Embird Plus v. 7.20 and above can co-operate with DP Cross Stitch Software, release 1.32 and above. This software is developed by DP Software company and it allows you to create cross stitch designs. More information, demo, registration and support for DP Cross Stitch Software are available at http://www.dpsoftware.co.uk
Note: DP Software company is not affiliated with Embird. There exists also Embird Cross Stitch plug-in developed by Embird authors - find more information in Embird Cross Stitch tutorial.
Please read the guide below to find out how to use the DP Cross Stitch Software with Embird. It is supposed that you have downloaded the DP Cross Stitch Software software from the web site of its developers and successfully installed it on your computer. Before you start using the DP Cross Stitch Software with Embird, please run Embird and check in "Options -> Plug-ins Paths" menu that the correct path to the XSTITCH.EXE file (main application file of DP Cross Stitch Software) is specified there in the "Machine Cross Stitch" box.
1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.
2 - Select "Insert -> 3rd party - DP Cross Stitch Design" menu (Picture No.1). This command will launch the DP Cross Stitch Software which will work as a plug-in for Embird.
Picture No. 1
3 - Embird window will disappear for the time the cross stitch is running. The main window of DP Cross Stitch Software will appear on the screen (Picture No. 2). Create the cross stitch design using this software. In this example we have created the pink lettering "Embird".
4 - When you are finished, click "File -> Save as" command to save the cross stitch project to a file on your hard disk (Picture No. 2).
Picture No. 2
5 - Click "Digitise" button (arrow 1 in Picture No. 3) to compile your cross stitch project into stitches.
6 - Close the main window of DP Cross Stitch Software (arrow 2 in Picture No. 3) to return to Embird.
Picture No. 3
7 - The output from the DP Cross Stitch Software will be launched into Embird Editor, so that you can edit it, add lettering or just save it to the hard disk in target embroidery format (Picture No. 4).
Picture No. 4
8 - Use "File -> Save As" command to save the design to a file on your disk. Specify the format and the file name of the new design in the dialog boxes which appear on the screen.