TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter January 2017

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter. This month we will look at the TruE™ 3 Thread Cache icon Thread Cache icon , and how to customize the My Threads Database.

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Use the TruE™ 3 Thread Cache Thread Cache icon application to create and customize personal My Thread Databases My Thread Databases, specify threads that appear in your personal My Thread Ranges list My Thread Ranges , and create a personal thread inventory with My Thread Stock My Thread Stock .

Both TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE and TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS contain more than 20,000 threads from over 37 manufacturers, and you can even Add New Threads Add New Threads to your personalized My Thread Databases!

Don't forget to check out Chapter 6 of the TruE™ 3 Getting Started Guide for an overview of features you can utilize in TruE™ 3 Thread Cache. For more detailed information on how to create and customize your threads, refer to Chapter 3 in the TruE™ 3 Thread Cache Reference Guide.

Printed documentation is included in new (not upgrade) boxed versions of TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE and TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS. You can also find all User and Reference guides in the TruEmbroidery™ 3 folder, inside Guides. The TruEmbroidery™ 3 folder is automatically installed in your Home folder.
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This month we will focus on how to utilize the features in the TruE™ 3 Thread Cache application to personalize our thread selection menus. Thread Cache contains three specialized menus, each designed to customize and optimize the thread selection, and for keeping thread inventories of our own thread stocks.

The Thread Cache specialized menus are designed to customize and optimize the thread selection process when changing threads in any function within either TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE or TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS, and to keep inventories of thread stocks.

When you open TruE™ 3 Thread Cache Thread Cache icon via Launchpad™ Launchpad or from a shortcut you created on the Dock™, the menu automatically opens to My Thread Ranges My Thread Ranges. Select any thread database from the list at the left, and click Add To My Thread Ranges Add To My Thread Ranges to make the thread database available in your 'quick list' in My Thread Ranges, when selecting new threads in your embroideries.

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Select a thread range, and click Move Up Move Up or Move Down Move Down to adjust the Thread Range's position in the My Thread Ranges List, or click Remove from My Thread Ranges Remove when you no longer need a special thread in your customized list.

Screenshot 2 The second menu, My Thread Databases My Thread Databases , gives you options for customizing thread databases. Standard Thread Databases are in the left half of the menu, and your own personal My Thread Databases are on the right.

Click Add New Database Add New Databases below the My Thread Databases list, type in a new name, and click OK to create a special thread list.

Add threads to your database when it is selected in the My Thread Databases list. Select a thread from the Standard Thread Database on the left, and click Add to My Threads Add To My Thread Ranges to place it in the selected database. You can also type the thread number Type Thread Number to add specific threads in your thread stash, and then select and add the thread.

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Other tools in the toolbar below the listed threads include Move Thread Up Move Up , Move Thread Down Move Down , Add New Thread (when you purchase a new thread not yet present in the Standard Thread Databases), Delete Thread Delete , Edit Thread Edit and Copy Thread Copy Thread .

Don't forget to add the new database to My Thread Ranges menu My Thread Ranges , so the new database will appear in your My Thread Ranges 'short list' wherever you have the option to change thread colors in any TruEmbroidery™ 3 application.

Screenshot 4 If you no longer need a special Thread Database, simply select it in the My Thread Databases, and click Delete Database Delete , then confirm by selecting Yes. Or, use Rename Database Rename to give the selected database a new name.

The third menu is My Thread Stock My Thread Stock . Add threads from any or all of your custom My Thread Databases, add the number of spools Spools in your stash, sort by Number, Name and more, and then Print Print or Upload to the Cloud Upload to use on the TruE™ 3 Thread Cache iOS App for iPhone or iPad. You'll always know which threads you need when you get to your local sewing store!

Best wishes for the New Year from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

PS: Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter next month when we will review the SuperDesign icons, and learn tips and techniques for making and customizing SuperDesigns.