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Display Mode

Studio provides several different ways of how to render embroidery design on the screen during digitizing or editing. They help to identify problematic places in design that require your attention and to keep control over the layout of stitches, even if they are covered with upper layers.

Display Mode Tabs

Chose required Display mode with use of the tabs at the bottom of Work Area . Click the tab to switch the display mode.

Normal, Image and Vector Tab

In Normal mode , all objects (background image and digitized vector objects) are displayed. In Image mode only the background image is displayed. In Vector mode only the digitized objects are displayed.

3D Tab

In 3D mode embroidery design is displayed with use of realistic three dimensional simulation.

3D View Mode

Flat Tab

In Flat mode embroidery design is displayed with plain colors (without shading and glittering), but preserving the thread width. This mode is useful when working on detailed parts of design where thread shading and glittering may be confusing.

Flat View Mode

D. Map Tab

D. Map (Density Map) displays design in a false color scale, with color gradient from blue through green and yellow to red. Intense red color indicates areas of critical stitch density. This display mode is useful when converting graphic file (like SVG) to embroidery design. Graphic files do often have number of hidden or overlapped layers, which must be removed when used for embroidery. Density Map allows to discover places with too many layers (and consequently, high stitch density).

Density Map Color Scale

Colors in Density Map mode: blue-violet means empty place, orange-red means high density place.

X-Ray Tab

X-Ray mode displays stitches as semi-transparent, allowing to see through the cover stitches and check the underlay, the tie-up stitches and overlays. This mode helps to check all layers of design at once and to identify areas of high stitch density. It also helps to identify stitches that are too short or too long. Such stitches are rendered in intense colors.

X-Ray Display Mode

Fill object in x-ray mode:

1 - tie-up stitches, 2 - connection path, 3 - edge underlay, 4 - overlay of fill sections, 5 - pattern of cover stitches, 6 - very short stitch, 7 - very long stitch.

Note : main menu > Options > Settings > Rendering window allows to access options that affect the display modes.

Zoom levels in Studio

Note for owners of Studio versions 2021 and older , the current version uses new zoom levels. Zoom 1 now means that design is displayed on screen in its real size. Therefore, tabs with 1:1 view modes were removed.

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