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Re: stitch Buddy

Mattes
 

Hi Kathy,

Jim has already answered perfectly before I had the chance to reply (Thanks!), but please don't be shy to ask additional questions if you have any: I'm the developer of StitchBuddy and might be able to give some advice. My first recommendation is just to test the free version with all features before making a purchase, maybe using some small designs to overcome the trial limitation as Jim mentioned (saving is restricted to designs with max. 1,000 stitches)...

Greetings, Matthias

Re: stitch Buddy

Carole O'Mara
 

When using Stitch Buddy, does the program increase or decrease the number of stitches when a design is resized?  Thanks.
Carole in CO




Re: stitch Buddy

Debbie
 

The creator of StitchBuddy. I’m impressed. I use it all the time. Just wanted you to know how great I think it is. 

Re: stitch Buddy

Mattes
 

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 05:38 am, Carole O'Mara wrote:
When using Stitch Buddy, does the program increase or decrease the number of stitches when a design is resized?
No, sorry: StitchBuddy does not recalculate stitches when resizing. You need to limit the increase / decrease, otherwise the design would become too loose or dense. For this reason the maximum amount per resize is limited (although you can repeat the operation).

More details about StitchBuddy's feature are summarized in this table.

Greetings, Matthias

Re: stitch Buddy

Mattes
 

I‘m flattered and would highly appreciate ratings / reviews in Apple‘s App Store if you like StitchBuddy :D

Thanks a lot for your support!

Re: stitch Buddy

Sandie Williamson <stitchin211@...>
 

I've put Stitch Buddy onto my iPad & once accustomed to using it, I'll pay the $50 to get reasonable coverage since 1000 stitches is a low bar to reach! 

I do have query about the following: it appears odd that Stitch Buddy was already amidst the many Janome apps but since I hadn't remembered it, I had searched 'Stitch Buddy' & adding it was available as though it was not on my iPad. When I looked for where I'd put the icon, I was surprised to see it already there but it required a rapid update of some sort. I'm puzzled as to what was happening as I've never seen such a thing-being OK to download something that's already presently added to the device! Typically, when an app is already present, it simply shows an option of opening it but I downloaded it as new. Was the original icon actually the same as what I downloaded? How different?  It's a unique experience for me.

Additionally, I've watched a couple other videos & it seems this works simply & effectively, unlike so many other approaches! This seems akin to a 'breath of fresh air' after looking into many programs that require extensive study time before any understanding sets in.
Of course, the real test is yet to come when I put it to use.

Thanks for opening the subject, Carole O'Mara as I'm starting as 100% newbie status. 

Thanks, Sandra Williamson.



On Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 9:53 AM Mattes <info@...> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 05:38 am, Carole O'Mara wrote:
When using Stitch Buddy, does the program increase or decrease the number of stitches when a design is resized?
No, sorry: StitchBuddy does not recalculate stitches when resizing. You need to limit the increase / decrease, otherwise the design would become too loose or dense. For this reason the maximum amount per resize is limited (although you can repeat the operation).

More details about StitchBuddy's feature are summarized in this table.

Greetings, Matthias

Re: stitch Buddy

Sandie Williamson <stitchin211@...>
 

Upon viewing your Table that offers a huge amt of information on Stitch Buddy, I noticed in colors of thread, that my manufacturer of choice, Superior, is not included. Is there plan to add Superior's many thread types to that list? 

The grand majority of my thread stash is Superior brand & I've collected thread from several of their named thread lines (95% cones- King Tut cotton & several lines for embroidery use due to outstanding sheen). I'm unable to check their names because my sewing world is packed> getting sewing studio. 

Collecting has been ongoing for at least 4-5 years so my commitment is strong to the brand & isn't likely to change. Their reputation remains high as far as I've read & I wonder why they aren't included & hope their addition will be soon. If there's a reason they won't be acknowleged, I'd need to change my collection pattern & at substantial financial loss! Good grief! What a thought!

Bye, Sandra Williamson

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 1:59 PM Sandra Williamson <stitchin211@...> wrote:
I've put Stitch Buddy onto my iPad & once accustomed to using it, I'll pay the $50 to get reasonable coverage since 1000 stitches is a low bar to reach! 

I do have query about the following: it appears odd that Stitch Buddy was already amidst the many Janome apps but since I hadn't remembered it, I had searched 'Stitch Buddy' & adding it was available as though it was not on my iPad. When I looked for where I'd put the icon, I was surprised to see it already there but it required a rapid update of some sort. I'm puzzled as to what was happening as I've never seen such a thing-being OK to download something that's already presently added to the device! Typically, when an app is already present, it simply shows an option of opening it but I downloaded it as new. Was the original icon actually the same as what I downloaded? How different?  It's a unique experience for me.

Additionally, I've watched a couple other videos & it seems this works simply & effectively, unlike so many other approaches! This seems akin to a 'breath of fresh air' after looking into many programs that require extensive study time before any understanding sets in.
Of course, the real test is yet to come when I put it to use.

Thanks for opening the subject, Carole O'Mara as I'm starting as 100% newbie status. 

