Before you start viewing your designs in Embird, you should calibrate the display so that the designs are displayed in 1:1 scale on the screen. This is great especially for viewing designs in photo-realistic 3D view mode (See also Viewing Designs tutorial).
1 - Run Embird, it will start in "Manager" mode (Picture No. 1).
1. Embird in Manager mode
2 - Select "Options> Display Calibration" menu (Picture No. 2).
2. Select "Options> Display Calibration" menu
3 - A dialog box will appear on the screen, containing "Calibration Square" in its left part (Picture No. 3). Measure the width and height of this square in millimeters. Typically, it is about 40 mm, but you can obtain different results, depending on the type and resolution of your display. Specify the height and width of the calibration square into the corresponding boxes at the right part of this dialog box. Finally, click "OK" button to confirm these new settings.
Tip: If you are measuring in inches instead of millimeters, please multiply your measurements by 25.4 to obtain the results in millimeters. For example, 2 and 1/2 inches are 63.5 mm.
3. Measure Calibration Square
4 - Now you can double-click the filename of some designs in the "Files:" box at the right panel and measure the displayed design to make sure it is viewed in 1:1 scale. Make sure that the "1:1 Normal" tab is selected at the bottom of the preview area. If not, click it first and then measure the displayed design. In this example, the height of the "SQUIRREL.DST" design should be 70 mm and its width should be 50 mm (Picture No. 4).
4. Check the design size
Back to Embird Tutorial Contents
Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997