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Happy Holidays!

I'm new to Wilcom (working with a friend who has it) and she's not been
able to answer this question:

Is there a function in Wilcom 2006 to create an applique from a Font?  
I can do this currently in Embird with the font engine, but haven't
found a way to do it in Wilcom, and she has no idea.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Marc


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Three ways.

- Draw around the character iteself. I gave up on automatic digitizing
picture a long time agaio. They are too much work to fix up after.

- Use a hollow font supplied with Wilcom

- Use a thick font. Turn off or do not sew the main layer. Use an edge
underlayment modified to suit your needs.

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John,

Thanks for the input, just got back from the holidays.  Too bad Wilcom
can't do this natively.  At only a couple hundred bucks it's a GREAT
feature of Embrid.  Seems so simple for a package like wilcom to be
able to handle natively.

Thanks,
Marc


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Maybe it can. I haven't ever looked for it.

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Another quick Wilcom question....

When you draw an object and want it outlined, is there any way to
delete a portion of the outline so that it's not all the way round the
object?

For example., if I drew a face, and wanted the outline only to extend
from "ear to ear" so that it wasn't stitched  around the portion of the
head where the hair will go.

Gosh, I hope that made SOME sense....

Thanks,
Marc


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Marc Lampcov wrote:
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Start with an object to be outlined.  Use offset at distance 0 to make
the outline on your object.  (I usually use input C type for outlines)
Draw a cutting line across your object and its outline where you want
the outline to start and stop.  Select the outline and cutting line.
Use the divide function. Delete the cutting line (it will probably be in
three parts now) and the half of the outline you don't want. Done.

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 >>>> Is there a function in Wilcom 2006 to create an appliqué from a
 >>>> Font?
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It's late to answer this, but yes, any vector object can be converted to
appliqué.  There are built in appliqué fonts, or if you want to use your
own, I'd just convert the letter to a vector object, weld it into a
single object (so that each letter is a single object, not one object
per stroke) and then convert the vector letter to an appliqué.

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