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  • Page 1 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Copyright © Copyright 2009 Pulse Microsystems Ltd. All rights reserved. This instruction manual and software are copyrighted by the developer of the software, Pulse Microsystems Ltd. All rights reserved. US Patent Nos. 5 270 939; 5 343 401; 5 430 658; 5 506 784;...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Learning about the Workspace ...........5 Parts of the Workspace ..............6 Title Bar ..................6 Quick Access Toolbar ............... 6 Toolbar and Ribbon Buttons ............12 Pacesetter Menu Tools ............12 Extra Tools................13 Ribbon Tools................13 Tools on the Arrange Tab ............
  • Page 4 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Creating Lettering...............33 Creating Lettering ................34 Normal Text Tool..............34 Path Text Tool ................. 35 Custom Shapes for Text on a Path......... 37 Vertical Text Frame..............39 Circle Text Frame ..............40 Creating Monograms .............. 41 Text Frames - an Overview............
  • Page 5 Properties Specific to Particular Text Frames......64 Changing Properties with the Context Menu (Right-click)................66 Text Styles Option ................68 Run Style Text ................ 68 Steil Style Text ................ 69 Appliqué Style Text ..............69 Adjusting Satin Settings for Appliqué Style Text ..... 70 Adjusting Blanket settings for Appliqué...
  • Page 6 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Special Design Tools ..............101 Merging Design Files............101 Add Designs Feature............103 Distorting Segments ............. 105 Sequencing Outline Segments ............ 109 Sequencing Segments ............109 Inserting Segments Earlier in the Segment Sequence ................110 Moving a Segment Forward or Backward ......
  • Page 7: Learning About The Workspace

    CHAPTER 1: Learning about the Workspace Before you start using the software, we recommend that you understand the Pacesetter BES Lettering design workspace and learn a few of the basic components outlined in this section. Topics covered in this chapter: •...
  • Page 8: Parts Of The Workspace

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Parts of the Workspace The Pacesetter BES Lettering workspace contains a number of different areas which have distinct functions. The sections that follow give an overview of what each of these areas does, and the kinds of information about the design that they contain. Title Bar The Title Bar appears at the top of the Pacesetter BES Lettering design window.
  • Page 9 Learning about the Workspace print; but it is fully customizable, meaning that you can add the tools you personally use most often, for easy access. See “Customizing the Quick Access toolbar”. To start out, the following default tools are included on the Quick Access toolbar: New, Open, Save, Direct Print, Undo, and Redo.
  • Page 10 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 3 From the “Choose Commands from:” list, select the toolbar containing the command you want. The list of tools on that toolbar now appears in the “Commands” box. 4 Select the desired tool from within the “Commands” box, and click Add>>.
  • Page 11 Learning about the Workspace Adding Separators in the Quick Access Toolbar You have the option of also adding separators in the Quick Access Toolbar. These are small vertical marks which appear on the Quick Access Toolbar, and divide the commands into groups for ease of use.
  • Page 12: Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts Another useful feature of the More Commands menu item (on the Quick Access Toolbar) is that it gives you the option of assigning your own custom keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts can be very useful for those tools that you use most often.
  • Page 13 Learning about the Workspace 4 From the “Categories” list, select the category containing the command you want. The corresponding list of commands appears in the “Commands” box. 5 Select a command to which you would like to assign a shortcut. 6 Click in the “Press new shortcut key”...
  • Page 14: Toolbar And Ribbon Buttons

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Toolbar and Ribbon Buttons You can access the tools available in Pacesetter BES Lettering through the various tool bars. The tables below show the buttons, grouped by location (i.e. whether they are on the Quick Access Bar, or on one of the tabs on the ribbon). A brief description of what the button does is also included.
  • Page 15: Extra Tools

    Learning about the Workspace Tool What it means Close All: Closes all files that are open on your computer. Exit: Closes all open files and shuts down Pacesetter BES Lettering; you will be prompted to save any open files. Extra Tools Tool What it means Undo: Reverses your last action.
  • Page 16 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Tool What it means Delete: Removes the selected segment. Text: Creates lettering placed along a straight baseline. Text on Path: Creates text segment along a path. The path may be chosen from a pre-defined list of shapes, or you may create your own shape.
  • Page 17: Tools On The Arrange Tab

    Learning about the Workspace Tool What it means Zoom: Magnifies the design to fit a rectangle drawn by the user with the mouse pointer. Zoom in: Magnifies the view of the design by a fixed amount. Zoom out: Shrinks the view of the design by a fixed amount.
  • Page 18: The View Tab

