Integrated Sew Simulator

Sew Simulator in Studio helps to analyze the stitches order of design. Stitch simulation is animation of stitching process. Use it to analyze small and hardly visible stitches like tie-up stitches, for example. Sew Simulator is often used to find unnecessary trims between objects.

Sew Simulator in Studio can be accessed via tab 'Sim' at bottom part of the Studio screen. If no objects are selected, sewing of whole design is simulated. If some objects are selected, only sewing of these objects is simulated.

Embird Studio - Sew Simulator

Meaning of controls is as follows:

  1. Stop Simulation button. Simulation can be also cancelled by pressing ESC button or switching to other view mode (tabs at bottom part of the Studio main screen).
  2. Buttons for change for view mode.
  3. Buttons for change of sewing speed (in stitches per second).
  4. Slider for continuous change of sewing speed.
  5. Pause/Run button. Stops simulation until you click the same button again. Use this button also to run simulation when it was paused on any condition 6~11.
  6. Pause on jump stitch between objects.
  7. Pause on jump stitch inside object (Sfumato, Appliqué, etc.)
  8. Pause on color change.
  9. Pause on outline backward path.
  10. Pause on connection object.
  11. Pause on shade change inside Sfumato object.

Please note that controls 3 and 4 allow to set negative speed, which means that stitches gradually disappear. Moving the slider 4 up and down allows to run simulation forward and backward. This control is intended for close look up on how certain parts of design are sewn.

Buttons 6~11 define conditions to pause simulation. If button is depressed, respective condition is active. For example, if you want to pause simulation whenever it runs to color change or connection object, depress button 8 and 10. Condition 9 is useful when checking the double-layered outlines. Condition 7 is useful for Appliqué and Sfumato objects. When simulation stops on pause, you can run it by clicking on button 5.

Some Studio controls like zoom, scroll bars and pan tool can be used during simulation to focus area of interest.

Embird Studio - Sew Simulator

Color bar at top of the screen helps to 'rewind' simulation forward and backward. Colored rectangles depict respective stitches color and small black ticks mark end of respective objects. Place cursor on the color bar, depress left mouse button and move the slider to the left (backward) or to the right (forward) to rewind the simulation. Watch design in the work area to see effect of rewinding. Release mouse button to let simulation run further.