The Objects Order Bar is on the right side of Embird Editor screen. It defines the order in which objects would be embroidered if joined into a single design. You can change the order by moving objects within the Objects Order Bar. The following tutorials explains how to use the Objects Order Bar to change the sewing order in a design combined of 6 characters:
1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.
2 - Open the first design using "File > Open" menu. In this example, the first design file contains the "M" character.
3 - Merge other designs into the work area by selecting "File > Merge" menu. In this example, five characters were merged into the work area in this order: "E", "B", "I", "R", "D". The sewing order of all 6 characters is "M", "E", "B", "I", "R", "D" (as it can be seen at Object Order Bar Picture No. 1) because we have opened the "M" file first, then merged "E" next, followed by the "B", "I", "R", "D" characters.
This tutorial will demonstrate how to change the sewing order of the first and second characters so that the embroidery machine would sew the word "EMBIRD" from left to right. If you look on Picture No. 1, there is already word "EMBIRD" in work area, but the order of sewing would be: sew the "M" character first, then jump to the left, sew the "E" character, then jump to the right and sew "BIRD".
1. Open several designs
4 - Move mouse pointer to the icon of the "E" character at Object Order Bar and click left mouse button to select this object (Picture No. 2).
2. Depress left mouse button on icon of 2nd object
5 - Drag and drop the icon of the "E" character on the top of the icon of the "M" character, because these are the two objects which position should be exchanged. A pop-up menu will appear (Picture No. 3).
Note: The "drag and drop" technique works in the following way: Move mouse pointer to the icon, depress the left mouse button and hold it down while moving the mouse pointer to the target position. Once the mouse pointer is located over the target icon, release the left mouse button.
3. Move mouse pointer to 1st object and release left button
6 - Select "Swap Objects" from this pop-up menu. This will exchange the sewing order of "E" and "M" characters. However, it does not mean, that the "E" character will be placed on the position of the "M" character in work area (Picture No. 4).
Tip: Check the sewing order of this combined design in Sew Simulator by selecting "View > Sew Simulator" menu.
4. New sewing order of objects
7 - Use "File > Save As" command to save the whole 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.