Install Commands before usage.
Attach visual commands via extension
It is best practice to add commands through extensions:
- Select one ore more objects
Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Commands > Attach commands ...
- Enable desired commands and apply
- Start/Stop/Cut commands: The connector’s endpoint nearest to the object is the point at which the effect will be performed.
Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Commands you will find three options: add commands, add layer commands and attach commands.
Add Commands …
These commands effect the entire embroidery design.
Add Layer Commands …
These commands will be added to the currently selected layer.
Attach Commands to Selected Objects …
These commands will be attached to the currently selected objects.
Fill stitch starting point
Fill stitch ending point
Trim the thread after sewing this object
Stop (pause) the machine after sewing this object (for applique, etc)
Satin cut point (use with “Cut Satin Column”)
Auto-route satin stitch starting position
Auto-route satin stitch ending position
Attach visual commands manually
- Go to
Object > Symbolsor hit
Shift+Ctrl+Yto access the markers through the symbols dialog.
- Select “Ink/Stitch Commands” as the symbol set.
- Drag a marker out onto your canvas (doesn’t matter where).
- Use the Flow-Chart Tool (“create diagram connectors”
Ctrl+F2) to draw a connection between the marker and the fill object to which it should apply. This will add a connector path.
Moving the marker will change the connector’s position to match. You can also move the endpoints of the connector manually. The connector’s endpoint nearest to the fill object is the point at which stitching will start or end.
Visual commands reference
“Trim after” tells the embroidery machine to cut the thread after the assigned object has been stitched. Not all home machines support the trim function within a color block. Mainly used to prevent long jump stitched between embroidery objects and to avoid post embroidery trimming by the operator.
Commercial embroidery machines that have multiple needles normally proceed from one color to the next without pausing in between. Sometimes you want a pause (e.g. to trim applique fabric), so “STOP after” adds an extra color change which can be assigned to a special stop instruction using the machine’s user interface (e.g. C00 on Barudan machines). Common uses for this would be to apply puff foam after doing regular embroidery. Applying applique fabric and/or even wanting to slow down the machine at a certain spot for certain types of embroidery without having to babysit the machine.
The embroidery machine jumps to this point before every stop command. This allows for pushing the embroidery frame out toward the user to make applique steps easier.
Specifies the origin (0,0) point for embroidery files. Setting up origins is especially useful for people that have full access to the entire sewing field that their machine is capable of regardless of what hoop they use.
Starting/Ending Position for Fills
Defines the (1) starting or (2) ending point of an fill stitch area.
Starting/Ending Position for Auto Route Satin
Defines the (1) starting or (2) ending point for satin auto route column. Run “Auto-route Satin Column…” afterwards.
Satin cut point
Split a Satin Column at the point specified by this command. After attaching run “Cut Satin Column”.