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Tips n Tricks Adding a new thread chart


Making Custom Thread Charts

In Tajima DG/ML by Pulse there is a number of pre-installed thread charts however there are times where you need to create a custom chart with different thread thickness and or colors

Thread Charts and Thread Palettes

Embroidery Thread charts are a collection of embroidery thread and color information. Tajima DG/ML by Pulse has thread charts installed that contain information on threads from many thread manufacturers. Threads from a selected thread chart are displayed in the lower right hand side of the Tajima DG/ML by Pulse workspace. Clicking the plus (+) sign at the edge of the thread chart list will allow you to change the selected thread chart for the current design.

Creating a New Thread Chart

The Thread Table Editor allows you to create and edit thread charts.

1. Open a new document2. Goto Tools , click on Manage and choose thread charts,. Click NEW


This will open a new tab , so you can add different threads.


Once your screen opens you can now start to add new threads to your chart. Please note you will need to know what thickness the embroidery thread is , they type of thread, have the color codes, and Manufacturer info. Normally available on the color thread chart

4,. To add a new thread color click EDIT and click NEW THREAD

5,. Fill in the fields on the screen.



Name ­- The name of the new thread color (such as Royal Blue or Snow White)

Manufacturer- The name of the manufacturer of the thread chart that contains this embroidery thread.

Code - The manufactures code number for the thread. This is a unique code that manufacturers use to identify the thread. A embroidery thread code is usually used to identify a thread when placing an order with the manufacturer.

Thickness - The thickness setting is a number used to define the thickness of the thread.

1. 20 wt thread very large thread

2. 30 wt thread

3. 40 wt thread default

4. 50 wt thread

5. 60 wt thread Very small

Type - The type setting is used to describe the type of material used to make the thread. Examples are Cotton, Rayon, Metallic, Nylon and Polyester.

Color - There are three different values used to define the color of the thread that is displayed. These values represent the amount of red, green and blue color that make up the color of the embroidery thread. These values, called RGB, are standard values for representing colors for computers. Clicking the Choose button will allow you to select from a list of basic colors or allow you to create a custom color. Once a color is selected, the RGB values for the selected color will be displayed in the color values.

Repeat step 4 until all the colors have been added.

Saving your Thread Chart

When you have added all your threads now you need to save the file .

5. Goto File, choose SAVE AS , add your file name and it will add it to your charts folder.


Now prior to accessing the chart you will need to close your Pulse Program and reopen it .



Author: Frank Prokator

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