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Save Pfaff Multi-Hoop Design

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

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

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

Picture No. 1

Embird Tutorial - Save Pfaff Multi-Hoop Design

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

Picture No. 2

Embird Tutorial - Save Pfaff Multi-Hoop Design

5 - You can see now, that the design exceeds size of one of the three overlapping hoop sections (red, green, blue), which create the Pfaff Multi-Hoop. Therefore the design must be split into two (or, in some cases, into three) 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.

Picture No. 3

Embird Tutorial - Save Pfaff Multi-Hoop Design

6 - Once you have selected the area you want to separate, it will be displayed in red color. Click "Split" button to split the design, this will separate the red selection (Picture No. 4).

Picture No. 4

Embird Tutorial - Save Pfaff Multi-Hoop Design

7 - You can see design parts (1, 2 and 3) in the "Object Order Bar" at the right side of the screen (Picture No. 5). Each part now lies completely either in the left (red), middle (green) or in the right (blue) hoop section.

Picture No. 5

Embird Tutorial - Save Pfaff Multi-Hoop Design

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 Pfaff .PCS format. In the second dialog box that appears on the screen you can choose the file name of the design being saved. Each part will be stored in a separate file, and Embird will automatically add the "_1",  "_2" or "_3" extension to the name you specify. This extension indicates the position in Pfaff Multi-Hoop. Position no. 1 is the left section, position no. 2 is the middle section and position no. 3 is the right section.

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