Brother International BES-100E BE-100 Workbook - English

Brother International BES-100E Manual

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    ...Started s Chapter 1: General Information...2 Creating a new file...Resuming a halted exercise ...Zooming ...Displaying ... ...17 Creating a text shape ...Changing the font ...Changing the shape of the text ...Changing the text ... 20: Shapes Toolbar ...47 Using the Manual Stitch tool ( Using the Path tool...
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    ... 40: Setting Up the Printout Page ...89 s Chapter 41: Viewing the Software Upgrade Notes ...90 s Chapter 26: Opening, Outputting, Importing ... and Terms ...91 BE-100 tools...91 BE-100 terms ...93 s Chapter 43: Glossary of Embroidery Terms ...98 s Chapter 44: Glossary of Embroidery Machine Terms ......
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    Introduction The Brother BE-100 embroidery software provides numerous functions for easily creating and manipulating stitch and ... to offering the functions available in the advanced lettering and editing levels of the software, this level enables you to perform the following procedures. x Customize ...
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    ... Creating a new file To create a new file containing an empty design area: 1 On the File drop-down menu, click New. The Design Info dialog box appears. NOTE:... To display the entire design (for example, after zooming in or scrolling through it): x On the Zoom drop-down menu, click Fit to Window. 2
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    s Displaying the Properties dialog box To display a dialog box that allows you to change various settings for the selected design shape: 1 Click the Move tool ( design shape. ) in the Stock toolbar. 2 Click a stitched edge of the shape in the design. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around ...
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    Chapter 2: Main Window When BE-100 is started up, a window containing various toolbars, palettes and... Needles (thread color) Pointer Design Reference window Status bar Refer to the illustrations below to...button F Zoom Out button G Connect To Last button 4 5 6 7 89 0 A 1 Fonts drop-down list ...
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    ... 7 Select Alternating button 8 Extend Selection button 1 Move tool 2 Zoom tool 3 Reshape tool 4 Rotate tool 5 Measure tool 6 Polygon Stitch Direction tool 1 Manual Stitch tool 2 Path tool 3 Column tool 4 Region tool 5 Simple Polygon tool 6 Complex Polygon tool Figure 8: Shapes toolbar 1 3 5 2 4 6...
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    Figure 11: Gallery button (and text shape palette) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V 1 Simple rectangle 2 Vertical orientation 3 Slant up 4 Slant down 5 Wide left 6 Wide right 7 Flat top wide left 8 Flat top wide right 9 Flat bottom wide left 0 Flat bottom wide right ...
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    Chapter 3: Move Tool ( example, you might use the Move tool ( ) This tool is mainly used to select, but also to move and resize design shapes (not individual punchpoints). For ) to select a shape in order to change its color. s Selecting design shapes To select shapes in the design: 1 Click the...
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    ...you do not know how to drag an object, run the Windows 95 tutorial for instructions and practice. Figure 13 To resize (shrink, enlarge or reproportion) selected ... shape(s) using the Move tool ( and then follow the instructions in the table below. Purpose To move selected design shapes...
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    s Deleting design shapes To delete the selected design shapes: x Press the Delete key. The selected shapes are removed from the design. 9
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    Chapter 4: Reshape Tool ( ) This tool is used to highlight the punchpoints of design shapes, allowing you to select and move the points, therefore changing the shape of the design. After selecting a punchpoint, it can be deleted, or the commands on the Punchpoints drop-down menu can be used to ...
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    ... in the design area. Figure 16 ). To move punchpoints with greater precision, select the punchpoint(s) using the Reshape tool ( follow the instructions in the table below. Purpose To move selected punchpoints horizontally or vertically To move selected punchpoints in grid increments Action ), and ...
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    s Correcting a "bow tie" Regions are digitized as pairs of punchpoints (a point and a counterpoint, which appear with a gray line connecting them). When deleting punchpoints from a region, either the punchpoint pair or two punchpoints that are in sequence should be deleted; otherwise, the region ...
