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Add Aligning Stitches Automatically

This tutorials explains how to add aligning stitches to design automatically. Aligning stitches are used for precise alignment of split design parts during sewing process. There is a new option allowing to add these stitches to objects after any splitting in Editor.

Note: Several ways of splitting are explained in the following tutorials: Interactive Free-Hand Splitting, Split Before/After Color, Separate Color, Auto-Split, Auto-Split Along Hoop Boundaries and Saving and Sewing of Split Designs

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Make sure that the option "Options > Add Aligning Stitches Automatically" is switched ON (Picture No. 1).

1. Add Aligning Stitches Automatically option

Embird Tutorial - Check "Options > Add Aligning Stitches Automatically" option

3 - Use "File > Open" menu to open the design which you want to split (Picture No. 2).

2. Open the design

Embird Tutorial - Open the design

4 - Split the design using any available tool. For example, right click the fourth color box at the right side of the screen and select "Split After Color" menu (Picture No. 3).

3. Split design after selected color

Embird Tutorial - Split design after selected color

5 - A warning message will be shown, informing you that alignment stitches will be saved as running stitches (Picture No. 4). If you prefer to save them as jumps please make this choice in "Options > Long Running Stitches" menu.

4. The way of saving of aligning stitches

Embird Tutorial - The way of saving of aligning stitches

6 - After splitting the design then alignment stitches - small blue and red crosses - will be added to the end of part no. 1 and to the beginning of part no. 2 (Picture No.5).

5. Aligning crosses added to split parts

Embird Tutorial - Aligning crosses added to split parts

7 - Move the design parts to have a better look on alignment stitches (Picture No. 6). Notice the blue and red small crosses. When sewing out the part no. 1, the blue cross will be the last color. Then the red cross of part no. 2 would be sewn out as the first color. This one should be placed exactly on the blue one to obtain perfectly aligned design.

6. Both parts moved

Embird Tutorial - Both parts moved

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