Operation Manual forthe EDS EZDesign Software Part Number 10268 Revision BA Melco Embroidery Design Systemfor use with Microsoft Windows 95or Windows 98

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Table of ContentsTable of Contents1. How to use This ManualScope of this ManualUsing Microsoft Windows EDS EZ Help1-11-11-12. Installing EDS EZSystem RequirementsHardware InstallationSoftware InstallationConfiguring EDS EZ2-12-12-42-53. An EDS EZ OverviewStarting EDS EZThe Application WindowThe Layout Window3-13-23-34. Text DesignsThe Text Tool4-15. Working With DesignsDesigns as ObjectsModifying Condensed DesignsModifying Expanded DesignsPrintUsing the Color Palette5-15-75-95-105-106. Working With FilesDesign FormatsOpening DesignsImporting DesignsSaving DesignsExporting DesignsFile Name Standards6-16-26-36-46-56-6i

Table of Contents7. Working With PeripheralsEnabling the PeripheralSending DesignsChecking Peripheral Status7-17-27-4IndexQuick Reference Guideii

How to use This Manual1-11. How to use This ManualUsing Microsoft Windows Windows has many useful features. Refer to the Microsoft Windows User's Guide for more information.EDS EZ HelpOnline help allows you to access context-sensitive information. Information is available by pressingthe F1 key When you exit help, you are returned to your original position.10268 Rev. B1. How to use This Manual

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System Requirements2-12. Installing EDS EZSystem Requirements 486/33 (ISA or EISA standards) with math co-processor and 8 MB memory 80 MB hard drive (controller board must have a Western Digital or Goldstar chipset to useMelco format disks) 3.5 inch disk drive, 1.44 MB capacity Super VGA Monitor 800 x 600, 16 color Melco Network Board and/or Ethernet Network Board Parallel port for Melco Security Dongle Mouse (Windows compatible) MS-DOS Ver 5.0 (or higher) Microsoft Windows 95 or 98You must completely install all included hardware and software using the procedures on the following pages.Hardware Installation for StarLAN NetworksWindows 95/98If you are installing the system in Windows 95 or 98, install the card using the instructions below.Check for Available IRQ and DMA settings1. Click on Start Settings Control Panel.2. Double-click on the System icon.3. Select the Device Manager tab, the click Properties.4. Make sure the Interrupt Request (IRQ) radio button is selected, then pick an IRQ that is NOTlisted on the screen. Write down your IRQ.5. Click the Direct Memory Access (DMA) radio button, then select a DMA that is NOT beingused (the DMA must be either 0, 1, or 3). Write down your DMA.10268 Rev. B2. Installing EDS EZ

2-2Hardware InstallationNetwork interface cableAddressSwitch set toMelcoJumper on IRQ11 (default)Jumper on DREQ1(default)Jumper on DACK1(default)Figure 2-1Configure your cardNow you must transfer your settings to the Network card (if applicable). The IRQ defaults to 11,and the DMA (which comprises BOTH the DREQ and the DACK) defaults to 1. If you need tochange these settings, make your changes to the card. Be sure to change BOTH the DREQ andDACK jumpers to change the value for the DMA.Install the Network card1. Turn the computer OFF and unplug it from the wall outlet. Remove the computer cover.2. Discharge any static charge in your body by touching a non-painted area of the computerframe.3. Locate an empty expansion card slot.4. Remove the expansion slot cover to the rear of the computer.5. Remove the network board from the anti-static shipping bag.6. Make certain the jumpers are placed correctly.7. Insert the network board into the slot and press down firmly until the board is seated evenlyand completely.8. Attach the network board to the rear of the computer frame with the screw from the coverremoved in step 4.EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Hardware Installation2-39. Replace the computer cover.10. Turn the computer on and start Windows.Note: The following steps apply only to Windows 95 users.11. Click on Start Settings Control Panel.12. Double-click on the Add New Hardware icon. Let Windows 95 detect the new card.Hardware Installation for Ethernet NetworksThe peripheral network in EDS III now supports two types of network protocols; Starlan and Ethernet. Integrating an Ethernet network into the EDS III/peripheral network will offer many advantages to Melco customers, including: Faster (up to 10X) network communication between system and peripheral Meaningful names for peripherals More reliable systemsIf you have one or more EMC 10/12 or EMT peripherals, you have the option of connecting theperipherals via an Ethernet network. With Ethernet, all your peripherals connect to a wiring hub.The hub is a small electronic device that contains a number of cable jacks and diagnostic lights.Refer to Figure 3-2 for a sample Ethernet network.If your peripheral or computer is not equipped with an Ethernet network card, you must install acompatible card in each to connect them. Refer to the documentation that was supplied withyour ethernet cards to install them in the peripheral or computer.10268 Rev. B2. Installing EDS EZ