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    Chapter 5: Rotate Tool ( This tool allows you to rotate the various shapes of the design. To rotate shapes in the design: ) 1 Click the Rotate tool ( ) in the Stock toolbar. 2 Click the design shapes that you wish to rotate. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) and a rotation frame appear around the ...
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    Chapter 6: Measure Tool ( ) This tool is great for measuring the length of a stitch, the spacing between two shapes in a design, or the overall design size. To measure the distance between any two points in the design: 1 Click the Measure tool ( ) in the Stock toolbar. The pointer changes to ...
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    ...changed, all design shapes already assigned the old thread color will change to the new color. s Adding a thread color To add a new needle (thread color): 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Design Info. The Design Info dialog box appears. 2 On the Needles tab, click the Add Needle button to add a...
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    ...in the master palette The master palette contains all thread colors that are available with BE-100. The default master palette is the Madeira color palette (minus a few colors).... Add button. The Add Master Palette Entry dialog box, a standard Windows 95 color-picker box, appears. NOTE: To delete the ...
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    Creating and Editing Designs Chapter 8: Gallery Button Clicking the Gallery button displays a palette containing 32 preset shapes for arranging text. The text shapes available with the Gallery button are shown below. Figure 22 s Creating a text shape To create a text shape and add it to the design...
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    ... text in chapter 1. 4 Select the desired settings, such as the font or needle (thread) color. NOTE: The Baseline settings... tab of the Text Properties dialog box appears. In the Font drop-down list, select the desired ... name, and then click the OK button. x In the Fonts drop-down list in the Text bar,...
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    s Changing the shape of the text To change the shape of the text: 1 Using the Move tool ( ), select the text shape that you wish to change. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around the shape. 2 Click the Gallery button. A palette containing samples of the various text shapes appears. 3 Click...
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    ... to add the text shape. A small circle with an X in it appears. 3 Follow the instructions that appear in the left corner of the status bar to "punch" ...multiple lines of text in chapter 1. 5 Select the desired settings, such as the font or needle (thread) color. NOTE: To maintain the proportions of ...
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    ...of text. 6 Click the OK button. s Changing the font To change the font of a text shape: 1 Using the Move tool ...Text tab of the Text Properties dialog box appears. In the Font drop-down list, select the desired font name, and then click the OK button. x In the Fonts drop-down list in the Text bar, ...
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    ...: The center letter is usually the initial for the last name. The monogram fonts are "Diamond Monogram" and "Script Monogram", available only when ..., select the desired decoration. NOTE: The decorations differ depending on the font that is selected. 6 Click the OK button. Figure 27 "Diamond Monogram...
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    s Using the Flat Top Arch Text tool ( ) This tool arranges text inside an outline that is flat on the top and arched on the bottom. The bottom can bow either in or out. Figure 28 3 Figure 29 4 1 2 To create a text shape using the Flat Top Arch Text tool ( ): 1 Click the Flat Top Arch Text ...
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    s Using the Double Arch Text tool ( ) This tool arranges text inside an outline that is arched on both the top and bottom. The arches bow in opposite directions and can bow either in or out. Figure 32 3 Figure 33 4 1 2 To create a text shape using the Double Arch Text tool ( ): 1 Click the ...
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    s Using the Circular Text tool ( ) This tool arranges text along a circle whose radius you can specify. If two lines of text are entered, the first line is added at the top and second line is added at the bottom. Figure 36 3 Figure 37 1 2 To create a text shape using the Circular Text tool (...
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    NOTE: These settings are also available with the position-relative-to-baseline buttons ( Text bar. To change the position of the text in relation to the baseline: ) in the 1 Using the Move tool ( ), select the text shape that you wish to change. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around the ...
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    To create a text shape using the Arc Text tool ( ): 1 Click the Arc Text tool ( 43). ) in the Lettering palette. 2 Click in the design area to specify the desired location for the left end of the baseline ( 1 in figures 42 and 3 Click in the design area to specify the desired location for the ...