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Tool What it means Vertical Center: Takes all selected objects and centers them in the selection box. The objects are moved so that they are centered top-to-bottom with each other, but they are not moved left or right. Center: Centers one or more selected objects proportionally within the current hoop.
  • Page 19: Simulator

    Learning about the Workspace Show/Hide Check the boxes to show the corresponding symbols in the Design Workspace. • Entry/Exit. Shows the position of the first and last points in the sewing of a segment. • Commands. Displays icons in the workspace that show where the color changes and trims are.
  • Page 20 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual The length of the scrollbar slider represents all of the stitches in the opened design. You can move the scrollbar slider by dragging it to see a design as it will look sewn to a particular point.
  • Page 21: Status Line

    Learning about the Workspace Tools What is does Simulate Sewing: Move forward through the design. Speed: Slide the speed control to vary the rate of sewing. Status Line The Status Line appears at the bottom of the Pacesetter BES Lettering window. To show or hide the Status Line, go to the Windows area of the View Tab and check or uncheck Status.
  • Page 22: Using Scrollbars

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Using Scrollbars The scrollbars are inside the design workspace on the right and bottom of the window. These operate as standard scrollbars, which you may be familiar with from any typical Windows application. They allow you to quickly navigate the design using the mouse.
  • Page 23: Setting Up Your Workspace Environment

    Learning about the Workspace Setting up your Workspace Environment Pacesetter BES Lettering allows you to set up your design workspace environment for all opened design files. You can predetermine the units of measurement you want to use for your designs. The following sections describe the units of measurement that can be used for designs opened in Pacesetter BES Lettering.
  • Page 24: Changing Machine Format Properties

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Changing Machine Format Properties All designs in Pacesetter BES Lettering have a machine format. Machine formats have their own profile settings that determine how embroidery information will be interpreted when you save design files. When you create a new design file, you can select the machine format for the specific design.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The View Of Your Workspace

    Learning about the Workspace Adjusting the View of your Workspace Magnifying and Reducing the View Use Zoom to magnify or reduce parts of your design. With Zoom you can either left-click to enlarge your design or right-click to make your design smaller. You can zoom in and out of your workspace by using the Zoom tool.
  • Page 26: Hiding The Sequence And Properties Panels Automatically

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 4 Do one of the following steps: To increase the zoom, continue clicking and dragging the flexible box. From the Zoom toolbar, click on the down arrow under the Zoom icon, and use the Zoom tool settings to zoom back out.
  • Page 27: Viewing Different Parts Of The Workspace (panning)

    Learning about the Workspace Viewing Different Parts of the Workspace (Panning) Sometimes you may want to work at a high level of magnification, and some part of the garment or embroidery you’re working on will not show up in the workspace.You can move to parts of your design that go beyond the window’s borders.
  • Page 28: Taking Measurements

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Taking Measurements The Ruler tool lets you measure the distance between any two points in your design workspace. When you measure from one point to another, the distance is displayed in the status line located at the bottom of the window. The status line shows the horizontal and vertical distances the Ruler tool travels from the x and y axes, the angle measured, and the total distances.
  • Page 29: Viewing And Hiding The Embroidery Hoop

    Learning about the Workspace Viewing and Hiding the Embroidery Hoop The Hoops tool toggles the display of the embroidery hoop on and off. The hoop size is determined by your settings under the Hoops dialog in Pacesetter BES Lettering. Clicking the Hoop tool will affect your current zoom level. If the hoop is off and you turn it on, the display will zoom to fit the hoop into the window.
  • Page 30: Creating A Custom Hoop

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 3 Select the machine format from the Format drop-down list. 4 From the list of Hoops, choose a hoop size appropriate for your design. 5 If needed, check the “Rotate by 90º” box to make the hoop fit your design better.
  • Page 31: Help

    Learning about the Workspace 7 Click on the name; the new hoop’s dimensions now appear in the Hoops dialog on the lower right of the dialog. Click Apply. The new hoop shows in your design location. Help The Pacesetter BES Lettering Help is a quick way to find answers to your questions and see step-by-step instructions.
  • Page 32: Using The Index

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Using the Index The Help index is similar to the index in a book. To use the Index: 1 Click the Help tool. You see the Help. 2 In the box, enter the word or words you want to search for. In the list, you see the topics that most closely match your query.
  • Page 33: Saving Favorite Help Topics

