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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).

1. Select the "Options > Hoop Size" menu

Select the "Options > Hoop Size" menu

4 - Choose "Pfaff Multi-Hoop - Horizontal" or "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.

2. Choose the right hoop

Choose the right hoop

5 - You can see now, that the design exceeds size of one of the three overlapping hoop sections (red, green, blue). 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 (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.

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 - 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).

4. Split design

Split 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.

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 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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