2-4Software InstallationInstalling the DongleThe dongle is a security device that must beinstalled in an active parallel port of your computer.1. Locate the parallel port LPT1 on the rear of yourcomputer.2. Turn the computer power OFF.3. Secure the dongle with the captive screws.Note: If you have a printer attached to your parallel port, remove the printer cable, attachthe dongle, then reinstall the printer cableto the end of the dongle when installationis complete.Figure 2-2Attaching the PeripheralSee your embroidery peripheral operator manual for instructions on installing the network cablefrom the computer to the embroidery peripherals.Software InstallationMicrosoft Windows must be installed prior to installing EDS EZ. If Windows is not installed,refer to the Windows installation manual.1. Insert the EDS EZ Program Disk 1 into the floppy disk drive.2. Click on Start Run (or File Run if you are using Windows 3.x) to display the Run dialog box.3. Browse to your 31/2 floppy drive.4. Select setup.exe and click Open (or OK if you are using Windows 3.x).5. Click OK and follow the on-screen instructions to install EDS EZ.A message will appear warning that EDS EZ must be configured before use. Configuration is covered in the next section.When the message displays instructing you to reboot the system, remove the disk from the diskdrive, exit Windows and turn your computer off. Wait 3 seconds and turn it on again.EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Software Installation2-5Configuring EDS EZBefore starting EDS EZ for the first time, use the Config program to configure EDS EZ. StartWindows and follow these steps to configure EDS EZ: ProTo access the configuration program from Microsoft Windows 95, click on Start Melco Apps Config.grams To access the configuration program from Microsoft Windows 3.x, double click on theConfig icon in the Melco Apps program group.Note: If you are using a StarGate communications board, refer to the Stargate manual for properport settings.Select the properport for the digitizer (if applicable)Click on theappropriatedevicesSelect any parallelor serial devicesClick on HardwareFigure 2-310268 Rev. B2. Installing EDS EZ

2-6Software InstallationHardware ConfigurationWhen you click on Hardware in the Configuration dialog box, the Hardware Configuration dialogbox appears (Figure 2-4).Figure 2-4There is a Platform, StarGate, and a Network section. Specify which IRQ (interrupt request) will beused for each if you do not use the defaults. Remember to change the jumper settings if necessary.Advanced Configuration OptionsClick on the Hardware. button to display the Advanced Configuration Options dialog box. Toenable the StarLAN network, click in the Enable StarLAN checkbox. To enable the Ethernet network for the EMC 10/12, EP1B, or an EMT peripheral, click in the Enable Ethernet checkbox. Thedefault setting is for both networks to be enabled.Note: If a network is disabled, it will NOT function. If you have the NONETWORK option, be sureto disable the StarLAN network.The StarLAN board configuration may be tested by clicking on the Test Configuration push-button; a message will be displayed indicating success or failure of the card’s configuration.EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Major Heading2-7EMC 10/12EDS EZ will not function properly on an EMC 10/12; Make sure the EMC 10/12 option is NOTselected!Setting StarGate optionsIf you have a StarGate multiport communications device, refer to its instruction manual. If you donot have a StarGate, make sure Use COM Ports is selected.Setting the StarLAN network optionsIn most cases, the default settings will work fine. Click on Default to accept these settings. If youwish to customize the settings, select the appropriate values.Note: No two pieces of hardware may use the same IRQ or DMA settings. These instructions forinstalling the Melco boards work in most computers sold today without changing othersettings.Setting the Ethernet network options (EMC 10/12 and EMT Only)Server and client name(s) are only applicable to users running an Ethernet peripheral network. EDSIII is a server when the “Platform Selection” is set to EDS III or EDS EZ. EDS III is a client whenthe “Platform Selection” is set to EMC 10/12. In an Ethernet environment, the client/server nameis used to identify the network components. You do NOT have to input the client or server name(EDS III will assign one if necessary), but you may change the client or server name by clicking inthe “Client or Server Name” edit field (see Figure 3-9). The name should be limited to 16 characters.The “Allow RSA Download” checkbox is only applicable to users running an Ethernet peripheralnetwork. RSA downloading may be enabled or disabled by clicking in the checkbox. In a networkwith numerous servers, it may be useful to designate one server for RSA downloading.Seeing which options are installedClick on Options in the Hardware Configuration dialog to display the Set Options information box.Options are in gray if installed or black if not installed.If you encounter problems during software installation, call your Melco Representativefor assistance.10268 Rev. B2. Installing EDS EZ

