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DiaminoFashion V5R1 Marker Making Solution

Copyright
Copyright 2003 by Lectra. All rights reserved. Any copy, reproduction or complete or partial translation of the information contained in this document, without the written consent and agreement of Lectra is forbidden by copyright law.

Guarantees
Lectra reserves the right to modify information relating to its products etc. without prior notification, with the aim of improving their reliability and operation. Publication does not imply that the material included is free of all industrial property rights and does not grant any license over these rights. Moreover, Lectra takes no responsibility regarding the consequences of its use for whatever purpose. The performance measurements and other data referred to in this documentation are approximate and have no contractual value.

Registered trademarks
LS Model, LS Mark, Modaris, Diamino and Optiplan are Lectra trademarks registered in France and other countries.

Purpose of this document


The purpose of this document is to provide the information needed for daily use of the software. Additional information may be provided during training.

Record of updates

Edition
July 2003

Aim of the update


Creation of the document

Pages modified

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Document conventions

Symbol

Meaning

Note

Tip

Warning

Diamino BasicMark

Diamino MarkPack

Diamino MarkPro

Diamino Expert

Terminology
Piece (Basic Image, B.I.): Basic shape with a standard dimension to which development rules may be associated, to obtain shapes in different sizes (back, front, etc.). Model: list of pieces (B.Is) corresponding to a given style. Variant: one or more variations of the model may have different types: variations in shape, dimensional variations. It corresponds to the final product to be obtained (e.g.: long-sleeved shirt, short-sleeved shirt, etc.) . Marker: result of the placing of pieces (B.Is) on a fabric width while seeking the optimum use of the material and taking account of the constraints and characteristics of variants.

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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Starting and quitting the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Starting the software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quitting the software

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Main window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Processing plain fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Interactive processing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Defining the access paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Defining the fabric constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Creating the marker file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Completing the Marker generalities window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Completing the Marker composition window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Saving the marker file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Marker-making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Opening the marker file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Marking the pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Select the method for lowering the pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lowering a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lowering the total quantity of a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lowering a set of pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lower an identical piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lowering the total quantity of identical pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Rejecting a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Rejecting one piece (B.I.) for another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Rejecting all the pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Retrieving the last saved version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Butting a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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5 Aligning a piece (B.I.) on center of the fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Align one piece (B.I.) on another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Defining the piece (B.I.) spacing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Modifying the spacing values of a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Using the movement tolerance for a piece (B.I.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Modifying the orientation of a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Performing a piece (B.I.) symmetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Restoring the position of a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Retrieving the last piece (B.I.) processed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Temporarily superimposing pieces (B.Is) (supra-validation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Positioning a piece (B.I.) on the lower ply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Positioning a variant on the lower ply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Using the work bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Checking the overlapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Marrying pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Disassociating married pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Inserting pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cutting a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Pairing two pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Changing the marker zone display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Zooming in on a marker zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Modifying the fabric dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Information during marker making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48


Information on the marker generalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Information on a piece (B.I.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Rapidly finishing the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Finishing the marker with efficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Saving the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Printing the marker data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Plotting the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Realizing a marker from an existing marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53


New marker by analogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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6 Analogy of a variant by itself. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Analogy of a size in the same variant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Analogy by changing the Fabric type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Analogy by changing the Fabric name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Analogy of a variant by another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Global analogy of all the variants not selected by themselves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Global analogy on variant repetitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

New marker by the Addition or deletion of a variant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60


Addition of a variant to the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Deleting a variant in the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Deleting variant repetitions in the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Deleting a variant in a compacted list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

New marker by Adding a marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66


Adding a marker to another realized marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Optimizing the marker using the Shaker function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69


Checking the configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Launching the Global Shaker function after marking in interactive mode. . . . . . . . . . 70 Launching the Shaker by zone function after marking in interactive mode. . . . . . . . . 71

Realizing fuse plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72


Marking the pieces (B.Is) to be fused . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Accessing the Fuse mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Entering the plates around one or more pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Creating plates in manual mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Confirm the plate created in manual mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Creating plates in automatic calculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Creating the plate axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Deleting the plate axis and the plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Modifying information on the plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Exit fuse mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Manipulating fuse plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Moving the plates, with linked pieces (B.Is) inside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 butting pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Finishing a marker containing plates with Diamino Expert interactive . . . . . . . 79

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Processing the piece (B.I.) and plate marking automatically, in a list . . . . . . . . . 80 Save the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Creating fuse plate markers on secondary fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Configuring the access paths to display the fuse plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Opening the marker containing the fuse plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Realizing plate markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Adding a number of plate markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Adding non-marked plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Off-line processing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Defining the access paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Defining the fabric constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Creating the marker files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Processing the markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Defining the list of markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Completing the Create list window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Completing the List composition window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Defining a marker set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Launching the automatic processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Processing markers on motif fabric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Motif terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91


Weft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Motif step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Delta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Main weft, secondary weft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Preparing for marking motif fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94


Motif point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Motif category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Proximity label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

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Interactive processing mode for motif markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Defining the access paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Defining the fabric constraints and proximities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Defining the fabric constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Motif Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Defining the proximities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Creating a marker file for motif fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100


Entering the generalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Defining the wefts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Saving the marker file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Realizing a motif marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102


Opening the file to be marked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Marking the pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Lowering a piece (B.I.) with a motif point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Manually positioning a piece (B.I.) to be referenced to the wefts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Lowering a piece (B.I.) with links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Displaying the links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Displaying information on the positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Saving the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Reference aides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 General commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Printing of the marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Lowering the pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Rejecting pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Positioning the pieces (B.Is) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Navigating in the marker area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Marker-making from an existing marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

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Marking the fuse plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Automatic marker-making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Marking on motif fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

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Introduction

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Introduction

Diamino is a software that enables piece (B.I.) marker making on every type of fabric, whether open, folded, double-ply, tubular, or even with a motif It is possible: To define the characteristics of a marker; To associate piece (B.I.) positioning constraints to it, based on the fabric used; To mark the pieces (B.Is) on a fabric, while searching for the best efficiency.

The dimension limits of a marker are 900 m (2952.8 feet) in length and 3.25 m (10.7 feet) in fabric width. It should be noted that there is practically no maximum number of pieces (B.Is) that can be marked, so that the limit is dependant on the computer and graphic controller memory size. This software also facilitates working with pieces (B.Is) longer than 3 m 20 (10.5 feet). The user visualizes the fabric, and the pieces (B.Is) to be marked, on the graphic screen HE can continually control the efficiency obtained and has a large number of graphic functions to facilitate and improve the work realized. Diamino generates markers that can be used directly on plotters, spreaders, labelers and automatic cutting systems.

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Starting and quitting the software

Starting the software


Procedure or In the Windows toolbar, use the following path: Start/Programs/Lectra/Diamino Double-click on the Diamino start icon on the Windows desktop.

Quitting the software


Procedure In the File menu, click on Quit

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Main window

When the software is launched, the main window appears:

Zone 1: zone with drop-down menus allowing access to different functions. Zone 2: chart zone where pieces (B.Is) to be marked are displayed in geometric form.

Size, Spegra1 and Spegra2

Current page / total number of pages

Number of pieces (B.Is) per size

Number of pieces (B.Is) in symmetry

Current group / total number of groups

In Diamino, the group enables the grouping of sizes so they can be worked on together. It is used in the case of marker making with a number of different plies depending on the sizes (laying in steps)

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Main window Zone 3: data zone where the different indicators are displayed;

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A B K

C D L

E F M

G H N

I P J O

A. Marker name B. Marker importance A colored tag mentions the extent of the marker in producing the manufacturing order : red = High, orange = Normal, green = Low (cf. Creating the marker file). C. Marker length (from 0.2 to 900 m in the metric system and from 0.7 to 2952.8 feet in the imperial system) D. Fabric length (from 0.1 to 3.25 m in the metric system and from 0.3 to 10.7 feet in the imperial system) E. Position of the start of the screen page as against the start of the fabric In effect, only a small part of the fabric length is displayed on the screen. It is, however, possible to move along its full length. F. Length of fabric displayed on the screen page G. Length of fabric used by the marker H. Marker efficiency This is the percentage of material used by reference to the surface necessary for production (the Effic. toggle button also enables the percentage loss to be displayed). I. Variable positionThis is the distance between the start of the fabric and the rightmost extremity of the current piece (B.I.) or between the start of the fabric and the position of the work bar. J. Piece (B.I.) rotation angle K. Name of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned in the marking zone This data may be followed by symbols between brackets: Symbol
* + = : @ !

Meaning
Single piece (B.I.) Married piece (B.I.) Double piece (B.I.) Paired piece (B.I.) Unfolded piece (B.I.) Cut piece (B.I.) Piece (B.I.) added to negative meter

L. Size, Spegra1 and Spegra2 M. Piece (B.I.) analytical code N. Model name O. Name of the variant to which the piece (B.I.) belongs, followed, in brackets, by its order number in the marker

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Main window P. Scale of representation of the marker used in the marker zone Zone 4: marker zone where the pieces (B.Is) are displayed in the way they will be marked on the fabric;

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Efficiency bars 100-95-90-85-80 % The required efficiency is symbolized by V

Fabric width

Vertical bar showing the end of the marker

Length of the screen page

Zone 5: function zone with buttons enabling the activation of different functions (please refer to Reference aides).

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Processing plain fabrics

Interactive processing mode


Defining the access paths
The objective is to define the access paths for consulting and saving different files. Saving a configuration limits the making of entries during the writing and reading operations that are encountered throughout the use of the software. The window Access paths... is accessed by:

E B

Name of the machine on which the model server is installed.

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Defining the access paths Zone A: Access paths to read the different files. Zone B: Access paths to write the different files. Zone C: Access paths to read the different files in the case of analogy processing. Zone D: Format of geometry files

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IBA/VET/MDL: Basic Image or Garment files (formats from LS Model) or Model files (format from Modaris), IBA/XIN: Basic Image files for variant creation directly in Diamino.

Zone E: Format of marker files: .PLA (LS Mark format) or .PLX (Diamino format) Zone F: Marker type Standard: normal marker, Made to measure: made-to-measure marker, from an Order library, Uniform: one or more orders of the same type, for a group of individuals and coming from a PLALIB library, Fuse: marking fuse plates associated with the PLX format, With visiting system: marking with recovery of a default fabric file created by a visiting fabric system computer (visitor) When this mode is checked, the list of choices located below it offers two configurations: coupon or roll. so that every entry

In Diamino, the cursor must have the following form: operation is effective.

Procedure 1. For zones A, B and C double-click in the entry field in order to display a file selector; 2. Indicate the access path by double-clicking on the different files in the directory structure; 3. Confirm the selection using the selector OK button; the path is displayed in the entry field; To speed up this operation, copy the access paths by clicking on the blue and red arrows: Copy the line into the following lines of the zone

Copy the line into the equivalent lines in the other zones 4. For zones D and E, press and hold the left mouse button in the field to display a list of choices; 5. Move the pointer in the list and release the left mouse button on the required choice;

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<-> The toggle button enables some files to have an extension in upper case or in lower case. 6. In zone F, check the required choice; 7. To confirm the Access path window, click on OK. To save the defined configuration Procedure

1. Click on 2. In the window below, save the configuration in a file:


1 Enter the filename (maximum 31 characters)

Confirm

To call up this file later, click on In the Open window, select the file and click on OK. The information in the selected file is displayed in the Access paths window.

