TruEmbroidery™ Software Newsletter February 2014
Great news: the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter is now monthly! With so many users we are excited to share even more ideas, tips and techniques with you. This month we are featuring ways to help you save time by building large embroideries from smaller embroideries and using them in any size hoop.
Alignment tools allow you to arrange designs with precision. Embroideries can be arranged using a variety of options including Center in Hoop, Move into Hoop as well as the various options for both horizontal and vertical alignment.
All of the alignment tools can be found under the Design menu within TruE™ Studio . The most commonly used alignment tool, Center in Hoop is also available from the Design Tab within the Control Panel in both TruE™ Studio and TruE™ Modify .
Different functions are available at different times depending upon what is selected in the work area. You can use the Center in Hoop icon with a single embroidery design and the Move into Hoop function with single or multiple embroideries. The Vertical and Horizontal Alignment functions do however require you to have multiple embroideries selected.
The Center in Hoop function allows you to move the selected embroidery into the middle of the selected hoop. The Move into Hoop function allows you to move any selected embroideries located outside the stitchable area of the hoop to just inside the edge. This is great for creating embroideries which take advantage of the entire hoop area.
There are four Vertical Alignment and four Horizontal Alignment functions. You can align embroideries using the top, bottom, left or right edges, center them vertically or horizontally. In addition to lining things up the two additional functions will assist you for spacing. You can distribute the embroideries vertically and or horizontally and the excess space between the selected embroideries is adjusted equally.