Dobby Designer provides a unique CADCAM package for face-to-face
velvet fabric design for dobby weaving. This includes single
beam dobby fabrics and multi-beam, multi-tension dobby.
With full colour printouts, and loomcard printouts (production tickets).
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 changed, added to , and removed from the palette at any time.
Pile and Ground Weft Patterns
Fast creation of warp/weft colour patterns has always been a priority
for ScotWeave and with ergonomics in mind a number of quick and
easy pattern input methods (using the mouse and/or the keyboard)
have been devised.
As well as the
usual range of copy/fill/mirror etc., tools ScotWeave allows patterns
to be entered using the "bracket" notation. You
can also change a pattern size by entering a percentage value for
the new pattern. Threads can be inserted, removed from, or added
to the end of a pattern at any time. It is also possible to load
a the warp/weft patterns from one design onto the screen as the
starting point for a new design.
Peg plans are input into simple grids using a notation which clearly
shows the three position lift sequences. Peg plans can be
stored separately and quickly applied to different warp plans to
create new designs quickly and easily.
and multi-beam, multi-tension designs may be created and an automatic
warp beam tension feature is available. A cross sectional view
window allows you to trace the path of individual warp pile
threads through the weave structure.
Motifs can be painted visually onto a grid using selected
yarn colours to create the tuft pattern that you require. ScotWeave
will then automatically extract the cross-section/weave notation
required to produce your motif.