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Defining the fabric constraints


The objective is to define the valid rules for all the pieces (B.Is) to be marked, taking account of the constraints of the fabric. The Fabric generalities window is accessed by:

maximum 31 characters maximum 160 characters

Definition procedure 1. Enter the name of the fabric whose constraints will be defined; 2. Enter the comments, if necessary; 3. Define the constraints using the toggle buttons Button Meaning

Authorizes the symmetry of pieces (B.Is) by reference to the X axis

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Button

Meaning

Prohibits the symmetry of pieces (B.Is) by reference to the X axis

Authorizes a 90 rotation of the pieces (B.Is) in the marker

Authorizes a 180 rotation of the pieces (B.Is) in the marker

Prohibits rotation of the pieces (B.Is) in the marker

Authorizes the rotation of a variant in the same size

Prohibits the rotation of a variant in the same size

Authorizes a variant to change ply (folded, tubular or double-ply fabric)

Prohibits a variant from changing ply (folded, tubular or double-ply fabric)

4. Clicking on the buttons: Button

icon opens a vertical window consisting of a number of

Meaning
Prohibits the piece (B.I.) from changing ply (folded, tubular or double-ply fabric)

Authorizes the piece (B.I.) to change ply (folded, tubular or doubleply fabric)

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Button

Meaning
Requires a single piece (B.I.) to position itself on the upper or lower ply (folded or tubular fabric)

Requires a single piece (B.I.) to position itself on the upper ply (folded or tubular fabric)

Requires a single piece (B.I.) to position itself on the lower ply (tubular fabric)

Requires a piece (B.I.) to position itself on the upper or lower part of the fabric

Requires a piece (B.I.) to position itself on the upper part of the fabric

Requires a piece (B.I.) to position itself on the lower part of the fabric

Requires a piece (B.I.) to position itself in the center of the fabric

Requires a piece (B.I.) to position itself in the upper center of the fabric

Requires a piece (B.I.) to position itself in the lower center of the fabric

Enables the indication of a tolerance value for the selected position (from 0 to 99 cm in the metric system and from 0 to 39 inches in the imperial system)

5. Enter, if necessary, an oversewing value, e.g. an additional value to be provided around each piece (B.I.) when there is a risk that the material may fray (from 0 to 100 mm in the metric system and from 1 to 126 1/32 inches in the imperial system); This parameter is only taken into account for model files with a .mdl extension. 6. Confirm with OK;

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Defining the fabric constraints 7. An information message appears:

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Confirm

This file is stored in accordance with the access path defined in advance. A constraints file can be modified later. Modification procedure 1. Activate the function using the File / Constraints / Fabric modification menu; 2. In the file selector, select the file to be modified and confirm with OK; 3. Make the modifications in the Fabric generalities window and confirm with OK; 4. A warning message appears:

Confirm

The modifications are saved.

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Creating the marker file


The objective is to enter the characteristics and composition of the marker with a view to its generation. The Fabric generalities/Marker composition window is accessed by:

Insert a line Duplicate the selected line

Remove the selected line from the list Remove all the lines from the list

maximum 31 characters

The parameters circled in red must be completed by the user.

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Completing the Marker generalities window


Procedure 1. Enter the data in relation to the marker file: a. b. c. the name, the code may, when printed, appear in the marker header or in each of the shapes. The system will indicate A by default, the importance is the extent of the marker in producing the manufacturing order (High, Normal or Low). It allows the user to apply a suitable working priority and marker quality, the order is the percentage that the marker represents in producing the manufacturing order,

d.

The importance and order are criteria from the cutting room management software Optiplan. e. a. b. c. the comments field is an open entry field (maximum 160 characters). the width of the fabric (from 0.10 m to 3.25 m in the metric system and from 3.9 to 127.9 inches in the imperial system); the length of the fabric (from 0.20 m to 900 m in the metric system and from 7.8 to 35,433 inches in the imperial system), the selvage value (from 0 to 99 mm in the metric system and from 0 to 126 1/32 inches in the imperial system).

2. Enter the data in relation to the fabric:

In the case of single or double ply fabric, the selvage value is subtracted twice from the fabric width. In the case of folded fabric, the selvage value is subtracted once from the fabric width. In the case of tubular fabric, there is no selvage value. 3. Enter the data in relation to the fabric: a. the name is that determined during the creation of the fabric constraints,

The writing format (in upper or lower case) should be exactly identical to that used for the Fabric name (in the Fabric generalities window). b. c. d. the code enables the use, for example, of a manufacturers coding, (maximum 31 characters) the type corresponds to the fabric type indicated in the variant (for example: main fabric, lining fabric, fuse, etc.), the packaging corresponds to the way in which the fabric is presented: Meaning

Symbol

Single-ply fabric

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Symbol

Meaning

Double-ply fabric

Folded fabric

Tubular fabric

4. Enter the data in relation to the marker: a. b. c. the required efficiency is the percentage of efficiency required when generating the marker (maximum 99 %), the global spacing is the spacing value applied to each piece (B.I.) in the marker, the fabric edge spacing is the value indicating the distance from the fabric edge at which the pieces (B.Is) will be positioned (positive or negative value),

The spacing measurement unit is one-tenth of a millimeter (1/32 in). d. the moving tolerance is the maximum value of piece (B.I.) movement (this value allows, for example, the width to be exceeded or another piece (B.I.) to be overlapped); the fine rotation gives the maximum value authorized for the rotation of pieces (B.Is) by reference to a straight line. The toggle button allows the selection of the following authorizations: Fine rotation with the angle value to be given in degrees (example : for an angle of 1 degree, possible rotation from -1 to +1 degree) Free fine rotation

e.

To save the defined configuration Procedure 1. Click on

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Creating the marker file 2. In the window below, save the configuration in a file:

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1 Enter the filename (maximum 31 characters)

2 Confirm

To call up this file later, click on In the Open window, select the file and click on OK. The information in the selected file is displayed in the Marker generalities window.

Completing the Marker composition window


Procedure 1. In the Model name field: a. b. a. b. Double-click to get the model file selector; Select a model and confirm with OK; Double-click to display the model variants; Select a variant and confirm with OK;

2. In the Variant name field:

To speed up selection, a filter can be applied to the model or variant names by entering the string of characters sought and the following signs: "*" or "?". 3. In the Size field, two additional components, Spegra1(optional) and Spegra2 (optional), may be indicated in addition to the size: a. b. c. Double-click to display the model sizes; Select a size and confirm with OK; Repeat this operation for Spegra1 and Spegra2 so that the 3 components in the field are separated by the ":"sign. The syntax to be complied with is the following: SIZE : SPEGRA1 : SPEGRA2.

In the case where the user wants to indicate only the size and Spegra2, the following syntax must be complied with: SIZE : : SPEGRA2. 4. In the Direction field: Enter 0 if the direction in which the variants were digitized must be complied with, Or enter 1 if the direction in which the variants were digitized must be rotated (180).

5. In the Group field:

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6. In the Qty field, enter the number of variants required in the same size; 7. The Comments field is an open entry field (maximum 160 characters).

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Saving the marker file


Procedure 1. Click on Save; 2. A confirmation window appears:

Confirm

The marker file is saved. To perform the marker generation, it is necessary to close the Marker generalities/ Marker composition window. To modify the marker file later, use the following procedure: 1. Activate the function using File / Modify; 2. In the file selector, select the file to be modified and confirm with OK; 3. Make the modifications in the Marker generalities / Marker composition window and confirm with Save; 4. In the Writing window, confirm modification of the current file with OK; 5. A warning message appears:

Confirm

6. Close the Marker generalities / Marker composition window. The modifications are saved.

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Marker-making
The objective is to mark the pieces (B.Is) on the fabric.

Opening the marker file


The Open window is accessed by:

Access the folders and select the required file

Confirm

The marker file is displayed on the screen.

Marking the pieces (B.Is)


To manipulate pieces (B.Is) using the keys on the numeric keypad, it must be unlocked. The key combinations must be completed quickly.

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Select the method for lowering the pieces (B.Is)


Procedure In the function zone, click on the toggle button: Automatic method (standard mode) The program lowers the piece (B.I.) into the marker zone and suggests a position on the fabric. This position is not definitive and can be changed at any time by the user: place the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to make it active, change its position and then click to confirm. Manual method The user selects the positioning of the piece (B.I.) as it is lowered onto the fabric. He must confirm this position by clicking on the piece (B.I.). The piece (B.I.) remains active under the cursor as long as it is not confirmed.

Lowering a piece (B.I.)


Procedure 1. In the chart, position the cursor on the numeric meter of the piece (B.I.) to be lowered; 2. Click with the left mouse button The piece (B.I.) is on the fabric and its numeric meter is minimized.

Lowering the total quantity of a piece (B.I.)


Procedure 1. In the chart, position the cursor on the numeric meter of the piece (B.I.) to be lowered; 2. Press and

The pieces (B.Is) are on the fabric and their numeric meter is equal to zero.

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Lowering a set of pieces (B.Is)


Procedure 1. In the chart, position the cursor on the numeric meter of the first piece (B.I.) to be lowered; 2. Press and

All the pieces (B.Is) to the right of the cursor are on the fabric and their numeric meter is equal to zero. The pieces (B.Is) are marked on the basis of the order in which they are displayed in the chart. To interrupt the lowering of pieces (B.Is), press

Lower an identical piece (B.I.)


A piece (B.I.) identical to a cut piece (B.I.) cannot be lowered. Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be imitated; 2. Press A piece (B.I.) identical to that designed in the marker zone appears under the cursor. It positions itself using the same constraints defined for the designated piece (B.I.) (symmetry, rotation, etc.). Its numeric meter is minimized.

Lowering the total quantity of identical pieces (B.Is)


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be imitated; 2. Press All the pieces (B.Is) identical to that designated in the marker zone appear at the end of the marker. They position themselves using the same constraints defined for the designated piece (B.I.) (symmetry, rotation, etc.). Their numeric meters are equal to zero.

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Rejecting a piece (B.I.)


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be returned to the chart; 2. Press The piece (B.I.) is in the chart and its numeric meter is updated.

Rejecting one piece (B.I.) for another


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be substituted; 2. Press to return the piece (B.I.) to the chart and replace it with the next piece

(B.I.) in the same size; Press to return the piece (B.I.) to the chart and replace it with the identical

piece (B.I.) in the next size; Press to return the piece (B.I.) to the chart and replace it with the identical

piece (B.I.) in the previous size; The numeric meters of the pieces (B.Is) involved are updated. If this function is used when the cursor is positioned on the piece (B.I.) but the piece (B.I.) is not active, the next piece (B.I.) will be lowered without the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned being returned.

Rejecting all the pieces (B.Is)


Procedure

1. In the function zone, click on 2. Confirm the rejection of the pieces (B.Is) with Yes. All the pieces (B.Is) are in the chart and their numeric meters are updated.

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Retrieving the last saved version


Procedure

1. In the function zone, click on 2. Confirm the first warning message: This operation will delete the current marker by clicking on Yes; 3. Confirm the Writing window by clicking on OK; 4. Confirm the second warning message: Existing file; continue save? by clicking on Yes. The marker is displayed on the screen as it was marked when last saved.

Butting a piece (B.I.)


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be compressed; 2. Use the following keyboard keys: / / /

If the cursor is not positioned on a piece (B.I.), the last marked piece (B.I.) is compressed. If a piece (B.I.) is active, it will be automatically confirmed after butting.

