Artwork images are created and scaled for jacquard design using
Designer. Images can be created freehand, scanned
in and edited, or imported from virtually any other image
creation software, including Photoshop. Independent X-Y scaling
automatically compensates for different warp and weft fabric settings
and allows the image to edited in correct proportions. Work in repeat,
work across the repeat joins, add edge locking and extra weft (cramming)
Yarns are created by the separate Yarn
Designer program and are added to a yarn palette
on screen which can hold up to 200 yarns for each design. Yarns
can be added or removed from the palette at any time.
and Weft (Fill) Patterns
Fast and easy creation of warp/weft patterns has always been a priority
for ScotWeave and with ergonomics in mind a number of quick and
easy pattern input methods have been devised. Full copy/fill/mirror
options are available. It is also possible to load warp/weft patterns
from one design onto the screen as the starting point for a new
Jacquard Base Weave Designer is used to create component
weaves (base weaves) for jacquard and uses ScotWeave's unique
layered approach to aid in the design of complex structures.
The screen shows the face weave, back weave, and resulting total
weave in separate windows and each can be worked upon separately
automatically updating the others. In addition to this separate
warp and weft sequence layers can be viewed and worked upon individually
(e.g. stitching layers).
By assigning base weaves to individual artwork colours the total
jacquard weave is generated. Once the composite weave has been created
there are a wide range of options for editing the total weave. The
weave can be displayed with colour coded markers to help identify
the different lifts, in "3D" colour coded markers show
the direction of threads (warp or weft), in shaded artwork colours
to highlight where weaves meet, and in simple lift format.
float checking and breaking options are available to "intelligently"
break floats between specified weaves as well as floats in the entire