Best Digitizing Software for Embroidery Machines
The Avancé 1501C comes with Stitch Era Universal, a free online digitizing software for the beginner digitizer. It has most of the features found in Stitch ERA Liberty which is hands down the best digitizing software for embroidery machines. However, the Stitch ERA Universal software has also some limitations that may make upgrading to Liberty the best choice.
For instance, there is a limit to the maximum stitch number per design at 40,000 stitches, the computer must be connected to the internet while using it, the software window includes advertising, and it has fewer system components compared to Stitch ERA Liberty. Many users have decided to get Stitch ERA Liberty and install Stitch ERA Universal in other computers, as the design files made by Stitch ERA Universal are fully compatible in Stitch ERA Liberty.
Stitch ERA Liberty offers you the most complete and innovative set of tools. Its features will let you create new designs quick and easy, combining automatic functions with those who allow you to have precise control over each design element.
Stitch ERA Liberty has been developed for the most demanding designer: powerful and very productive. Even with that power, the easy way to use makes it suitable for every embroiderer that wants to make designs by themselves, who after doing an entertained apprenticeship, will achieve works so impressing as if were made by experts using the best digitizing software for embroidery machines.
Stitch ERA Liberty integrates into the same application, the functionality of embroidery with the functionality of graphic applications. For example, it can work perfectly with pixel (raster) or vector files, vectorize the pixel file to get vector shapes, create new vector forms and process them individually or by blocks (modifying shapes, nodes, combining, etc.) and then use them in the embroidery object creation. All this, without getting out of this unique application.
Stitch ERA Liberty also allows you to create new components when you want to improve your design productivity and at the same time, extend the number of software resources. All are included in Stitch ERA Liberty. You will need no other separate applications to create and process embroidery designs: modify and handle pre-existing expanded designs (edition, scaling, merging, etc.), lettering system, object design, with a complete set of tools and stitch types, raster images, vector images, image processing. This best digitizing software for embroidery machines also handles converting of designs, automatic digitizing, manual digitizing, interactive digitizing, format conversion, component creation, design management, catalog printout, etc.
- Embroidery design viewer
- Machine format conversion
- Design organization on database
- Create embroidery texts
- Merge text with existing designs
- Stitch editing
- Expanded design processing
- Import raster & vector images
- Convert image to embroidery design
- Edit embroidery objects
- Auto-interactive tracing on complex images
- Advanced quality adjustments
- Stitch patterns on complex areas
- Programmable stitches on complex areas
- Elastic programmable stitches on areas
- Flexible fill on complex areas
- Color gradation & color blending
- Stitch objects branching
- and a lot of professional tools
More Views and Professional Functionality
Stitch ERA Liberty includes more synchronized views that present the details of the work under way visually and with a more detailed level. Grouping, branching, sequencing and other advanced functions can be executed simply dragging elements.
New Capture / Digitizing Modes
Completing the set of tools for the automatic and traditional digitizing, Stitch ERA Liberty includes interactive functions for the capture that allow to speed up the process at the same time that the design can be adjusted to the expected result.
Stitch ERA Liberty has numerous functions to re-use the work done. Among them, the stitch pre-definition, embroidery repetitions in combinations, automatic outlines on objects, etc.
Stitch ERA Liberty also allows you to create new components for its later re-use and system resource library expansion, between these: manual patterns, creative patterns, programmable stitches, etc.
Maximum Stitch Control
The Object Inspector includes more adjustments for the precise definition of each section. Also includes new stitch effects (density variation, edge modulation, and so many more). All the properties of each object can be specified precisely.
Available Stitch Types
Stitch ERA Liberty includes the following stitch types.
- Paths with Running Stitch, E Stitch, Programmable Stitches, etc.
- Columns with ZigZag, E Stitch, Elastic Pattern, Elastic Programmable Stitches, etc.
- Areas with Uniform and Creative Patterns, Programmable Stitches, etc.
- Areas with ZigZag, E Stitch, Elastic Pattern, Elastic Programmable Stitches, etc.
- Areas with Appliqué, Textures, Photo Stitches, etc.
But WAIT There’s More!
Joining the Sierra/ColDesi family of products means that you can upgrade to Liberty, and then add Hotfix Era for Stones to create stunning rhinestone designs with your plotter or with our CAMS Automatic Rhinestone Machine. And then you can add Hotfix Era for Sequins to power our ProSpangle spangle transfer machine too. Imagine creating a design that you can sew out on your embroidery machine, then make a rhinestone or spangle transfer!