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2 - Embroidery Simulator

Like ProView 1 also ProView 2 displays a preview of the ProLace embroidery in a separate window.
ProView 2  includes all the ProView 1 features, but it goes much further. It enables the user to produce photo realistic 3D images of the embroidery.

ProView supports the designer and the puncher
ProView  is an important companion for the ProArt Designer and the ProLace Puncher. It displays the embroidery already during the design or punching process, so that the user gets an overview of the whole design, independent of the zoom factor, which he is actually using in the ProArt or ProLace editing window.

Displays the effect of Color Change, Needle Change, Repeat Change and Needle Programming
In some complex designs is it very difficult for the puncher to imagine the outcome specially of repeat change and needle pattern. Not so with ProView! ProView directly shows the puncher the effect of color change, repeat change and needle programming.

Enables you to simulate alternate color designs
Alternate needle colors, specially in combination with color change, are hard to imagine for the puncher too. Also in this case ProView can help.

You can define the thread for up to 52 needles
In order to get a photo realistic preview of the embroidery is it possible to define the thread of up to 52 needles.

You specify threads, and not colors for the needles
In ProView 2 you define the thread of each single needle. For a thread you can define the color, the intensity of the shadow and of the highlighted part and the width. In this way a thread can appear glossy like a polyester thread or matt like a cotton thread.

Also bitmaps can be used for the background
For the background you can define a solid color, but also bitmaps can be used as background. ProView 2 is delivered already with a number of backgrounds like tuell, linen, cotton, but if you want you can scan your own fabrics and use them as background.

You can create a mask
A mask specifies the area, which should not appear like the background. With the mask you can cut the fabric and you can produce large holes in the fabric. Also the mask color is definable.

Compensates the thread pull
Due to the thread pull embroidery objects like edges and blattstitches appear smaller in reality than on the punched design. ProView considers this fact and allows you to define how much the thread pull is compensated.

Displays borer sections correctly
Also bored areas are displayed correctly. The bored are is filled with the mask color.

Can display Sequins
Designs with sequins are a big problem for the most viewers on the market. Not so for ProView. It can display also sequins, which exist in your design. The color and size of the sequins are definable.

Definable quality of the resulting image
In order to optimize ProView for your needs is it possible to specify the image resolution. Values between 72dpi and 300dpi are possible. You can also choose between the 3 display modes Draft, Normal and 3D.
The Draft mode  is used during punching. It is the fastest mode, but no background and no thread width are displayed.
In the Normal mode you can produce images like in ProView 1 with thread width, solid background and solid thread.
The best results can be achieved in the 3D mode, which enables you to generate a photo realistic image. Also bitmap backgrounds are supported in this mode.

Supports systems with two monitors
In case of computer systems with two monitors, one monitor can be used to display the ProLace screen and one monitor can be used for the ProView window. This can spare valuable space on the ProLace screen and give you an even better overview due to a bigger preview window.

ProView 2 feature list

Display of a preview of the ProArt or ProLace design in a separate window already during the design or punching process.
Display of the actual ProLace zoom.
Display of the effects of color change, repeat change and needle programming.
The threads of up to 52 needles can be separately defined.
The largest possible repeat is 72/4
Up to 9 repeats can be displayed.
You can define the color, highlight, shadow and width of a thread.
The base fabric can be defined. A solid color or a bitmap can be used.
By means of masks can you specify cutting areas in the fabric.
ProView can compensate the effect of thread pull.
Borer sections are displayed correctly.
Can display Sequins.
Designs with up to 131000 turns can be displayed
The image resolution can be defined between 72dpi and 300dpi
You can choose between the display modes Draft, Normal and 3D.
Support of systems with two screens.
The design can be saved as JPG file.
The design can be printed in original size.

System requirements
Intel Pentium IV® PC or better
MS Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 10
2GB, 1GB free Hard Disk space
1024x768,256-color Display