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3D motif design using Automatic digitzing. Offset and overlaps function tutorial

Started by EmbroideryShristi, November 19, 2013, 09:00:29 pm

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Have you tried a 3D Embroidery Designs?

If no, then here is the tutorial to digitize the 3D embroidery designs.

For the tutorial purpose we have a simple designs covering the 3D motif stitches to illustrate.Following are the various step to make a 3D designs as shown below:

1) First of all draw a simple circle using the 'Ellipse' drawing tools.In this designs the bigger circle we have drawn is of 4.5mm in size.
2) Once you draw a circle, click on the drawn circle and then click on Input C or Complex  fills tools and press enter.It will automatically generate the stitches in the circle.

3) It will automatically generate the circle stitches and then right click on the circle and click on properties.It will open a diagloue box with different types of stitches.Select the apporpriate motif stitches and click Ok.

4) Once you will select the motif the designs will look like this.(Please note that the designs of motif will depend on the motif types selected.)

5) Now click on 3D options to make the motif in to 3D shapes.The 3D options would be available on the top menu bar and if in case it is not available over there, then you can called your toolbar from view menu.

6) Then create a second circle.For this designs we have created a circle of size 1.5mm and then drag the circle to the middle and select the 'Remove Overlaps' option to remove the over laps stitches.

7) This will remove the stitches overlaps by the front circle and the designs would like as follow;

8) Now select the designs and select the 'Offset function' from Insert Menu and click Ok. This will create a border around the designs and final designs would be as shown in the first image at the top of the tutorial.

So, this way you can create a 3D Motif designs using motif stitches,3D effects, offset function and overlaps fucntion. You can find the above designs free at our website at


Please donot forget to say thanks if you like this tutorial.

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