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Starting EDS EZ3-13. An EDS EZ OverviewThis chapter provides an overview of the operation and features of EDS EZ.Starting EDS EZDouble click hereto start EDS EZFigure 3-1The Application windowappears when EDS EZ isstartedFigure 3-210268 Rev. B3. EDS EZ Overview

3-2The Application WindowThe Application WindowThe Application window is the first screen EDS EZ displays. It has File, Peripheral, and Help in itsmenu bar. Using these you can: Open a new layout window Open a file from a disk Import designs from non-DOS disks Send designs from the hard drive to the peripheralFileClick on File in the menu bar and a drop-down menu (Figure3-3) offers five options: New, Open, Import, Exit and aDesign List.New opens an empty Layout Window.Open requests information for retrieving a DOS file. A morecomplete discussion of Open can be found in Chapter 7,"Working With Designs".Import requests information for retrieving a non-DOSfile.Exit closes EDS EZ and returns you to the Windows program manager.Figure 3-3The Design List is at the bottom of the menu. The last sixopen files are listed here. Clicking on a name opens that design in the Layout Window.PeripheralClick on Peripheral to access the Transfer dialog box, which allows you to send .EXP or .ASD filesdirectly to the peripheral.HelpProvides information about the version of EDS EZ you are running. See Chapter 1 for more information on how to use help.EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

The Layout Window3-3The Layout WindowOpen the Layout window from the Application window by clicking on File then New. The menubar options are: File, Edit, View, Peripheral, and Help.From the Layout window shown inFigure 3-4 you can: Create lettering Add lettering to a design Open files from the hard diskand DOS format disks Import designs from papertapes and non-DOS disk formats (Melco, Tajima, Barudan,Premier, and ZSK) Export designs to non-DOSformats and paper tapes Save design files to the harddrive Perform some customizationof designsMenu barTitle barToolbarColor paletteStatus barFigure 3-4The File MenuClick on File in the menu bar and the drop-down menu(Figure 3-5) offers the following options; only the optionsin bold are available.New opens an empty Layout window.Open requests information for retrieving a DOS file. Amore complete discussion of Open is in Chapter 7 "Working With Designs".Close removes the design file from the active window.Save allows you to save a new design or changes to anexisting design. If you are saving for the first time, the SaveAs dialog box will appear and prompt you for a file name.If you are saving changes to an existing file, the original filewill be overwritten.Figure 3-510268 Rev. B3. EDS EZ Overview

3-4The Layout WindowSave As displays the Save As dialog box. It prompts you for information to save your currentdesign as a new file, or a second copy of an existing file. If you change a design, you may want tokeep both the original and the modified versions. Each must have a unique name.Import displays the Import dialog box.Export prompts you for information necessary to copy a design file to a non-DOS disk or papertape.Send transfers a design to a selected peripheral.Print displays the Print dialog box.Printer Setup prompts you for printer information. Clicking on Setup in the dialog box allowsyou to change or update information about the selected printer.Exit terminates EDS EZ and returns you to the Windows Program Manager after giving you anopportunity to save any open files.The Design List displays up to the last six opened designs.The Edit MenuOnly commands in bold print are accessible (see Figure 3-6). Somegrayed-out commands will be available in other windows or whenscreen objects are selected.Center Design places the design's center in the exact center of theperipheral's sewing field. This is an important step before sendingdesigns to be sewn.Return to Origin is on when a check mark appears next to it. Activate this option by clicking on it. It returns the needle to its originationpoint when a design has finished sewing.Figure 3-6Cut, Copy, Paste and Clear are used to duplicate or delete designs or portions of designs.EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

