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How to Split Large Embroidery Patterns With Embird

Started by EmbroideryShristi, May 31, 2012, 10:05:48 pm

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We have made a nice video tutorial on splitting #embroidery design using #embird at below link

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I cannot count my day complete 'til needle, thread and fabric meet.


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May 31, 2012, 10:05:48 pm #1 Last Edit: May 31, 2012, 10:09:05 pm by EmbroideryShristi
If you do a lot of machine embroidery or create patterns, you may have come across Embird software. Embird allows you to manage or edit embroidery patterns separate from the program that comes on your embroidery machine. You can use the program to split a large embroidery pattern into a smaller pattern, so that the pattern will fit into an embroidery hoop. Split a pattern either by selecting the area to be split yourself or by allowing the program to auto-select it.


    Split a Pattern Freehand

1 Open Embird and switch to Editor mode. Select "File," then "Open" and choose the embroidery pattern that you want to split.

2Choose the "Freehand Select" tool from the toolbar on the left, which looks like a small, wiggle circle with a small white arrow beneath it.

3 Bring the cursor over to the embroidery pattern. Left-click with your mouse at the starting point of the area you would like to split. Move your cursor to the corner opposite the starting point and left-click, then move your cursor to another corner and left-click again. You will be forming a square or rectangle around the area you would like to highlight. Double-click with the left button in the final corner to make your selection. The area you've selected will fill in with red.

4 Find and click the "Split" button on the top toolbar. The button has two arrows and two small curves being pulled apart on it.

5 Click on the selected, separated area to highlight it. A black box will appear around it. Save the separated image as its own file by going to "File," then "Save Selected As."

6 Choose the type of file to save it as, depending on what type of machine you have, then click "OK." Give the file a name and choose where you want to save it on your computer, then click "Save." If you want to, save the other part of the image as its own file as well.

    Auto-Split a Pattern

7 Open the file in Embird. Go to "Edit," then "Auto-Split."

8 Type the maximum size for the pieces of the pattern in the window that pops up. Put in a maximum, in millimeters, for both width and height, then click "OK." The program will start splitting the image. It will divide the pattern into several smaller parts, which will appear on the right in the "Object Order Bar."

9 Select one portion of the design and go to "File" and "Save Separated As." Choose the file format based on what type of machine you have, then click "OK." Name the file and choose its location on your computer, then click "Save." Repeat with the remaining portions of the pattern.


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