development continues at ScotWeave with the following list being just
a brief selection of new features recently added to the software.
The rewrite of the ScotWeave manuals is now complete and new versions
of all of these are provided on the ScotWeave update CD in Adobe
Acrobat PDF format. These manuals are installed onto your hard drive
automatically when you install the update.
On-Line Help for All Programs
A new system of online help has been integrated into all ScotWeave
programs. The Help - Online Manual menu selection will now
launch Adobe Acrobat Reader and display the full manual for
the particular ScotWeave program. This contents page of this manual
contains live links that you can click on to display a particular
topic in the manual.
Since the ScotWeave
manuals are kept up to date and automatically installed on your
system with each software update the information displayed will
always be relevant to your software. The method we use for creating
the Adobe Acrobat PDF files also enables us to layout information
in the most convenient format possible for clarity and ease of use.
Support for the following jacquard machines and looms has been added
to the program -
Jacquard Loom (J1P file format)
DWN TC-1 Sample Jacquard Loom
SMIT G6300 Loom
has also been revised to handle larger weave sizes (currently over
32,000 ends) and has undergone internal optimisation to speed up
handling of these larger weave sizes.
Major work in this program has resulted in, what we believe to be,
the most versatile terry jacquard design tool currently available.
All of the weaving parameters (including pile height, weaving speed,
beam tensions and cramming options) can be entered for each section
of the towel at the design stage, making it quicker and easier to
create a towel design.
A new loop
simulation has been added for a realistic view of the finished
Designer, Jacquard Designer
Both of these programs are being revisited as part of an on-going
process of optimisation to speed them up and add "ease of use".
As weave sizes increase this is important to ensure that they are
still fast and easy to use.