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Innovations

PIXEL DOBBY
PIXELART S.L.
Innovations
PIXEL DOBBY
Pixelart S.L.
Doctor Sempere, 12
03803 Alcoy (Alicante) Spain
Tel.: (34) 965 52 58 89
Fax: (34) 965 52 42 40
e-mail: pixel@pixelart.es
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Contents
Version 1.29.20.1 1
Opening Staübli (.db1) punchings .......................................................................................1
Saving Staübli (.db1) punchings..........................................................................................4
Draw with colors on the weave............................................................................................4
Functions for Shafts.............................................................................................................7
Exchange the position of the Shafts ......................................................................7
Divide a Shaft in two...........................................................................................10
Printing ..............................................................................................................................13
Reed denting........................................................................................................13
Technical card with costs data.............................................................................13
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Version 1.29.20.1
Opening Staübli (.db1) punchings
The program allows to load and interpretpunchings of the type Staübli (.db1), for this after loading the
loom we are going to work with clicking on the Loom icon, click on the icon Open Punching
that is placed on the toolbar of the Pixel Dobby screen, then we can see the dialogue box Open. Select
the unit, the folder and as type of file, select Staübli (.db1).
Select the name of the file you wish, and click on the Open button.
The program shows the Loom dialogue box to be able to indicate which is the loom associated with
the punching you want to load.
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If the loom that is displayed in the dialogue box, is the suitable loom, click on the Ok icon If it is
not the suitable loom click on the Select Loom icon then the Open dialogue box appears to slect
the loom.
Select the unit, the folder and the name of the loom file associated with the punching you want to load
and click on the Open button.
After that validate the loom associated with the punching by clicking on the Ok icon that appears
in the Loom dialogue box.
Automatically in the Weaves Overview window , there appears the resultant weave. Click on it
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The window of the complet pattern is displayed, and contains the Weave, Draft and Peg plan, the weft
sequence of the punching that has been loaded and the warp grips and weft changes if there is any.
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Saving Staübli (.db1) punchings
To save punching of the Staübli (.db1) type, click on the option Save Punchings that is in the File
menu.
It is displayed the Save dialogue box, select the unit, the folder and as a type of file Staübli (.db1) .
Indicate the name of the file and click on the button Save.
The file is saved as a Staübli (.db1) punching.
Draw with colors on the weave
To be able to display amd draw with colors the weave of the design that is being developing, it has
been added a new option in the Punching Edition.
This option allows to display the weave in colors, taking as a reference the colors of the sequence.
To display the weave in colors, click on the icon Weave in Color, the button is pressed and the
weave is displayed with colors of the sequence that is defined.
Depending on the palette of the sequence that is the active one, “Fixed Palette” or “Yarns Palette”, the
weave is going to be displayed with some colors or other colors.
Fixed Palette:
If the active palette of the sequence is the “Fixed Palette”, the colors with which the weave will
appear, will be the colors configured in the sequences palette.
Remember that the “Fixed Palette” is activated by clicking on the icon Fixed Palette placed in
the toolbar. (the button is pressed).
And the colors for the “Fixed Palette” are configured from the dialogue box Sequences
Palettes. To open the dialogue box click on the icon Sequences Palettes.
The dialogue box is opened.
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This dialogue box has a toolbar on its bottom, as for the weft as for the warp:
The icons of this bar allows to:
Load a palette of colors. When you click on this icon the Open dialogue box is opened to
be able to load a file of the .pal format.
Save the active palette of colors. When you click on this icon the Save dialogue box is
opened to be able to save the active palette as a .pal file.
Edit the colors of the active palette. When you click on this icon the Atlas dialogue box is
opened, that allows to modify the color that is the active one.
To close the dialogue box and validate the changes that have been done click on the Ok icon
To close the dialogue box without validating the changes that have been done click on the
Cancel icon
The weave is displayed with the colors of the “Fixed Palette” of the sequence.
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To draw in colors select the drawing tool that you wish and draw, on the weave.
Yarns Palette
If the palette of the active sequence is the “Yarns Palette” the colors with which the the weave
will appear will be the colors defined for the assignations of the weft and warp yarns.
Remember that the “Yarns Palette” is activated by clicking on the the icon Yarns Palette
placed on the toolbar. (the button is pressed).
The weave is displayed with the colors of the “Yarns Palette” of the sequence.
To draw with colors select the drawing tool you wish, and draw on the weave.
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To display the normal weave click again, on the icon Weave in color (the button is not pressed)
the weave is displayed in white for lift points and red for blank points.
Functions for Shafts
New functions for shafts allows to have more flexibility in the development of the designs. These
options are in the Punching Edition toolbar.
These options allows to exchange the possition among the shafts and divide them.
Exchange the position of the Shafts
The options of exchanging the position of the shafts allows to arrange the shafts from the Peg Plan or
from the Draft.
Exchange Columns: Click on this icon to exchange, from the Peg plan, the possition among two
shafts.
After that place the cursor on the Peg Plan, observe how the cursor has changed its shape and goes
with the number 1.
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Click on the possition of the first shaft that is going to be exchanged, now the cursor appears with the
number 2.
Click on the position of the second shaft that is going to be exchanged. Observe how the position
among both shafts has been exchanged.
Exchange Rows: Click on this icon to exchange, from the Draft the position among two shafts.
After that place the cursor on the Draft, observe how the cursor has changed its shape and goes with
number 1.
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Click on the position of the first shaft to be exchanged, now the cursor appears with number 2.
Click on the position of the second shaft to be exchanged. Observe how the possition among two
shafts has been exchanged.
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Divide a Shaft in two
The option of dividing shafts allows to divide a shaft in two in order to share the weight.
Divide the Shaft: Click on this icon and place the cursor on the Peg Plan or on the Draft.
Observe how the cursor changes its shape
Lets see with an example:
In our example we see that the 2 first shafts makes tafet and we would like to weave it in 4 shafts
instead of 2 shafts. Place the cursor on the Draft (we can do on the Peg Plan too). Observe that the
cursor has changed its shape and we click on the first shaft to be divided.
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The shaft on which we have click on is divided in two, placing on the first possition that it finds free.
Lets repeat the action with the second shaft.
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The shaft on which we have clicked on is divided in two, placing in the first position that it finds free.
Now we would use one of the options of “Exchange the position of the Shafts”; Exchange
columns (in the Peg Plan) or Exchange rows (in the Draft) to arrange the shafts and place the 4
shafts that makes tafet in the first position.
After using one of the options, observe the result:
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Printing
Reed denting
Now the Draft can be printed with the arrangement in which the yarns are passed in the reed.
In the bottom of the Draft you can observe the yarns that are passed on each hole of the reed.
Technical card with costs data
In the technical card it has been added, as for the weft as for the warp, the number and the description
of each one of the yarns and the calculations of the weight per lineal metre.
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