    Learning about the Workspace Saving Favorite Help Topics The Favorites tab lets you save the topics that you visit most often and want to access quickly. To save your favorite topics: 1 Click the Help tool. You see the Help. 2 Double-click the book you want to open.
  • Page 34 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Print the selected topic Print the selected heading and all subtopics 5 Click OK. You see the Print dialog box. 6 Change any of the print settings, if necessary, and click OK. The topic will be sent to your printer.
  • Page 35: Creating Lettering

    CHAPTER 2: Creating Lettering You can add beautiful lettering to your designs using various Pacesetter BES Lettering tools. Generate unique embroidery text in an array of shapes and sizes using our powerful Text tools. Topics covered in this chapter: • Creating lettering with the Normal, Path, Vertical, and Circle text tools.
  • Page 36: Creating Lettering

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Creating Lettering There are five different tools which are used to input your lettering into a design: the Normal Text tool, the Path Text tool, the Vertical Text tool, the Circle text tool, and the Monogram tool.
  • Page 37: Path Text Tool

    Creating Lettering 5 Type the desired text string.To create a multi-line text segment, press ENTER, which will drop the cursor down one line, and continue to enter your text. 6 Right-click to complete the text segment. Your text appears in the design. You can now make any other changes to the text segment in the Text Properties box.
  • Page 38 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 3 Click once in the design window. If another text object was already selected, your first click only de-selected that object. You will have to click again. You see the Select a text path dialog. 4 Select one of the paths from the Select a text path dialog.
  • Page 39: Custom Shapes For Text On A Path

    Creating Lettering 6 Right-click to complete the text segment. Your text appears in the design. You can now make any other changes to the text segment in the Text Properties box. For more information on changing text settings, see “Text Properties”.
  • Page 40 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 4 Click and drag the anchor points and direction lines to modify the shape of the baseline. 5 Right-click to redraw the lettering so that it follows the new curve. 6 To save your custom shape, right-click and choose “Export Text Path”...
  • Page 41: Vertical Text Frame

    Creating Lettering Line: Removes the direction lines from the anchor point. Creates a straight point without any curved properties. Cusp: Allows editing of the direction line on one side of the anchor point. Adds a sharp bend to a curve. Smooth: Constrains the angle of the direction lines to 180º...
  • Page 42: Circle Text Frame

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual A preview of the newly selected font is now displayed at the top of the properties panel. Click Apply in the Properties panel. Important: If you choose a new font, but do not click Apply at this stage, the text will revert to the font previously in use when it is generated.
  • Page 43: Creating Monograms

    Creating Lettering Click Apply in the Properties panel. Important: If you choose a new font, but do not click Apply at this stage, the text will revert to the font previously in use when it is generated. 5 Type the desired text string. 6 Right-click to complete the text segment.
  • Page 44: Text Frames - An Overview

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Text Frames - an Overview In Pacesetter BES Lettering, you can modify your lettering in a number of different ways once you have created it. You can change the overall size of the text, the height, the slant, the spacing between letters (kerning), and so on.
  • Page 45: Adjusting The Width Of Text

    Creating Lettering Adjusting the Width of Text The Width of text items can be adjusted using the Width Handle. This handle is on the bottom, right of the design and it appears as a green arrow pointing right. If you drag this handle, you will be able to adjust the width of the design, but you will not be able to change the height.
  • Page 46: Using The Envelope Handles

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Using the Envelope Handles These handles apply only to Normal Text and Monogram text items. These two types of text are surrounded by a flexible bounding box, called an envelope. You can adjust this shape, by moving the Envelope Handles.
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Slant Of Text

    Creating Lettering Dragging this handle rotates the design to any angle. You will see an outline of the design rotate onscreen as you are dragging, and the text will recalculate when you release the mouse. Adjusting the Slant of Text The angle of the letters in a text object can be adjusted with the Slant Handle.
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Size Of Text In The Circle Frame

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Adjusting the Size of Text in the Circle Frame The size of text items can be adjusted using the Proportional Sizing Handle. This handle is at the top of the lettering and appears as a blue circle. Select the Circle Text tool and place your mouse pointer over this handle;...
  • Page 49: Changing The Diameter Of The Circle Frame

    Creating Lettering Note that the spacing between the lettering changes proportionally as you increase and decrease the size of the segment. To adjust the spacing between letters individually, see “Adjusting the spacing between letters (kerning)” in the “Working with individual letters” section of the manual. To change the height and width at the same time, see “Adjusting the size of text in the Circle Frame”...
  • Page 50: Working With Individual Letters

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual If, after performing any of the adjustments above, you wish to return the frame to its original size and shape, right-click on the workspace and choose reset frame from the option menu. The frame will reset itself. Working with Individual Letters The text tools allow you to make changes to individual letters within the text segments in your designs.
  • Page 51: Moving Individual Letters

