Edit Menu (Editor)
See also Design Toolbar
Use Edit menu to duplicate, mirror, center, align, rotate, skew,
join and split selected Objects.
If you need to perform an operation only on one part of Object,
you must split this Object into pieces first (see Split command below).
After splitting, select the newly split part and perform the operation.
Finally, you may join several Objects into one Object (see Join command below).
Most of these commands are also accessible via Design Toolbar and Working Area Popup Menu.
Edit Menu Commands:
Undo last operation. There are 20 levels of Undo available.
Redo previously undone operation.
Cut selected Objects and put them on Windows Clipboard.
Copy selected Objects to Windows Clipboard.
Paste Objects from Windows Clipboard.
Select all Objects.
Select next Object.
Deselect all Objects.
Invert current selection: Deselect selected Objects and select unselected Objects.
Delete selected Objects.
Duplicate selected Objects.
Repeat selected Objects along circle, line or rectangle.
Place selected Objects in each of the three other hoop corners. Place an Object in one of the hoop corners and then select this command to create a symmetrical design quickly and accurately.
Mirror selected Objects horizontally or vertically.
Center selected Objects on both axes or only on horizontal/vertical axis.
Align selected Objects. This command will bring up a dialog box, in which align method can be chosen. Use this to line up selected components in relation to each other. Base for aligning is the first selected Object.
Rotate selected Objects. This command will bring up a dialog box, in which desired angle of rotation can be specified.
Skew selected Objects horizontally or vertically. This command will bring up a dialog box, in which the desired angle can be specified.
Set position of selected Objects. This command will bring up a dialog box, in which desired position can be specified.
Set size of selected Objects. This command will bring up a dialog box, in which desired size can be specified. Embird can resize with density adjustment; choose this option in Options
Set Density or Pattern
Set stitch density or fill pattern in selected Objects. This command will bring up a dialog box, in which the values of density for column and fill stitches can be specified. If you decide to change the pattern, you can choose the new one from the list of available patterns
Change envelope of selected Objects. For example you can change the envelope of lettering, which was not created in Embird.
Snap Objects to Guide Lines
Snap objects to guide lines when moving them along work area.
Lock Guide Lines
Lock guide lines to avoid their accidental misplacing.
Erase Guide Lines
Erase all guide lines.
Split selected Objects automatically. This command will bring up a dialog box, in which the maximum width and height, maximum number of colors, and maximum number of stitches of each part can be chosen. It is possible to automatically split the design along the boundaries of multi-section hoops.
Separate parts in selected object.
Split selected Object, cut out selected stitches. Two methods of splitting are possible:
Select stitches to be cut out by freehand-defined polygon,
often called Lasso. You must enter Freehand Select Mode
if you want to split this way.
After splitting, your selection becomes a new independent Object and is then treated like any other Object
(save to disk, mirror, center, resize, skew etc.).
Specify initial and ending stitches of selection
(for example, stitches 724 to 1242 cut out to create a new Object).
This is enabled only if there is just one Object selected in Select Mode
Use Initial Stitch
and Ending Stitch
(situated on Main Toolbar
) to enter desired values.
Object is split into parts, as follows: First part
is composed of stitch 1 of the original design through the stitch preceding the Split's initial stitch. Therefore, in our example, the first part will contain stitches 1 to 723.
is composed of the Split's first stitch through the Split's last stitch.
Therefore, in our example, the second part will contain stitches 724 through 1242.
, in this example, is composed of stitches 1243 through the original design's last stitch.
All three parts after splitting become new independent Objects,
displayed in the Objects Order Bar
Join selected Objects. Use this command to join selected Objects into one Object.
This command is similar to Split
it will slice the design with smooth edges, not leaving small stitches as if you use the Split
command. Select the stitches first using the Freehand Select Mode
and then use this command to cut out selected stitches.
Use this command to mask two or more selected Objects. The stitches in the Object underneath will automatically be deleted where the upper Object overlaps.
Sort colors in selected Objects. Use to join areas with the same colors and thus reduce the number of color changes; helpful when embroidering the same Object multiple times.
Smart Color Sort
Smart color sorting in selected Objects. Use to join areas with the same colors and thus reduce the number of color changes; while taking into account the layers of stitches to achieve the same visual appearance as in original Objects. Helpful when embroidering the same Object multiple times.
Use this command to reduce the number of colors in selected Objects.
Use this command to reverse the order of stitches, so that the last stitch becomes first, the last-but-one becomes second, etc. Only the stitches of the same color are reversed, the order of colors remains the same.
Smart Reverse Stitches
Use this command to reverse the order of stitches in selected Objects while taking into account the layers of stitches to achieve the same visual appearance as in original Objects.
Extend Floating Stitches
Extend floating (jump) stitches in selected Objects. Use this command to fix problem with some designs (typically in .PES or .PEC format), which causes that the jumps are untimely finished with non-zero-length running stitch.
Tidy Up Small Stitches
Use this command to delete small stitches in selected Objects.
Use this command to compensate the pull in selected Objects.
Edit Stitch File in Studio
Use this command to open selected Objects in Embird Studio
Find more about Studio software in its Help file - press F1 key when running this application.
See also Studio Design
command in Insert
Edit Stitch File in Thred
Use this command to open selected Objects in Thred
(version 1.029 or above). Thred is a versatile and affordable digitizing program, developed by Thredworks. It can be used with Embird, or as a stand alone application. More information, demo, registration and support for Thred are available at http://www.thredworks.com