Here are some new features available in version 17.
Ripple Fill Stitch Effect
A new fill stitch pattern called Ripple Fill is now available. Contour lines can be applied to a fill stitch shape to create a ‘ripple’ effect stitching pattern that runs throughout the shape. As you edit the contour lines the rippling with vary.
Printed Barcode JobSheet
A new .fom file has been added to the Ethos Folder which contains a Barcode facility. The Barcode can be scanned in using a hand held scanning device attached to certain embroidery machines, this will speed up the loading process whilst also ensuring the correct design is selected.
Piping Stitch with Pattern
The Piping Stitch effect has been enhanced to allow stitch patterns to be created and assigned to it.
Customisable Font Category
The Font Category feature allows users to create their own Satin Font categories and add fonts to them.
There are 5 new satin fonts.
The Name Drop Feature has been enhanced so that 3 different file formats – ISI, DST or ZSK can be created & saved to a chosen folder.
Running Line with Satin Stitch Branches
When inputting a Running Line effect it is now possible to add Satin stitch branches. This is a very useful feature when digitising more complex designs.
Auto Insert Points
There is a new tool in the Points menu – Auto Insert. This can be used with Running, Satin and Fill stitch outlines. It allows a number of points to be automatically inserted either before or after a selected point. There is also an interactive tool that allows you to simply point and click where you would like additional points to be placed.
Insert Corner Points
This tool can be used to insert 2 x pairs of points on Satin stitch corners. The placement of these extra points allows you to control the direction of stitching into the corners.