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    4 Drag the pointer until the arc is the desired size (3 in figures 44 through 47). 5 Do one of the following: x Click the arc that is displayed to arrange the text clockwise within it ( 4 in figures 44 and 46). Text arranged clockwise uses the inner arc of the outline as the baseline. x Click ...
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    To create a text shape using the Slant Text tool ( ): 1 Click the Slant Text tool ( ) in the Lettering palette. 2 Click in the design area to specify the desired location for the left end of the baseline ( 1 in figure 50). 3 Click in the design area to specify the desired location for the ...
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    Chapter 10: Aligning Text The placement of text along the baseline can be specified by choosing one of the following Justification settings (on the Text Effects tab of the Text Properties dialog box). NOTE: These settings are also available with the justification buttons ( Figure 56 Left ...The ...
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    ... 11: Kerning Kerning is the spacing between characters within text. Each font has a preprogrammed amount of space placed between the characters. This spacing ... The Text tab of the Text Properties 2 In the Text box, type "Football". 3 In the Font drop-down list, select "Letter Gothic". 4 In the Size ...
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    5 Click the OK button. The text appears as shown below. Figure 62 6 Using the Move tool ( shape. ), select the text shape. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around the ) in the Text bar. The Text Effects tab of the Text Properties dialog box 7 Click the Text Effects button ( appears. 8 In ...
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    ... Text Effects tab of the Text Properties dialog box). Standard ...The line spacing is set to the default (100%). Relative ...The line spacing is adjusted as a percentage of the height of the current font. For example, 80% brings the lines closer, 125% ...
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    ... color) need to be changed. For example, with the two-color font Collegetown, both colors of a character would ... box, type "TIGERS" (in uppercase letters). 3 In the Font drop-down list, select "Collegetown" (a two-color font). 4 In the Size box, type "1.0". 5 In the Text box, drag the pointer across ...
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    ... label, type the text. NOTE: In the grid, each column label indicates a template. The text entered in the cells below each column label will replace the original text in that template. Each row represents a design, which will include all templates that have text entered in the cell. Press the Tab ...
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    ... folder where you wish to save the template data. 3 In the File name box, type the desired file name... save the design containing the template text shape: 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Save As... folder where you wish to save the template data. 3 In the File name box, type the desired file name...
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    s Outputting a design containing templates To output a design that contains templates: 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Output Templates. The Output Templates dialog box ... can see the exact file name and the file's contents. Figure 71 NOTE: Carefully read any instructions that appear. 37
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    Chapter 15: Fill-Stitching Fill stitches are used for sewing text in order to prevent long satin stitches and avoid pullouts. We recommend using fill stitches when sewing very large characters. To select fill stitching: 1 Using the Move tool ( ), select the text shape that you wish to change. ...
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    ..., allowing each character to be reformatted with different colors, sizes and fonts. Figure 72 s Deconstructing text To split a text shape into ... appear around the character. 3 Reformat the character, for example by changing its size, font or color. s Example To create the text shape "BELLE", then ...
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    ... frame disappear from around the letters. ), select the letter "B". "Dancing ants" and a selection frame appear around the letter. 9 Using the Move tool ( 0 In the Fonts drop-down list in the Text bar, select "Calgary". A In the Needles (thread color) palette, click the red orange thread color. B ...
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    ... appears. ), and then right-click in the design area. The Text tab of the Text Properties 2 In the Text box, type "KENNEDY" (in uppercase letters). 3 In the Font drop-down list, select "Collegetown Block". 4 In the Size box, type "0.5". 5 In the Baseline box, select the Auto check box. The check ...
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    9 Click the Convert to Deformed Text button ( ) in the Text bar. 0 While holding down the Ctrl key, click the two handles on the left end and the two in the center. A Drag the handles until the text is deformed as shown in figure 74 above. 42
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    ...Example To convert a text shape to paths and regions: 1 Click the Simple Text tool ( dialog box appears. ), and then right-click in the design area. The Text tab of the Text Properties 2 In the Text box, type "L". 3 In the Font drop-down list, select "Helsinki". 4 In the Size box, type "1.0". 43
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    5 Click the OK button. Figure 77 6 Using the Zoom tool ( 7 Using the Move tool ( the letter appear in blue. ), drag the pointer to select the letter "L". The letter is enlarged. ), select the letter "L". "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around the letter. 8 On the Shape drop-down menu, ...
