How to use the Design tab-5D embroidery software
Open up the 5D software which automatically opens in the 5D extra module. You can choose to go to Design Creator from this page depending on what you want to accomplish. This extra module has limited design qualities such as adding words, motifs, or borders. If you want to design the stitches you want or upload pictures into the design you need to go into Design Creator. In this module, you can design simple designs that involve words, motifs or frames in this section. Today, we will go over this module first since it is the default of the software and can be as useful as some of the others depending on what you want and I have done a few patches in this area and it is pretty simple.
The design tab on the far right of the screen will start with an empty screen because you have not put anything there yet. Go to the letter tab on the right side of the screen and type in the words you want. You can select what type of font and the arrangement of the words using the different means available in the toolbox you see before you. If you want one line of text going a certain direction then use the line type box below the space where you type the words. By the way, when choosing font look at the size that is written beside the different fonts. Those numbers mean that the font is digitized to come out looking like the picture at the sizes indicated.
If you want to enter 2 lines of text, you need to hold the control button down and press enter. If you only press enter, the software will repeat the words you just typed and you will have to get rid of one of them unless that was intended. If you make a mistake and need to remove something and you have not combined the designs with the combining icon on the tool bar then you can click on each separate element and move it out of the way so you can delete what you need to. If you cannot manage to click on it then move the other items out of the way and then back into place with your mouse until you are satisfied.
Once you have the words where you want them, go the next tab to add a motif if desired. If not, then go to the next tab to add a frame or border. After you are done and satisfied there are two more steps you need to do and I would suggest you go to the icon that combines colors first. It is the icon on the far right of the upper corner that looks like three boxes with arrows going into two boxes. If you hover over it you will find the right one as it will pop up with a box explaining what does. In order to do this efficiently you will have to combine the colors for each design. Click on one of the designs to highlight and then click on color icon. Do this for each one especially a series of words or one word. Doing this allows the embroideryto continuously keep going without stopping on each letter. After that is done, put the design back the way you want it and go to the upper left side of the screen and look for the combine all icon. Doing this will make all of the items in the design into one design. If you want to save a part of the design for future use then save that piece separately. After the design is saved as one unit, it is a lot harder to pick it apart.