Embird Embroidery Software
Updated 17 Mar 2012
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Change Stitch Type

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Open the design using "File -> Open" command. In this example, we want to change the type of stitch connecting "A" and "B" letters. Now it is jump (floating) stitch, drawn as dashed line, and we want to change it to normal (running) stitch (Picture No. 1).

Picture No. 1

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

3 - Zoom in the lettering using "View -> Zoom -> In" menu (arrow 1 in Picture No. 2). You can use this menu several times to zoom in the characters to the comfortable size. The "Zoom In" command is also accessible via "Ctrl + Pg Up" keyboard shortcut.

4 - Click "View -> Stitch Direction" menu to switch on the displaying of stitch direction (arrow 2 in Picture No. 2).

Picture No. 2

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

5 -  A small arrow drawn in the midpoint of every stitch will simplify the stitch selection process (Picture No. 3).

Picture No. 3

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

6 - Select the stitch between "A" and "B" characters using the "Freehand Select Mode" Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type. More information regarding the stitch selection is available in Interactive Free-Hand Splitting tutorial. A stitch is selected if its midpoint lies inside the selection polygon. Selected stitch is drawn in red color  (Picture No. 4).

Picture No. 4

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

7 - Another way of stitch selection is to use the "Sew Simulator". More information regarding simulator is available in Sew Simulator tutorial. Select "View -> Sew Simulator" menu and its window will appear on the screen. Click "Halt on floating stitch (Jump)" button to pause the simulation on every jump stitch (arrow 1 in Picture No. 5). Push "Play" button to start the simulation (arrow 2). The simulation will stop on the occurrence of jump stitch - it is the stitch no. 274 in this example, as you can see it in Picture No. 5. Once the stitch no. is known, close the simulator window by clicking "Close" button. Enter the stitch no. to "Initial Stitch" (arrow 3) and "Ending Stitch" (arrow 4) boxes located at the top of Editor window (Picture No. 6). This will select the stitch no. 274 and enable further operations.

Picture No. 5

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

Picture No. 6

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

8 - Once you have selected the right stitch, select "Edit -> Stitch Type" menu. A dialog box will appear on the screen, allowing you to specify the new stitch type. In this example, we want to change the jump to running stitch (Picture No. 7). Click "OK" button to continue.

Picture No. 7

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

9 - Check the result of the operation. The jump stitch between "A" and "B" characters has changed to running stitch, which is drawn as solid line (Picture No. 8).

Picture No. 8

Embird Tutorial - Change Stitch Type

10 - Use "File -> Save As" command to save the modified 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.

Note: You can insert also the stop point into the design using the steps shown above. Select the stitch after which you want to place the stop point (see step 6). Select "Edit -> Stitch Type" menu and choose "Stop (color change)" option in the dialog box that appears on the screen.

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