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    This is just FYI, about some advance Graphic art software.

    A few weeks ago I got my upgrade for CorelDraw to version X3 (since version 13 is a marketing NO-No, it is version X3.)

    Included was an advertisement for an embroidery machine software module upgrade. I looked into what they were talking about. Here goes:

    Take a digital photo of something, and import it into CorelDraw.
    Make the main subject (remove the rest) into a Vector Graphic image.
    Modify the design as needed as a Vector Graphic image / drawing.
    The CorelDraw image is ready now for sending to Printing Company for Company letterhead paper, business cards, accounting forms, and so on.

    Print out image and make a large Intarsia project to hang on wall as company logo

    Adjust design for smaller segmentation design for adding 1.5 inch clock for desk-set or even coffee trivets.

    Send design to new embroidery CorelDraw module, and convert to embroidery machine code to drive advanced sewing machine.
    Transfer embroidery file to USB memory stick (AKA Thumb Drive)
    Insert memory stick into embroider machine
    for example:
    The fabric is held by some sort of mechanical hoops which are placed on machine and the machine moves the fabric as needed under the correct sewing needle.
    Automatically sew Logo onto shirts, hats, whatever.

    Seems to be many embroidery machines will take the computer memory file, some with only one needle (change thread manually) and some more expensive models have up to 8 threads.

    This whole process just caught me off guard with a Gee-Whiz factor of what computer software is getting to. This is way too expensive for me, but I hope someone finds this interesting.


  • #2
    We are living interresting times indeed

    Hey Phil,

    If you think about it, a sewing machine is similar to a CNC machine.

    One object affecting another:
    Sewing machine: in this case a needle carrying thread punching tissue according to a pattern that was made on a PC

    CNC: a motor carrying a bit carving/cutting wood according to a pattern that was made on a PC

    The pattern design used to be limited to CAD programs such as Autodesk's Autocad, but nowadays imagery software is offering consumers much more possibilities.

    And yes Software has made advances, but so have the hardware designers in incorporating the possibilities in their products.

    We are just seeing the beginning of how computers are changing our lifes.

    If you think about it:

    Only twenty years ago, we had DOS, 8086, 8 bit processing, with 64kb 66Mhz ram and 10Mb Hard Drive, 5 1/4 floppy (double sided)

    ten years ago we had Windows 3.11/95, Pentium 1, 16/32 bit processing with 64Mb 133Mhz ram and 1Gb Hard Drives, 3 1/2 floppy

    today we have Windows XP 32 bit, and soon to be Vista 64 bit processing, Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz, 1Gb 400 Mhz ram and 720 Gb hard Drives, USB2 & Fire Wire connections, DVD R/W, no floppy

    Processor chips are etched smaller for faster processing times, same for memory chips, everything is getting smaller, or packing more bang for the same size.

    My home PC has thousands of time the processing power of the electronics used to send men on the moon, and is more powerfull than most mainframes of 20 years ago. (And no punch card required )

    We are living interresting times indeed

    I wonder what will be available in 20 years

    Last edited by Marcel in Longueuil; 06-06-2006, 06:11 PM.
    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Marcel in Longueuil
      I wonder what will be avilable in 20 years
      Soylent Green?



      • #4
        The only thing that ages us more than the phrase Soylent Green, is knowing what it means
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        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


        • #5
          I'm old

          That and Fahrenheit 451,

          Wonder if that is what they meant by a paperless society?


          DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

          NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


          • #6
            LOL, I'm sorry I picked such a creaky metaphor. How about the Matrix, then.

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