Wilcom Training Video e2 Editing 1
With James Timmons – an Official Wilcom Trainer
0.0– 0.51 : Intro
0.53 : Objectives – Rotate design, mirror objects, scale objects, stitch types, color object list, travelling tool bars, select objects, reshaping tools, add underlay, color palette editor.
2.14: Design on the screen
3.50: Select drag out
4.08- 4.31: Silence
4.50: There are a couple of ways you can select an object. One of them is opening your Color object list on the right hand side of the screen. You can select them singularly or select the colour that selects all objects that is that colour. The other thing you can do is hold shift and select items. If an object is grouped, the items within that group will be selected too.
6.50 – Selecting an object on the screen.
7.41 – Polygon select lets you select an object that’s harder to get to. For example it’s a complicated design and it’s very close to other objects.
8.16 – Press backspace key is to go back one step in digitizing.
8.55 – Select by colour or stitchtype in the “Edit” menu
9.50 – Selecting nodes being hollow with a left click. What this means is you can hover over one of the points and you can rotate it with a left click.
11.35 – zero key is a short cut for full view.
11.47 – Mirror the image
12.50 – Mirror horizontally button
13.24 – Right click to mirror an object
14.45 – If you press 1 key it gives you a 1:1 view of the actual design
15.03 – The lettering needs to be moved
16.13 – Reshape tool
16.58 – Press “S” key hides all the stitches for easier editing. It allows you to only see the outlines. Pressing it again takes you to see the stitches again.
18.67 – Dragging points using reshape tool to edit text that follows a pathway.
19.49 – The “S” key hides the stitches and also brings them back.
21.26 – left clicking the middle of the arc on the yellow square can help you change the width of the arc.
23.18 – Selecting type objects with black arrow tool. Black arrow tool also selects everything.
24.33 – Scaling an object and scales it from the centre.
24.57 – You can undo up to 256 times in embroidery mode.
25.11 – Stitch count
25.25 – Pressing shift as you scale means it keeps the proportion.
24.58 – Changed stitch count
26.15 – Rolling your mouse button can zoom in and out
26.40 – Object properties : under special tab – changing the height of the letters
27.53 – Reshape tool widens the arc for more space for letters
28.44 – Changing fill types to suit different garments
30.41 – Measuring the width of an object
31.15 – Changing a fill from satin stitch to tatami stitch
31.20 – Satin stitch is going to run at approximately 50-120 stitches per square cm. And if you use complex fill it goes up to approximately 200 stitches to a cm.
32.37 – adjusting the spacing between letters
33.40 – When you press the “T” key it takes you from regular stitch view to trueview and pressing it again takes you to stitches.
33.57 – Slow redraw you can access from “View” menu and then slow redraw, or shortcut key is Shift + R or you can click on the slow redraw button.
34.44 – how to speed up redraw
34.50 – making sure the exit point isn’t in the middle of the fill, because it leaves a line in the fill.
35.30 – 200 stitches per cm for complex fill, so you want the stitch to start on one end and exist the opposite end, so it’ll flow much better.
36.40 – The green diamond is where the stitch starting point. The red cross is where the exit point.
37.08 – You can manually move the start and stop signs yourself.
37.20 – When you press the tab this is where it advances it in the order of which it sews in sections. Shift tab goes backwards.
37.50 – The triangle represents a trim or jump.
38.17 – Moving the starting point right on top of the trim. See the trim disappears. In this case we want the triangle to disappear, because the distance between the triangle (trim) and the exit point is too short.
38.44 – Changing the stitch angle
39.28 – Changing the starting and exit point, because the angle of the stitches has changed.
39.39 – We need start and exit points to be complete polar opposites to each other.
40.18 – Showing the differences in the stitch angles.
40.44 – It takes between 4-6 seconds to do a trim.
43.40 – Stitch menu > Small stitch > Small stitch filter : setting the smallest stitch avoids thread breaks and needle breaks. James has used .5mm as the smallest.
44.07 – View menu > Design options > left click brings the options > General tab, clicking on “Run small Stitch filter on Output” is similar to a cleanup.
45.41 – Bottom left hand side shows how many stitches were removed.
46.26 – Shift tab shows the last order of sewing sequence, so it goes backwards. Tab shows the next and Shift Tab shows the last.
47.28 – Right clicking on an object and selecting, “Make Properties Current” and then click on another object and right click and select, “Apply Current Properties” and this will copy the previous properties.
52.03 – James shows the difference between a pull comp and the column width.
52.30 – Right click for a quick clone
53.47 – James explains that 0.35 – 0.45 is a comfortable distance in the contour because it’s closer to the center.