Thanks, Sandra Williamson.



On Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 9:53 AM Mattes <info@...> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 05:38 am, Carole O'Mara wrote:
When using Stitch Buddy, does the program increase or decrease the number of stitches when a design is resized?
No, sorry: StitchBuddy does not recalculate stitches when resizing. You need to limit the increase / decrease, otherwise the design would become too loose or dense. For this reason the maximum amount per resize is limited (although you can repeat the operation).

More details about StitchBuddy's feature are summarized in this table.

Greetings, Matthias

Re: stitch Buddy

Mattes
 

Hi Sandra,

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 02:25 pm, Sandie Williamson wrote:
I've put Stitch Buddy onto my iPad & once accustomed to using it, I'll pay the $50 to get reasonable coverage since 1000 stitches is a low bar to reach! 
 
I do have query about the following: [...]
First a minor, but maybe important remark: The full version in iPads / iPhones is USD 10, while USD 50 is the price for StitchBuddy running on Macs.

With regards to your other question: StitchBuddy on iOS came in two version until mid of May: a free viewer for all iOS devices and one with editing capabilities only for iPads for USD 10. Two weeks ago I combined both versions into a single one (for iPhones and iPads), replacing the premium one, made it a free trial and introduced the "In-App Purchase" to unlock saving larger designs. So you might have the free version already installed - with a very similar icon - and additionally you've downloaded the new one. It's save to delete the old version if you're keeping its designs in iCloud. Otherwise you should back up the designs, first.

HTH, Matthias

Re: stitch Buddy

Mattes
 

Hi Sandra,

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 02:26 pm, Sandie Williamson wrote:
Collecting has been ongoing for at least 4-5 years so my commitment is strong to the brand & isn't likely to change. Their reputation remains high as far as I've read & I wonder why they aren't included & hope their addition will be soon. If there's a reason they won't be acknowleged, I'd need to change my collection pattern & at substantial financial loss! Good grief! What a thought!
I can include additional thread charts, but only if anybody can provide me the following information: Chart name (the brand), and per color the color's name (if any), its number, and (most important) the color itself as an RGB triplet: It consists of three numbers representing the amount of red, green, and blue, and is basically representing how a color is displayed. If you're able to provide this list I could incorporate your Superior brand in the next release ... but that will take a while as StitchBuddy takes a summer bread.

Anyway, my wife uses colors on her Mac only to get an impression of a design, and picks threads from her collection without relying too much on a program's suggestion: These are often ways off and I wouldn't overestimate them...

Greetings, Matthias

Re: stitch Buddy

Sandie Williamson <stitchin211@...>
 

Hi, I have the color charts & therefore its names, numbers but would need the company to supply rbg info. I'll look into it.
I assume 'bread' is a typo for 'break' & makes perfect sense but what dates are you referencing? I'll look into it & get back to you.
Thank you for your response that offers a solution!
Bye, Sandra Williamson 

On Sat, Jun 2, 2018, 3:36 AM Mattes <info@...> wrote:
Hi Sandra,

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 02:26 pm, Sandie Williamson wrote:
Collecting has been ongoing for at least 4-5 years so my commitment is strong to the brand & isn't likely to change. Their reputation remains high as far as I've read & I wonder why they aren't included & hope their addition will be soon. If there's a reason they won't be acknowleged, I'd need to change my collection pattern & at substantial financial loss! Good grief! What a thought!
I can include additional thread charts, but only if anybody can provide me the following information: Chart name (the brand), and per color the color's name (if any), its number, and (most important) the color itself as an RGB triplet: It consists of three numbers representing the amount of red, green, and blue, and is basically representing how a color is displayed. If you're able to provide this list I could incorporate your Superior brand in the next release ... but that will take a while as StitchBuddy takes a summer bread.

Anyway, my wife uses colors on her Mac only to get an impression of a design, and picks threads from her collection without relying too much on a program's suggestion: These are often ways off and I wouldn't overestimate them...

Greetings, Matthias

Re: stitch Buddy

B Diane Landon
 

I’m confused. I seem to have Stitch Buddy HD. I use it on my iPad. When I search the ap store I don’t see a $50 version. Am I missing anything? After buying my first embroidery machine and even a windows laptop to be able to use the software that comes with it I found Stitch Buddy was all I really needed and it works on my iPad. Thank you developer.

B Diane Landon Sent from my iPad

Re: stitch Buddy

Mattes
 

On Sat, Jun 2, 2018 at 01:49 pm, B Diane Landon wrote:
I’m confused. I seem to have Stitch Buddy HD. I use it on my iPad. When I search the ap store I don’t see a $50 version. Am I missing anything?
No, you don't. Not being a native speaker I might have complicated things unnecessarily with my explanations. There are two versions of StitchBuddy, one in the iOS App Store and one in the Mac App Store (for some reasons Apple decided to run two different stores depending on the operating system):

  1. StitchBuddy HD runs on iPhones and iPads. It is a free app for viewing / printing / sharing designs and for testing editing functions of small files (max. 1,000 stitches). Modifying larger designs can be unlocked by "In-App Purchase" for USD 10 (this feature is automatically provided for former customers of StitchBuddy HD). In the past there was a free viewing app (StitchBuddy View), which I discontinued since mid of May.
  2. StitchBuddy for Mac runs on Apple computers with macOS. It offers some more advanced functions like stitch simulator, batch conversion, ... The pricing policy is pretty much the same: A free app for organizing designs and for testing editing functions of small designs, and an "In-App Purchase" to modify larger designs for USD 50.
An "In-App-Purchase" (IAP) is a way to unlock additional features instantly and directly from the app, charging the user's Apple ID. It is often used in "freemium" games for new levels, more powerful characters etc. IAP allows me to offer the same app as a free (limited) trial and a full version without the need to handle license keys, different app versions etc.