The Layout Window3-5The View MenuOnly the bold commands in the View menu can be accessed (see Figure3-7).Regenerate redraws the design in the current window.Ruler allows you to measure on-screen designs.Zoom In enlarges a portion of the design on the screen. Select the area byclicking and dragging the magnifying glass cursor over it. This is useful formore precise editing. It does not affect sewing size.Zoom Out decreases the design size on the screen. Select the area byclicking and dragging the magnifying glass cursor over it. It does not affectsewing size.Figure 3-7Zoom Last returns you to the previous Zoom view.Fit Window redraws the design to fill the entire screen.Actual Size draws the design on the screen at its sewing size.Show Zoom Factor displays the current zoom factor on the status bar.Tool Bar allows you to hide or display the toolbar.Status Bar toggles the design information displayed at the bottom of the screen on and off.Design Status displays stitch count, number of color changes, size of the design, and other statistics about the current design.The Peripheral MenuStatus displays the Machine Status dialog box. This provides information on the status of the currently sewing job.10268 Rev. B3. EDS EZ Overview

3-6The Layout WindowThe Layout ToolbarThe options in the toolbar allow you to customize your design and work with other features ofEDS EZ. They are represented by tools arranged down the left side of your screen as shown in Figure 3-8.The Text tool displays the Text dialog box where you create lettering objects for your designs.The Zoom In magnifying glass enables you to look more closely ata selected area of the current designThe Zoom Out magnifying glass enables you to see more of thecurrent design.The Zoom Previous magnifying glass returns you to the previouszoom level.Figure 3-8The Ruler tool allows you to measure a design in the Layout window.The Normal Cursor tool returns you to the standard arrow-typecursor.EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Text Designs4-14. Text DesignsDesigns and alphabets are sometimes thought of as separate entities; but, alphabets are really aset of designs. Normally there is a design for each letter, number, and punctuation mark in theset.The Text ToolCreating text begins with the Text tool. Click on it and the Text dialog box displays.The Text Dialog BoxThe options in this dialog box affect the way your lettering displays on the screen and the way itembroiders.Type text hereSelect thealphabet hereFigure 4-110268 Rev. B4. Text Designs

4-2Text DesignsDensityIn the EDS EZ Text screen, the density box refers to the spacebetween each line of stitching (see Figure 4-2). When thisspace is decreased, the lines of stitching per inch increases. Tocreate more lines of stitching per inch, decrease the densityvalue. A general rule of thumb is: As design size increases, density value shoulddecrease As design size decreases density value shouldincreaseEDS EZ defaults to a density of 4.2 points (about 60 lines ofstitching per inch). This is a useful density for many applications.Figure 4-2Note: Changing the density only affects column or satin stitches. Some alphabets are composedof fill stitches and changing the density will not alter their appearance.Enter the densityhereFigure 4-3LengthLength refers to the underlay, walking, or running stitches used to move from one area of sewingto another. These stitches are often covered by column stitching. Use the following as a guide:Lettering Size0.5 inch or greater0.25 inch to 0.5 inch0.25 inch or smallerEDS EZ Software ManualRunning Stitch Length30-40 points25-30 points20-25 pointsMelco Embroidery Systems

Text Designs4-3Line Type OptionsThere are five choices for line type: Line Center Middle Line Center Bottom Line Normal Arc Normal Arc From CenterYou can sew in various types of arced or straight lines. Radius, Angle,CW and CCW are used when sewing the arc line types.Figure 4-4Line Center MiddleLine Center Middle centers lettering both horizontally and verticallyaround the needle starting and ending point (see Figure 4-4).Line Center BottomFigure 4-5Line Center Bottom centers lettering horizontally at the needle starting point, which becomes the lettering baseline (see Figures 4-5). Inmost alphabets the tails of the lower case letters such as g, j, p, q,and y extend below the baseline.Line NormalLine Normal starts the lettering at the current needle position, whichis also the lettering baseline (see Figure 4-6). When the lettering isfinished, the needle will not return to its original position.Figure 4-6Arc NormalArc Normal sews lettering in a curve. The needle starting position isthe lettering baseline, with the text centered around the needle point(see Figure 4-7).Figure 4-7Arc From CenterWith Arc From Center, the needle position prior to sewing is at thecenter of a circle that would be formed if the arc were completed.The first needle movement is from that center point to the circumference which is the lettering baseline (see Figure 4-8).Figure 4-810268 Rev. B4. Text Designs