Aligning a piece (B.I.) on center of the fabric


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be aligned; 2. Press once on to position the center of the piece (B.I.) on the center of the fabric; Press a second time to position the piece (B.I.) grain line on the center of the fabric; Press a third time to position the bottom of the piece (B.I.) on the center of the fabric; Press a fourth time to position the top of the piece (B.I.) on the center of the fabric. In the case of folded ply fabric, the positions are identical to those used in single ply but the piece (B.I.) aligns on the upper ply. In the case of tubular fabric, there may be 8 successive positions: The piece (B.I.) may also be aligned on the upper or lower ply depending on the proximity of the piece (B.I.) by reference to one of these two plies. For folded pieces (B.Is), the reference taken into account is the center of half of the fabric.

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Align one piece (B.I.) on another


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be aligned on a nearby piece (B.I.); 2. For a horizontal alignment : Press once on to position the center of the piece (B.I.) on the center of

the nearest piece (B.I.);

Press a second time to align the bottom of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned on the bottom of the nearest piece (B.I.);

Press a third time to align the top of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned on the top of the nearest piece (B.I.).

3. For a vertical alignment: Press once on + to align the center of the piece (B.I.) on which

the cursor is positioned on the center of the nearest piece (B.I.);

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Press a third time to align the right edge of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned on the right edge of the nearest piece (B.I.).

Defining the piece (B.I.) spacing mode


Procedure In the function zone, click on the toggle button: Contact mode No spacing is taken into account. The cursor takes the form of an X.

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Single spacing mode The defined spacing values are only taken into account for the working piece (B.I.). The cursor takes the form of an O.

Accumulated spacing mode The defined spacing values are applied to every piece (B.I.). The cursor takes the form of a +.

Modifying the spacing values of a piece (B.I.)


This manipulation allows the modification, for a particular piece (B.I.), of the spacing values defined when creating the marker file. Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) concerned; 2. Press and

3. A window appears:

Temporary memory zone for different spacing values (maximum 30) Saves the values in the zone Retrieve the values selected in the zone Retrieve all the values in the zone

Values displayed when the window opened

Values defined when creating the marker file

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The spacing measurement unit is one-tenth of a millimeter (1/32nd of inch in the imperial system). The spacing values must be between 0 and 1,000 (between 0 and 126 in the imperial system). 5. Confirm with OK. The memory zone enables the temporary retention of the spacing values. The values can then be selected to quickly complete the +X, -X, +Y and -Y entry fields. The data in the memory zone are automatically erased when the user quits Diamino.

Using the movement tolerance for a piece (B.I.).


The movement tolerance is defined for all the pieces (B.Is) when creating the marker file. Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be moved; 2. Press +

3. A circle appears on the piece (B.I.) and a window opens:

Movement grid

Piece (B.I.) symbol

Reposition the movement to its point of origin

4. Move the piece (B.I.) horizontally and vertically with: the single arrows to obtain a progressive movement (step = 1mm), the double arrows to obtain the maximum authorized movement.

A beep sounds when the last movement value is reached. 5. Confirm with OK.

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Modifying the orientation of a piece (B.I.)


Rotation is only possible if authorized in the fabric constraints and in accordance with the fine rotation value defined when creating the marker file. Procedure 1. In the marker zone, click on the piece (B.I.) to be modified; 2. Press Press Press for a 90 degree rotation; for fine rotation in sixteenths of a degree in a clockwise direction; for fine rotation in sixteenths of a degree in an anti-clockwise direction;

3. Click on the piece (B.I.) again to confirm its new orientation.

Performing a piece (B.I.) symmetry


Symmetry is only possible if authorized in the fabric constraints. Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to which symmetry is to be applied; 2. Press to obtain symmetry by reference to the X axis;

Press

to obtain symmetry by reference to the Y axis.

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Restoring the position of a piece (B.I.)


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) concerned; 2. Press to return to the previous position (the software memorizes the last

16 movements of the piece (B.I.) in the overall marker). This function cannot be used after the alignment of a piece (B.I.) on a nearby piece (B.I.) or in the case of married pieces (B.Is).

Retrieving the last piece (B.I.) processed


Procedure

Press

and

The last piece (B.I.) processed appears as active under the cursor irrespective of the marker page displayed on the screen and irrespective of the position of the cursor on that page.

Temporarily superimposing pieces (B.Is) (supra-validation)


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be superimposed; 2. Position the piece (B.I.) on another piece (B.I.); 3. Press and

The positioning of the piece (B.I.) is forced without any program check on overlapping. This manipulation is also called "supra-validation". 4. Press to successively select each of the superimposed pieces (B.Is).

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Positioning a piece (B.I.) on the lower ply


This manipulation is reserved for folded, tubular or double-ply fabric.

The ply of a piece (B.I.) can only be changed if this is authorized in the fabric constraints Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) concerned; 2. Using the mouse, move the piece (B.I.) to the upper edge of the marker zone; As the piece (B.I.) passes onto the lower ply, its contour appears in dotted lines. 3. Click when half of the piece (B.I.) is on the lower ply; 4. Position the cursor on the dotted line part (the cursor takes the shape of a diamond) and move the piece (B.I.) toward the center of the fabric; The piece (B.I.) appears entirely in dotted lines. 5. Click to confirm its new position. The piece (B.I.) is on the lower ply. To automate this manipulation, simply click on a piece (B.I.) and press

Positioning a variant on the lower ply


This manipulation is reserved for folded, tubular or double-ply fabric.

The ply of a variant can only be changed if this is authorized in the fabric constraints Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the variant concerned; 2. Press and

All the pieces (B.Is) of the variant are on the lower ply. They appear in dotted lines. In this case the pairing and marrying of pieces (B.Is) are not retained.

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Using the work bars


The vertical bar at the end of the marker enables the visualizing of the end of a marker as it is joined to the right of the last piece (B.I.) in the marker. It can be activated or de-activated using the button in the function zone.

The horizontal and vertical bars enable the butting of pieces (B.Is) along a fictional straight line inside the marker. Butting procedure

1. In the function zone, click on the horizontal bar;

to display the vertical bar or on

to display

2. Click in the marker zone to position the bar; 3. Butt the pieces (B.Is) against the work bar as shown in chapter Butting a piece (B.I.); A second butting request in the same direction enables the piece (B.I.) to cross the work bar to butt itself against the other pieces (B.Is) in the marker. 4. Click again on the vertical or horizontal bar button to de-activate the work bar. The work bars also enable the measurement of a zone in the marker. Measurement procedure

1. In the function zone, click on the horizontal bar;

to display the vertical bar or on

to display

2. In the marker zone, click with the right mouse button to determine the start point of the measurement 3. An information window appears:

Zone measurement

Measurement precision

4. Move the mouse to the end of the zone to be measured; Based on the movement of the mouse, the length of the zone is displayed in real time on in the window above. 5. Click again on the vertical or horizontal bar button to de-activate the work bar.

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Checking the overlapping


Procedure

1. In the function zone, click on 2. An information window appears:


Number of overlaps identified in the marker

Click to access the marker zone again

Squares are displayed on the overlapping pieces (B.Is).

Marrying pieces (B.Is)


Pieces (B.Is) on different plies cannot be married. Procedure for a limited number of pieces (B.Is)

1. In the function zone, click on The cursor takes the following shape: 2. Click successively on the pieces (B.Is) to be married; A link line appears between the pieces (B.Is). 3. If necessary, press to create another marriage without exiting the function;

4. click again on the marriage button to de-activate the function. Procedure for a large number of pieces (B.Is)

1. In the function zone, click on The cursor takes the following shape: 2. Place the cursor on the pieces (B.Is) to be married; 3. Press and

A selection rectangle is displayed in the marker zone.

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Disassociating married pieces (B.Is)


Procedure

1. In the function zone, click on The cursor takes the following shape: (B.Is) appear. 2. To disassociate a piece (B.I.) from a marriage, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) and pressTo disassociate all the pieces (B.Is) in a marriage, position the cursor on one of the pieces (B.Is) and press and and the link lines between the pieces

3. click again on the marriage button to de-activate the function.

Inserting pieces (B.Is)


Procedure

1. In the function zone, click on slicing of the marker;

for vertical slicing or

for horizontal

The cursor takes the following shape: 2. In the marker zone, click, with the left mouse button, to define the plot of the slice line;

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Direct clicking with the right mouse button produces a straight slice line.
Example of a slice line

Press

to return behind the slice line plot

3. Click with the right mouse button to stop the slice line plot; 4. A window appears:
1 Enter the spacing value between the pieces (B.Is) (from 1,000 mm to +1,000 mm) If necessary, restore the value displayed when the dialog box opened.

2 Confirm

5. Insert pieces (B.Is) from the chart into the space created.

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Cutting a piece (B.I.)


A piece (B.I.) where there is blocking, a marriage or pairing cannot be cut. Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be cut; 2. Press and

3. The cursor takes the form of a pair of scissors and a window appears:
A F

Temporary memory zone for different cutting values (maximum 15) Cancels the cutting of 2 or all of the elements of a piece (B.I.). E Returns the cutting axis to the horizontal position B

A B C D E F

The point of origin by reference to which the cursor co-ordinates are defined to position the cutting axis Horizontal and vertical movement of the cutting axis per step of 1 millimeter Position and orientation of the cutting axis Rotation of the cutting axis by step 90 of or 45 Fine Rotation of the cutting axis by step of 1of degree Cutting value Warning: The measurement unit is one-tenth of a millimeter (1/32nd of inch in the imperial system).

A line showing the cutting axis appears on the piece (B.I.). 4. Select the point of origin of the cutting axis using the 5 central buttons (A);

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45 5. Place the cutting axis on the piece (B.I.) using the mouse and the (B) buttons or determine its position by entering the X and Y values (C); 6. Define the orientation of the cutting axis using the buttons (D and E) or by entering a value between 0 and 180 (C); 7. If necessary, enter a cutting value (F); The memory zone enables the temporary retention of the cutting values. The values can then be selected to quickly complete the entry field. The data in the memory zone are automatically erased when the user quits Diamino. 8. Confirm with OK. In the case of folded or tubular fabric, the two elements comprising a double piece (B.I.) will be cut.

Pairing two pieces (B.Is)


This function is reserved for folded, tubular or double-ply fabric. Procedure

1. Press 2. A dialog box appears:


Centering pieces (B.Is) by reference to the grain line and the cross line Select the centering mode using the toggle button Centering pieces (B.Is) by reference to each other Pairing pieces (B.Is) in their original position

3. Click on the first piece (B.I.) positioned on the lower ply; A marking line appears on the piece (B.I.). 4. Position this line on the second piece (B.I.) on the lower ply and click; The piece (B.I.), represented in dots, positions itself according to the centering mode selected. 5. To end the pairing: a. b. Position the cursor on the top piece (B.I.), Press The pieces (B.Is) become single again. Pairing is not permitted in the following cases: if the first piece (B.I.) is folded, if the second piece (B.I.) is married, if the pieces (B.Is) to be paired are doubles.

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Changing the marker zone display


Procedure In the function zone, click on: full fabric Display

full length Display

Customized DisplayThe cursor takes the form of a double arrow. Then, with the or keys, the scale of the marker display can be gradually increased or

reduced. It is necessary to click to confirm the new display.

Zooming in on a marker zone


Procedure

1. In the function zone, click on The cursor takes the form of a magnifying glass. 2. In the marker, click in the center of the zone to be enlarged; A selection rectangle appears. 3. Move the mouse to enlarge the selection rectangle and click again to fix; 4. The delimited zone is displayed full-screen and a dialog box appears:
Coordinates of the lower left angle of the selection rectangle by reference to the marker origin.

Move the zoom rectangle with the mouse to visualize other zones.

