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Save Janome Macro Hoop Design

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

2 - Open the design, which you want to save for Janome Macro Hoop. 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 Macro Hoop Design

4 - Choose "Janome MC11000 Macro Hoop - Vertical" or "Janome MC11000 Macro Hoop - Horizontal" option (Picture No. 2). Typical position is vertical, with two overlapping sections. The horizontal position works the same way as the vertical does, but the parts are automatically rotated by +90 degrees when loading/saving from/to hard disk.

Picture No. 2

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome Macro Hoop Design

5 - You can see now, that the design exceeds the size of one of the two overlapping sections (red, blue), which create the Janome Macro Hoop. 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 Macro Hoop Design

6 - Use "Freehand Select Mode" (arrow 1 in Picture No. 4) to select stitches you want to cut out (separate). Once you have selected the area you want to separate, it will be displayed in red color. Click "Split" button (arrow 2) to split design (to separate the red selection).

Picture No. 4

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome Macro Hoop Design

7 - You can see design parts (1 and 2) in the "Object Order Bar" at the right side of the screen (Picture No. 5). Each part now lies completely either in the top (red) or in the bottom (blue) section of Janome Macro Hoop.

Picture No. 5

Embird Tutorial - Save Janome Macro Hoop 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 (recommended) or .JEF+ format (in such a case you will have to switch off and on your embroidery machine, otherwise the new JEF+ files stored on the USB stick are not recognized by machine). In the second dialog box that appears on the screen you can choose the file name of the design being saved.

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