    Creating Lettering The Kerning Handles are the blue diamond-shaped handles that appear between each letter. These handles move horizontally and can be dragged to adjust the space between each letter. If you move a kerning handle in the middle of a word, you adjust the space between those two letters.
  • Page 52: Rotating Individual Letters

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Letter Size Handles appear only when an individual Letter Handle has been clicked on. The Letter Size Handles are on the top, left and bottom, right of the letter and are olive green. These handles can be dragged to increase or decrease the proportional size of the individual letter.
  • Page 53: Working With Color

    Creating Lettering Working with Color With Pacesetter BES Lettering, you are able to choose a text item’s color from a large variety of thread colors. You apply the color by selecting from the colors available in your currently loaded thread palette. For more information on how to use the thread palette, and how to change the current thread palette, see “Working with the Color Palette.”...
  • Page 54 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Color2, etc.) and can then be assigned its own thread color from the Color Palette. To insert thread color changes within a text segment: 1 Select the text segment. 2 In the Text field of the Text Properties panel, type a tilde (~) between letters in each position that you want a color change to occur.
  • Page 55: Changing Colors In A Two-color Font

    Creating Lettering Selecting the colors for the individual sub-segments; in this example, applying a red thread color to the first segment, the word ‘Multi”. 5 From the context menu, click on the subsegment identifier to apply the chosen thread color to it. The subsegment changes to the chosen color.
  • Page 56 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 3 Find the color you wish to apply to the fill of the lettering segment in the color palette, and left-click on it. You see the following Options menu. 4 In the Options menu, click on Color 1. The fill color of the lettering changes to the chosen color.
  • Page 57: Text Properties

    CHAPTER 3: Text Properties Topics covered in this chapter: • Editing text objects using Properties panel settings. • Using the Styles feature to give a different look to your lettering. • How to know what characters are available in each font. •...
  • Page 58: The Properties Panel

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual The Properties Panel The Pacesetter BES Lettering Properties Panel appears on the right of the workspace. This panel displays, and allows you to modify, all the properties associated with the lettering in your designs. These properties include the text properties, the fill properties, underlay properties, and pull-compensation properties.
  • Page 59: Changing The Text

    Text Properties Changing the Text As well as being able to type directly on the screen (see appro- priate sections under “Creating Text”), you can also input your text by typing in into the Text field on the Properties Panel. Note, however, that there is some variation on what you can type, depending on which kind of Frame is selected.
  • Page 60: Changing The Font Of Existing Text Segment

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Changing the Font of Existing Text Segment You can change the font type of text objects using the drop- down list of fonts in the Properties Panel. At the top of the area, you see a preview image showing a sample of the selected font. You can choose from two types of fonts at the outset;...
  • Page 61: Displaying A Font's Available Characters

    Text Properties 3 From the Font list, select the font you want to use. To scroll through the list of fonts and see what each font looks like, click the down-arrow. Then use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to move through the font list. This allows you to preview the fonts without having to select each one.
  • Page 62: Spell Checker

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Spell Checker The Spell Checker feature is found in the Properties Panel in Pacesetter BES Lettering. You can check the spelling of text segments created in any of the Text, Vertical Text, Path Text or Circle Text modes.
  • Page 63: Changing The Height Of Lettering

    Text Properties 3 To see a list of suggested correct spellings, right-click in the text entry box next to the incorrect word. A list of alternatives appears beside the mis-spelled word. 4 Click on the correct word that you want to replace the incorrect one, or directly type over the incorrect word to replace it.
  • Page 64: Changing Font Spacing

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 3 Type in the height you want your letters to be. 4 Click Apply to save your changes. You see your text’s height altered accordingly. Changing Font Spacing The font spacing setting adds a specified amount of space between each letter.
  • Page 65: Changing The Slant Setting

    Text Properties To change width percentage: 1 Select the text object you want to alter. 2 In the Text area of the Properties panel, select the Width field. 3 Enter the width percentage value you want to use. 4 Click Apply to save your changes. You see your text’s width percentage altered accordingly.
  • Page 66: Applying An Envelope

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Applying an Envelope One way to vary the shape of your text segment is to use the Envelope setting. This allows you to apply a predefined envelope to change the shape of a Normal Text or Monogram text item.
  • Page 67 Text Properties Some example of the monograms made using the Decor Monogram fonts. Decor is only available when the Monogram is created using the special monogram fonts that support it; these are the ones labelled Decor Monogram in the list of fonts. You can create a monogram font using another kind of font, but in this case, the Decor option will be unavailable.
  • Page 68: Changing Properties With The Context Menu (right-click)