2 De-activating the zoom

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Modifying the fabric dimensions


The fabric dimensions are determined when creating the marker file. Procedure 1. In the data zone, click on the Length or Width indicator; 2. Press Press to increase by one step of 1 mm; to reduce by one step of 1 mm;

3. Click again on the indicator to confirm. The pieces (B.Is) outside the new fabric are automatically rejected into the chart

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Information during marker making

Information on the marker generalities


Procedure 1. In the marker zone and outside the pieces (B.Is), click with the right mouse button; 2. A window appears:
Marker identification

Fabric dimensions Efficiency data Fabric identification

Moving tolerance and fine rotation Marker constraints

Piece (B.I.) and fabric edge spacing

If necessary, restore the values displayed when the window opened.

3. If necessary, change the parameters; 4. Confirm with OK.

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Information on a piece (B.I.)


Procedure 1. In the marker zone, position the cursor on a piece (B.I.); 2. Press +

3. A window appears

Access to the next piece (B.I.) in the marker Access to the spacing of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned Access to the size analogy for the variant of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned Immediate deletion of the variant to which the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned belongs

Access to the constraints of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned Access to the blocking values of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned Immediate addition of a variant in the size of the piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned

4. If necessary, change the parameters; Please refer to the appropriate chapters for parameter modification; the blocking procedure is not explained in this user guide. 5. Click on Close.

Rapidly finishing the marker


Procedure

In the function zone, click on The remaining pieces (B.Is) in the chart are automatically marked on the fabric.

With the FlashMark function, the resolution time factor is favored over the efficiency factor.

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Finishing the marker with efficiency


Procedure

1. In the function zone, click on 2. A parameters window appears:

with the right mouse button;

Processing parameters

Time to realize the marker (from 0 to 180 min)

Number of tries to realize the marker (from 0 to 3,000) Graphic monitoring of the process

Groups behavior

3. Define the parameters for processing the current marker using the toggle button: Diamino Expertselects the most appropriate parameters

Double-click in the entry zone to select one or several parameter files 4. Enter the objectives in terms of the number of tries and the realization time;

Diamino Expert stops the process as soon as one of these two objectives is reached. 5. Defining groups behavior using the toggle button: Mixed marker making The pieces (B.Is) are positioned without taking account of defined groups. Ordered marking The pieces (B.Is) are positioned taking account of defined groups. Some pieces (B.Is) from one group are, however, tolerated in another group if there are free spaces. Embedded or spaced marker making The marker is embedded when the Embedded tolerance arrow is turned to the left. A groups embedded value is defined in the entry zone (value limited to 9,999 m).

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Diamino Expert automatically terminates marking pieces (B.Is) on the fabric while searching for the best result.

Saving the marker


The objective is to save the marker file The Processing before saving window is accessed by:

1 Information

If necessary, indicate the quality provided

2 Confirm

This file is saved in accordance with the access path defined in advance.

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Printing the marker data


The objective is to print the marker data or to consult them directly on the screen. The Marker Characteristics window is accessed by:

Select the marker file with the selector

Transfer the marker file into the list

Remove the selected lines from the list Remove all the lines from the list

Select the list type using the toggle button Complete list

4 Select the type of consultation using the toggle button On screen

Confirm

Reduced list

To the printer

The marker data are printed or displayed on the screen

Plotting the marker


The objective is to print the realized marker on a plotter The Plotting window is accessed by:

Procedure 1. Click on Configure to select another plotter than that suggested by the dialog box; 2. Otherwise, directly confirm plotting with OK. 3. An information message advises that the file has been sent to the plotter. Click on OK to close the dialog box.

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Realizing a marker from an existing marker


New marker by analogy
The objective of creating a marker by analogy is to facilitate and improve productivity. The size analogy enables the substitution of a variant size, present in the chart, by another size (present or not) The variant analogy enables, for a variant/size couple (present in the chart), the substitution of the variant by another variant of the same direction (present, or not, in the chart) in a given size. The Analogy window is accessed by:

A AB Remove all the lines from the list Remove the selected line from the list E F

Zone A: List of variants comprising the current marker, Group the variants with the same characteristics in one line: Name, Sizes, Direction, Expand the list of variants to get an extended list.

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Zone B: Temporary selection zone, that receives the variant line to be substituted. Each field corresponding to the variant characteristics is represented. variant manipulation icons Cancels the selection of the variant to be substituted, selected in the temporary selection zone B. Performs the analogy by itself of the variant selected in the temporary selection zone B.

Performs the analogy of all the repetitions of a variant in zone A, by a variant entered in zone D.

Performs the analogy of the list of variants by themselves.

Zone C: List of variants that will be processed by analogy, Zone D: Entry zone that receives the substitution variant. Zone E: Entry zone enabling the making of an analogy by changing the Fabric name or the Fabric type. Enables moving from one fabric constraint to another, but also a from one fabric type to another for the same marker, in the case of the use of a number of fabrics in the variant (Ex. fabric ==> lining)

Zone F: Zone for configuring the pieces (B.Is) of the original variant and entry zone for the new marker name. Configuring the pieces (B.Is) of the original variant: Check on the presence of the Size/Spegra1/Spegra2 in the piece (B.I.) grading nests: WITHOUT check (standard mode): in this case there will be an extrapolation of nonexistent sizes. WITH check: verification of the presence of the Size/Spegra1/ Spegra2 in the piece (B.I.) grading nests. If one of the 3 data is absent, an error is detected and displayed during processing. Re-reading the variant on the disk Force the re-reading of the original variant,

Take the data present in the current marker, without re-reading,

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Realizing a marker from an existing marker Centering mode to be applied to a piece (B.I.) by reference to another center by reference to center, grain line by reference to grain line, Movements (rotation and symmetry by reference to the X or Y axis) to be applied to the marker pieces (B.Is) with the same analytical code: The movements applied to the variant to be substituted are fully carried forward to the new substitution variant (standard mode).

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Retain the position of the pieces (B.Is) defined in the original variant. Retention of piece (B.I.) cuts or not, after analogy of a variant in the same size. will preserve cutting after analogy. will not preserve cutting after analogy.

Analogy of a variant by itself


Enables: the re-reading of a variant on the disk, as modified, the re-reading of pieces (B.Is) that were added or deleted.

Procedure 1. Select, in the main list (zone A), the line corresponding to the variant to be substituted. The line will be displayed in the temporary selection zone B. 2. Click on The variant line also appears in zone C, in the list of variants to be processed by analogy. Confirmation of this modification by analogy is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button. The analogy is performed on the basis of the parameters for re-reading the selected pieces (B.Is).

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Analogy of a size in the same variant


Enables the replacement of a variant X size 42 by the same variant X size 38. Procedure 1. Double-click, in the main list (zone A), on the variant to be substituted. The line is displayed in the entry zone D, 2. Double-click on the Size field and select from the sizes offered in the selector, or enter a new size. 3. Click on The variant line is also sent to zone C, in the list of variants to be processed by analogy. The piece (B.I.) cuts can be preserved, or not, after analogy of a variant in the same size. will preserve cutting after analogy. will not preserve cutting after analogy. 4. Give a new marker name if necessary. Confirmation of this modification by analogy is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button. The analogy is performed on the basis of the parameters for re-reading the selected pieces (B.Is). The modified main list of zone A will appear after re-opening the Analogy window.

Analogy of a size of the same variant is also possible using the function on a piece (B.I.) on which the cursor is positioned.

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Analogy by changing the Fabric type


It is possible, in a single operation, to perform an analogy by changing a marker from one fabric type to another (main fabric to lining, for example). Simply modify the Fabric type in the Analogy window. From this moment on, all the variants of the marker will be re-read on the disk and only the pieces (B.Is) of the new fabric type will be selected. Procedure 1. Select the Fabric type entry field and enter a new type. 2. Give a new marker name if necessary Confirmation of this modification by analogy is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button.

Analogy by changing the Fabric name


As a function of the fabric name, turning, symmetry, rotation, etc. constraints are associated, which are defined in the chapter Defining the fabric constraints. If the same marker is to be realized, for example, on a plain fabric and then on a motif fabric, simply change the fabric name in the field at the bottom of the analogy window, and for this moment on, all the marker variants will be re-read on the disk and the new constraints will be applied to the pieces (B.Is). Procedure 1. Select the Fabric name entry field and enter a new name. 2. Give a new marker name if necessary. Confirmation of this modification by analogy is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button.

Analogy of a variant by another


Enables the replacement of a defined variant by a new variant: in another size, with another variant piece (B.I.) of a particular type (e.g.: pointed collar, round collar) etc., while retaining the same pieces (B.Is) with the same analytical code, in another fabric,

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Realizing a marker from an existing marker Procedure Example: replacing a variant X with a variant Y. 1. Click, in the main list (zone A), on the variant to be substituted. The line will be displayed in the temporary selection zone B. 2. Select the substitution variant in the D entry zone: double-click in the Model field and select the substitution model in the selector, double-click in the Variant field and select the substitution model in the list proposed, double-click in the Size field and select the size in the list proposed.

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3. Click on The variant line is also sent to zone C, in the list of variants to be processed by analogy. 4. Change the Fabric name if necessary, 5. Change the Fabric type if necessary, 6. Give a name to the Marker if necessary, Confirmation of this modification by analogy is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button. The analogy is performed on the basis of the parameters for re-reading the selected pieces (B.Is). The modified main list of zone A will appear after re-opening the Analogy window.

Global analogy of all the variants not selected by themselves.


Enables: the global re-reading of the variants on the disk, as modified, the re-reading of pieces (B.Is) that were added or deleted,

to apply an update in one operation, at the level of the original movements. Procedure

1. Click directly on the icon been subject to analogies.

, from a list where the variants have not all

The variants are then displayed one by one, in zone C, with their characteristics, in the list of substitution variants. After this action, all the variants in zone A are marked in yellow. 2. Give a new name to the Marker if necessary, Confirmation of this modification by analogy is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button. The analogy is performed on the basis of the parameters for re-reading the selected pieces (B.Is).

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Global analogy on variant repetitions


Enables, for variants with the same main characteristics Name, Size and Direction in the main list (zone A), analogy by another variant of all these variant repetitions, to be performed in a single selection. Procedure 1. In zone A, select a line that corresponds to variants with the same main characteristics. The selected line will then be displayed in the temporary selection zone B.

2. Click on the icon

to indicate that an analogy will be performed on all

the repetitions with the same characteristics. The variant number is then replaced by the character *.

3. Select the substitution variant in the D entry zone double-click in the Model field and select the substitution model in the selector, double-click in the Variant field and select the substitution variant in the list proposed, double-click in the Size field and select the size in the list proposed.

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4. Click on

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6. All the variants in zone A, with main characteristics identical to the selected line, are marked in yellow. 7. Give a new name to the Marker if necessary, Confirmation of this modification by analogy is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button. The analogy is performed on the basis of the parameters for re-reading the selected pieces (B.Is). The modified main list of zone A will appear after re-opening the Analogy window.

New marker by the Addition or deletion of a variant


The objective of the creation of a marker by addition/deletion of a variant is to facilitate and improve productivity, by adding or deleting a variant in size given size, from a reference marker with at least one variant. The Variant Addition/Deletion window is accessed by:

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A Remove the selected line from the list

Remove all the lines from the list

Zone A: Main list of variants comprising the current marker, Regroup the variants with the same characteristics in one line: Name, Sizes, Direction, Decompact the list of variants to get an extended list.

