Introducing Pre-Design Studio III

It has been a while since I posted here at the AnnTheGran site. Earlier this year we have released a new version of Pre-Design Studio, named "Pre-Design Studio III". We have added many functions that make it even easier to quickly create your own artwork for embroidery digitizing software or for longarm quilt systems, or to send redwork/quilt patterns directly to your embroidery machine.

One of those new functions in Pre-Design Studio III is the Magic Square. In just one step it will copy, paste and mirror a selection, then copy and paste both, flip those and put them under the original. The 4 together form a block. Let me show this on the basis of a photo of a wooden floor in a museum, opened via the Background menu in Pre-Design Studio III.


Step 1 - Start Pre-Design Studio III and choose menu Background to open a background image. Take the Curve tool and trace the part that you want to use in your embroidery or quilt pattern. Click from point to point, right-click to finish.


Step 2 - Edit the pattern: perfect the lines with the Select tool and move the points where needed (I only drew half of it, then copied, pasted and mirrored it). Rotate 45 degrees left, select it and click on the Magic Square button.


Step 3 - Save the pattern to use as a quilt pattern.
Then you can use it as a quilt pattern for your embroidery machine: choose menu File > Convert to Stitches. Save on a USB stick and insert into your embroidery machine.
Or you can use it as a quilt pattern in a computerized longarm system: choose menu File > Export DXF and other quilt formats. Save on a USB stick and insert into your longarm machine


Step 4 - Save and export the pattern to use in your embroidery digitizing software
Fill the pattern with color (menu View > Color Filled), choose a color in the palette nd click in the design parts. Then choose menu File > Export Color Bitmap. Open the BMP in your embroidery digitizing software and let the AutoPunch / Autodigitizing part fill it with stitches.


The above is just showing one "toy" of our Pre-Design Studio software. There's so much more, that makes the program very user friendly. It really is a huge time saver. You can find lots of movies showing more of the program here:
Download the trial version and start playing. The full User Guide can be opened in the trial version via menu Help > user Guide,


Loes van der Heijden

Comments (2) -

Glad to see your name. I have your bokkon PEDesign4 from way back.  After along illness I'm back to embroidery- with a better machine and PEDesign8.  Is ther a book and CD for this ? Regards June Harkin

Sorry for this incredible late reply: we were traveling and after we got back I didn't check anymore.

User Guide and tutorial videos are included with the Pre-Design Studio software. So no need to purchase those extra.

Tutorial movies can also be found on our website:">

You can download a trial. User Guide can be opened via menu Help > User Guide (in the trial too).


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