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Creating Custom Thread Catalog

See also Color Palette Menu

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.

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 C:\EMBIRD32\CHARTS folder). Each line of this file must have the following structure:




is the number of the thread in catalog


is the name of the thread catalog


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


are R,G,B values used to obtain the right color

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 to C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32\CHARTS folder (or C:\EMBIRD32\CHARTS folder) to be accepted by Embird.

The sample text file MADEIRA.TXT contains these 4 lines:

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