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  • Mastering Your Embroidery Software V.5

    Owners Workbook - Part 1

    Embroidery Software V.5

    EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE 9/2006 1 MASTERING YOUR BERNINA 2006 BERNINA of America, Inc.

    Permission to copy and distribute in printed and electronic formats granted only to Authorized BERNINA Dealers

    Mastering Your

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 3 Product Registration and Technical Support ............................................................................................4 Class 1: Getting Started ............................................................................................................

    Class Overview................................................................................................................................5 Three levels of BERNINA Embroidery Software V.5 .....................................................................6 Four Bonus programs in BERNINA Embroidery Software V.5 ......................................................7 Computer Requirements and Care..................................................................................................8 Prepare Your Computer ..................................................................................................................9 Introductory Tutorial.......................................................................................................................12 Lettering Basics .............................................................................................................................14 Lettering Baselines 1 .....................................................................................................................16 Lettering Baselines 2 .....................................................................................................................18 Editing Lettering 1..........................................................................................................................20 Editing Lettering 2..........................................................................................................................22 Follow Up.......................................................................................................................................24 Product Reference List ..................................................................................................................26

    Class 2: Monogramming and Design Management ................................................................

    Class Overview..............................................................................................................................27 Monogramming Overview..............................................................................................................28 Monogramming Tutorial.................................................................................................................29 Design Management with Portfolio................................................................................................31 Product Reference List ..................................................................................................................34

    Class 3: Editing and Modifying Designs .................................................................................. Class Overview..............................................................................................................................35 Editing Tutorial...............................................................................................................................36 Removing Overlaps .......................................................................................................................38 Modifying Designs - Alignment tools .............................................................................................40 Modifying Designs - Mirror-Merge tools.........................................................................................42 Modifying Designs - Wreath / Kaleidoscope tools .........................................................................44 Product Reference List ..................................................................................................................46

    Class 4: Automatic Digitizing and PhotoSnap......................................................................... Class Overview..............................................................................................................................47 Auto-Digitizing Tutorial ..................................................................................................................48 PhotoSnap.....................................................................................................................................50 Product Reference List ..................................................................................................................52

    EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE 9/2006 2 MASTERING YOUR BERNINA 2006 BERNINA of America, Inc.

    Permission to copy and distribute in printed and electronic formats granted only to Authorized BERNINA Dealers

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    Permission to copy and distribute in printed and electronic formats granted only to Authorized BERNINA Dealers

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    Introduction

    Congratulations on your purchase of BERNINA Embroidery Software V.5! This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Owners classes you will take at your BERNINA dealership, and contains a series of exercises intended to familiarize you with the features of your new BERNINA Embroidery software, V.5. NOTE: We recommend that you attend Owners classes for your embroidery system and review the information in the Mastering Your BERNINA Embroidery Module/Machine workbook before attending BERNINA Embroidery software classes. Once you have completed the Tutorials and exercises designated for your BERNINA Embroidery software V.5, print or stitch them as homework. Attach the printed or sewn samples to the indicated workbook pages and insert the pages into plastic page protectors; store them in a 3-ring binder. Your Mastering Your BERNINA Embroidery Software Workbook can then be used as a reference tool in the future as you use your software and embroidery module/machine and explore the creative possibilities they afford you. BERNINA of America, Inc. strives to provide its customers with quality sewing machines and software, and informative publications and classes as well. Along with providing Owners Classes, your local BERNINA dealer stocks BERNINA books / magazines, such as Through The Needle and Feet-ures. Plus, BERNINA of America, Inc. has a website - www.berninausa.com - offering free projects, basic sewing information, a glossary of sewing terms, inspirational stories, interviews with creative stitchers, and a variety of articles and posting that appeal to all types of stitchers, no matter which machines are their favorites! Learn to use your BERNINA Embroidery Software, V.5 to its full extent and enjoy being crea-tive with fabric and thread! Be sure to register your BERNINA Embroidery Software.

    My BERNINA Embroidery Software, V.5 is (circle one): EditorLite EditorPlus DesignerPlus My dongle serial number is:__________________ I purchased my software on:_____________(date) At_______________________________________ _________________________________________

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    Product Registration and Technical Support

    To register your BERNINA Embroidery Software - - - Open the BERNINA Embroidery Software In the General Toolbar, select the Help menu Click on Bernina of America Home Page (you need to have internet access to use this link - this will take you to the BERNINA Consumer website - - - www.berninausa.com) On the BERNINA site - - - follow this pathway Products > Register Products > Fill out registration form For technical Product support, contact OESD in the following way. From the BERNINA site - - - follow this pathway Products > Software Support The Online Support Center (OSC) offers a variety of services for your use. This should be the first place that you check when technical support is needed.

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    EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE 9/2006 5 MASTERING YOUR BERNINA 2006 BERNINA of America, Inc.

