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Autopunch... I am having the logo problem with my futura machine also. Your recommendation was to have the image digitized by someone else, and then run it on my machine. My question is, can I buy a digitizer that will do this without buying a new machine. I do not know anyone else with an embroidering machine to help me.

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  • Bag Lady Apr 29, 2008

    I have a CE-350, I love it, but I am new at this and not sure about using the Auto Punch? Also, how can I use other fonts besides the few that are loaded to my machine? Do I need a digitizer? Can I use Embird with my CE?

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Hi!

If you consider buying other digitizing software you should be prepared to invest another several hundred dollars. There are some digitizing programs out there that even cost thousands of dollars, but they are intended for commercial use.

I use the EMBIRD software by Balarad which can save the embroidery file in several formats. But to digitize yourself, you have to buy three components of it (Basic Program, Studio-Digitizing Tools and Font Engine, adds to about $ 425), and besides that it needs a little bit of learning to use the software.

You can download a demo of this software from their website, but unfortunately saving files is disabled, even for "native" files of this software, so don't waste too much time digitizing, just try to get the feeling of it and if it is for you.

Yours

Aki

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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COMPUTER CRASHED I NEED TO RELOAD CD BUT I DONT HAVE ACCESS CODE


There are now several versions of the basic Futura software and AutoPunch available on the market. The most current is version 1.0.0.2. To determine what version of either software you have, you will find this information around the inside rim of the CD at approximately 4 o'clock. Before loading any of the Options into your computer, check the version and then follow the steps below. The following steps will update your software so that you will now have the latest 1.0.0.2 version of the basic program and all options.

To load base software 1.0.0.0 with AutoPunch 1.0.0.0 or base software 1.0.0.1 with Autopunch 1.0.0.1

  • You must use bobbin part number 085128. This bobbin is specifically designed for the Futura CE-100 and CE-200.
  • Load Base software (have machine set-up for embroidery with USB connected to both machine and computer - machine turned OFF)
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Close program and turn off the machine
  • Install Autopunch and leave the CD in the tray
  • Download appropriate update for Windows Version from the Futura-Support.com updates and save to desktop
  • Double left click on the desktop download icon to install update
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Type in the Access code from Autopunch jewel case and then left click on the check mark to open program

To load base software 1.0.0.0 with AutoPunch 1.0.0.1 or base software 1.0.0.1 with Autopunch 1.0.0.0

  • Load Base software (have machine set-up for embroidery with USB connected to both machine and computer - machine turned OFF)
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Close program and turn off the machine
  • Install Autopunch and leave the CD in the tray
  • Download appropriate update for Windows Version from the Futura-Support.com updates and save to desktop
  • Double left click on the desktop download icon to install update
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Type in the Access code from Autopunch jewel case and then left click on the check mark to open program

To load base software 1.0.0.0 or 1.0.0.1 with Autopunch 1.0.0.2

  • Load Base software (have machine set-up for embroidery with USB connected to both machine and computer- machine turned OFF)
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Close software and turn off machine
  • Download appropriate update for Windows Version from the Futura-Support.com updates and save to desktop
  • Double left click on the desktop download icon to install update
  • Install Autopunch using Installation Wizard - leave CD in tray
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click to open program
  • Type in Access Code from Autopunch jewel case and then left click on check mark to open program

To load base software 1.0.0.2 with Autopunch 1.0.0.0 or 1.0.0.1

  • Load Base software (have machine set-up for embroidery with USB connected to both machine and computer- machine turned OFF)
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Close program and turn off machine
  • Place Autopunch CD in tray but CANCEL Installation Wizard
  • Download appropriate update for Windows Version from the Futura-Support.com updates and save to desktop
  • Double left click on the desktop download icon to install update
  • Turn on Futura Machine and double left click to open the program
  • Type in Access Code from Autopunch jewel case and then left click on check mark to open program

To load base software 1.0.0.1 with Autopunch 1.0.0.1 with Hyperfont 1.0.0.2 or Photo Stitch 1.0.0.2

  • Load Base software (have the machine set-up for embroidery with USB connected to both machine and computer - machine turned OFF)
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Close program and then turn off the machine
  • Install the Autopunch program and leave the CD in the tray
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Type in the Access code from Autopunch jewel case and then left click on the check mark to open program*
  • Close program and then turn off the machine
  • Download appropriate update for Windows version from the Futura-Support.com updates and save to desktop
  • Double left click on the desktop icon to install update
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Close program and then turn off the machine
  • Install HyperFont program - leave CD in tray
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click to open program
  • Type in Access Code from HyperFont jewel case and then left click on check mark to open program*
  • Close program and then turn off the machine
  • Install PhotoStitch program - leave CD in tray
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click to open program
  • Type in Access Code from PhotoStitch jewel case and then left click on check mark to open program*

* Must open the program after installing each Option with CD in tray and type in Access Code before installing next Option.