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Align The Align setting is found only in Normal text mode and applies to lettering segments with more than one line. The options for this property are Left, Right and Center. For example, Left alignment means that every line will start at the same left position.
  • Page 69 Text Properties Resetting the Frame The Reset Frame command is useful when you have altered your text object a bit too much and want to start over. Resetting Individual Letters If you are have selected a single letter in a text segment, the context menu will have an additional option, the Reset Letter command.
  • Page 70: Text Styles Option

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Text Styles Option There is the option in the Properties Panel, for those fonts that support it, to change the style of the embroidery that is used to draw your lettering. Text Styles is an extra option which you can use to expand the creative possibilities of embroidery lettering.
  • Page 71: Steil Style Text

    Text Properties Steil Style Text The Steil stitch is a constant-width satin stitch which follows the outer contour of each letter. The properties specific to Steil are width and density. The standard lettering properties, such as fill, underlay, and pull-compensation also apply to Steil. For more information about these properties, see “Changing Lettering Properties”.
  • Page 72: Adjusting Satin Settings For Appliqué Style Text

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual There are three different embroidery segments for each letter in appliqué style text: • Positioning stitches. These sew onto the garment first, and serve as a guide for placing the appliqué fabric. • Tack-down stitches. Once you have place the appliqué fabric, the tack-down stitches hold it in place.
  • Page 73: Adjusting Blanket Settings For Appliqué Style Text

    Text Properties In the Inset box, select a percentage to inset the edge of the appliqué border, relative to the outline of the lettering. 4 Click Apply. Adjusting Blanket settings for Appliqué Style Text After you select the Appliqué stitch type, you can adjust any of the default settings available.
  • Page 74: Fabric Backgrounds In Appliqué Style Text

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual You must make all changes to the Appliqué stitches from the Appliqué box. To adjust Motif settings for Appliqué: 1 Select the Appliqué text segment. 2 In the Properties panel, in the Appliqué Type field, select Motif.
  • Page 75 Text Properties 2 In the Appliqué area of the Properties panel, select the Fabric field. 3 Click the down arrow to the right of the Fabric field. You see a list of available fabrics, 4 Choose one of the fabrics from the list by clicking on it. 5 Click Apply.
  • Page 76: Adjusting Fill Settings

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Adjusting Fill Settings Within the properties panel, the Fill area allows you to customize the parameters used by Pacesetter BES Lettering when it creates the stitches that will fill the text design. You have the option to add a pattern type and change the text object’s density settings.
  • Page 77: Fill Density Setting

    Text Properties 5 From the Pattern list, select a pattern. 6 Click Apply. The fill of your text segment is altered accordingly. Fill Density Setting Fill density is the distance between individual lines of embroidery. Density is measured in millimeters. How does changing this setting affect your design? If you have a very loosely woven fabric, you may want to use a slightly larger number, which will decrease the density.
  • Page 78: Carved Fill Properties

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual A general rule is to go for full-fabric coverage, but add extra stabilizer if you want to support a high-density fill on a low- density fabric. For larger text objects, particularly when you exceed the maxi- mum recommended height of a font, you will probably want to use Fill stitches.
  • Page 79: Underlay Properties

    Text Properties To change the Emboss Angle of a Carved pattern: 1 Select a Carved fill segment 2 In the Fill area of the Properties Panel, do the following: Click the Emboss Angle box to select this property. In the Emboss Angle field, enter a percentage value to adjust the angle.
  • Page 80: Selecting The Underlay Type

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Selecting the Underlay Type You can select underlay types for various types of stitches. Choose from Contour, Parallel, Perpendicular, Zig-Zag, Full Lattice, and Lattice. You can combine underlay types to get maximum coverage. To select an underlay type: 1 Select the segment.
  • Page 81: Specifying The Underlay Stitch Length

    Text Properties 5 Adjust any of the other settings. Refer to the related procedures for more information. 6 Click Apply. Specifying the Underlay Stitch Length You can specify the stitch length for your underlay stitches. You can increase or decrease the length according to your underlay needs.
  • Page 82: Pull Compensation Settings

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 3 Select one or more of the following underlay types you want to use: Contour, Parallel, Perpendicular, Zig-Zag, Full Lattice, or Lattice. When you select underlay types, you will be able to see what your underlay type will look like in the Preview area. 4 In the Inset box, enter the amount of distance you want.
  • Page 83: Displaying Special Characters