    Permission to copy and distribute in printed and electronic formats granted only to Authorized BERNINA Dealers

    Class 1 - Getting Started

    Class Overview Software Overview EditorLite EditorPlus DesignerPlus BERNINA Cross Stitch BERNINA PhotoSnap BERNINA Quilter Review of Computer Requirements for proper software operation Prepare Your Computer Setup Measurement system Screen Setup Hardware and Software Setup - Chapter 6 in Onscreen Manual, beginning at page 58 Calibrate Monitor - Onscreen Manual, page 59 Setup Scanner - Onscreen Manual, page 59 Introductory Tutorial Onscreen Manual, Chapter 7, page 67 Lettering Basics Onscreen Manual, Chapter 30 - Lettering Essentials, page 388 Lettering Baselines Editing Lettering Onscreen Manual, Chapter 31 - Editing Embroidery Lettering, page 399 Follow Up Deleting Recovery and Backup files Keeping your computer clean Helpful recommendations Product Reference List

    This class is formatted for owners of the following levels of BERNINA

    Embroidery Software, V.5:

    EditorLite

    EditorPlus

    DesignerPlus

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    3 Levels of BERNINA Embroidery Software, V.5

    There are 3 levels of BERNINA Embroidery Software, V.5: EditorLite, EditorPlus, and DesignerPlus. For a complete feature comparison chart, visit www.berninausa.com.

    BERNINA EditorLite V.5 - - - With this software level, you can combine designs to create new designs as well as add lettering. This software is a standard accessory with the aurora embroidery systems. Specific functionality includes - - - Combine and scale designs Add lettering - select from 5 different embroidery alphabets Create lettering baselines of any shape and orientation Format lettering with italics, bolding, and four justification options Adjust letter spacing (kerning) - overall, line, and letter-by-letter Rotate, skew and scale lettering Work with Embroidery designs from USB sticks, CDs and those downloaded from the Internet such as from

    www.embroideryonline.com Compatible with the Magic Box and Magic Cards

    BERNINA EditorPlus V.5 - - - With this software level, you can edit your existing designs and add lettering. You can also create attractive designs with a minimum of fuss from scanned artwork. Use powerful automatic digitizing features such as Auto Digitizer, Magic Wand and PhotoSnap. Specific functionality includes - - - Change color sequence for better stitchouts Includes 55 different embroidery alphabets Includes Advanced Monogramming features Edit individual stitches to fine-tune your designs to a perfect finish Use Auto Digitizer to create attractive embroidery automatically from scanned artwork For greater control, use the Magic Wand to digitize selected areas/shapes of a graphic image Use PhotoSnap to turn graphic images into interesting line stitching. Work with Embroidery designs from USB sticks, CDs and those downloaded from the Internet Can use the Magic Box and Magic Cards Includes Portfolio, BERNINA Quilter and Cross Stitch programs as well.

    BERNINA DesignerPlus V.5 - - - This software level offers powerful features for digitizing, editing and lettering, combining both automatic and manual digitizing tools and methods for maximum control and quality. Specific functionality includes - - - Use of scanned or imported artwork to digitize designs on-screen In addition to the automatic digitizing tools, use specialized digitizing tools, plus a wide range of artistic,

    decorative fill patterns. Includes 60 different embroidery alphabets Includes Advanced Monogramming features Create appliqu with EXCLUSIVE Auto Appliqu feature Convert many Windows TrueType fonts to embroidery alphabets Work with Embroidery designs from USB sticks, CDs and those downloaded from the Internet Can use the Magic Box and Magic Cards Includes Portfolio, PhotoSnap, BERNINA Quilter, and Cross Stitch programs

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    4 Bonus programs in BERNINA Embroidery Software, V.5

    There are 4 additional programs included in the BERNINA Embroidery Software V.5 for EditorPlus and DesignerPlus. BERNINA Portfolio - - - This is a built-in design management program that enables you to access design files from a variety of different computer sources - hard disk, CD-ROM, USB stick or floppy disk. View designs, sort de-signs, convert designs, work with Zip archives - Portfolio recognizes all design formats used by the BERNINA Embroidery Software. You can even publish a Design catalog if desired. Refer to Page 462 in the Onscreen Manual for more information BERNINA PhotoSnap - - - This program provides the ability to create embroidery designs directly from graphic images such photographs, but not limited to photographs. If a graphic image can be opened in the V.5 software, the PhotoSnap function can be applied to it! PhotoSnap designs consist of layers of satin stitches with varied spacing values. Refer to Page 287 in the Onscreen Manual for more information BERNINA Cross Stitch - - - The Cross Stitch program enables you to create your favorite cross stitch motifs by embroidery machine instead of by the traditional hand method. Simply scan in your design motif and automati-cally digitize it or choose to manually digitize it with a variety of cross stitch tools. A variety of cross stitch types (10) are included as well as outline stitch options also. Refer to the Onli...

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