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    Chapter 19: Flipping Design Shapes s Flipping graphic shapes Figure 78 Original Flipped horizontally To flip a graphic shape: 1 Using the Move tool ( ), select the graphic shape that you wish to flip. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around the shape. the graphic shape vertically. 2 On ...
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    ... the Simple Text tool ( dialog box appears. ), and then right-click in the design area. The Text tab of the Text Properties 2 In the Text box, type "Toys". 3 In the Font drop-down list, select "Totstown". 4 Click the OK button. Figure 80 5 Using the Move tool ( shape. ), select the text shape. "...
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    ... stitches), which are used for outlining and adding fine detail to a design. NOTE: This tool is available in the digitizing level of the software, and in the editing level with .bdf files created using BE-100. Figure 83 47
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    ...This tool adds columns (satin stitches) with a specified width to the design. NOTE: This tool is available in the editing level of the software with .bdf files created using BE-100. Figure 84 To add a column to the design: 1 Click the Column...
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    s Using the Region tool ( ) Regions consist of satin-stitched areas with varying stitch lengths and follow pairs of points that can be placed at different angles. Figure 85 To add a region to the design: 1 Click the Region tool ( ) in the Shapes toolbar. The pointer changes to large crosshairs...
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    s Using the Complex Polygon tool ( ) Figure 87 Polygons of any shape can have holes of any shape specified in the area. To add a polygon with holes in it to the design: 1 Click the Complex Polygon tool ( ) in the Shapes toolbar. The pointer changes to large crosshairs ( when it is moved into ...
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    ... Polygon tool ) are available in the digitizing level of the software. Figure 88 To cut a hole out ... design in the "Shapes" file (from the "Sample" folder): 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Open... Copy. A copy of the banner is placed on the Windows clipboard. 8 On the File drop-down menu, click...
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    .... The banner is placed in the center of the new design area, as shown below. Figure 89 B On the Zoom drop-down menu, click Fit to Window to display the entire design. C Using the Move tool ( ), select the rectangular polygon in the center of the banner. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around ...
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    Chapter 22: Points Palette s Using the Points palette The tools in the Points palette allow you to specify what type of line connects punchpoints of graphic shapes. Using these tools, you can also change a straight line to a curve or make a curve straight. Punchpoint Straight tool ( ) ......
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    s Changing the type of line connecting punchpoints To change the type of line used to connect punchpoints: 1 Using the Reshape tool ( ), select the punchpoints for the lines that you wish to change. The selected punchpoints change to light blue. 2 In the Points palette, click the tool for the ...
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    ...each design shape or punchpoint that is selected is added to the selection. In that way, instead of selecting hundreds of punchpoints one by one, 10, 100, or even 1000 punchpoints at a time can be selected until all the desired points are in the selection. x To select the previous or next punchpoint...
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    3 While holding down the Shift key, click the last punchpoint that you wish to select. Only the alternating punchpoints are selected. Figure 95 56
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    ... one that was either before or after it. s Splitting manual stitches By splitting manual stitches, you can add... making it easier to edit the stitch file. To split manual stitches: 1 Using the Reshape tool ( ), select the... drop-down menu, click Split Manual Stitches. 3 Select the same (light blue) ...
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    ... in order to prevent the stitching from unraveling. For more information about inserting manual stitches, see chapter 20. Figure 97 s Setting ... shape begins or ends: 1 Using the Reshape tool ( ), select the punchpoint of the manual stitch that you wish to split. The selected punchpoint changes to ...
