Left Panel Menu (Manager)

See also Options Menu

Use Left Panel to process non-standard floppy disks.

Use Right Panel if you want to process standard floppy disks. Floppy disk files are listed by pressing List A: button. All embroidery disk formats are auto-recognized. Name of recognized disk format is displayed in Label edit box after successful identification.

Files stored on a floppy disk can be selected by depressing your left mouse button and moving mouse cursor over filenames. Selected (non-condensed) files can be seen individually or as thumbnails. Selected files can also be printed, exported into .BMP or .JPG file or copied to hard disk. Selection of these functions is made by choosing corresponding command in Left Panel Menu or in Popup Menu. Popup menu is displayed when clicking on Files box with right mouse button. Double clicking with left mouse button on file causes its preview. Left Panel can be hidden to enlarge preview area.

Tip: Hold left mouse button down and drag mouse cursor over files in file list box if you want to select multiple files. Another way is to depress CTRL key and click left mouse button on files.

Left Panel Menu and Popup Menu Commands:

List Floppy Disk Files

List designs stored on floppy disk. Floppy disk format is auto-recognized. Same as pressing List A: button.

Select Files

Show dialog box and files may be selected from the list. This command is useful if you have hidden Left Panel and you need to select some of floppy disk files.

Select All Files

Select all designs stored on floppy disk. Select List Floppy Disk Files first for creating list of designs.

View File

View selected design on Middle Panel. Placing mouse cursor on preview area shows hint with file information - design name, stitch count, size, start needle etc.

View Color Layers

View color layers of selected design.

View Thread List

View selected design and complete documentation about threads used, including consumption, thread name and catalog identification number.

View Thumbnails

View selected designs as thumbnails, 12 designs per page.

View Dense Thumbnails

View selected designs as dense thumbnails, 35 designs per page.

View Very Dense Thumbnails

View selected designs as very dense thumbnails, 104 designs per page.

View Custom Thumbnails

View selected designs as thumbnails, allowing to specify the number of rows and columns per page.

Print Template

Print template containing a single design in 1:1 scale and the corresponding hoop. In case the design is too big to fit a page, it will print on multiple papers.

Print Floating Design

Print a single design in 1:1 scale anywhere on the paper.

Print Design Snapshot

Print a single design; 1 design per page.

Print Detail Documentation

Print a single design, with complete running information, including thread consumption, running sequence and histogram, with the stitch number where color change is to take place. Page Title box allows entering of one line of text, which appears on top of each printed page. Documentation may be completed with logo and address of owner. File LOGO.BMP with picture of logo and text file ADDRESS.TXT containing address of owner and other information must be stored in the same folder as the EMBIRD.EXE file (usually C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32 folder or C:\EMBIRD32 folder). Files LOGO.BMP and ADDRESS.TXT are created by owner, they will not be present in C:\Program Files\EMBIRD32 folder after installation of Embird software. (See also Edit Logo and Address command in Options Menu.)

Print Color Layers

Print a single design with complete documentation about color layers, including thread name and stitch count per color.

Print Thread List

Print a single design with complete documentation about used threads, including thread name and catalog identification number.

Print Thumbnails

Print thumbnails type of documentation, 12 designs per page. Includes file name, stitch count and size information. Page Title box allows entering of one line of text, which appears on top of each printed page.

Print Dense Thumbnails

Print thumbnails type of documentation, 35 designs per page.

Print Very Dense Thumbnails

Print thumbnails type of documentation, 104 designs per page.

Print Custom Thumbnails

Print thumbnails type of documentation, allowing to specify the number of rows and columns per page.

Export Design Snapshot

Same as Print Design Snapshot command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Image

Save small image of selected design to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk. Height or width of image can be chosen. This documentation is suitable for creating pictures of your designs for your web site.

Export Animated Image

Save animated image of selected design to chosen .GIF file on hard disk. Width and height of image can be chosen, as well as stitch cadence and delay between images. This documentation is suitable for creating advertising pictures of your designs for your web site.

Export Simple Documentation

Save simple documentation with small image of selected design and colors information to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk. As created files are of small size, they may be used as an e-mail attachment.

Export Medium Documentation

Save documentation with size and stitch count information, including small image of selected design and colors order, to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk. As created files are of small size, they may be used as an e-mail attachment.

Export Detail Documentation

Same as Print Detail Documentation command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Color Layers

Same as Print Color Layers command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Thread List

Same as Print Thread List command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Thumbnails

Same as Print Thumbnails command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Dense Thumbnails

Same as Print Dense Thumbnails command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Very Dense Thumbnails

Same as Print Very Dense Thumbnails command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Custom Thumbnails

Same as Print Custom Thumbnails command, but output goes to chosen .BMP or .JPG file on hard disk.

Export Screen Saver

Use this command to export the screen saver file (.SCR) which displays the simulation of sewing of selected designs when the computer is idle.

Export Printable Documentation

Use this command to export selected design attached to the routine, which is capable of printing the design. This will create a new executable (.EXE) file on hard disk, which may be sent in e-mail to customer who can print the design documentation on his/her computer.

Export Sew Simulator

Use this command to export selected design attached to the sew simulator. This will create a new executable (.EXE) file on hard disk, which may be sent in e-mail to customer who can check the simulation of design sewing.

Copy Files to Hard Disk

Read selected floppy disk files, convert them to chosen target file format, and store them to current folder on hard disk (see also Right Panel). Filenames of new files are derived automatically from names of source files.

Copy Floppy Disk

Floppy disk copying. Duplicate any embroidery disk.

Encapsulate Floppy Disk

Encapsulate the contents of non-standard floppy disks embroidery disk into an executable self-extracting .EXE file. This file can be sent e.g. via e-mail and run on the target PC to extract, format and write the floppy disk data. Use this command to deliver the contents of non-standard floppy disk to the customer via e-mail.

Format Floppy Disk

Format floppy disk to chosen format.