Embird Embroidery Software
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Save Janome GigaHoop Design

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

2 - Open the design, which you want to save for Janome GigaHoop. To open a design, click "File" menu and choose "Open" command. Please note, that you probably will have to split this design into two parts.

3 - Click the "Hoop Size" button, or select the "Options -> Hoop Size" menu (Picture No. 1).

Picture No. 1

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome GigaHoop Design

4 - Choose "Janome GigaHoop - Horizontal" or "Janome GigaHoop -Vertical" option (Picture No. 2). Typical position is horizontal, with two overlapping hoops. The vertical position works the same way as the horizontal does, but the parts are automatically rotated by +90 degrees when loading/saving from/to hard disk.

Picture No. 2

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome GigaHoop Design

5 - You can see now, that the design exceeds size of one of the two overlapping hoops (red, blue), which create the Janome GigaHoop. Therefore the design must be split into two parts (Picture No. 3). Use "Freehand Select Mode" button to select the stitches you want to cut out (separate). More information regarding splitting is available in Interactive Freehand Splitting tutorial.

Picture No. 3

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome GigaHoop Design

6 - Once you have selected the area you want to separate, it will be displayed in red color. Click "Split" button to split the design, this will separate the red selection (Picture No. 4).

Picture No. 4

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome GigaHoop Design

7 - You can see design parts (part1 and part2) in the "Object Order Bar" at the right side of the screen (Picture No. 5). Each part now lies completely either in the left or in the right hoop.

Picture No. 5

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome GigaHoop Design

8 - Use "File -> Save As" command to save the whole design to a file on your disk. In the "Choose Format" dialog box choose the Janome .JEF format. In the second dialog box that appears on the screen you can choose the file name of the design being saved. Each part will be stored in a separate file, and Embird will automatically add the "_1" or "_2" extension to the name you specify. This extension indicates the position in GigaHoop. Position no. 1 is the right hoop, position no. 2 is the left hoop.

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