by pennyhal2 23 Jun 2018

I have a question for any Embird18 users...How do you set the default hoop size so that the default aways opens? It has an option to set a hoop size for the program to save designs as far as I can figure out. Every time I open the program now, I have to reset the hoop size.


by sewist1 24 Jun 2018

If you have set Embird to open your designs you double click on the design rather than open the program first. The program then opens the designs in the correct hoop.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 25 Jun 2018

Thanks, but I don't want Embird to open in the "correct size" hoop. I want to set the default hoop to a specific size and have Embird always open to that size.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 25 Jun 2018

I forgot to add that Embird always opens in the 4x4 hoop now regardless of the design size. I want to change that.

sewist1 by sewist1 26 Jun 2018

That is very strange as when I double click on a design from my folders(in windows) to open in Embird, it opens in the hoop appropriate to the design size.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 26 Jun 2018

This becomes a problem when I merge designs in Editor. If I have a smaller design and Embird puts it in a small hoop, the hoop size does not change when I merge a larger design to it.

sewist1 by sewist1 27 Jun 2018

No in the case of merging designs you would have to change the hoop size yourself.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Jun 2018

I found how to do after many hours of trial and error and frustration. I did a custom hoop size and checked "keep hoop size, do not adjust." But then the hoop showed up in Manager. I was able to make the hoop disappear in Manager...but I can't remember what I did! I was just clicking everywhere to see what would happen.

sewist1 by sewist1 27 Jun 2018

I have several machines and use such a variety of design sizes it is easier to just save to the hoop size I want to use. The program tells you if the design won't fit in the hoop so easy to change it then.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 30 Jun 2018


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by babash edited 23 Jun 2018

I always choose the size of the hoop when I am looking at the design and save it then. I usually give it a number after the file name if it is a different size hoop to what came up first.

From then on it will always open in the correct size hoop.

If I knew how to set it as a default size ( which sorry I don't) I would probably have to change it anyway as I don't use just one size design.

Not much help to you I know but will put your question to the top.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 25 Jun 2018