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    ......Running stitches are sewn between the characters. Auto ...BE-100 selects between Trim and Feed, ... dialog box (displayed by clicking Design Info on the File drop-down menu). To specify how characters ...dialog box (displayed by clicking Design Info on the File drop-down menu). To specify how a design ...
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    ...bes - BES-110AF* * Non-DOS formats Outline Files .bdf - Brother Data Format .cnd - Melco DOS Condensed .kwk - BAS-PG1 Files s Opening a... the design library in chapter 28. Sample designs included with the software are available in the "Sample" folder. For more information about the ...
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    ... hard disk. Opening a non-DOS design in BE-100, then saving the file on the hard disk automatically...Tile. All open files are tiled within the window. NOTE: To display the entire design within ...tab, select the type of machine on which the design will be 4 In the File name box, type the desired file ...
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    ... file (for example in the .cnd and .kwk formats): 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Import. The... format: 1 Open the design that you wish to export. 2 On the File drop-down menu, click Export. The...oppy disk drive, and then select "3 1/2 Floppy". 4 In the File name box, type the desired file name...
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    ... 27: Using the "Sample" Folder The "Sample" folder, included in the "BES" folder when BE-100 was installed, contains designs created for BE100. These outline files ... can also be opened by clicking the Open button ( ) in the Ribbon bar. 2 In the Files of type drop-down list, select "BES Files (*.bdf...
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    ..., file type, design name, customer, keywords, needles (thread colors) used, stitch count, size, and date. To search for a design in the design library: 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Search Library. The Search Library dialog box appears. Figure 98 2 Do either of the following: x Enter the ...
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    ...button. s Specifying search criteria for a design Any design saved with BE-100 is added to the design library with the following criteria automatically specified:... design. To specify keywords or a customer for a design: 1 Open the design. 2 On the File drop-down menu, click Design Info. The Design...
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    3 On the General tab, do either of the following: x To specify a keyword, do either of the following: • Type a new keyword in the Keywords box. • Click the button beside the Keywords box. The Keyword Selection dialog box appears. Select the desired keywords from the Keywords list, and then ...
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    ...-down menu. A copy of the design shape is put on the Windows clipboard. NOTE: The design shape can ... clicking the Copy button ( the design and put on the Windows clipboard. NOTE: The design shape can ...design from two sample designs (from the "Sample" folder): 1 On the File drop-down menu, click New....
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    ...Repeat step 11 for the "Redwagon" file. Figure 100 C With the "Redwagon" file still selected, click ...menu, click Copy. A copy of the wagon is placed on the Windows clipboard. F Click the title bar of the new ...Edit drop-down menu, click Copy. A copy of the dog is placed on the Windows clipboard. 68
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    I Click the title bar of the new file, and then click Paste on the Edit drop-down menu. The dog is also placed in the center of the new design area. The new design can now be rearranged or reformatted. Figure 102 69
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    ... design area. The Text tab of the Text Properties 2 In the Text box, type "Brother". 3 In the Font drop-down list, select "Helsinki". 4 In the ...drop-down menu, click Cut. The letter is removed from the design and placed on the Windows A Using the Move tool ( ), select the letter "B". "Dancing ants" ...
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    ... "Dancing ants" (moving dashes) appear around the letter. D On the Edit drop-down menu, click Cut. The letter is removed from the design and placed on the Windows E Using the Move tool ( ), select the letter "t". "Dancing ants" appear around the letter. F On the Edit drop-down menu, click Paste ...
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    Chapter 31: Showing and Hiding Parts of the Design It may be easier to edit designs, especially multicolored designs, if specific needle (thread) colors or stitches are hidden. To hide or show a part of the design: 1 On the View drop-down menu, click Show/Hide. The Show/Hide dialog box appears. ...
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    ...) changes a design contains, click Color Sequence on the File drop-down menu. The Color Sequence dialog ...of needle (thread color) changes needed for sewing it: 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Open. The...the Files of type drop-down list, select "BES Files (*.bdf)". 3 In the Look in drop-down list, ...
