Resizing or scaling designs can be achieved in certain software programs (fot example Catalog Xpress, Buzz tools, Embird, Tajima Pulse Ambassador). Some this machine embroidery software may be download as free - Embird 2010, Buzz Tools and Tajima Ambassador 13*. Condensed (for example Melco CND embroidery format) designs be resized and technically there is no limit to how much they can be changed; however;. there should be some judgement used when resizing individual designs and there are several things to take into consideration when resizing.
Detail of design - A embroidery design with a lot of detail can be increased but probably not decreased. For example, a detailed machine embroidery design can be enlarged, but not to the point that the detail will look weak. Also keep in mind that an outline walk stitch may need to be a satin or column stitch if the design becomes too large.
Check to see there is too much detail for decreasing the size. the detail will not change when scaling down and many times, the design will become "muddied" when made smaller with the details overlapping and running together. On the other hand, this same designs might have enough detail to be enlarged a great deal and still be interesting.
Stitch lenght - if a design has satin stitch that may become too wide when enlarged, other steps may have to be taken whan changing the size. Some programs allow you to change a satin stitch to a fill stitch.
Outlines - Check outlines to make sure they will be adeuqate. Preview this on the screen before sewing. Some outlines may look good small but when enlarged can change from a smooth curve to a squared or pointed line. To save time when creating embroidery designs, check this on the screen before sewing. If it doesn't look good on the screen, chances are it will not sew well either. It is also possible to increase the size of a design too much, depending on how it is digitized. For instance, if a design has a walk stitch outline, resizing it to a much larger percentage may make it large enought so that the walk stitch outline is not adequate. Keep this is mind when resizing and, again, always do a test sewout before applying the design to a garment.
Hints: Although the built-in machine embroidery fonts do have the ability to change stitchdensity when resized, this is not the case with the all other embroidery designs. Total stitch counts of embroidery designs remain unchanged so the stitch density will vary when resizing a design. For example, after you have reduced the designonce; do not reduce the same design again. The stitch density of the reduceddesign will become too dense and may cause the needle or thread to break. When stitch blocks are separated and moved or copied using embroidery software, the information that would allow those blocks to resize correctly is lost. This is a may be limitation of you embroidery software. If you are encountering this problem, it is most likely an indication that you should be using free embroidery software.
*from dialer or developer websites. Limit - trial period.