September 9, 2013
There has been a considerable amount of development time put into Embroidermodder 2 over the past several months. To be able to keep up this momentum, there needs to be at least one full time developer working on it. We are planning on launching a Kickstarter campaign in early October if everything goes according to plan. We also plan to release an alpha version during this timeframe, so there are many good things on the horizon! Successful funding will have a major impact on how soon the final version will be released.... read more
September 9, 2013
The Embroidermodder website now has a fresh new look (If you are not seeing it, try refreshing your browser or clearing the cache). The content has been updated to reflect the upcoming version, Embroidermodder 2. Check out our features page for a summary of what to expect with Embroidermodder 2.
The background is a tiled image of an actual design that was stitched out during the pre-alpha stage. It was created by Nina Paley and Theodore Gray using Mathematica in conjunction with our software. They have graciously allowed us to use it for the project in whichever way we wish. We thought it looked so good, that it has become the new theme for Embroidermodder 2. To check out some of the more interesting embroidery projects they are working on, go to http://blog.ninapaley.com.... read more
New formats are handled, partially. (PCS,PES,EXP)
Embroidermodder, the freeware machine embroidery editing software, just released version 1.59 with a great new capability: Text.
Any windows font can be used to add creative lettering to exisiting embroidery designs. Real time WYSIWYG preview allows getting precisely what you want, while combining the various options including stitchlength, number of threads, precise details fitting, italics, colors, and fit to size.... read more
Embroidermodder is now 1 month old since it's first release 1.0, and is becomming a powerful tool for displaying, editing, and converting sewing machine embroidery files.
We've come a long way, with new features added every few days. New to this 1.55 release are multiple editing modes for working with lines or points. When you drag lines, jump stitches are added before and after the run to accurately preserve the section of design, while in points mode, moving points just moves the points, giving a rubber banding effect. Scale the whole design, or zoom in on a small piece of it. Split the screen into multiple views of the same or different designs, all updating in real time, which allows controlling the fine details while still seeing the big picture.... read more
Lots of improvements. Printing is implemented. Draw speed is significantly improved (including good clipping and only updating needed sections). Zooming is implemented. Scaling and zooming work cleanly with scrollbars tracking to maintain subject that was in the middle of the screen. Selecting a single stitch or a region of stitches is implemented (CTRL key adds to selection). Dragging a selection will drag a bitmap of the selection area around, and then reselect the area at the end of the drag, but eventually this will do something useful like move stitches. Right clicking will delete the nearest stitch, right drag will do this repeatedly. These also are not the final functions, but are useful intermediate steps. Lots of little bug fixes, most of which were introduced since last version.
Embroidermodder is now able to save and load any supported file type without having to type in the proper extension yourself. The DocumentTemplate system doesn't handle multiple extensions for a single document type very well, so I overrode the standard functions and called fileDialog directly. The result is an app that is much more user friendly.
This version is a significant update to the internal structure, fixes a couple major bugs, and adds features like multiple document capability and drag-n-drop. Also, it is no longer necessary to download the MFC dll for the executable version.
I have uploaded version 1.01, which fixes the problem with DST write using the wrong delimiter. (doh!)
The initial v1.00 release has been uploaded. The code is stable (doesn't crash for me!), but functionality is rather basic. The main use so far is scaling of designs or converting to .CSV for editing individual datapoints in Excel. Give it a try and let me know what features you would like to see. --Mark