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    9 With the new seal still selected, click Flip Horizontal on the Shape drop-down menu. Figure 108 0 On the File drop-down menu, click Color Sequence. The Color Sequence dialog box appears showing that there are 14 needle (thread color) changes. Figure 109 A Note the color sequence, and then click ...
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    ... box. NOTE: To view the color sequence again, click Color Sequence on the File drop-down menu. I Repeat steps 12 through 17 to group the ... are highlighted in blue. O Click the OK button. All of the design is displayed. P On the File drop-down menu, click Color Sequence. The Color Sequence dialog box...
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    ... clicking the Merge button ( bon bar. ) in the Rib- 3 In the Files of type drop-down list, select ... not saved with a different name (by clicking Save As on the File drop-down menu), the original file ..."Wabbit" and "Rosemg" files (from the "Sample" folder): 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Open....
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    0 Click the Open button. The design from the "Rosemg" file is placed in the center of the "Wabbit" file. The new design can now be rearranged. Figure 111 77
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    Chapter 34: Memorize and Recall Settings Settings on the following tabs can be memorized, then recalled for later use, saving time. x Fabric Settings tab of the Design Info dialog box x Text Effects tab of the Text Properties dialog box x Stitches tab of the Text Properties dialog box x Stitches ...
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    s Maintaining the memorized settings Memorized settings can be renamed or deleted. To rename or delete memorized settings: 1 On the Options drop-down menu, click "Memorize" Maintenance. The "Memorize" Maintenance dialog box appears. Figure 113 2 In the Select a category box, select the category ...
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    ...area for a new stitch file appears. 4 Using the Manual Stitch tool ( ), create the stitch. NOTE:...drop-down menu. A copy of the shape is placed on the Windows clipboard. 8 On the Options drop-down menu,.... The stitch is placed in the center of the design area. B On the File drop-down menu, click Save...
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    ...menu, point to Convert To, and then click Manual Stitches. 9 With the circle still selected, click ...drop-down menu. A copy of the circle is placed on the Windows clipboard. 0 On the Options drop-down menu.... The arrow is placed in the center of the design area. D On the File drop-down menu, click Save...
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    NOTE: To view the pattern on the screen, click Markers on the View drop-down menu. The Markers dialog box appears. Select the Needle penetrations check box (A check mark will appear.), and then click the OK button. Clicking the Zoom In button ( pattern can be viewed. ) enlarges the design so that ...
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    ..., after conversion, the type of stitches and underlay can be adjusted. NOTE: This feature is only available in the advanced editing and digitizing levels of the software. To convert a file to STB settings: 1 Open the stitch file that you wish to convert to STB settings. 2 On the Edit drop-down ...
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    ... the Files of type drop-down list, select "BES Files (*.bdf)". 3 In the Look in drop-down list, select ... box appears. 9 In the Text box, type "The Dog Club". 0 In the Font drop-down list, select "Tallahassee". A.... NOTE: To display the entire design, click Fit to Window on the Zoom drop-down menu. 84
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    ... disk into the floppy disk drive of your computer. J On the File drop-down menu, click Output Design....Machine drop-down list on the General tab, select "Brother". L In the File name box, type "Dogclub". M... file (which can be edited), click Save As on the File drop-down menu. The Save As dialog box ...
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    ... Figure 116 To create the Wedding Bell Catering design: 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Open. The ...the Files of type drop-down list, select "BES Files (*.bdf)". 3 In the Look in drop-down list, select..., and then type "CATERING" on the second line. B In the Font drop-down list, select "Alaska". C...
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    .... NOTE: To display the entire design, click Fit to Window on the Zoom drop-down menu. To adjust the ... disk into the floppy disk drive of your computer. P On the File drop-down menu, click Output Design. ... drop-down list on the General tab, select "Brother". R In the File name box, type "wedbel". S ...
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    .... The Select Background Color dialog box, a standard Windows 95 color-picker box, appears. 3 Do ...Select Image button. The Select Image dialog box appears. 3 In the Files of type drop-down list, select the fi... the image is very large and you need to free up the memory), click the Clear Image button. ...