To load base software 1.0.0.2 and adding all Options - Hyperfont 1.0.0.2, PhotoStitch 1.0.0.2, Autopunch 1.0.0.2 and Cross Stitch 1.0.0.1

  • Install Base software (have machine set-up for embroidery with USB connected to both the machine and computer- machine turned OFF)
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Close program and then turn off machine
  • Install Autopunch program and leave the CD in the tray
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Type in Access Code from AutoPunch jewel case and then left click on check mark*
  • Close program and turn off machine
  • Install Hyperfont program and leave the CD in the tray
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Type in Access Code from HyperFont jewel case and then click on check mark*
  • Close Program and turn off machine
  • Install Photo Stitch program and leave the CD in the tray
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Type in Access Code from PhotoStitch jewel case and then left click on check mark*
  • Close program and turn off machine.
  • Install Auto Cross Stitch program and leave CD in tray
  • Download appropriate update for Windows version from the Futura-Support.com updates (Fut_sp2_Options.exe) and save to desktop
  • Double left click on the desktop download icon to install
  • Turn on Futura machine and double left click on Futura icon to open program
  • Type in Access Code from Auto Cross Stitch jewel case and then left click on check mark*

* Must open the program after installing each Option with CD in tray and type in Access Code before installing next Option.

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Under submenu "Help" you can find different manuals and tutorials that describe all features. "Outline Edit" is intended for modifying the embroidery objects that were created by the native software (for example text blocks or AutoPunch Wizard result). With "Stitch Edit" you can modify specific stitches of any designs.

Main menu->Edit->Outline Edit and Stitch Edit
or two first buttons on the second line of the main toolbar or hotkeys "E" and "X".

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Importing files into futura


Put your images into your pictures folder.Once in the Futura software,go to file,open design browser click on the top and find My Documents, then click on my pictures and they should bring them up.

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Create my own designs


Your CE 250 allows you to do very basic digitizing by using Autopunch.

To activate autopunch, click on "create" from the top menu and select "autopunch" from the drop down menu. A new Autopunch wizard menu should open. Click on "next" on the browse to your jpeg file by clicking on "select". Keep on clicking on "next" until you get to the "customize stitch block" menu. Here you are able to remove unwanted blocks or change the stitching order by clicking on a block in the right hand menu and the clicking on the "Remove", "move up" or "move down" buttons.

By clicking on the radio buttons, just below the "move down" button, you can also select between Fill stitch or Satin stitch. When you are happy with your decisions, click on next and click on finish.

That is about all that you can do and autopunch will do the rest. I suggest you import a couple of dfferent clipart images and play around as discribed above to make you familiar with the program. You will also see different results by changing options.

If you are not happy with final results, I suggest you invest in a proper digitizing program, such as Creative Drawings. Visit the at www.drawstitch.com/Creative

Good Luck

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Go to www.futura-support.com , click on Service Updates in the left hand column, and then click on: Click here to read detailed installation instructions. Print it out and follow the procedures. You also need to download the patch at the top of the screen.

Good Luck!

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Using Autopunch


Dear CJ,

You must always remember that Autopunch is a very basic digitizing program and can only digitize very basic jpeg images with clear color difinitions.

To activate autopunch, click on "create" from the top menu and select "autopunch" from the drop down menu. A new Autopunch wizard menu should open. Click on "next" on the browse to your jpeg file by clicking on "select". Keep on clicking on "next" until you get to the "customize stitch block" menu. Here you are able to remove unwanted blocks or change the stitching order by clicking on a block in the right hand menu and the clicking on the "Remove", "move up" or "move down" buttons.

By clicking on the radio buttons, just below the "move down" button, you can also select between Fill stitch or Satin stitch. When you are happy with your decisions, click on next and click on finish.

That is about all that you can do and autopunch will do the rest. I suggest you import a couple of dfferent clipart images and play around as discribed above to make you familiar with the program. You will also see different results by changing options.

If you are not happy with final results, I suggest you invest in a proper digitizing program, such as Creative Drawings. Visit the at www.drawstitch.com/Creative

Good Luck

dupina

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http://www.futura-support.com
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dear Ralitsa,

Autopunch is a very basic digitizing program and can not handle jpg images that has a lot of detail and colours. It can can handle simple clipart images with ease. If you want to embroider the logo ask someone who has a proper software program to digitize the logo for you and you should be able to to do the embroidery on your machine.

Regards

Dupina

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Hi quackquack I was having the same problem with windows vista. If you go back on the futura website there is a patch to download which will install autopunch. Linda

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