Mark of Control commands:
Mark of mechanical control commands is next.
Editing & configuration of sewing:
A configuration that has already been input can be changed by adding, moving or deleting configuration points. A configuration provided with normal sewing attribute can also be changed. In this case, click on the button corresponding to add, move or delete contained in the configuration input sub tool bar and click on a target configuration point. For the add or delete, two or more points can be specified.
Needle entry points can be directly added, moved or deleted. In this case, click on the button corresponding to add, move or delete contained in the needle point edit sub tool bar and click on a target needle entry point.
It should be remembered, however, deleting a configuration point or needle entry point will clear a mechanical control command attached to the point deleted.
To change the sewing speed, jump speed or stitch pitch (stitch length) of an element, click on the relevant button contained in the sewing change sub tool bar and specify a target element. In the case where you want to change jump speed, do not click on the starting point but on the last point of the jump.
To change the sewing speed between two points, click on the button corresponding to the point sewing speed change contained in the needle point edit sub tool bar and specify the starting point and end point of the section between which the sewing speed is to be changed. This function converts any sewing data into point sewing data when changing the sewing speed. In this case, however, the sewing element can easily be re-created since the configuration data still remains as another element.
Editing Mechanical control Information:
To delete mechanical control information or change a parameter, click on the button contained in the mechanical control sub tool bar and click on the mark corresponding to the mechanical control command to be changed or deleted. For the parameter changing, the dialog box will be given on the display by specifying the mark corresponding to the parameter changing. Specify a desired value in the dialog box.
Various kinds of data can be manipulated by selecting the “Edit” contained in the menu bar.
Use the “/cut,” /copy” and “/paste” to cut and paste data or copy and paste it. This manipulation affects the current target element or selected element. Select an element and execute the “/cut” or “/copy,” position the mouse cursor in a destination of data pasting and click the mouse button. Then, execute the “Paste” in the “Edit.” In this case, a blue dotted-line frame will be presented on the screen. Specify a destination of data pasting using the frame for reference. The paste mode will not reset after executing the paste once but will remain to allow the data to be pasted to two or more destinations. To reset the paste mode, press the ESC key.
The clip board is not used for the “/cut,” “/copy” and “/paste” supported by the PM-1. This means that data copied using other application software cannot be used.
Furthermore, “/enlargement or reduction,” “/rotation,” “parallel move,” “mirror inversion” and “delete” can also be performed. These manipulations affect the current target element, selected element or the whole data.
To select one element, simply click on the element to be manipulated. To select two or more elements, drag the mouse (move the mouse with its left button held pressed) when no button in the sub tool bar is pressed to display a rectangle-framed selection range on the screen. The element all of which points are placed in the range will be selected.
A line, arc, spline or other patterns can be combined to be handled as if they make a single pattern. Such a pattern is called the compound pattern. It should noted, however, only sequential configurations can be combined into a compound pattern. There are two kinds of compound patterns, such as closed compound pattern and opened compound pattern. Use either kind of compound patterns according to the application.
To create a compound pattern, first click on the button corresponding to the compound pattern contained in the configuration input tool bar, then click on the configurations to be combined into a compound pattern following the order of joining. Finally, enter the pattern by pressing the right button of the mouse.
A created compound pattern can be used for offset, multi-sewing, satin stitching and area darning stitching. An offset configuration of the compound configuration consisting of a line, arc and spline can easily be created.
In the case where a compound pattern is used for offset or multi-sewing, an offset compound pattern is created by finding intersection points of the offset component configurations. In the event that graphic intersection points cannot be found, the offset component configurations will be joined by a line. In this case, the offset compound pattern can be deformed.
Input output of sewing data:
Normally, the sewing machine data function contained in the menu bar is used to read/write sewing data. The sewing machine data function delivers reading/writing on/from a floppy disk, ROM and hard disk. Specify the medium to be used.
In the case where the hard disk is used, sewing data will be stored in a directory created on the model-by-model basis under the directory that is specified in the “H/D storage directory path” contained in the “Device type” available from the “Condition setting.”
The selection of the ROM can only take effect in the case where a PKW-1100 (Pecker-11) is connected as a ROM writer to the personal computer. Writing of data can only be executed for the sewing machine model AMS-205/-206 or LK-1900.
If any ROM writer other than PKW-1100 (Pecker-11) is used, sewing data can be saved and read in the form of HEX file that is allowed to be sent/received to/from the ROM writer.
To manipulate sewing data on the hard disk, use the “Open” or “Name and save” prepared in the “File” contained in the “Menu bar.”
PM-1 has already provided for the function which compiles the data of pattern on ROM.
In order to replace the location of holding data properly, PM-1 handles the output of the data of ROM(EEP-ROM) which is capable of erasing former data electrically.
Use “EEP-ROM” always for this reason.
However, only EP-ROM is available at LK-1900. In the case of the output of LK-1900’s data, use an erased EP-ROM.