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Are you a seasoned digitizer? Are you new to the industry, and looking for the best software? Either way you will be impressed with the versatility and user-friendly features Design Shop V9 offers.New digitizing features include:* UnaFill Splicer This will allow users to splice multiple directions of fill stitches for one object.* Auto Underlay Users now have multiple choices of underlay styles for any digitized object or font.* Object Color Properties Objects will maintain color properties so that copying and pasting will not require re-sequencing of colors.* Vector Graphics to Embroidery Assistant This awesome feature allows easy point and click conversion of any vector file to be digitized in seconds.DesignShop V9 takes lettering to the next level with features like control point editing, expanded stitch editing and automatic borders. DesignShop V9 features sophisticated lettering capabilities for all embroidery alphabets as well as true type conversions. You can even create your own alphabets.DesignShop V9 allows you to work in various view modes to see stitches, colors and final output simulations. The screen/project view gives you a pre-embroidery look at the finished product. DesignShop V9 also has an innovative appliqué feature (the first in the industry) that lets you display the appliqué pieces in a fabric on-screen for a realistic view of the complete design.
Melco DesignShop V9 Pro Plus is user-friendly software with Outstanding vector compatibility, and 160+ embroidery fonts combine to make DSV10 highly valuable to the embroidery designer. Here is a brief overview of the most notable features:
Outstanding Vector Compatibility Now, when you load a vector graphic into DSV10, a raster preview is automatically generated. This enables you to recreate the exact look and style of the design, including blends or gradients.
New production tools include fabric profiles that allow users to save design information, such as stitch densities, to specific fabrics or apply fabric profiles to specific designs. Also, design information may now be printed with bar codes. Use a bar code reader at any time to recall the design, eliminating the need to search for design files on hard drives or disks.
DesignShop V10 allows you to work in various view modes to see stitches, colors, and final output simulations. The screen/project view gives you a pre-embroidery look at the finished product. Also, the innovative appliqué feature (the first in the industry) lets you position the appliqué pieces on a fabric on-screen for a realistic view of the complete design.
Easily create design information that can be scanned directly into your EMT16 Embroidery Machine using a bar code scanner. Here are some other production-friendly advantages to adding bar code technology to your embroidery department:
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Looking for professional graphic designs that communicate your unique voice and business strategy to your clients and prospective customers? Let PrintMaster v9 assist you. Put together picture-perfect designs for everything from greeting cards, to invitations and Postcards, calendars, business brochures, cards and so much more. From start to finish, PrintMaster v9 has everything you need to make impressive projects. PrintMaster v9 is perfect for creating:
Image tracing also known as vectorization allows you to take an imported image such as a scanned drawing, graphic design or photo and to convert colors in that to vector outlines. These outlines can then be used as part of your design to create toolpaths or to generate 3D shapes using the modeling tools. The software will import many file formats including jpeg, bitmap, gif, png, tif, it will also extract images from a PDF file.
The 'advanced text' tools let you access true type or open type fonts on your PC to create text outlines for your design. In addition, the software comes with a selection of specialist single stroke / stick engraving fonts for efficient machining when making things like badges or small signs.
Data can be imported from a huge range of other design programs using a variety of industry standard file formats. These include DXF, EPS, AI, SVG and SKP (SketchUp) as well as PDF files. Once imported, the program has a wide range of tools to make working with this data as efficient as possible.
Whether your design vectors have been created in the software or imported you have a large choice of editing options to prepare your part for toolpath creation or modeling. Vectors can be easily scaled, moved, mirrored, distorted, grouped, welded, trimmed, filleted, extended, offset, smoothed and joined together. As with the drawing tools you either have precise control over the editing values adjust the vectors very accurately or can use the mouse to dynamically make adjustments until your layout looks correct.
The Layers are a very efficient way to keep your 2D data organized, one of the main uses is to allow you to temporarily hide data you were not currently working with. Layers could also be used to group vectors you might be using to model related shapes in a 3D design to make it simpler to work on a small part at a time.
The ability to associate toolpaths with specific layers and types of data means you can create Toolpath Templates which can be assigned to other parts that share the same layer structure. This is particularly powerful for applications like Cabinet Making where different designs can be automatically machined once a template has been set-up.
Not only can you organise your design onto layers but you can also make use of multiple sheets in your projects to help manage and organise your work on a per sheet basis when working with multiple materials in your designs. Each sheet can have it's own dimensions and settings, making it an ideal solution for when you are working on a project that requires multiple materials. The sheets tab lists all of the current sheets and allows you to create, update and delete them. You can create sheets of different sizes and thicknesses as well as having the ability to control the material appearance for each sheet to better visualize your toolpaths as part of the overall project. All sheets within a project can be managed individually or collectively, making it simple to resize or update a specific selection of sheets.
Rulers, Snap Grid and Guidelines help to make vector drawing and 3D part layout much simpler. These options can be switched on / off as required. When combined with Snapping options that automatically detect and snap the cursor to key regions on a design these tools make it easy to create very accurate part.
Interactively change the size and orientation of imported 3D models.Interactively rotate 3D mesh files into the required orientation for adding to a design.Instantly convert designs from raised models to recessed mold cavities.Easy to use interactive drag and drop, size, mirror and rotate tools allow 3D clipart designs to be edited to instantly produce unlimited design variations.
The clipart tab also allows you to access the online clipart that comes free with the software, where the clipart can be downloaded directly from the running software (providing you have internet access). The software comes with previews of the clipart you're entitled to, and with internet access you can download the clipart straight into the software for ease of use.
The clipart tab is a great way to browse and select from the free clipart that is included with your purchase. In addition to the free clipart, our sister company Design & Make has a variety of professionally created CNC ready clipart available to purchase. Visit Design & Make here designandmake.com/ to find out more.
You will find a selection of relief-style clipart pieces, mini projects, and collections to suit every CNC project need. These can be purchased, downloaded and carved as individual models or combined to make more complex designs.
Textured panels are often specified by interior designers and architects and textures are also a very useful option for creating backgrounds on dimensional signs. Vectric has a unique approach to generate unique 'hand carved' looking textures which still machine extremely efficiently.
Use the PhotoVCarving toolpath strategy to convert photographs and images into toolpaths producing stylised engraved designs. The created toolpaths engrave a series of lines at different depths to produce the desired image.
As well as showing that the toolpaths are correct, the high quality rendering and ability to use real world material textures and fill colors is a very valuable sales tool. Using the simulation you can create customer proofs and evaluate design options without actually having to cut anything!
Using the Toolpath Tiling options it is possible to machine objects and designs that are many times larger than the available area of your CNC machine bed. This process is also invaluable if the maximum sizes of your material pieces are limited. In both cases, a much larger project can still be machined by breaking the toolpath down into manageable tiles or strips, each of which can fit within the machineable area of your CNC machine, or on the available material blocks. Once cut, the tiles can then be re-assembled to form the finished piece. 2b1af7f3a8