TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter July 2016

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter. This month we will look at Tie On and Tie Off tools in Modify and how to use Filters in Create.

Flower Icons


The Tie On Insert Tie On and Tie Off Insert Tie Off tools can be found in the Modify Application on the Modify window in the TruE™ 3 Studio and TruE™ 3 or TruE™ Modify Applications. Create a tie stitch automatically, to hold down the stitching at the point you click. In this design a Tie Off stitch is shown at the top right of the stitching.

Typically, tie stitches are used at the beginning and end of areas of satin or fill. You can add tie stitches to an embroidery where sections are coming loose after stitching out, so it is a very useful tool to improve a design that may not have been perfectly digitized.

Use Insert Tie On Stitch Insert Tie On to add a tie stitch at the beginning of the stitch area to be secured. The stitches making up the tie stitch are inserted in the embroidery before the first stitch point of the selected stitch.

Use Insert Tie Off Stitch Insert Tie Off to add a tie stitch at the end of the stitch area to be secured. The stitches making up the tie stitch are inserted in the embroidery after the last stitch point of the selected stitch.

Curved design

To illustrate how the tool works, we created a simple curved design in TruE™ Create without tie stitches automatically added. After selecting the Tie Off tool, then clicking on the last stitch, you can see that stitches were added to secure the thread. This is shown in the picture at the beginning of the section.

Flower Tips and Techniques

tips and techniques

This month we will look at how to use the Filter tools in the TruE™ 3 or TruE™ Create Application. The Filters buttons are used to hide and show the objects in the design by object type, and/or by color block sequence. This helps you analyse a design, especially when you want to adjust an area.


When a filter is used to hide objects, the objects are hidden in the work area and in the FilmStrip. If there are no objects of the relevant type in the design, or they are all already hidden by other means, the filter buttons have no effect. Use any combination of color block display, object filters and draw range, in combination with the FilmStrip, to hide objects. Hiding objects leaves the visible objects available for modification, without affecting the hidden objects.

Hiding objects can help when you need to choose a set of objects that are difficult to isolate directly with the Select functions. Typical examples are when you want to change the pattern in a group of fill areas using Global Properties, or to select a group of objects to copy.

Sleigh with filters

The design pictured at the beginning of the section is from the Samples folder within the Create/Edo folder with all object types in view. To be able to see the red part of the sleigh better, Filter out the column objects by clicking on the column filter. To see the entire design again, click Display All Objects Display All Objects.

Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

P.S. Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter next month when we will look at inserting and deleting points in objects, and Object editing tools in TruE™ 3 Modify.