Zone B: List of variants to be deleted from the main list, Zone C: List of variants to be added to the main list, Zone D: Entry zone of the variant to be added, Zone E: Zone for configuring the pieces (B.Is) of the original variant and entry zone for the new marker name. Configuring the pieces (B.Is) of the original variant: Check on the presence of the Size/Spegra1/Spegra2 in the piece (B.I.) grading nests: WITHOUT check (standard mode): in this case there will be an extrapolation of nonexistent sizes.. WITH check: verification of the presence of the Size/Spegra1/ Spegra2 in the piece (B.I.) grading nests. If one of the 3 data is absent, an error is detected and displayed during processing. Re-reading the variant on the disk Force the re-reading of the original variant,

Take the data present in the current marker, without re-reading,

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Addition of a variant to the marker


Enables the addition of a variant to a given size, from a reference marker with at least one size. Procedure 1. Click on the Addition button above zone C. 2. Select the variant to be added in the D entry zone double-click in the Model field and select the model to be added in the selector, double-click in the Variant field and select the variant to be added in the list proposed, double-click in the Size field and select the size in the list proposed.

3. Complete the entry for the Direction and the Quantity if necessary (non-obligatory fields). Direction indicates the direction of the variant: Enter 0 if the direction in which the variants were digitized must be complied with, Enter 1 if the direction in which the variants were digitized must be rotated (180).

Qty indicates the number of variant repetitions in the marker

4. Click on 5. The variant line is then sent to zone C, in the list of variants to be added. 6. Give a new name to the Marker if necessary, Confirmation of this modification by addition of a variant is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button. The variant addition is performed on the basis of the parameters for re-reading the selected pieces (B.Is).

Deleting a variant in the marker


Procedure 1. Click on the Deletion button above zone B. 2. In zone A, select a variant line to be deleted. It is then displayed in zone B in the list of deletions and is marked in yellow, in zone A. 3. Repeat the operation as many times as necessary. 4. Give a name to the Marker if necessary, Confirmation of this modification by deletion of a variant is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button.

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Deleting variant repetitions in the marker


Enables the deletion of variants with the same main characteristics Name, Size, Direction, in one operation. Procedure 1. Click on the Deletion button above zone B. 2. In zone A, select a variant line to be deleted. It is then displayed in zone B, 3. Click on 4. All the variants in zone A, with the same main characteristics Name, Size, Direction, are marked in yellow. 5. In the list of deletions (zone B), an asterisk * is automatically placed at the level of the column No., on the selected line.

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6. Give a name to the Marker if necessary, Confirmation of this modification by deletion of a variant is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button.

Deleting a variant in a compacted list


In the case of variants in zone A, with the same main characteristics Name, Sizes, Direction, the list can be compacted by clicking on This simplifies the displayed list. .

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To select the entire list click on

and then on OK.

In the list of deletions (zone B), an asterisk * is automatically placed at the level of the column No., on the selected line.

3. Give a name to the Marker if necessary, Confirmation of this modification by deletion of a variant is effective after having clicked on the OK push-button.

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New marker by Adding a marker


enables: the display of another marker while working on the current one, the addition, at the end of the current marker, of the new displayed marker, while having the possibility of applying a global rotation of 180 degrees to it, before addition.

Adding a marker to another realized marker


Procedure 1. Activate the Marker addition function by:

2. Select, using the Marker addition selector, the marker file to be opened. The Marker addition window appears at the top of the main window, displaying the new marker in its current state.

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To select a new marker without leaving the marker Addition window Click on the Another marker button. The Marker addition selector appears, enabling the selection of a new marker file.

To directly modify the marker orientation by adding 180. Procedure

1. Click on The rotation of the displayed marker is performed.

New marker integrated into the current marker group New marker independent of the current marker group

2. Click on the Addition button to confirm the addition of the marker at the end of the realized marker. This can substantially improve the efficiency of global marking, when the new marker is added, e.g. to better embed the marker pieces (B.Is).

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Groups in the marker If the current marker is already comprised of a number of groups, the icon

is grayed out and it is not possible to access the groups of the current marker and the marker to be added. If not, click on the or toggle buttons.

3. Save the new marker with the same name or with a new name. Special cases:

Different fabric types To add a marker to another, the marker to be added must have the same Fabric type as the current one, otherwise the addition cannot take place and an error message will appear.

Different access paths To add a marker to another, the access paths for both markers must be identical, as, if not, the marker save will not be correct, having to search for the information in two different locations.

Different widths Width of the marker to be added less than the width of the current marker: Respond to the warning messagesThe displayed markers positions itself at the end of the marker in progress and the Marker addition window disappears. The selected chart zone is updated by the new pieces (B.Is) added, with a quantity equal to zero. The marker is added by rejecting the protruding pieces (B.Is), e.g., those where more than half the piece (B.I.) exceeds the fabric width. These rejected pieces (B.Is) are reintegrated in the selected chart zone, with an incrementation of the quantity of unmarked pieces (B.Is) (for information, they are marked in the chart zone by a frame).

Width of the marker to be added greater than the width of the current marker:

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Optimizing the marker using the Shaker function


The objective of this Shaker function is to butt the pieces (B.Is) of the marker among themselves, eliminate useless gaps and reduce the marker length, without overlapping. This function is particularly suitable for small pieces (B.Is). It can be performed during marking or at the end. There are two possible modes: Global Shaker and Shaker by zone.

Checking the configurations


Procedure The Preferences window is accessed by:

1. Check that the Normal precision or Fine precision toggle button is set to Fine precision.

2. Confirm with OK In the main window, 3. Indicate the maximum calculation time for obtaining the best optimization. To do this:

4. Click with the right mouse button on the A dialog box appears:

icon in the icon zone.

Entry is possible

Enter the time the software may take to find the best optimization (whole number between 0 and 9999.) 1 by default

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The parameter 0 means that the operator is allowing the software to make as many repetitions as necessary until the saving resulting from an additional try would be nil.

Launching the Global Shaker function after marking in interactive mode.


Procedure 1. Ensure: that there is no overlapping on the marker pieces (B.Is) to be optimized, by selecting the icon,

so that the configuration defined above is correctly realized. icon to launch the Global Shaker

2. Click with the left mouse button on the function, as many times as necessary,

The time configuration can be modified before launching again. 3. When the saving obtained at the efficiency level is nil, the software cannot give a better result. 4. The resultant marker file must be saved with the suffix .PLX.

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Launching the Shaker by zone function after marking in interactive mode.


Procedure 1. Ensure: that there is no overlapping on the marker pieces (B.Is) to be optimized, by selecting the icon,

so that the configuration defined above is correctly realized.

2. Click with the left mouse button on the function, A vertical bar appears below the cursor.

icon to launch the Shaker by zone

3. Confirm the initial position of the bar by a left click. 4. Pull the bar to define a zone and confirm the final position with a right click.In the defined zone, highlighted squares appear, symbolizing the pieces (B.Is) taken into account.

Highlighting

For a piece (B.I.) to be taken into account, at least 60% of the piece (B.I.) width must be included in the selection zone. 5. A confirmation dialog box appears: "Continue processing" 6. Confirmation with OK launches the butting of pieces (B.Is) in the defined zone.

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Realizing fuse plates


The objective of this function is to define the plates around some marker pieces (B.Is) (collar, cuffs, facings, etc.), in order to fuse them in a single operation and cut them afterwards. Once the plates are defined and confirmed on the marker, they can be isolated and regrouped by type and processed like another marker.

Marking the pieces (B.Is) to be fused


If the marker is in interactive mode: Aim at lowering the pieces (B.Is) to be fused, at the end of the marker, piece (B.I.) by piece (B.I.) and separate them from it in order create fuse plates around them, without overlapping. If the marker is completed in automatic mode Start placing the pieces (B.Is) to be fused, create the fuse plate and then finish the marker in automatic mode.

Accessing the Fuse mode


Select the box. icon in the icon zone, then click on in the Logicut dialog

The cursor takes the form of a blade.

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Entering the plates around one or more pieces (B.Is) Creating plates in manual mode
Procedure 1. Isolate the piece (B.I.) or pieces (B.Is) to be fused at the end of the marker. 2. Position the cursor around the piece (B.I.) of pieces (B.Is), in the zone desired and click the 1st point of the plate using the left button. This point cannot be clicked either on a piece (B.I.), or inside another plate. 3. Construct the plate by clicking successive points using the left button.

The segments cannot cut a piece (B.I.) or another fuse plate. If the plot cannot be made, a beep sounds and the line is outlined in red. 4. Finish the plate by using the right mouse button, to close the shape if there is only one straight line to be made, for plates on full fabric. by using the arrow keys on the alphanumeric keyboard, for plates at the edge of the fabric. by using the arrow keys of the alphanumeric keyboard associated with the SHIFT key, to close the fuse plate in a corner of the fabric.

Forcing the segment direction The segment direction can be forced during creation to make it remain strictly vertical or horizontal to plot a horizontal segment to plot a vertical segment

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Modification of the plate during creation to delete the last segment created.

to delete all the segments at the same time.

Creating a fuse plate on folded, tubular and double-ply fabric For tubular and double-ply fabric, any plate created is automatically duplicated on the lower ply or the fold.

Entering a plate in zoom mode When two pieces (B.Is) of the current marker are very close, it is possible, when defining a fuse plate, to work in Zoom mode .

Take the entire marker piece (B.I.), as it is not possible to change zone in the window, when entering a plate.

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Confirm the plate created in manual mode.


It is the action of closing the plate, e.g. with the right button or the arrow keys at the edge of the fabric, that confirms the creation of a fuse plate. 1. In the dialog box that appears, enter

the Type of fuse (15 characters): This is a code entered by the user, that enables the grouping together of plates from different markers, when using Diamino in Fuse mode. The Shrinkage: Negative or positive value to be applied to the contour plotted around the piece (B.I.), to take into account the deformation of the fuse when used (hot gluing).

2. Confirm with OK The automatically assigned plate name cannot be modified. This dialog box may also appear, when the right mouse button is pressed, when the cursor is positioned on a closed plate.

Creating plates in automatic calculation mode


Procedure 1. Isolate the pieces (B.Is) to be fused at the end of the marker.

2. Select Marriage mode 3. Click on the pieces (B.Is) to be married. A link line appears between each piece (B.I.).

4. De-select Marriage mode In the Type of fuse dialog box

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Adjusted outline: calculates an approximate outline, taking account of a margin to be entered (spread equally all around).

Convex outline: calculates a globally rounded outline, taking account of a margin to be entered (the margin entered being the minimum at the edge of the pieces (B.Is)).

Inclusive rectangle: calculates an adjusted rectangle based on the margin to be entered.

6. In the Type of fuse dialog box, enter: The Margin to be applied around the pieces (B.Is) The Type of fuse (15 characters): The Shrinkage: value (negative or positive)

7. Confirm with OK.

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Creating the plate axis


To assist in positioning the plate during cutting, an axis must be created. Procedure 1. Click inside the plate, but outside the piece (B.I.), with the left mouse button, to designate the first point. 2. Click a second time, outside the piece (B.I.), to designate the second point. The first point of the axis is created and is represented by a circle, and the second by two concentric circles.

Modification of the axis during creation to delete the axis before having clicked on the second point.

Forcing the direction of the axis The direction of the axis can be forced during creation to make it remain strictly vertical or horizontal to plot a horizontal segment to plot a vertical segment

A plate cannot be modified once it has been closed.

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Deleting the plate axis and the plate


Procedure 1. Position the cursor in the required plate, 2. Press the key The plate axis disappears. 3. Pressing again on results in the plate being deleted.

deleting all the axes and all the plates at the same time.

