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Multi-Decoration Support #371

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wwderw opened this Issue Dec 30, 2018 · 4 comments

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commented Dec 30, 2018

I was wondering if we could add in support for multi-decoration methods of apparel decoration. Particularly with a multi-file export and with what we can see on the Approval Sheet of the Print PDF.

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Right now we have the symbol that just ignores the layer in full. What about having a symbol that ignores the layer for applying stitch info, but will allow the layer to be passed through to the Approval Sheet?

Use Cases: Simulation of applique color instead of just having negative space in the approval sheet; to visualize part of the project that is to be sequins, print, cut vinyl, and/or rhinestones.

Mult-Decorating File Export:

I'm thinking for this we have in the "Save As" portion, we have another zip option and this one would be for exporting vector file(s) as well as stitch file(s) that are zipped up. Still have the manual tick box option for the various embroidery formats, but also have a single tick box that is just for multi-decoration export. Or we could add it into the already existing zip "Save As" function.

Each layer that is marked with the new "pass thru, but don't convert to stitch info" is it's own file. The naming of that file to hopefully be taken from the name of it's respective layer. I think this will be more helpful when having layers that are for different things in the same project file; applique, rhinestone, sequins etc, especially if there are multiple colors of say rhinestones, each color is it's own layer and named accordingly ("Bling - Red" for example).

Doable, thoughts?

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commented Dec 30, 2018

I love this idea! I have a vinyl cutter, so this is one feature I can actually test out on my end, at least partially. Another use case for cut lines is to cut fabric for applique.

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commented Dec 30, 2018

I love this idea! I have a vinyl cutter, so this is one feature I can actually test out on my end, at least partially. Another use case for cut lines is to cut fabric for applique.

Yep and it would be 1:1 as well.

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commented Dec 30, 2018

Yup!

Is it common to use heat transfer vinyl in combination with embroidery? Can you embroider over HTV?

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commented Dec 30, 2018

Is it common to use heat transfer vinyl in combination with embroidery? Can you embroider over HTV?

It's common to have HTV along with embroidery. While you can embroider over it, I tend to just have them in the same project. They may be very close to one another.

Rhinestones are typically done last. Sequins, if using a spangles machine, are done last. I do them at the same time since my embroidery machine can handle that.

My printing method of choice is sublimation and I typically did that first. Although I have actually did sublimation on white poly thread as well.

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