4-4Text DesignsRadiusAAFGHJDFGSDSDFGHJHJASRadius controls the degree of curve in an arc (see Figure 4-9). An arc is part of a circle's circumference or edge. The radius is the distance from the center of the circle to the circumference. Thelarger the radius, the flatter the curve.Radius 0.25 inchRadius 0.75 inchRadius 1.0 inchFigure 4-9AngleAngle determines the location of the textcenter point. It is entered in degrees, with0 at the top of a circle, and 180 at thebottom (see Figure 4-10).0 315 45 Mo90 CW (Clockwise) and CCW(Counterclockwise)Figure 4-11 shows to sew in a clockwisedirection when text is in the top half of acircle and counter-clockwise when text isin the lower half of a circle.elc270 Angle 45 225 135 180 Figure 4-10CW 0 angleJanuary090270FebruaryA p rilCCW270 angleCW90 angle180M arc hCCW 180 angleFigure 4-11EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Text Designs4-5SpacingSometimes text is too crowded or too looselyspaced. This often happens to arc lettering (seeFigure 4-12). Use the following techniques toadjust spacing.Uniform SpacingAt the Text dialog box, locate Spacing in the middleright corner. Under Spacing is an option whichallows you to increase or decrease the distancebetween all the letters in your text by a uniformamount. With letters of 0.75 inches in height,adding 0.10" helped the spacing, but the E M B letters at the lowest part of the arc are still too close.If more horizontal spacing is added, some of theother letters would be too far apart. Now customized spacing is needed.Figure 4-12Figure 4-13Customized SpacingPlace the cursor between the letters needing space added, thenpress F8. A » symbol appears between the letters (Figure 4-14).Repeat as needed until spacing is adequate (Figure 4-15).Figure 4-14Each » adds a space equal to 1/16 of the letterheight. For example, with a 1" letter the spacewould be 1/16". With a 0.5" letter, the spacewould be 1/32".Figure 4-15Deleting Space with the F7 KeyYou can decrease the space between letters that are too far apart in a similar manner. In the Textdialog box, place the cursor between the letters that are too far apart and click. Press F7 and a «symbol appears between the letters. Click OK to move the letters closer together. Each « subtractsa space equal to 1/16 of the letter height.10268 Rev. B4. Text Designs

4-6Text DesignsLine SpacingLine spacing is defined as the distance from the bottomof one line to the bottom of the next. A letter height of1.0 inch with a line spacing of 1.0 inch makes the lettersfrom each line touch (see Figure 4-16).Use the following formula to determine line spacing:Figure 4-16Letter height desired space between lines Line SpaceVertical SpacingVertical spacing allows you to stair-step lettering up ordown. (This feature cannot be used with Arc formats.)In the text dialog box, locate the Vertical option. Thisvalue defaults to 0.00. Change the value and click OK(see Figure 4-17). The top of each letter is to the rightand above the previous letter by the amount of spacedesignated.Figure 4-17Figure 4-18Insert a negative value to stairstep down (see Figure4-18).Color ChangesA Color Change is an instruction to the peripheral topause for a rethread on a single-needle machine, or tochange to a different needle on a multi-needlemachine. It also changes the color in the Layout window to the next color in the palette.To add a Color Change in the Text dialog box, placethe cursor between the letters and click, then pressthe F6 key. A symbol marks the Color Change asFigure 4-19EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Text Designs4-7shown in Figure 4-19.Centering TextThe Center Design command recenters your design in the center of your peripheral's sewing field.You can adjust the placement of the design at the peripheral before you begin to sew, but youshould always perform this step before sending a design.To center the design, Click on Edit Center Design.Saving Text DesignsTo save a design:1. Click on File Save As. The Save As dialog box displays as shown in Figure 4-20.2. Type a name for the design in the SaveAs File Name box.3. Select a subdirectory (such asEDSEZ\DESIGNS) or drive by double-clicking on it in the Directories box. You canmove back one level at a time by clickingon [.].Note: If you do not select a subdirectory,your design will be saved in the EDSEZ main directory (EDSEZ\).Figure 4-204. Under File Type, click on Condensed, Object, or Expanded, then click on OK. File types are discussed in later chapters.10268 Rev. B4. Text Designs

