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Parameters

Studio works with vector objects which are filled with chosen type of stitches. The way of how stitches are generated is defined by parameters . For example, the most common parameter is density of stitches. All objects created in Studio have adjustable parameters that can be used for creation of special effects and for accommodation of design for sewing on specific type of fabric.

There are two ways of how to access the object's parameters:

  1. Quick access via panel during creation or node-by-node editing of single object. Parameters are shown in the main control panel. Any change to parameters affects only the object that is currently created or edited.
  2. In a separate Parameters window with more options.

Parameters Window

This window allows to change parameters of multiple objects at once, or to change overall parameters that affect the whole design.

To change parameters of several objects at once, select objects and invoke the Parameters window by tapping the pop-up button or with use of main menu > Options > Parameters .

Parameters Window

Parameters Window

A
List of parameter sections like Overall, Fill, Column, Outline, etc. Switch between the sections by tapping its name.
B
Buttons to close the window, reset parameters to default values, apply parameters to see their effect on design, invoke the help, etc.
C
Parameters belonging to the same section are displayed here. If there are too many of them to show at once, they are organized into tabs.
D
Example of parameter control.
E
Splitter control to adjust the window left and right side proportion.
F
Pop-up button with menu for management of parameters. Use this menu do store current values as new defaults or to hold them for newly created objects. Default values are preserved even if you quit the Studio. On the other hand, holding parameters for new objects applies only to current working session.

Sections

Parameters are organized into several sections, according to type of objects or parameter scope. There are also common parameters that apply to all objects in design, regardless of if they are selected or not. These parameters are located in Overall section.

Parameters - Overall Section
Overall Section - whole design
Parameters - All Selected Section
Parameters - Fill Section
Fill Section
Parameters - Column Section
Column Section
Parameters - Column with Pattern Section
Parameters - Outline Section
Outline Section
Parameters - Manual Stitches Section
Parameters - Connection Section
Connection Section
Parameters - Applique Section
Applique Section
Parameters - Sfumato Section

Parameters

Non-numerical parameters are mostly represented by well known check boxes and combo boxes.

Many parameters have numerical value and they are represented by controls like this example: (A) icon or caption, (B) value, (C) unit

Parameter Value - Clockface Control

To change value of such parameter, press the primary mouse button on the parameter value (B) to increase it, or press the secondary mouse button on the parameter value (B) to decrease it.

Value Panel - Additional Options

Above mentioned numerical parameter controls allow to invoke a panel with additional options. Click the parameter's caption or icon to access panel with controls for easier change of the parameter.

Parameter Value - Clockface Control Parameter Value - Panel
A
Name of the parameter
B
Parameter icon
C
Numerical value of parameter
D
Minimum possible value of parameter
E
Maximum possible value of parameter
F
Edit box for entering the value with keyboard, either hardware or on-screen
G
Quick access buttons with pre-defined frequently used values
H
Track bar for adjustment of the value
I
Cancel and Apply buttons

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