Modifying information on the plates


When a fuse plate is confirmed, the information entered in the dialog box may appear in the data zone on the main screen of Diamino. When in the LogiCut function, when the cursor passes over the fuse plate, the information appears in the field located under the marker name, in the format: plate_name (plate_type). 1. Position the cursor inside the plate and press the key

The Type of fuse dialog box appears, with the data entered on creation of the fuse plate. 2. If necessary, modify the data in this dialog box, at the Type and Shrinkage levels.

Exit fuse mode


For actions on the fuse plates, quit the LogiCut function by clicking on OK in the Logicut dialog box. This representation is obtained.

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Manipulating fuse plates Moving the plates, with linked pieces (B.Is) inside
1. Click on the plate outside the pieces (B.Is), The plate becomes interactive under the cursor with linked pieces (B.Is) inside 2. Click again to fix the position. Note: The pieces (B.Is) are not fixed to the fuse plate: The pieces (B.Is) can be moved outside the plate, or A previously created plate can be added, if it allows this: Sufficient gap between the external edge of the plate and the piece (B.I.) edges, bearing in mid that a piece (B.I.) cannot be overlapped on a fuse plate (or compressed, if the butting operation leads to the overlapping of a plate segment). A beep indicates that this is not possible.

butting pieces (B.Is)


Plates created directly in the marker are considered as normal pieces (B.Is), e.g. the Butting a piece (B.I.) function can be assigned or they can be placed in tangency.

Finishing a marker containing plates with Diamino Expert interactive


Ensure that the pieces (B.Is) to be fused were placed at the start of the marker, to finish with Diamino Expert interactive Please refer to the Rapidly finishing the marker functions to rapidly position all the pieces (B.Is) in the chart. Finishing the marker with efficiency to position all the pieces (B.Is) while searching for the best result from the efficiency point of view.

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Processing the piece (B.I.) and plate marking automatically, in a list


Procedure 1. Create the plates as described above. 2. Position them in the required location in the marker at the start of the marker. 3. Save the partially realized marker. 4. Defining the list of markers. Select the icon to maintain the marked plates and pieces (B.Is).

5. Completing the Create list window. 6. Completing the List composition window. 7. Launching the automatic processing.

Save the marker


This corresponds to marking the pieces (B.Is) and fuse plates on the same fabric Save the realized marker under another name, so as not to lose the work realized on the fuse plates.

The marker must be saved in the .PLX format, if a .PLA marker is being worked on, as this format does not handle the Fuse function.

Creating fuse plate markers on secondary fabrics


When a marker containing fuse plates is realized, it is possible to display the plates only.

Configuring the access paths to display the fuse plates


Procedure 1. Open the Access paths... window 2. Check that the marker format selected is the .PLX format. 3. Select the Fuse option in the Marker Format zone. 4. Confirm with OK.

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If a standard marker was present on the screen, a warning message advises that the Fuse mode will cause a return to an empty marker. After confirming with Yes, the screen clears.

Opening the marker containing the fuse plates


Procedure 1. Open the previously saved marker file, This marker is displayed in the main screen, in a size equal to the standard marker from which it came and always in single ply, even if the initial marker was folded, tubular or double-ply. The plates under or on the ply are automatically rejected into the chart.

The fuse plates appear: On the fabric As if they were created in a standard marker, for the plates located on top. Their size is increased or reduced by the Shrinkage value entered during creation. With the respective quantities indicate under each one, for the plates that were on the ply or on the lower ply, The size indication is replaced by an indication of the type of fuse entered during the creation of the plates. Each Type of fuse corresponds to a group and is independently classified at the chart level.

In the chart

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Realizing plate markers


Plate marker making is done in the same way as for ordinary pieces (B.Is). 1. Marking the different plates for a selected group. or : To navigate the different groups at the chart zone level.

: To reject the plates that are not to be taken into account.

2. Save the realized marker under another name. It is important to change the marker name of realized plates, so as not to delete the initial standard marker. 3. If necessary, re-start these operations for each group and save separately by type of fuse.

Adding a number of plate markers


The Marker Addition function in the Tools menu enables the addition of fuse plates to the current one. The fuse marker fabric type is the same as that in the standard marker from which it came. In order to group fuses of the same type, even if the marker fabric types are different, it is necessary to: Select the Visu./Modif. Generalities function in the Tools menu Modify the fabric type in the dialog box displayed, inserting that of the marker to be added.

The fabric type field can only be modified in Fuse mode. In the chart, the plates from the second marker are added to the group corresponding to their type. If there are plates of another type in the marker, a new group will be created.

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Adding non-marked plates


Fuse plates created in Modaris can be added to a fuse plate marker. From an open fuse marker, 1. Select the Additions/Deletions function in the Tools menu. 2. Enter the name and the associated parameters of the model and variant containing the plates to be added. 3. Confirm the addition by clicking on OK. The operation will only be accepted if the new plates have the same fabric type as the marker to which they are being added. It is, however, possible, by selecting the Generality Visu./Modif. function in the Tools menu, to change the fabric type (this is only possible in fuse mode). The addition can then be made without problems. The plates will be added to a new group and will appear on the chart with their respective quantities. the size indication is replaced by the type.

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Off-line processing mode


Defining the access paths
Please refer to chapter Defining the access paths in the interactive processing mode.

Defining the fabric constraints


Please refer to chapter Defining the fabric constraints in the interactive processing mode.

Creating the marker files


Please refer to chapter Creating the marker file in the interactive processing mode.

Processing the markers


Defining the list of markers
The objective is to group the marker files in a list for automatic processing by Diamino Expert. The Create list/List composition window is accessed by:

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List name (maximum 31 characters)

Preparing the processing

E Time to realize the marker (from 0 to 180 mn) Input and output name (maximum 31 characters) Number of tries to realize the marker (from 0 to 3,000)

Entry help buttons

A Duplicate the selected line B Insert a line C Remove the selected line from the list D Remove all the lines from the list E Copy input Name to output Name

Completing the Create list window


Procedure 1. Entering the list name; 2. Using the toggle button, select the process preparation mode: Rejecting previously marked pieces (B.Is) In the case of manually started marker making, the pieces (B.Is) positioned by the user are returned to the chart. Maintaining previously marked pieces (B.Is) In the case of manually started marker making, the pieces (B.Is) positioned by the user are preserved. Optimizing automatic marking Optimizing the positioning of pieces (B.Is) for all the markers in the list.

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Displaying the best try Displaying all the tries Displaying piece (B.I.) marking

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Efficient automatic marker making Rapid automatic marker making

a. b.

Select the type of display using the first toggle button, Indicate the processing mode using the second toggle button, In the case of efficient automatic marker making, the Auto-configuration toggle button allows:

Diamino Expert to select the most suitable parameters, select one or more parameter files (double-click in the entry zone); Diamino Expert will use the file giving the best results, c. Click on for repetitions of a single-size marker (the procedure is

not explained in this user guide),

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d.

Click

on to define the groups behavior using the following window:

2 3 1 Select the groups behavior

Enter the embedded or spacing value (limited to 9,999 m) Confirm

Mixed marking: the pieces are positioned without taking account of defined groups. Ordered marking: the pieces are positioned taking account of defined groups. Some pieces (B.Is) from one group are, however, tolerated in another group if there are free spaces. Embedded marker making when the Embedded tolerance arrow is turned to the left Spaced marker making when the Embedded tolerance arrow is turned to the right

e.

Click on
Enter a minimum width

to allow Diamino Expert to test a number of fabric widths:


Enter a maximum width Enter the step to be applied between widths

After confirmation, the list of widths appears in tenths of mm (1/32 in)

Check to save all tries (otherwise only the best marker is preserved).

5 Confirm

After automatic processing, the marker names obtained complies with the following syntax: Output name_width in tenths of mm (1/32 in). f. g. Check Multi-offcut to allow Diamino Expert to create a second marker in the case where all the pieces (B.Is) did not fit in a single marker; Check Optimization variant direction to allow Diamino Expert to select the most efficient variant direction;

Variant rotation must be authorized in the fabric constraints h. Confirm with OK.

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Completing the List composition window


Procedure 1. Double click in the Input name column to select the marker files to be included in the list; 2. In the Output Name column, enter the save name; 3. Enter the resolution time for each marker; 4. Enter the number of tries for each marker;

Diamino Expert stops the process as soon as one of these two objectives is reached. To process the list with Shaker, only the number of tries column is accessible. 5. Confirm with Save; 6. An information message advises that the list is saved. Click on OK to close the dialog box. To modify a list later, use the following procedure: 1. Activate the function using File / Automated processing / Modify list; 2. In the file selector, select the list to be modified and confirm with OK; 3. Make the modifications in the Modify list / List composition window and confirm with Save; 4. A warning message appears:

Confirm

The modifications are saved.

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Defining a marker set


The objective is to group the marker lists in a set for automatic processing by Diamino Expert. The Set name / Set composition window is accessed by:

Set name (maximum 31 characters) C Entry help buttons A B D

A Duplicate the selected line B Insert a line C Remove the selected line from the list D Remove all the lines from the list

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2. Double click in the List name column to select the lists to be included in the set; 3. Confirm with Save. 4. An information message advises that the set is saved. Click on OK to close the dialog box. Modification procedure 1. Activate the function using File / Automated processing / Modify list; 2. In the file selector, select the set to be modified and confirm with OK; 3. Make the modifications in the Set name / Set composition window and confirm with Save; 4. A warning message appears:

Confirm

The modifications are saved.

Launching the automatic processing


The objective is to launch automatic processing by Diamino Expert. Procedure for a list 1. Activate the function using File / Automated processing / Process list; 2. In the file selector, select the list to be processed and confirm with OK; 3. As soon as the Monitoring automatic processing window appears, the processing is launched and its progress is visible on the screen 4. Click on Abort to exit the window Automatic processing of a list can be launched directly from the Create list / List composition window, by clicking on Process. Procedure for a set 1. Activate the function using File / Automated processing / Process set; 2. In the file selector, select the set to be processed and confirm with OK; 3. As soon as the Monitoring set window appears, the processing is launched and its progress is visible on the screen 4. Click on Abort to exit the window Automatic processing of a set can be launched directly from the Set name / Set composition window, by clicking on Process.

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Processing markers on motif fabric

Motif terminology
Weft
To define the dimensions of a motif, we imagine parallel and equidistant lines on the material, in such a way that the space between two successive lines represents the minimum zone repeated on the material. These lines are called the weft. in most cases, the motif is defined by the horizontal weft and the vertical weft. There is only one type of weft when the motif is stripes. The direction of the grain line direction represents the horizontal.
C B

Horizontal weft Vertical weft Horizontal or vertical step

Motif step
The distance between two wefts is called the motif step: there may, therefore be a horizontal step (between the horizontal wefts) and/or a vertical step (between the vertical wefts).

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Delta
The Delta is the distance that enables the definition of the position of the first weft by reference to the edge of the fabric. The horizontal Delta is the distance between the first horizontal weft and the lower selvage. The vertical Delta is the distance between the first vertical weft and the edge of the fabric.

A B

A B

Horizontal step

Horizontal Delta

Vertical step

Vertical Delta

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Main weft, secondary weft


Depending on the complexity of the motif, the operator may need to define a number of wefts for the same motif. The first weft defined is called the main weft, the following wefts are called the secondary wefts. Each secondary weft is defined by a horizontal Delta and a vertical Delta. The step, however, is the same for all the wefts

The Delta values are always lower than the step value Diamino allows the definition of up to 6 secondary wefts. The main weft has a particular role, as the reference point defined using the main weft is used by the operator on the cutting machine during material cropping operations.
Main weft Secondary weft no. 1 Secondary weft no. 2

DV1 DH1: Vertical and horizontal Delta for the main weft DV2 - DH2: Vertical and horizontal Delta for secondary weft no. 1 DV3 - DH3: Vertical and horizontal Delta for secondary weft no. 2

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Preparing for marking motif fabric


In Modaris, The pattern-maker describes the positioning and connection constraints for certain pieces (B.Is) of his model: Positioning constraints: Motif point Special connection: Link between two pieces (B.Is) to maintain continuity in a motif.

