The new year brings exciting new features in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro. On Monday, January 4, 2016, update your version of Perfect Embroidery Pro to the latest version: 8.62. Once you update, you’ll find new access to all other Inspirations software programs that you’ve purchased and installed on your computer. If you’re like me and have them all – you’re going to love the speed at which you can work now. Perfect Embroidery Pro is considered the ‘mother ship’ of all our software programs and it’s the program where you find every digitizing feature that we’re known for. Now, instead of opening separate programs to perform different functions (like block piecing, quilt layout planning, quilt block embellishment or fun lettering), you can do it all from one screen. Take a look:
On the right of your screen, next to the Properties Box, you’ll find icons for each Inspirations’ program you’ve purchased and installed. Hover your mouse over each icon to reveal its identity.
Click on the Word Art in Stitches icon to instantly access the bubble text window.
Need more Word Art in Stitches features? Just click on the arrow under the icon to access the other features of Word Art in Stitches.
Click on the My Quilt Embellisher icon to access the block library.
Select a block and click on the arrow under the icon to access all of My Quilt Embellisher’s rich features.
Click on My Block Piecer icon to access its block library. Then click on the arrow under the icon to access all of My Block Piecer’s features. The My Quilt Planner icon works the same way. Click on it to access the main quilt layout window. Then access more tools under the arrow. All of this is happening while you’re still in Perfect Embroidery Pro! This new feature saves so much time and gives you access to dozens and dozens of tools. For instance, if you’re designing an applique in Perfect Embroidery Pro and want to use your digital cutter to pre-cut the applique pieces. Just click on the arrow under the My Block Piecer icon and select Cutter. Boom – there’s the Cutter window. Sweet! What else has been updated? The Snap to Grid feature is now more precise than ever. If the point, object, or design is within 10 pixels of the horizontal, vertical grid and/or guidelines, it will snap to the grid. Of course, you still the option of turning this off under Tools/General Options/Grid.
All you Handi-Quilters will be happy to know our software programs now read and write to HQV files.
In order to protect your software license, the registration/activtation process has been streamlined. As before, each serial number can be activated one time via the web in each of the software programs. If you wish to receive a second activation, you will need to contact customer support. You can now unregister the software from any computer and the system will add another activation so that you can install it on a new computer without contacting customer support. NOTE: Users can unregister/register up to 5 times after that, they will need to contact support.
There is a limit as to how many sites (computers) you can have live at one time. As a default, each serial number will have a limit of one site (computer). What this means is, only one computer can be used with any serial number at one time. If the customer wishes to receive a second activation and site (computer) in accordance to the license agreement, the user will need to contact support as described in above.
Next week, we’ll cover some of the other updates that have been included this month.