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Creating Custom Thread Catalogs (Another Way)

Embird supports custom thread catalogs. There are two ways how to create custom thread catalog.

The first way of creating custom thread catalog is to select the "Color Palette > Thread Catalogs" menu in Manager and then click "New Catalog" button in the dialog box which appears on the screen. This way is explained below.

The second way of creating custom thread catalog is as follows: It is supposed, that you prepare the text file with thread chart e.g. in NOTEPAD, or in any other plain text editor, and then save this text file (with .TXT or .TCH extension) to "{User data folder}\CHARTS" folder (e.g. to "C:\Users\Ladislav\AppData\Roaming\EMBIRD64\CHARTS" folder on my PC) to be recognized by Embird. This way is explained in Creating Custom Thread Catalogs tutorial.

Note: Find out the {User data folder} on your PC by selecting "Help > Installed Plug-ins" menu in Embird.

1 - Run Embird, it will start in "Manager" mode.

2 - Select "Color Palette > Thread Catalogs" menu (Picture No.1).

1. Select "Color Palette > Thread Catalogs" menu

Select "Color Palette > Thread Catalogs" menu

3 - The dialog box containing the thread catalogs will appear on the screen (Picture No. 2). Click "New catalog" button to create a brand new catalog of threads.

2. Click "New catalog" button

Click "New catalog" button

4 - Another dialog box will appear on the screen, allowing you to specify the name of the catalog, and the number, name and color of the first thread (Picture No. 3). You can specify either R, G, B components of the color, or you can double-click the large color area and choose the new color from the color dialog box, which appears on the screen. Click "OK" button to confirm the operation.

Note: If you already have .TXT file with new thread catalog (created using steps explained in Creating Custom Thread Catalogs tutorial), use the "Open" button (in blue rectangle) to import this catalog into Embird.

3. Enter new thread specification (1st thread)

Enter new thread specification (1st thread)

5 - The contents of the new thread chart ("My Threads") will be shown (Picture No. 4). Click "Add thread" button to add another thread into this chart.

4. New thread catalog (1 thread)

New thread catalog (1 thread)

6 - Specify the number, name and color of the second thread (Picture No. 5), then click "OK" button to confirm the operation.

5. Enter new thread specification (2nd thread)

Enter new thread specification (2nd thread)

7 - The "My Threads" catalog now contains 2 threads (Picture No. 6). Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add more threads.

6. New thread catalog (2 threads)

New thread catalog (2 threads)

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