Simulator / Realistic Preview

Select the objects you wish to see in a simulated preview. If you want to watch your whole design being simulated, select everything (Ctrl+A) or nothing.

Then run Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Visualize and Export > Simulator / Realistic Preview and enjoy.


Simulation Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys Effect
space start animation
p pause animation
speed up
slow down
+ one frame forward
- one frame backward
Page down Jump to previous command
Page up Jump to next command

It is also possible to zoom and pan the simulation with the mouse.

Stitch Plan Preview

Run Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Visualize and Export > Stitch Plan Preview.... Instead of apllying the stitch plan, you can also use the Live preview option. Then you don’t need to undo your changes afterwards.

You have the following display options:

  • Move stitch plan beside the canvas Displays the preview on the right side of the canvas. If not enabled, the stitch plan will be placed on top of your design. In that case you may want to update your design visibility to eather hidden or lower opacity.
  • Display layer visibility defines the visibility of the original design layer.
    • unchanged leave it as is
    • hidden hide the original design
    • lower opacity display original design with lower opacity
  • Needle points displays needle points if enabled
Stitch plan beside canvas Layer visibility set to hidden Layer visibility set to lower opacity Needle points enabled | disabled
Example image from OpenClipart