I'm sorry StitchBuddy is actually taking so much room in this forum. Although I'm more than happy to answer your questions here, you can always reach me by email at info@... (this contact email and much more information - including some video tutorials - is published at StitchBuddy's website). I hope I could clarify things a little...

Have a wonderful Sunday, Matthias 

15000

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

Jim,

My 15000 is constantly searching for a program while I am embroidering.  The icon pops up about every minute.  I thought is was the WiFi so I disconnected that. I have removed the embroidery unit and clean it. That did not solve the issue. I notice it is making a different sound while I am embroidering. The icondoes not appear in regular sewing mode.  Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Wilma




Re: 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

The machine does not use WiFi at all while embroidering. It's not searching for anything, it's trying to tell you something. Without knowing what the icon looks like, my best guess would be that the vibration of embroidery is possibly triggering the needle plate sensor. It may also be that the foot control connector is loose and it keeps seeing the foot control connect and disconnect. Either way, it's not something you can fix. Sensor problems require a technician to be hands-on.

Re: 15000

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

Thanks Jim.  It is due for service in September.  I think I will take it in this week.  The icon I am referring to is the  equivalent to an hour glass on the computer.

Wilma




On Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3:08 PM, onlinesewing@... wrote:

The machine does not use WiFi at all while embroidering. It's not searching for anything, it's trying to tell you something. Without knowing what the icon looks like, my best guess would be that the vibration of embroidery is possibly triggering the needle plate sensor. It may also be that the foot control connector is loose and it keeps seeing the foot control connect and disconnect. Either way, it's not something you can fix. Sensor problems require a technician to be hands-on.

Re: 15000

bluebellwrangler@...
 

Wilma, please let us know what your dealer says.  Mine is doing the same thing since the update.  Like a little spinning wheel intermittently on the screen. I’m so frustrated with this machine. It will be a couple weeks before I can get mine back in to the store for them to look. 
Carol

Re: 15000

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

Carol
I will let you know.  Funny thing, it stopped after I sent Jim the email.  :-)
Wilma




On Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:35 PM, bluebellwrangler via Groups.Io <bluebellwrangler@...> wrote:

Wilma, please let us know what your dealer says.  Mine is doing the same thing since the update.  Like a little spinning wheel intermittently on the screen. I’m so frustrated with this machine. It will be a couple weeks before I can get mine back in to the store for them to look. 
Carol

Re: 15000

Jim Stutsman
 

While it's tempting to claim "healing by email", I won't. Carol's post to this thread clarified things a bit and allows me to speculate on what may be going on. Please bear in mind that I am GUESSING, this is NOT fact. When you are actively embroidering the machine checks the bobbin thread when START is pressed. Prior to the update, if the amount of thread left was not sufficient to stitch the current color it would issue a warning. This was pretty annoying if you were doing, say, a large lace design that would use more than one bobbin. You would get the warning, even on a full bobbin. Maybe the update changed this behavior. Perhaps it saves the amount of bobbin thread detected at the start of the design, but doesn't warn if it's low. Instead maybe it continuously updates the amount left by subtracting the amount used by each stitch. Periodically it may look ahead to calculate how much is required to finish the current color in order to stop and sense how much is actually left. When the machine is busy calculating it will put up the rotating dot pattern that is similar to the "waiting for network" pattern used on phones, computers, and tablets. You might mistake this for "Looking for WiFi", when it really is just calculating. If that's the case, while this is annoying, it's not a problem but a designed-in feature. Of course I can't be sure of this, because Janome never publishes a change list for software updates like most software publishers do.

AirServer question

Carol Crisp
 

Hi, 
I purchased my first Janome, a MC Quiltmaker 15000, a few months ago and am trying to learn all of the features. 
I saw Jim's post about AirServer, and wanted to see how it would work with an iPad Pro using the split view feature and streaming it to a large Apple display. 
I'd like to  be able to watch the 'My 15000" App while doing the exercises in one of the Janome apps, for example AcuDesign.
The 'My 15000" App works in split screen mode, but not the Janome Apps. Has anyone tried this successfully?
If not, perhaps the Janome Apps were not designed to be used in split view mode? Thanks for your help, Carol

Re: AirServer question

Jim Stutsman
 

Apps have to be written specifically to support split screen mode. Janome’s apps most likely are not, which is why you can’t use them the same way. Janome tends to take a minimalist approach to app design, with just enough features to support their machines.