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    Chapter 40: Setting Up the Printout Page To setup the design printout: 1 On the File drop-down menu, click Page Setup. The Page Setup dialog ... check box. The check mark will disappear, and the magnification value will be 100%. To change this, enter a value in the Magnification (%) box. The design ...
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    Chapter 41: Viewing the Software Upgrade Notes The "Readmeenu" file contains upgrade notes ... information for installing BE-100. To view the "Readmeenu" file: 1 Right-click the Start button in the Windows ...") on the left side of the window, click the plus sign (+) beside "Program Files", and then ...
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    Glossaries Chapter 42: BE-100 Tools and Terms s BE-100 tools q Arc by Circle Text tool ( ) Used to arrange text that flows either ... with a 5" baseline and 1" text height. q Flat Top Arch Text tool ( q Gallery button q Manual Stitch tool ( ) Used to add a single stitch with each click. 91
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    ...ed. ) Used to create a 1-, 2-, or 3-letter traditional monogram with optional decorations. Decorations are only available with the "Diamond Monogram" and "Script Monogram" fonts. User specifies the text height. q Monogram Text tool ( q Move tool ( ) Used to select, move, and resize design shapes...
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    ...area until it is enclosed in the zoom selection box. s BE-100 terms q Background image (Image group ... is as long as possible, making it easier to trim manually with scissors. Same as clicking the Connect Furthest... characters, allowing resizing, color and font changes, and placement of single letters...
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    q Feed Jump stitch q Fill group box (Stitches tab of corresponding Properties dialog box) Used to specify the length of fill stitches (Length box) and the distance that subsequent rows of stitches are offset from another ( Offset box), like brickwork. q Glyph connection group box (Commands tab ...
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    ... box) Allows a set of custom settings to be stored for later use. q Merge (on File drop-down menu) Merges an additional design into the one that is ...) Used to display small Xs showing where every stitch is placed. q Page Setup (on File drop-down menu) Allows the information that will appear on the ...
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    ... used commands to be programmed in the digitizing level of the software. Preset speed keys appear on the drop-down menus to the right of the command. q Split Manual Stitches (on Punchpoints drop-down menu)... disks to the library. Usually, this is done when you have been working outside of BE-100. 96...
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    q Template group box (Text tab of Text Properties dialog box) Used to specify a formatted text shape as a template so that it can be output repeatedly while automatically changing the text with the template data. q Thumbnails Miniature copies of designs q Ungroup (on Shape drop-down menu) ...
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    ... non-woven material used underneath the garment or fabric being embroidered to provide support and stability. Can be hooped with the item or placed between ...side of the fabric done on a manual or computerized machine with a hook that functions like a needle. q Chenille Form of embroidery in which a ...
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    .... q Design library/catalog A collection of digitized designs kept by embroidery shops. The library or catalog allows an embroiderer to access the ...the writings of Homer and the crusaders of the 12th century. Evolved from handwork to manual sewing machines, and from hand looms and schiffli machines ...
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    ... remove wrinkles or hoop marks, and packaging for sale or shipment. q Flagging Up and down ... manufacturers within the embroidery industry. Common formats include Barudan, Brother, Happy, Marco,... where many separate stitching heads or configurations of heads are controlled by a central computer. 100
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    ...less-favored and frequently replaced by computer disks. q Pencil rub A low-cost way of producing a "sample" of an embroidery design. Consists ... sew-out and rubbed lightly with a pencil to produce an impression of the embroidery. q Puckering Result of the fabric being gathered by the stitches. Many ...
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    .... q Stitch processing The calculation of stitch information by means of specialized software, allowing scaling of expanded (stitch) format designs with density compensation and stitch count. q Stock designs Digitized generic embroidery designs that are readily available at a cost below that of ...
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    ... may be used to create such effects as crowned or raised areas in the embroidery, depending on how they are laid down. q Variable sizing Ability to scale a design to different sizes. q Verify Sample Sew-out of a new embroidery design to make sure the pattern is correct q Walk stitch See Running ...