Motif point
The absolute positioning of a piece (B.I.) by reference to the motif is done using a motif point. This is a point on the piece (B.I.) that must correspond to a characteristic point of the motif. The motif point is represented on the piece (B.I.) by the symbol If its marker must be complied with on both wefts: horizontal and vertical

If its marker must be complied with on the vertical weft

If its marker must be complied with on the horizontal weft Examples of applications: To center a motif on a plated pocket, the motif point is defined at the center of the pocket. To center a motif on a cushion, the motif point is defined at the center of the cushion. To obtain a stripe on a line of buttons, the motif point is defined on a button location.

The piece (B.I.) designer may put a number of motif points on the same piece (B.I.), assigning them different motif categories, based on the final result he wishes to obtain.

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Motif category
Name enabling the identification of a category of constraints be reference to the motif point. For example: If the model is marked on a striped fabric, the category stripe can be assigned to the motif point so that the piece (B.I.) will position itself at a characteristic location on a stripe. If the same model is marked on a flowered fabric, the motif point will be given the category flower, so that the piece (B.I.) motif point will position itself at the desired location.

In all cases, for every motif point created, the motif category must be specified.

Link
The relative positioning between two pieces (B.Is) is done using a link. A link between two points selected on two pieces (B.Is) enables these two points to be positioned in the same way by reference to the motif. The position of the first point placed will determine the position of the second point based on the parameters associated with the link. Examples of applications: Continuity of stripes between the collar and back of a shirt. Continuity of the motif between the top and bottom of a sleeve.

The piece (B.I.) designer indicates, in Modaris if they are linked to others by link points. He can associate a proximity label, which he enters in a dialog box, to the link point,

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Proximity label
A proximity label between two pieces (B.Is) indicates whether the pieces (B.Is) should be close or distant, or if they must comply with a certain spacing (same position on the X axis, etc.) This is done to compensate for possible motif drift and to remain within the same cutting window. The proximity labels indicated in Modaris are in a file, giving, for each link, the corresponding proximity label. The numeric values associated with these labels in the Diamino marker-making software determine a maximum distance between the two link point. The labels must be selected by the company in agreement with the users who realize the markers, based on the required maximum gap between pieces (B.Is). For example: Same X, Close, to the right. In Diamino The marker designer selects the way in which the motif will be used, as he has knowledge of the fabric and model: He defines the wefts and Delta based on the fabric used. He selects the Motif category to apply the correct motif point. He associates the numeric values to the proximity labels to comply with the distance between links. He positions the pieces (B.Is) based on the defined links and positioning constraints.

If a motif point is defined on a piece (B.I.) using the CAD software, it is this point which is positioned by reference to the weft. Otherwise, it is the point of intersection of the grain/cross line. Direction of a link When realizing a marker, the links are complied with as follows: The first of the two pieces (B.Is) marked on the fabric becomes the master piece (B.I.). When placing the second piece (B.I.), its positioning is automatically forced by the software so that the correspondence between the two linked points is complied with. The second piece (B.I.) becomes the linked piece (B.I.) or the slave piece (B.I.).

When using a link, the piece (B.I.), on which a motif point is defined, is automatically the master piece (B.I.).

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Interactive processing mode for motif markers


Defining the access paths
Please refer to chapter Defining the access paths in the interactive processing mode 1. Completing the access paths to the folders corresponding to the Motif files. 2. Saving the configuration defined for the motif.

Defining the fabric constraints and proximities


Defining the fabric constraints
Please refer to chapter Defining the fabric constraints in the interactive processing mode

Motif Category
In the case of marking motif fabric, it is also necessary to define the Motif category.

The Motif Categories entry field enables to retrieve the fabric category defined in Modaris. It is necessary to enter the same term as that designated in Modaris. To define the motif categories 1. Double-click in the Motif Categories field 2. In the list, select the motif category corresponding to the fabric Based on what is indicated, the Diamino software will only take account of the motif point corresponding to the fabric. If nothing is entered, the software will take account of the default motif category.

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Defining the proximities


The objective is to define the characteristic movement values, corresponding to the Proximity labels defined in Modaris, based on the fabric used for the marker. To determine whether a proximity label is defined for a piece (B.I.), Click on the piece (B.I.) with the right mouse button. The Constraints window appears, showing all the piece (B.I.) constraints.

The Proximity function is accessed by:

The Proximity window appears:

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Defining the fabric constraints and proximities Definition procedure 1. Enter the list of different proximity categories if necessary. 2. Select which units will be used for the movement values: Button selected: taken into account in 1/10 mm (1/32 in). Button not selected: taken into account in number of check or motif steps. (-1) corresponds to an immaterial movement, by default. (0) in the X or X column means that there is no movement in X. (0) in the Y or Y column means that there is no movement in Y. (1000) is the maximum authorized value for the Y axis.

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3. Enter the proximity values in the X and Y axes.

Example:

C Entry help buttons A B

A Duplicate the selected line B Insert a line C Remove the selected line from the list D Remove all the lines from the list

4. Confirm with Save;

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Creating a marker file for motif fabric


Entering the generalities
Please refer to chapter Creating the marker file in the interactive processing mode. In the case of a marker for motif fabric, the Marker Generalities/Marker composition window is used to define the motif fabric Weft. The Plain/Motif toggle button in the Marker generalities/marker composition window is used to specify whether the marker is to be realized on plain fabric or motif fabric.

Defining the wefts


The objective is to deduce the horizontal weft, the vertical weft, the Delta and the motif step by analyzing the motif fabric. Procedure 1. Click on the Plain/Motif button to open the Weft modification auxiliary window, superimposed on the main window. The Weft modification window appears:

2. Click on the Vertical Step field and enter the deduced value in 1/10th mm. 3. Click on the Horizontal Step field and enter the deduced value in 1/10th mm. 4. Enter the Horizontal or Vertical Delta if necessary. It is recommended that the value of the step measured on the material be reduced by 3%, to ensure that the actual step is never less than the theoretical step, even in the case of local variations in the material. The weft is instantly displayed in the display zone at each entry confirmation. 5. Confirm with OK to close the Weft modification window.

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Main weft

Reference point

A single weft is enough to use this motif: the weft lines will be selected on the motif stripes. The pieces (B.Is) marked with constraints can be marked on the weft (pieces (B.Is) to be aligned on the stripes) or marked in the center of the weft (pieces (B.Is) to be centered on the check). When cropping on the cutting machine, the operator must designate the reference point located at the intersection of the stripes.

Saving the marker file


Procedure In the Marker generalities / Marker composition window 1. Click on Save 2. A confirmation window appears. 3. Check the marker name and confirm with OK. The marker file is saved with its weft definition To perform the marker realization, it is necessary to close the Marker generalities/ Marker composition window. When the file that has just been created is opened, the weft will appear on the fabric. A motif weft can be modified later, using an open marker file. Modification procedure 1. Activate the function using the Motif Tools / Weft modification menu. The Weft modification window appears: 2. Click on the Vertical Step field and enter the value in 1/10th mm. 3. Click on the Horizontal Step field and enter the value in 1/10th mm. 4. Enter the Horizontal or Vertical Delta if necessary. The weft is instantly displayed in the display zone at each entry confirmation. 5. Confirm with OK to close the Weft modification window. The modified weft appears on the fabric.

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Realizing a motif marker


Opening the file to be marked
Please refer to chapter Opening the marker file in the interactive processing mode The file is displayed with the weft drawn on the fabric, if the Motif display option is selected in the Display menu

Marking the pieces (B.Is)


Please refer to chapter Marking the pieces (B.Is) in the interactive processing mode

Lowering a piece (B.I.) with a motif point


Procedure (for standard mode) 1. In the chart, position the cursor on the numeric meter of the piece (B.I.) to be lowered; 2. Click with the left mouse button. The piece (B.I.) is on the fabric and its numeric meter is minimized. A piece (B.I.), on which a motif point is defined, will position itself directly on the first available weft (starting from the weft origin) whose motif category was designated in the Fabric generalities window. If automatic positioning is not suitable, the pieces (B.Is) can always be positioned manually. The piece (B.I.) will position itself on another weft after confirmation of its position.

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Manually positioning a piece (B.I.) to be referenced to the wefts.


Procedure In the marker zone 1. Position the cursor on the piece (B.I.) to be positioned on another weft. 2. Press the motif point positions itself on the vertical wefts (always toward the right): a. b. c. on the main weft, if no vertical positioning has been applied to this piece (B.I.), on the following secondary weft, depending on the Delta entry order on the following main weft, if the last secondary weft of a series of wefts had been reached.

4. Press The motif point positions itself on the horizontal wefts (always toward the top): a. b. c. on the main weft, if no horizontal positioning has been applied to this piece (B.I.), on the following secondary weft, depending on the Delta entry order on the following main weft, if the last secondary weft of a series of wefts had been reached.

To display the motif point on a piece (B.I.) positioned on the fabric Check that the Fill fabric shape option in the Display menu is de-selected. The motif point displayed is in the shape of: If its marker must be complied with on both wefts: horizontal and vertical

If its marker must be complied with on the vertical weft

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If its marker must be complied with on the horizontal weft

To determine all the positioning constraints defined for a piece (B.I.) Click on the piece (B.I.) with the right mouse button. The Constraints window appears, showing all the piece (B.I.) constraints.
Identification of the piece (B.I.) being consulted

Piece (B.I.) movement possibilities Information on the existence of a motif point and its parameters

Information on the existence of linked pieces (B.Is) and the parameters of these links

Motif point positioning parameters Positioning on a vertical weft.

Positioning on a horizontal weft.

Positioning on a vertical weft and a horizontal weft

No positioning constraint (motif point de-activated)

Lowering a piece (B.I.) with links


Procedure (for standard mode) 1. In the chart, position the cursor on the numeric meter of the piece (B.I.) to be lowered; 2. Click with the left mouse button. The piece (B.I.) is on the fabric and its numeric meter is minimized. The piece (B.I.) positions itself based on its motif point, but also based on the positioning constraints of its links.

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Automatic compliance with positioning constraints If the positioning constraints (motif point and/or links) have been defined for a piece (B.I.), these constraints are automatically complied with when this piece (B.I.) is lowered from the chart to the Marker zone: The motif point is marked on the nearest weft intersection, taking account of the weft number, if this was indicated (by default on the main weft). The link with a previously marked master piece (B.I.) is complied with, taking account of the characteristics of this link (fixed oink by reference to vertical wefts, symmetric link by reference to weft No.2, proximity, etc.)

If the piece (B.I.) cannot be marked with constraints complied with, an error sound signal is emitted (master piece (B.I.) not marked, proximity value not complied with, etc.) If the link cannot be complied with in the case of automatic lowering, (Lowering the total quantity of identical pieces (B.Is) or Lowering a set of pieces (B.Is) ), it is interrupted.

If a linked piece (B.I.) is marked before its master piece (B.I.), a dialog box appears.

Click on OK and mark the master piece (B.I.) first.

