What is Embroidermodder ?
Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software program. The newest version, Embroidermodder 2 can:
- edit and create embroidery designs
- estimate the amount of thread and machine time needed to stitch a design
- convert embroidery files to a variety of formats
- upscale or downscale designs
- run on Windows, Mac and Linux
For more information, see our website.
To build Embroidermodder 2 from source you will need at least:
Optionally, you may want to add:
Ubuntu repository packages: The Qt, KDE and Valgrind build dependencies can be installed easily by opening a terminal and issuing this command:
sudo apt-get install git build-essential qt4-dev-tools libqt4-opengl-dev kdelibs5-dev valgrind
Fedora repository packages: The Qt, KDE and Valgrind build dependencies can be installed easily by opening a terminal and issuing this command:
sudo yum install git gdb gcc-c++ qt-devel kdelibs-devel valgrind
Various methods of building can be found in the project-files subfolder. For most builds, it is as simple as opening a terminal in the project-files/qmake subfolder and typing:
qmake && make
Build time can be considerably decreased on multi-core machines, for example:
- Dual Core:
qmake && make -j2
- Quad Core:
qmake && make -j4
When building for Fedora: Substitute qmake-qt4 for qmake.
When building for Windows: If you are using Qt/Mingw, substitute mingw32-make for make. If you are using Qt/MSVC, substitute nmake for make. You may need to add the directory where those executables are located to your system path. It is recommended that when targeting Windows, that you should omit the -j switch completely, otherwise build errors may occur unless you are building an individual pro file.
On non-KDE environments you might want to omit
thumbnailer-kde4 building. Follow these steps before running
qmake && make:
- go to
../../thumbnailer-kde4 \line in it.
The help files for Embroidermodder 2 are a git submodule, which means that they reside in a separate repository. They are not required for the application to run, but if they are not present, you will likely receive an error that they do not exist when pressing F1 or attempting to access help through the menu.
If you used
git clone to obtain the Embroidermodder source,
you need to run these commands from the toplevel of
the working tree(which is the Embroidermodder directory):
git submodule init git submodule update
If you downloaded a zip file of the Embroidermodder source rather than using git, you will need to:
- Download the help files
- Unzip the archive
- Rename the "Embroidermodder.github.io-master" directory to "help"
- Copy the "help" directory to "Embroidermodder-master/embroidermodder2/help"
Various sample embroidery design files can be found in the embroidermodder2/samples folder.
- Linux: To install, open a terminal in the project-files/qmake subfolder and type:
sudo make install
To uninstall, open a terminal in the project-files/qmake subfolder and type:
sudo make uninstall