    Text Properties 3 In the Pull Compensation Area of the Properties panel, click the down arrow to the right of the Type field. 4 A list of options is displayed. 5 Select one of the following options: None. Makes no adjustments to pull compensation. Percentage.
  • Page 84 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Special Characters List The following lists the special characters that may be available in Pacesetter BES Lettering. Character Key Code € Alt + 0128 ‘ Alt + 0145 ’ Alt + 0146 “ Alt + 0147 ”...
  • Page 85 Text Properties Character Key Code Ê Alt + 0202 Ë Alt + 0203 Ì Alt + 0204 Í Alt + 0205 Î Alt + 0206 Ï Alt + 0207 Ð Alt + 0208 Ñ Alt + 0209 Ò Alt + 0210 Ó...
  • Page 86 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Character Key Code î Alt + 0238 ï Alt + 0239 ð Alt + 0240 ñ Alt + 0241 ò Alt + 0242 ó Alt + 0243 ô Alt + 0244 õ Alt + 0245 ö...
  • Page 87: Editing Designs

    CHAPTER 4: Editing Designs Once you have learned to create your own designs, you will want to create and save them as files to output to your machine. Pacesetter BES Lettering allows you to save to a number of machine formats. You can also use the Merge feature to add a stitch file to your lettering.
  • Page 88: Creating New Designs

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Creating New Designs When you open Pacesetter BES Lettering, you can immediately begin creating a new, untitled design in the design window. The design window automatically opens using the default recipe and machine format settings specified in the Preferences dialog. For more information on default settings, see “Setting up your Workspace Environment”.
  • Page 89: Opening And Closing Designs

    Editing Designs 3 In the Machine format list, select the machine format that you want applied to the design when created. 4 Click OK. You see a new design window. Opening and Closing Designs Pacesetter BES Lettering allows you to open designs in a wide variety of file formats.
  • Page 90: Choosing The Default Recipe

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual To open a file you have recently worked on, click the Pacesetter button and locate the file in the “Recently used designs” list. To close a design: • Click the Pacesetter Button , and select Close Close All from the menu.
  • Page 91: Saving A Design

    Editing Designs The recipe you choose then becomes the default for all subsequent design files that you open. The recipes containing fabric settings are applied to all the lettering you create in that design. Saving a Design The Save As command lets you save an alternative version of the design with a different name, location, or file format.
  • Page 92: Selecting And Moving Parts Of A Design

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual On the Quick Access Toolbar, choose the Save As tool. You see the Save As dialog box. 2 In the Save in list, browse to the location you want to save your file. 3 In the File Name box, enter the file name for the design you want to save.
  • Page 93 Editing Designs The Select tool is also used to select a number of components in order to align them as you wish; for more information, see, “Aligning design components horizontally and vertically”. The Select tool can be used for both text segments and design segments;...
  • Page 94 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual The active design components will be enclosed in a selection box with handles. The properties of any stitch file that you have included using the Merge Design file feature cannot be modified from the properties box. For more information, see “Merging Files”. To select all components of the design: •...
  • Page 95: Copying, Cutting, And Pasting Design Components

    Editing Designs 4 To select one segment, click the segment from the list. In the design workspace, the active segment is enclosed in a selection box with handles. 5 To select multiple segments within the Sequence View area, do any of the following: Click a segment.
  • Page 96 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual In the design workspace, right-click on the selection and choose Copy from the menu. Press Ctrl + C. The design components are copied to the clipboard. 3 To paste design components from the clipboard, do one of the following: In the Clipboard area on the Home tab, click on the Paste...
  • Page 97: Aligning Items In The Design Horizontally And Vertically

    Editing Designs Aligning Items in the Design Horizontally and Vertically You can align lettering or design components horizontally or vertically using the Align tools on the Arrange tab. Vertical alignment Horizontal alignment To align design components: 1 Select the design components you want to align. 2 On the Arrange tab of the Ribbon, select the appropriate button from the following: Align Left: Aligns all selected objects to the left-most item...
  • Page 98: Moving Parts Of A Design Manually

    Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Align Bottom: Aligns all selected objects to the bottom-most item selected. Vertical Center: Takes all selected objects and centers them in the selection box. The objects are moved so that they are centered top-to-bottom with each other, but they are not moved left or right.
  • Page 99: Deleting Design Components