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The user must pay attention to the position of the master piece (B.I.) by reference to the pieces (B.Is) linked to it

Displaying the links


When the links were defined when creating a variant, they are displayed as follows: Passing the cursor over a marked piece (B.I.) will cause its links to be displayed. In the same way, the links of an interactive piece (B.I.) are constantly displayed until the piece (B.I.) is confirmed. The links (joining the link points of each piece (B.I.)) are symbolized by a line which may have 6 different colors (white, yellow, orange, red, blue, green). The 6 colors are the default initialization colors. They may have been modified if the palette was previously modified. Displaying the link lines on an interactive piece (B.I.): The white line symbolizes the master piece (B.I.) The yellow lines symbolize the non-ordered existing links The orange lines symbolize that the piece (B.I.) is linked (or a slave), to one or more master pieces (B.Is). The blue lines symbolize the de-activated links (a piece (B.I.) where all the links have been de-activated can be subjected to the same manipulation as a piece (B.I.) without links)

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The link colors represented by white, yellow, orange and blue lines have the same meaning as an interactive piece (B.I.). The red line symbolizes the link taken into account when the piece (B.I.) was confirmed. The piece (B.I.) is, therefore, correctly position by reference to this link. When 2 non-interactive marked pieces (B.Is) are correctly positioned by reference to one of their links, this link only appears in red on the link piece (B.I.) (the one marked second). In this way the master piece (B.I.) can be identified. It is possible to have a half red/half yellow link on one piece (B.I.). This means that the link is only complied with in one direction (either in X or in Y). The symbol that appears on the link lines shows by reference to which weft (Vertical/ Horizontal), the link must be complied with, symmetrically or not (please refer to "Information on the existence of linked pieces (B.Is) and the parameters of these links"). Displaying the link lines by reference to the motif point: These links are symbolized by a full color green line linking the motif point intersections of the 2 pieces (B.Is). They only appear on non-interactive marked pieces (B.Is) and only on the linked piece (B.I.) (the line does not appear when the cursor passes over the master piece (B.I.)) A dotted line symbolizes a link with a piece (B.I.) situated below.

Displaying information on the positioning


A help window enables the global display of piece (B.I.) positioning and their links in the marker zone, by displaying the symbols given in the following table, on the pieces (B.Is). The help window is accessed by: the Motif Tools /function Display positioning information menu.

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1. Positioning of the motif point/grain line on the vertical wefts 2. Positioning of the motif point/grain line on the horizontal wefts 3. Positioning of the motif point/grain line in the center of the vertical wefts 4. Positioning of the motif point/grain line in the center of the horizontal wefts 5. Positioning of the motif point/grain line by reference to the horizontal wefts 6. Motif point/grain line link with symmetric positioning by reference to the horizontal wefts 7. Motif point/grain line link by reference to the horizontal wefts

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8. Motif point/grain line link with symmetric positioning by reference to the vertical wefts 9. Link with positioning on horizontal wefts 10. Link with symmetric positioning by reference to the horizontal wefts 11. Link with positioning on vertical wefts 12. Link with symmetric positioning by reference to the vertical wefts Positioning of the link points by reference to the motif wefts Parameters determine the positioning of the link points by reference to the motif wefts. They may be different for the horizontal and vertical wefts.

Fixed

The two link points are placed in the same way by reference to the wefts. The gaps by reference to the horizontal (dh) and vertical (dv) wefts are identical

For example: fixed positioning by reference to the vertical and horizontal wefts:

Free

No positioning constraints

For example: fixed positioning by reference to the horizontal wefts and free by reference to the vertical wefts:

Symmetric

The two link points are placed symmetrically by reference to a motif weft. The number of the weft selected must be indicated.

For example: symmetric positioning by reference to a horizontal weft and free by reference to the vertical wefts:

Saving the marker


Please refer to chapter Saving the marker in the interactive processing mode

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Reference aides

The numeric keypad on the alphanumeric keyboard should be unlocked. The key combinations must be completed quickly.

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General commands

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General commands
Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts
CTRL C CTRL O CTRL E CTRL X

Microkeyboard shortcuts

Creating a marker file Opening a marker file Saving a marker file Quitting the application Quitting a window

Closing a window

Saving a window Confirming a window Writing in upper case Writing in lower-case Saving a configuration

Calling up a configuration

Transferring a line

Inserting a line

Duplicating a line

Removing the selected line

Removing all the lines

Duplicating a column

Displaying identical variants on a line

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Printing of the marker

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Functions

Icons

Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts

Microkeyboard shortcuts

Displaying each variant on a line

On-line help

CTRL H

Printing of the marker


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts
CTRL R

Microkeyboard shortcuts

Printing marker data Complete data printing

Reduced data printing

Consulting data on-screen

Printing the data on paper

Marker plotting

CTRL T

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Lowering the pieces (B.Is)

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Lowering the pieces (B.Is)


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

Automatic method/Manual method

Total quantity of a piece (B.I.)

All the pieces (B.Is)

Interrupting Identical piece (B.I.)

Total quantity of an identical piece (B.I.)

Last version of the saved marker

Rejecting pieces (B.Is)


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

Piece (B.I.)

Piece (B.I.) for another

next piece (B.I.) in the same size identical piece (B.I.) in the next size identical piece (B.I.) in the previous size

All the pieces (B.Is)

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Positioning the pieces (B.Is)


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

butting

Global Shaker

Shaker per zone

Alignment on the center of the fabric Horizontal alignment on another piece (B.I.) Vertical alignment on another piece (B.I.) Spacing contact/single/accumulated

Spacing values Moving tolerance 90 rotation

Fine rotation in 16ths of degrees


X symmetry Y symmetry Previous position of a piece (B.I.)

Recovery of the last piece (B.I.) processed

Supra-validation

Selection of superimposed pieces (B.Is)

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Functions

Icons

Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts

Microkeyboard shortcuts

Moving a piece (B.I.) to the lower ply

Moving a variant to the lower ply

Horizontal work bar

Vertical work bar

End-of-marker bar

Overlapping

Marriage

Horizontal slicing

Vertical slicing

Cutting

Point of origin of the cutting axis

Moving the cutting axis 90 Rotation of the cutting axis

45 Rotation of the cutting axis

Fine Rotation of the cutting axis in 16ths of degrees

Canceling cutting

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Functions

Icons

Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts

Microkeyboard shortcuts

Pairing

activation de-activation

Centering pieces (B.Is) by reference to the grain line and cross line Centering pieces (B.Is) by reference to each other Pairing pieces (B.Is) in their original position

Piece (B.I.) information

Navigating in the marker area


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

To previous/next page

To previous/next group

Progressive movement to the left/right

To marker start/end/top/bottom

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Functions

Icons

Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts

Microkeyboard shortcuts

Display

full fabric full length customized

Zoom

activation de-activation

Marker-making from an existing marker


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

Canceling the choice of variant to be substituted

Analogy of the variant by itself

Analogy of all the repetitions of a variant

Analogy of the list of variants by themselves

With size/Spegra1/Spegra2 control

Without size/Spegra1/Spegra2 control

With re-reading of the original variant

Without re-reading of the original variant

Carry-over of constraints to the new substitution variant

Maintaining the constraints of the original variant

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Functions

Icons

Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts

Microkeyboard shortcuts

Preserving cutting after analogy

Canceling cutting after analogy

Deleting variant repetitions 180 rotation of the added marker


Adding a marker to the same group Adding a marker to a different same group

Marking the fuse plates


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

Logicut

Processing the fuse plates Plate with adjusted outline

Plate with convex outline

Plate with inclusive rectangle

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Automatic marker-making
Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

FlashMark Diamino Expert

Try time Number of tries Groups behavior

Mixed marking

Ordered marking

Click on embedded or spaced

Rejecting previously marked pieces (B.Is)

Maintaining previously marked pieces (B.Is)

Optimizing automatic marking

Displaying the best try

Displaying all the tries Displaying piece (B.I.) marking


Trying different fabrics

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Marking on motif fabric


Functions Icons Alphanumeric keyboard shortcuts Microkeyboard shortcuts

Motif point on vertical weft Motif point on horizontal weft

Motif point on vertical and horizontal weft De-activating the motif point

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Index

Access paths 15 Adding a marker 66 Adding a variant 60 Aligning pieces (B.Is) 32 Analogy 53 By changing the Fabric name 57 By changing the fabric type 57 Global, of all the variants not selected by themselves 58 Global, on variant repetitions 59 Of a size in the same variant 56 Of a variant by another 57 Of a variant by itself 55 Automatic processing List 90 Set 90

FlashMark 49 Function zone 14 Fuse 72 Fuse plate 72 Create 73 Defining the axis 77 Defining the outline 76 Manipulate 79 Marking 80

Geometry file 16 Global Shaker 70 Group Behavior 50, 87 Defining 25 Description 12

Centering pieces (B.Is) 45 Changing the ply of pieces (B.Is) 39 Changing the ply of variants 39 Chart 12 Chart zone 12 Compressing pieces (B.Is) 32 Cutting pieces (B.Is) 44

Inserting pieces (B.Is) 42

Data zone 13 Deleting a variant 60 Delta 92 Diamino Expert Automatic 84 Diamino Expert Interactive 50, 79 Direction of the variant 25 Display 46

Launching the software 11 Link Color identification 106 Description 95 Display 106 List of markers Create 84 Modify 88 Process 90 Lowering a piece (B.I.) with a motif point 102 Lowering pieces (B.Is) 29 Lowering pieces (B.Is) with links 104

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Exiting the software 11

Fabric Constraints 18 Defining the dimensions 23 Modifying the dimensions 47 Packaging 23 Type 23 Fabric constraints 18

Main screen 12 Main window 12 Marker Addition 66 Automatic 84 Description 3 File 22 Generalities 48 Slice 42 Zone 14 Marker file

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Create 22 Format 16 Opening 28 Marker generalities 48 Marker set Create 89 Modify 90 Process 90 Marker zone 14 Marking pieces (B.Is) by reference to the wefts 103 Marking the pieces (B.Is) 28 Marrying pieces (B.Is) 41 Menu zone 12 Model 3 Motif Generalities 91 Interactive processing 97 Motif category Defining 97 Description 95 Motif fabric Generalities 91 Interactive processing 97 Motif point 94 Motif step 91 Movement constraints 18 Moving tolerance Defining 24 Use 36 Multi-coupons 87

Marry 41 Menu 49 Orient 37 Pairing 45 Reject 31 Rotation 37 Superimpose 38 Symmetry 37 Piece (B.I.) menu 49 Piece (B.I.) symmetry 37 Plain fabric Interactive processing 15 Off-line processing 84 Plotting 52 Printing 52 Proximity 98 Proximity category 96 Proximity label 96

Quitting the software 11

Reference point 94 Rejecting pieces (B.Is) 31 Rotate pieces (B.Is) 37

Opening a marker file 28 Orienting pieces (B.Is) 37 Overlapping 41 Oversewing 20

Pairing pieces (B.Is) 45 Piece (B.I.) Align 32 Centering 45 Change ply 39 Compress 32 Cutting 44 Description 3 Inserting 42 Lower (with links) 104 Lower (with motif point) 102 Lowering 29 Marking 28 Marking (by reference to the wefts) 103

Save 51 Saving 51 Shaker 69 Shaker per zone 71 Size 25 Size analogy Description 53 Slicing 42 Spacing Defining 24 Mode 34 Modify 35 Spacing mode 34 Starting the software 11 Superimposing pieces (B.Is) 38 Supra-validation 38

V
Variant Addition 60 Change ply 39 Defining the direction 25 Deletion 60 Description 3 Direction optimization 87

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Variant analogy Description 53 Variant direction 87

W
Weft Defining 100 Description 91, 93 Modify 101 Window Access paths 15 Create list/List composition 84 Fabric generalities 18 Marker characteristics 52 Marker generalities/Marker composition Set name/Set composition 89 Work bars 40

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