Press Release: V2009042

15 April 2009

AllCAD celebrates the 10th anniversary of the ProFamily
with the launch of ProArt & ProLace Version 4

The Pro family celebrates in 2009 the 10th anniversary of the release of its first family member ProArt. Now, after more than 10 years of development, it was time to clean up and optimize the whole software in order to prepare it for future challenges.
 
 "The result of this optimization process are programs which run faster, produce even better results, consume less memory, and thus work more reliable." said Mr. Muller, Director of AllCAD Technologies Ltd.
"Version 4 designs consume only 50% disk space what helps of course also to increase the overall performance of the system." Mr. Muller added.
 

Easy to use center line farmer effect is now available also for curves
Now the farmer effect for curves can also be defined with a center line, and the minimum and maximum overlap distances. The program guarantees, that the stitches are always placed between the stitches of the neighboring effect. This reduces of course the danger of thread cuts dramatically.
 
Direct editing features make the daily job more intuitive
With a view clicks is it now possible to make changes to complex stitch types. Change e.g. a shape by moving the grips of the boundaries and the whole object will be refreshed. Drag the stitches of an object and all related entities will follow. Move the end of an inclination line and the stitches will be refreshed.
Move the start icon of an automatic stitch to a new position and the effect will be modified instantly.

A powerful explorer assists you in your editing tasks
The new embroidery explorer, shows the hierarchical structure of a design with all functions, automatic stitches and manual stitches in a separate window.
The explorer displays the object types and turn, the function names and values, the vectors in machine increments and the stitch length.
With the explorer the user can select objects and copied, rotated, scaled, them in a second step, delete selected objects or single stitches, browse through the design, open the editor to make changes to the actual object,...
 
Estimates the stitch count of a design
The stitch estimation produces now much more accurate results. It does not only calculates the real stitches, found in a design, it also estimates stitches for underlayers, borer, sequins, etc.
The estimated stitches of the test designs came as close as 5% to the real stitch count of the punched design. Together with the photorealistic simulation, produced by ProView 2, this stitch estimation is a powerful tool for your marketing and sales department.

ProLace 4 works with Threads and Needles and not with single stitch parameters
Not only the program code was optimized, also the way of defining parameters of automatic stitches got a major change. If you apply automatic stitches to shapes, the designer has to define various stitch parameters like density, edge width, etc. In color change designs the designer has to specify the desired color for the design objects.
Most of the parameters of automatic stitches depend on the used thread. The used thread decides the stitch density, stitch length, edge with and many other parameters.
 
Now in ProLace 4 you define thread types (50/2 C, 120/2 R, etc.) instead of single parameters, apply threads to needles and finally needles to automatic stitches.
This makes it much easier for a newcomer to work with ProArt & ProLace. But it is not only an advantage for a newcomer! The advanced user does not have to check always all parameter settings, what makes him faster and prevents mistakes in the daily routine.

"As I am based in Thailand I wish you a Happy and Prosperous Thai New Year hopefully with the new ProLace 4!" Mr. Muller said at the end of his speech.

About AllCAD – AllCAD is a developer of CAD applications offering targeted solutions and services for the Embroidery Industry. The company based in Hong Kong, with development in Thailand and with Support Centers in Switzerland, Colombia, India and Thailand is specialized in development of Embroidery Design and Punching Systems. AllCAD provides various service ranges from installation over system training on their products to consultancy.

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