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    ... to. q Automatic color change The ability of a multi-needle commercial embroidery machine to follow a command to change to another specified needle. q... on cut panels or patches) that is framed in hoops exclusively on the top of the embroidery machines hook assembly. q Framing press Machine to aid ...
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    ... fixtures are attached to. The pantograph moves in x and y directions to form the embroidery design, controlled electronically or mechanically depending on the machine. q... to control pantograph movement. Becoming less-favored and replaced by computer disks. q Presser foot Metal device that touches ...
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    ... lost in the terry loops. If garment slips in hoop, causing registration problems, wrap inner hoop with masking tape or fabric bias tape. This provides... also helps minimize hoop burn. If garment slips in hoop, causing registration problems, wrap inner hoop with masking tape or fabric bias tape. This ...
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    ... garment. Stretch garment to wearing size in hoop so finished embroidery will not be distorted when garment is worn; embroidery ... to avoid the formation of large holes that could cause the embroidery to tear out of the garment. Hoop marks can be a problem, so hoop the backing and adhere the garment ...
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    ... enhances block letters on knits; also good as an extra layer between knots and a tearaway to enhance details. Infant wear Backing must be formaldehyde-free and flame-retardant. Light 1.5 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.4 2.5 Very Light Weight (oz/yd) .70 .88 1.3 Can also be used on lightweight knits (tees and ...
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    Troubleshooting s Thread breaks Cause Incorrect position of hook retaining finger Holding loose ... off. Pull off the affected portion of the thread or replace the cone. Tape leaves a residue that causes ...position. Use only spray adhesives designed for embroidery applications-and use sparingly! Excess ...
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    ... Action Slowing the machine down helps sometimes. Best bet is to have the design repunched with longer stitches. ... sure thread goes through all the guides in the proper order. Replace the needle. Use fine-grade ... not form. Adjust according to your machine manual. Note: This part usually does not "...
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    ... stitching quality suffers. Replace damaged parts and re-time machine. Follow your machine manual's instructions for inserting the needle. Make sure that it is .... For added stability, use an adhesive spray designed for embroidery to affix backing to garment or use an iron-on tearaway ...
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    ... must be very loose. The bobbin should just support itself when held by the thread. • Bobbin thread ... items on hand for proper maintenance and minor problem solving: • Lightweight, non-staining oil ... swabs or sponge-tipped swabs • Clean, lint-free cloths • Properly sized screwdrivers • Fine-...
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    ...15 Design library 64 Design Reference window 93 Displaying Background image 88 ...16 Memorized settings 79 Monogram text font 22 Needle thread color 15 ...67 Copy command 67 Creating New files 2 Programmable stitches 80 Templates 35 ...Before 70 Select All 7, 10 Template Data 35 Embroidery machine terms 104 ...
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    Fonts drop-down list 18, 21 G Gallery button 6, 17 Glyph connections 59 Group command ... Non-DOS files 61 "Sample" folder files 63 Stitch files 60 Options drop-down menu Background 88 ... Set Exit Point 58 M Main window 4 Maintain Aspect Ratio button 94 Manual Stitch tool 47 Markers command 94 Markers ...
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    ...drop-down menu Convert To Deformed Text 41 Manual Stitches 80 Paths/Regions 43 STB ...Column tool 48 Complex Polygon tool 50 Manual Stitch tool 47 Path tool 47... command 3 Speed Keys command 96 Split Manual Stitches command 57 Spool 96 STB... button 41 Deconstruct Text button 39 Fonts drop-down list 18, 21 ...
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    ... check box 93 Decorations list 22 Font drop-down list 18, 21 Maintain... Tools 112 Toppings 106 Trims 59 Troubleshooting 109 U Undo button 12 Ungroup ... Viewing Entry/exit points 93 Multiple files 61 Needle positions 82 Readme ... 61 Z Zoom drop-down menu Fit to Window 2 Zoom In button 2 Zoom Out button 2...



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