinates can be chosen. Read a Tutorial about adding aligning stitches at our web site with tutorials.

Insert Auto-Aligning Stitches

Insert aligning stitches into selected objects automatically. Read a Tutorial about adding aligning stitches at our web site with tutorials.