4-8Text DesignsThe name of your file is now displayed in the EDS EZ title bar.After the file has been named and saved once, you can resavethe file and any modifications by clicking on Save.MonogrammingYou can create a monogram in EDS EZ using either a monogramalphabet or a regular alphabet in Monogram mode. Letters formonograms are entered from the Layout window using the Texttool and dialog box.Figure 4-21Using a Monogram AlphabetTo create a monogram using a monogram alphabet:1. Click on the Text tool to display the text dialog box.2. Select a Monogram Alphabet (for example, 3 LTR DIAMOND).3. Type the initials (standard monogramming convention uses first, last, and middle initials in thatorder).4. Type in the Height of the center letter. The heights of the other letters are controlled by themonogram alphabet.5. Adjust the density as needed for the selected height.EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Text Designs4-9Note: Do not click the monogram box when using monogram alphabets. It is used when monogramming with regular lettering alphabets.6. Click on OK to display the monogram (see Figure4-21).Monogramming With Regular AlphabetsYou can create a monogram using a regular alphabet by following these steps:1. Click on the Text tool to display the text dialogbox.Figure 4-222. Select a regular alphabet.3. Type in the initials.4. Click on Monogram in the upper right quadrant of the Text dialog box, and the MonogramParameters dialog box displays (Figure 4-22). The numbers 1, 2 and 3 refer to the letters in amonogram. Set number 2, the middle letter, at a height of 2.0 inches. Change the density, ifso desired.5. Click on OK. Now Monogram is checked in the Text dialog box as an indication that you are inthe monogram mode and using a regular lettering alphabet.6. Click on OK to display the monogram.10268 Rev. B4. Text Designs

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Designs as Objects5-15. Working with DesignsDesigns as ObjectsWhen EDS EZ draws a design in the Layout window, that design is referred to as an object. Eachobject is a separate item and maintains its own attributes. This allows you to have a mixture ofexpanded and condensed designs in the same window.Using Cut, Copy, Paste, and ClearThe Cut, Copy, Paste, and Clear options are in the Edit menu and can be used with any object ina selection box. The first three options work with the Windows clipboard, which is a temporarymemory area.Cut copies the object to the clipboard and deletes it from the screen.Copy copies the object to the clipboard but does not delete it from the screen.Paste copies the contents of the clipboard to the screen.Clear deletes an object from the screen without copying it to the clipboard. Once an object hasbeen cleared it cannot be recovered.You can also delete objects by clicking them, then pressing the [DEL] key on the keyboard. As withclear, objects that have been deleted cannot be recovered.An object remains on the clipboard until you end your EDS EZ session or until you Copy or Cutanother object. There can only be one object on the clipboard at a time.10268 Rev. B5. Working with Designs

5-2Designs as ObjectsMoving Objects In The WindowClick on the object, and a box with handles appears around it. Click and hold the object withinthe box (not the box handles) using the left mouse button, and you can move the object anywhere in the active area of the window. You can also move an object in a single axis (eitherup/down or left/right) by holding down the [Ctrl] key while using the mouse to click and drag.Double-click on an expanded design and the Object Parameters dialog box (Figure 5-1) appears. ,Enter the new X andY position of theobject hereFigure 5-1Double-clicking on a Condensed design brings up a different dialog box. You cannot move a Condensed design numerically.Rotating ObjectsArrowsCondensed DesignsTo rotate a condensed design, click on the objectand drag handles appear. Click again and the handles turn into arrows (Figure 5-2). Click on a cornerof the design with the left mouse button and dragto rotate the design. The status bar displays thedegree of rotation.Figure 5-2EDS EZ Software ManualMelco Embroidery Systems

Designs as Objects5-3Expanded DesignsExpanded designs may also be rotated using the above procedure but may be rotated more precisely using the dialog box. Double-click on an expanded design to display the Object Parametersdialog box (Figure 5-3).Click here to lock an object; alocked object may not bemoved or scaledClick hereto acceptchangesEnter the degree ofrotation here; positivevalues rotate objectscounter-clockwise andnegative values rotatethe object clockwiseFigure 5-3Click to insert a trimcommand after adesignClick to insert a colorchange commandafter a designC

2-4 Software Installation EDS EZ Software Manual Melco Embroidery Systems Installing the Dongle The dongle is a security device that must be installed in an active parallel port of your computer. 1. Locate the parallel port LPT1 on the rear of your computer. 2. Turn the computer power OFF. 3. Secure the dongle with the captive screws.