    Editing Designs To nudge left: • Use Ctrl + To nudge right: • Use Ctrl + Deleting Design Components Deleting a design component removes it from the design. The only way to retrieve a design component you delete is to use the Undo tool from the Quick Access tool bar immediately after you delete it.
  • Page 100 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual To rotate segments manually: 1 Select one or more segments you want to rotate. The active segment(s) is enclosed in a selection box with handles. 2 Move your mouse over the blue rotation bead beside the top, right or the bottom left design handle.
  • Page 101: Working With The Color Palette

    Editing Designs Working with the Color Palette In Pacesetter BES Lettering, you can change the color of any segment of your design, whether it be a Lettering Segment or a merged stitch file. If you can select it, you can change its color. The color palette, which is located along the top edge of the design space, shows you the thread colors that are available in the thread chart that is currently selected.
  • Page 102: Changing A Thread Color

    100 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 3 When you have found the color you want, click on it to select 4 Click the Find button. The color you were looking for will now be the selected color in the palette. Changing a Thread Color Pacesetter BES Lettering allows you to adjust the colors of the lettering you create, or indeed any segment of the design, by...
  • Page 103: Special Design Tools

    Editing Designs 101 Special Design Tools There are a number of very useful special features in Pacesetter BES Lettering which you can use to incorporate extra embroidery and effects into your designs. These are described in the following sections. Merging Design Files You can merge multiple design files into an active design window.
  • Page 104 102 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 6 To view a preview of the selected design, select Preview, if not already selected. A preview image of the selected design appears in the small window on the right-hand side of the dialog. 7 Click Open.
  • Page 105: Add Designs Feature

    Editing Designs 103 Add Designs Feature The Add Designs feature allows you to embellish the lettering in your design with extra decorative embroidery. With Add Designs, you can choose from among a wide variety of embroi- dery accents, borders, frames, and appliqué shapes and place them in you design using only the mouse buttons.
  • Page 106 104 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 5 Place the mouse pointer, at the position you would like the Add Design to begin 6 Click and drag the mouse; as you drag, note that the Add Design appears in outline in your workspace. This outline indicates the size and orientation of the Add Design embroidery, before it is actually generated in your design.
  • Page 107: Distorting Segments

    Editing Designs 105 8 To adjust the size and orientation of the Add Design segment after it is placed, select it with the Select tool, and use the handles to resize or rotate it. Your accent, border, frame, or appliqué appears in your design.
  • Page 108 106 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Distortion dialog. The following graphic shows an example of ZigZag distortion. Distortion Controls: Amplitude Going back to the ‘ripples’ concept, the amplitude is the height of the ripples. Here is an example ZigZag, but with an increased amplitude (the distortion frequency has been reduced for clarity):...
  • Page 109 Editing Designs 107 Distortion Controls: Angle The Twirl effect uses an angle setting to determine how much ‘twist’ the design will be given. Distortion Controls: Radius The Pinch effect takes the middle of the design and stretches it so that it looks like a ball. The radius of this ball is controlled by the radius setting.
  • Page 110 108 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Distortion Controls: Scale The scale is also used by the Pinch effect. It controls how much to expand the ‘ball’. The previous picture shows a high scale. The picture below is an example of a low scale: To distort segments: 1 Open an existing design.
  • Page 111: Sequencing Outline Segments

    Editing Designs 109 Sequencing Outline Segments Using the Sequence View, you can alter the sequence of segments in your designs. You can move them up, down, to the beginning of the sewing order, or to the end. You can also use this view to move a segment to the nearest layer (up or down) of the same thread color.
  • Page 112: Inserting Segments Earlier In The Segment Sequence

    110 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Inserting Segments Earlier in the Segment Sequence You can add segments earlier in your design’s segment sequence and change the order segments are sewn. To insert segments before the insertion point: 1 Select and cut, or copy, the segment. 2 In the design workspace or Sequence View area, click where you want to insert the segment.
  • Page 113 Editing Designs 111 command was used to change the sewing order so that, instead of jumping to the bottom letter and then going back to the middle (A - C - B) the letters sew in order from top to bottom (A - B - C). To move a segment forward: 1 Select the segment or segments.
  • Page 114: Moving A Segment To The Start Or End Of The Design

    112 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Moving a Segment to the Start or End of the Design Use the Move First command to make the selected segment the first one to be stitched. When a design is sewn, the first segment sewn is usually "on the bottom"...
  • Page 115: Moving A Segment To The Nearest Matching Color Group

