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Viewing Design

General view:

The embroidery is displayed in the centre of the screen when the file is opened; please note the ruler gives the dimensions in centimetres from the origin (start-point) of the design; the one below is approx 8cm x 6cm.

Measuring distance

If you set your screen accurately (see tools/options/display - set visible screen area in mm) you can then measure distances on your screen with a ruler.

Alternatively you can do this on screen by selecting a point and holding down the left click on your mouse and dragging mouse to the other point; the measurements appear in the bottom LH corner of your screen.

Zooming and Panning Functions:

Icon Features

Zooms in design; drag & drop a square that will become new viewing area
Scolls back through the last series of 'zoom-ins'
Returns design to occupy the entire space available in the viewing window

Additional viewing functions

Icon Features
Allows user to select, select all and invert selection by clicking when an object is highlighted
Show and hide embedded objects
Highlight the area to be embroidered
Show stitch marks and show stitches up to cursor functions
Show objects and Show stitches buttons

Action functions

Icon Features

Rotate design clockwise or anti-clockwise
Scale design - it is not recommended to exceed +/-8% of original size; this is because 'adjust density' is not available in viewer
Inserts machine functions at beginning of object: from L>R: trim/ stop/needle-up/frame-out/borer/sequin/applique/slow speed

3-D preview

  • Press: key P or Control P and view design in 3-D against chosen fabric background; the fabric type can be be changed in 'tool/options' under 'general'; the fabric colour is specified in the Colour management dialog
  • Please note that the entire view is displayed; ie; if you are in zoom mode then only that section will be viewed.

Warning neither Coats Plc nor Wings Systems Ltd. can accept liability for any consequential damages caused by the use of this software; in case of doubt please consult an embroidery industry professional to advise you on the correct use of this type of software. Please refer to our legal notices for more details. Both Coats Plc and Wings Systems Ltd would be pleased to offer advice and recommendations through their dedicated service networks.