Parameters - Whole Design

These parameters are organized into several tabs:

Main Tab

Minimum Stitch Length: This is a global parameter (unlike maximum length of stitches, which can be adjusted separately for each object).

Embird Studio - Parameters - Whole Design Columns Start/End Gap: This number defines the size of the small gap at beginning and end of column-like objects. The stitches seen on screen are just the axis of real stitches that are wider, in fact. This gap prevents the thread bulging at ends of columns, and columns with pattern.

Embird Studio - Parameters - Whole Design Fills Start/End Gap: This gap prevents the thread bulging at ends of fill. It is especially important if there is a thin running stitch outline around the fill object.

Additional Density: This parameter allows user to adjust whole design at once for sewing with a different types of thread. If the whole design seems to be too loose or too dense because of the threads used, adjust the density with this parameter.

Embird Studio - Parameters - Whole Design Additional Pull Compensation: This parameter allows user to adjust whole design at once for sewing on a different types of fabric. If the fabric is too elastic or if the design sinks into the fabric, use this parameter to add more pull compensation to the whole design at once.

Comment, Reference Width, Reference Height. These parameters are used for user defined Border Samples.

Combine Arranged Outline Parts - if turned on, outline elements are combined into larger segments when Arrange Outline Parts function is used, to optimize stitches layout. If turned off, outline elements are preserved for easier editing.

Tie-Up Stitches Tab

Fill Tie-Up Stitches: These are small stitches that Studio automatically adds before and after jump stitches to anchor the thread on Fill and Sfumato objects.

Outline Tie-Up Stitches: These are small stitches that Studio automatically adds before and after jump stitches to anchor the thread on Outline, Connection and Manual Stitch objects.

Column Tie-Up Stitches: These are small stitches that Studio automatically adds before and after jump stitches to anchor the thread on Column, Column with Pattern and Appliqué objects (The only exceptions are jump stitches inside a column that is wider than about 1.2 cm).

Tie-Up Stitches Length: maximum length of all above types of the tie-up stitches.

Offset Tab

This global offset setting affects distance of edge and zig-zag underlay of all objects in the design. There are two ways of how to use global underlay offset:

  1. Optimized and scaled offset (in %)
  2. Absolute offset (in millimeters)

These options are available from the combo box on this tab.

When you select option #1, underlay offset of individual objects is automatically optimized according to size of respective object. Moreover, you can apply overall % scale to these offsets to adjust design for sewing on various fabrics. Use scale larger than 100% if you are sewing on elastic material or on the fleece.

Option #2 allows to set all underlay offsets to constant distance in millimeters.

Controls described below use % or mm units according to chosen offset mode.

Offset of Edge Underlay: this global parameter affects distance of edge underlay of all objects in the design. There is a separate offset parameter available for fills, columns and appliqués.

Offset of Zig-Zag Underlay: this global parameter affects distance of zig-zag underlay of all objects in the design. There is a separate offset parameter available for fills, columns and appliqués.

Length Tab

Minimum and maximum length of fill and column underlay.