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Save Janome Macro Hoop Design

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Open the design, which you want to save for Janome Macro Hoop. To open a design, click "File" menu and choose "Open" command. Please note, that you probably will have to split this design into two parts.

3 - Click the "Hoop Size" button, or select the "Options > Hoop Size" menu (Picture No. 1).

1. Select the "Options > Hoop Size" menu

Select the "Options > Hoop Size" menu

4 - Choose "Janome MC11000 Macro Hoop - Vertical" or "Horizontal" option (Picture No. 2). Typical position is vertical, with two overlapping sections. The horizontal position works the same way as the vertical does, but the parts are automatically rotated by +90 degrees when loading/saving from/to hard disk.

2. Choose the right hoop

Choose the right hoop

5 - You can see now, that the design exceeds the size of one of the two overlapping sections (red, green). Notice the red rectangle drawn around design icon at the right side of the screen - it indicates that object is out of section. Therefore the design must be split into two parts (Picture No. 3). Use "Freehand Select Mode" button to select the stitches you want to cut out (separate). More information regarding splitting is available in Interactive Freehand Splitting tutorial.

Note: It is possible to skip following steps, and continue in step 8. Embird can automatically split the design in such a way that each object fits some section. However, sometimes it is better to split the design manually to obtain optimal result.

3. Notice hoop sections

Notice hoop sections

6 - Use "Freehand Select Mode" (arrow 1 in Picture No. 4) to select stitches you want to cut out (separate). Once you have selected the area you want to separate, it will be displayed in red color. Click "Split" button to split design (to separate the red selection).

4. Split design

Split design

7 - You can see design parts (1 and 2) in the "Object Order Bar" at the right side of the screen (Picture No. 5). Each part now lies completely either in the top or in the bottom section of the hoop, therefore there is not a red rectangle around any object.

5. Design parts fit hoop sections

Design parts fit hoop sections

8 - Use "File > Save As" command to save the whole design to a file on your disk. In the "Choose Format" dialog box choose the Janome .JEF format (recommended) or .JEF+ format (in such a case you will have to switch off and on your embroidery machine, otherwise the new JEF+ files stored on the USB stick are not recognized by machine). In the second dialog box that appears on the screen you can choose the file name of the design being saved.

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