Sections bar is responsible for properties of all embroidery objects inside the drawing. Sections bar seems very confusing at first because of large amount of the boxes inside it, but it’s pretty simple and user can adapt to it in no time.
Every single object shows in its own color box, preview box and layer name. Each object acts as a single layer. Little boxes in the Sections bar represent layer and object color. If user changes the color, object color will also change.
To change the layer / object color user can simply left click the color box. Color dialog box appears.
There is an option to choose between basic colors (1) or create custom color. To create custom color user can use the palette window (2) or add manual values (3). If the color created will be used often, user can add the color to custom colors by clicking Add to Custom Colors (5). The OK button confirms the color change.
Colors are important in process of sewing. When the sewing machine is working and faces color change, it cuts the current thread and moves to another needle.
Another way of changing colors is by using the Eye Dropper. This feature enables user to use the color of the image they are trying to digitize. To enable to eye dropper, users can right click on the color box. This will automatically change the cursor.
Once activated users can hoover over the color of the image the wish to use. Once identified the color, user can left click on the color. The color of the layer will automatically change.
Layer preview box is actually a smaller version of the object. If there is a situation where you can’t see the object you can change it using layers. Below the preview box there is a checkbox that toggles layer visibility. Right next to it there is a textbox where user can rename his layer. Selected layer is marked with red rectangle.
Layer preview boxes have context menu enabled. Context menu is activate with right mouse click.
Show only this section hides all of the layers besides the selected one.
Hide All Points hides the selected layer.
Full Zoom Section zooms the layer across the whole drawing window.
Edit command enables you to Copy, Duplicate or Delete current layer / selection. Main difference between copy and duplicate is that copy command places selection in the clipboards and allows it to be pasted anytime. Duplication pastes the object and user must place it where he would like it. It does not go to the clipboard.
Merge sections is available only if you have selected more than one layer. All merged layers will become one after the merge. To select 2 or more sections, you need to press the sift key and right click each section you wish to select.
Change color changes layer / object color, just like the layer box.
Select menu enables selection / deselection of all the object points.
Marks menu requires mark mode to be visible. It allows marking / unmarking all of the object points.
Under the preview boxes there is a scroll bar with arrows, allowing user to scroll through preview boxes.
First Bottom slider changes the stitches draw speed. Second and third bottom slider show how many stitches or points there are in the drawing and how many of them will show up. The second slider reduces shown point number in Wire mode. Third slider reduces shown point number in Stitches mode.
In the right bottom of sections dialog, user can choose what the preview box will show.
Move Section First moves the selected object / layer to be the first in a row
Move Section Left moves the selected object / layer to the left
Move Section Right moves the selected object / layer to the right
Move Section Last moves the selected object / layer to be the last in a row
Show by gives preview of boxes based on type on connector between each object / layer
Show View Sections shows objects / layers visible on drawing.
Show Clipboard shows objects in the clipboard in preview boxes (copied objects in the drawing).
Show Imports shows imported objects in the preview boxes.
Show Shapes shows shapes in the drawing inside preview boxes.
Lock Section Toolbar locks the navigation bar scroll bar below preview boxes