Embird Embroidery Software
Updated 29 Mar 2013
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Creating Custom Thread Catalogs

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 in Creating Custom Thread Catalogs (Another Way) tutorial.

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 text editor, and then save this text file (with .TXT or .TCH extension) to "C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder (or into "C:\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder if you use version prior to Embird 2006). Each line of this file must have the following structure:

THREAD_NUMBER,NAME_OF_THREAD_CATALOG,NAME_OF_COLOR,R_VALUE,G_VALUE,B_VALUE

where

THREAD_NUMBER is the number of the thread in catalog

NAME_OF_THREAD_CATALOG is the name of the thread catalog

NAME_OF_COLOR is the name of color (can be omitted, see example below)

R_VALUE,G_VALUE,B_VALUE are R, G, B components used to obtain the right color

Picture No. 1

Embird Tutorial - Creating Custom Thread Catalogs

Here is an example of custom thread catalog, containing four Madeira Rayon threads. For thread number 1087, the name of color is not specified. These four lines should be stored in text file, e.g. in MADEIRA.TXT and the file must be saved in "C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder (or in "C:\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder if you use version prior to Embird 2006) to be accepted by Embird.

**************************** EXAMPLE ************************************* 

1000,Madeira Rayon,Black,0,0,0

1003,Madeira Rayon,Natural White,240,237,228

1087,Madeira Rayon,,212,206,197

1187,Madeira Rayon,Dark Pink,208,0,87

************************* END OF EXAMPLE *********************************

Editing Existing Thread Catalog

Customer can edit thread numbers and names, add new threads or delete threads in charts supplied with Embird software.

Example:

1 - Open MADEIRA.TXT file from "C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder (or from "C:\EMBIRD32\CHARTS" folder if you use version prior to Embird 2006) in text editor, e.g. in NOTEPAD.

2 - Add new threads to the end of the list (Picture No. 2).

3 - Click "File -> Save" menu to save the changes in this text file.

Picture No. 2

Embird Tutorial - Creating Custom Thread Catalogs

4 - Run Embird and select "Color Palette ->Thread Catalogs" menu to display the edited Madeira Rayon chart. The new threads #1799, #1800, #1801 and #1802 now appear in the list (Picture No. 3).

Picture No. 3

Embird Tutorial - Creating Custom Thread Catalogs

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