The main features of Object Inspector (1) are described in Main Window chapter.
Right click on selected object or objects in Object Inspector to access a pop-up menu for operations with selected objects.
For meaning of Group and Ungroup commands please see Main Menu / Objects chapter.
To select and manipulate joined and grouped objects, use the Part Inspector window (2) beneath the Object Inspector window. It is not possible to select these parts directly on the Work Area.
To change sewing order of objects in Object Inspector, select an object with a right click and drag it to its new position in the list. Then release the right button and, from the menu that appears, choose whether the selection should be placed Before or After the item. You can also choose the Set Identical Parameters to copy parameters from one object to another, or Set Identical Color to copy color one object to another.
The meaning of other controls associated with object inspector is:
(3) Magnifying window. This window displays enlarged area around mouse cursor. It aids precise placement of nodes, allowing user to maintain view of design in the Work Area. To hide this window, use View/Zoom Window; this will enlarge the Parts Inspector window. When cursor moves over Object Inspector, this window displays enlarged object icon.
(4) Splitter for adjustment of size of the right panel. Useful when you need to enlarge the right panel to see text labels, for example.
(5) Splitter for adjustment of Object Inspector / Parts Inspector size.
(6) Buttons for browsing in Object Inspector. Buttons with arrow icons serve to skip objects of the same color or connected by connection. They help to browse the objects list faster when you need to find and select next or previous group of objects. Check box at the left side allows to use 'refined search' for browsing, which means that selection moves not only to items containing a jump stitch or change in the object color, but also to items containing a change in the object type.
The meaning of icons in below table is as follows: 1. Icon for showing/hiding object, 2. Small picture of object, 3. Indicator of jump stitch and/or color change before object. 4. Type of object, 5. Indicator of jumps and/or color changes inside of joined. grouped or clustered objects, 6. Number of object, 7. Number of color.
|3.||/2||label||List item in the Object Inspector window. Double click on the text label (object and color number) to change object parameters.|
|Object is visible. Left click on the icon to hide the object.|
|Object is invisible. Left click on the icon to show the object.|
|Double click on object icon to generate stitches. Small red dots indicate the end (ends) of object parts.|
|Red scissors indicate that there is a jump stitch before object. Color tube indicates that object is of other color than previous object..|
|Object is Fill.|
Object is Sfumato. Sfumato is an optional part of the Digitizing Studio.
|Object is Carving.|
|Object is Column.|
|Object is Column with Pattern. It is similar object like Column, but its cover stitches are divided according to some pattern. This allows to use wider columns and to add texture to the cover stitches.|
|Object is Connection.|
|Object is Manual Stitches sequence.|
|Object is Outline and there exists backward path object to this object. This means that there are two layers of stitches on this place.|
|Object is Outline and there is no backward path created to it. This icon helps to identify parts of outline that have only one layer of stitches.|
|Outline object that is a backward path for some previous outline object.|
|Object is Appliqué.|
|Object is composed of several other objects that are joined (small black lock), grouped (medium size blue lock) or clustered (large magenta lock).|
|Small horizontal scissors indicate that there are jump stitches inside of joined, grouped or clustered object. Small horizontal color tube indicates that there are color changes inside of joined, grouped or clustered object.|
|3.||Object number. Left click on text label (which includes also color number) to access the Parameters window. To copy parameters or color into other objects, select item, depress right mouse button and drag and drop on the other object.|
|/2||Color number. Colors are numbered in order of appearance. This number helps to identify objects with the same color, which is useful especially in a case of very similar colors.|
|label||Current version displays labels for objects belonging to lettering created with Alphabets or with Font Engine. Label contains first line of respective text and 'Alphabets Text' or 'Font Engine Text' attribute. If you want to edit lettering object, use right mouse click to open pop-up menu and select Edit Text command.|