TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter May 2016

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter. This month we will take a look at the Delete Command tool and see how to create a Satin Area design.

Flower Icons


The Delete Command Tool Delete Command can be found on the Modify Window of the Control Panel in the TruE™ 3 or TruE™ Modify Application. It is also available in TruE™ 3 Studio. Use Delete Commands to delete an unwanted Color Change Color Change Command, Stop Stop Command or Trim Trim Command command.

In the Modify window of the Control Panel Control Panel, click Delete Commands Delete Command. All commands become visible. Click on the command you would like to delete. To cancel the function, Control-click (or right -click) and Choose Finish Delete Command.

Commands showing in design

In the first design pictured, from the Fashion folder within the BonusDesigns folder available in the TruE™ 3 ELITE package, you can see all the Trim commands and Color Changes. If you Delete the Color Change, you will now have a monochrome design, as shown at the beginning of the section.

Applique Flower

In the appliqué design, from the Flowers subfolder of the Samples/Studio/Stitch2 folder, if you delete the color command for the third color, it would stitch out as an appliqué design without the running stitch to show you where to place the fabric. This is an optional alternative method for stitching an appliqué design.

Flower Tips and Techniques

tips and techniques

This month we will look at how to create a Satin Area design. This function is found in both the TruE™ 3 and the TruE™ Create Application. Satin Areas Satin Area contain zigzag pattern stitches that fill the area from one end to the other at the same density.

The stitch angle changes with the shape of the satin area, and can be adjusted as desired. You can also choose automatic edge walk and/or zigzag underlay for Satin Areas.

Satin Area shape

Satin Areas can be converted into any type of fill area. They cannot be created with a border, but a border can be placed around them using the Area Properties dialog. Satin areas are best suited to shapes without branches. For those designs, the continuous column may produce more pleasing results.

Set stitch options before creating, or after satin areas have been created you can use Area Properties to change the density, pattern and underlay, or switch to another stitch type. There are 12 different patterns to choose from. Pattern 12 is shown at the beginning of the section.

Selection of Satin Area object

In the work area, adjust stitch angle lines and start and end points for individual satin areas, or change all visible or selected satin areas with Global or Group Properties.

Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

P.S. Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter next month when we will look at embossing tools in Modify and how to create a continuous column design in Create.