    Editing Designs 113 In the design workspace, right-click the segment(s) and choose Move—Last. In the Sequence View area, right-click the segment(s) in the list and choose Move—Last. In the left image, the red letter D is originally the design’s the second segment;...
  • Page 116 114 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 2 Do one of the following: In the design workspace, right-click the segment(s) and choose Move—Prev Match. In the Sequence View area, right-click the segment(s) in the list and choose Move—Prev Match. The selected segment appears in the sequence below the previous group with the same thread color.
  • Page 117 Editing Designs 115 To move a segment to the next thread color layer: 1 Select the segment(s) you want to move. 2 Do one of the following:...
  • Page 118: Printing Designs

    116 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual In the design workspace, right-click the segment(s) and choose Move—Next Match. In the Sequence View area, right-click the segment(s) in the list and choose Move—Next Match. The selected segment appears in the sequence below the previous group with the same thread color.
  • Page 119: Printing Design Worksheets

    Editing Designs 117 2 To zoom in and out of the previewed worksheet, do the following: To zoom in on the worksheet, click Zoom In and scroll to view specific parts of the design. To zoom out on the worksheet, click Zoom Out and scroll to view specific parts of the design.
  • Page 120: Changing The Print Settings

    118 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual 2 Make any required changes to the print settings 3 Click OK to send the file to the printer. Changing the Print Settings You can customize print settings for your embroidery designs. Pacesetter BES Lettering allows you to adjust the image and worksheet information displayed in design printouts.
  • Page 121 Editing Designs 119 3 In the Margins area, enter the margin sizes you want for your design worksheet. 4 Select Print Actual Size to have your design print in its actual size. 5 Select Print Color Analysis to print an expanded thread sequence view that includes a view of the colors used, the color sequence, and the thread consumption for each color.
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  • Page 123: Glossary

    Glossary...
  • Page 124 122 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Appliqué Embroidery process that involves using cut pieces of fabric in place of large fill stitch areas. The fabric pieces are sewn into the design. The process is used to reduce stitch counts in large designs and/or to create a unique appearance.
  • Page 125 Cross Stitch Two stitches that cross at the center to form an X. Density Density is the number of stitches covering a given area. Large letters, large fill areas and textured fabrics, generally need higher densities. The reverse can be true as well. Design Workspace The design workspace includes the toolbars, menus, ribbon, and the design window containing the design you are editing.
  • Page 126 124 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Hoop Device made from wood, plastic or steel with which fabric is gripped tightly between an inner ring and an outer ring. It attaches to the machine's pantograph. Machine hoops are designed to push the fabric to the bottom of the inner ring and hold it against the machine bed for embroidering.
  • Page 127 Machine Formats Machine formats have their own profile settings that determine how embroidery information will be interpreted when you save design files as a machine readable format. When you use machine formats, your design information displays accurately on the screen and designs are sewn correctly on each embroidery machine.
  • Page 128 126 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Running Stitch Consists of one stitch between two points. Used for outlining and fine detail. Satin Stitch Formed by closely arranged zig-zag stitches. Also known as a column stitch. Segment A single piece of a design that is created at one time. A segment has many properties such as its size, color, sequence in designs, stitch type and values, including stitching instructions.
  • Page 129: Index

    Index Numerics Convert to Line command 38 Convert to Smooth command 38 3D tool 14 Convert to Symmetrical command 38 Copying segments 93 Creating Monogram Text 41 Absolute pull-compensation 81 Creating new designs 86 Align tools 95 Creating Normal Text 34 Aligning segments 95 Creating Vertical Text 39 Alignment 66...
  • Page 130 128 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Line Spacing 65 Lock stitches 124 File Tools 13 Fill density 75 Fill patterns customizing Carved Fill 76 Machine Formats 22 Fill stitches 78 Magnifying views 23 Underlay types 78 Measuring designs 26 Fit Hoop 14 Merge Design tool 12 Flip Horizontal tool 16 Merge Stitch File 101...
  • Page 131 customizing Carved Fill 76 Scrollbars 20 Percentage pull-compensation Select Hoop 14 Select tool 13 Pinch distortion 108 Previewing designs 116 Selecting underlay types 78 Print Preview command 116 Sequencing outline segments Print Preview tool 12 Print settings 118 Sequencing segments 109 Printing 117 Single Run stitch 68 Printing Help topics 31...
  • Page 132 130 Pacesetter BES Lettering Instruction Manual Underlay stitch length 79 Underlay types 78 Undo tool 13 Vertical Center tool (Align) 16 Vertical Text 39 Vertical Text tool 14 Viewing designs 25 Views tools 23 Zoom 23 Wave distortion 105 Width compensation 62 Worksheet Setting 117 Print Setting 117 Workspace 6...

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