Export your drawing directly to *.PEM format!!!
This drawing program is designed especially for embroiderers: The program
includes 145 pattern samples and on the CD-rom you will find 14 Tutorial
Video's and a printable User Guide, all "packed" in an attractive introduction
program with easy navigation buttons to install the program, watch the
tutorial movies or print the user guide.
The program is easy to use. It doesn't have all the brush-strokes, blur,
drop shadow, anti-alias and other fancy effects that only complicate a program
and make it so hard to use for us embroiderers, who in fact only need to draw
clean lines, with even thickness everywhere.
It is a vector drawing program, meaning that you take a tool (line, curve,
rectangle, circle) and click from point to point to draw the object and
double-click to finish. So, even if you don't have a steady hand, the line
will still be a straight line, or a perfect curve. Edit the lines by selecting
and moving points. Then save, and export to turn the drawing into a bitmap.
The outcome: a perfect quality bitmap that hardly needs editing in Stage 2
or 3 of Design Center (PE-Design/Paletté/DecoWizard) and works like a charm
with the "new" autodigitizing programs. In fact: the drawing program is a
perfect start for any digitizing program where you start the design by opening
a bitmap! And, for a real quick start: In Pre-DesignTM you can copy the
drawing to clipboard, then start your embroidery software and paste the
drawing!! (This works in all embroidery software programs that support the
Windows Clipboard, such as PE-Design Version 4, BERNINA Artista Designer and
the Singer software).
You can use an image as a background to draw over it, or you can scan an
image into the program and trace it with the various drawing tools.
You can use various line widths, from hairline thin, one pixel wide lines
(perfect for Design Center) to thicker lines in any color you want, perfect
for Click n Stitch, Origins, Artista and other embroidery programs.
Turn True Type Fonts into line-art in just seconds!!
This is really too good to be true!! In version 2 you can save your drawing
made in Pre-Design in *.PEM-format, to be opened in Design Center Stage 3. No
more editing, cleaning up, spending hours and hours moving point in Stage 3,
no: just draw in Pre-Design (over a scanned background image or over an
existing bmp, jpg or wmf-file) and choose File - Export PEM. Then open this
saved PEM file in Design Center and fill it with stitches in Stage 4. It
completely skips the "thinning process" and "resolution" stages in Design
Center. So a huge time saver for all users of Brother's PE-Design 4 and
Babylock's Palette 4.
New in version 2: the Magic Circle
You won't believe this until you actually work with the new Pre-DesignTM
program!! You can insert text using the True Type Fonts installed on your
computer. A text or a dingbat-graphic is converted into line-art in just
seconds!! You can resize and edit this text or the graphic by moving and
adding points if you like, or just export it to that perfect quality
hairline-thin bitmap that is the "pre" of Pre-DesignTM! And then open it in
Design Center or your other embroidery software and digitize it. So, while you
are waiting for the new program, start collecting True Type Fonts ;-) A good
place to start is Font Graden.
And you can insert text on a selected path. Draw a circle, bow, or any
shape and insert the text, to follow that path. Great for logo's!
Now, for those of you that really can't draw, there's a new exciting
feature in Pre-Design version 2: the Magic Circle. Now you can draw one little
flower, or leaf (or any shape you like), select it, click the Magic Circle
button and decide how many copies you want and adjust the spacing; click OK
and you have created a wreath of your selected objects. This is a lot of fun
and very addictive!
Minimum system requirements: PC with Pentium (R) II or higher processor, 64
MB of RAM memory, 32 MB free disk space, Windows(R) 98b/2000/ME/XP operating