Software Lessons

Using All Lines Function for Specific Areas

The All Lines Function can be used to isolate specific areas of your graphic and add emphasis to those areas.

 

What you'll learn

      The All Lines Function can be used to isolate specific areas of your graphic and add emphasis to those areas. We will bring in the Eagle bitmap outline (an already prepared graphic).

 

  1. Click on the down arrow next to the Open icon.
  2. Click on the third entry, Bitmap Outline (.bmp).
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  3. The Open dialog box will appear.
  4. Click on Eagle once to see it in the preview window.
  5. Click Open to bring it to the graphic screen.
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  6. Assign stitches to the graphic until it is completely filled with stitches.
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  7. To add emphasis to the eye, we are going to outline it.
  8. Click on the Line Stitch icon.
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  9. Click on Straight stitch.
  10. Click on the check box next to Straight stitch. Reduce the stitch length to 1.2. Because we are outlining a small area, we need a smaller stitch length to go around the curves of the eye.
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  11. Click OK.
  12. Click the All Lines icon, which was activated when you clicked the Line icon. A fine grid will appear over the eagle graphic.
  13. The grid has eight anchor points that will allow you to change its size. Using the mouse, move the pointer over the lower right anchor point until it becomes a double arrow.
  14. Click and drag the grid until it is very small, small enough to cover only the eagle eye.
  15. Click on the tiny grid and drag it over the eagle eye.
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  16. Click the All Lines icon a second time. The Assign to Lines dialog box will appear.
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  17. Click Select to assign stitch lines to the eye. The graphic outline of the eye will turn red.
  18. Click the Register icon to generate the stitches.
    The eye is the only embroidery element that has been outlined.
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