I have been using Wilcom for several years "struggling". With the new Drawings 8 I could do more in just a few clicks. Then I ever could before. It is AMAZING! It is what I have been looking for! My first sew out looked Great and all did was dropped the graphic in, save the file and ran it! It is as easy as they make it look. Using the templates and graphics from Smart Designer Pro, I can screen print and embroider the same file! Can’t get any easier than that...Dean Hutson
Monterey T-shirts, Monterey, MA
I am very impressed with Drawings 8 Essentials. It's actually amazing! I've been digitizing since 1989, (I think I'm a fair digitizer). I use Drawings for converting customer logos to embroidery. DRAWings has really cut down my setup time.Michael Moreno
The Shirt Stop, Whier, CA
I purchased the new Drawings 8 Essentials software from Digital Art Solutions. There is a learning curve, but I love it because I can now use all the clipart and templates from DAS and turn them into embroidery. The nice thing about Drawings 8 is that it does work with CorelDRAW X7 unlike my Wilcom software. The possibilities are endless now. I can even convert my DAS monogram templates into embroidery because of Drawings. Thanks to Digital Art Solutions for releasing this software. I know it will be a huge advantage for a lot of embroiderers like me.Mary Gottman
Mary K. Gottman Embroidery, Rockford, IL
Words cannot express how much DRAWings has benefited our business. It is simple to use. Working late one night, we realized our embroidery file was too small. We were able to import it into DRAWings and increase the size and were able to complete the job. This is just one of many reasons why we recommend this software. Also, we definitely recommend attending their live weekly training webinars to learn all the little tricks.Dawn Wernimont
More Custom Graphics, Sanger, TX
We were skeptical at first about DRAWings. It seemed too good to be true. I installed DRAWings 8 and converted our first piece of art into embroidery. We were very pleased with how it turned out. We were able to turn this job around in less than a day without paying someone to digitize it for us. We had a shirt here that our competition across town did for the client. Our shirt looked much better. The customer was very happy.Eron Murphy
Little Giant Graphics, Forest, VA
Vector source artwork can be imported directly into DRAWings Essentials in popular file formats. Users can also drag and drop vector images from CorelDRAW into DRAWings. Vector artwork is automatically converted into professional quality embroidery using patented DRAW Stitch technology.
Choose a fabric preset depending on the specific job. DRAWStitch technology will dynamically adjust the density, compensation and underlay of the embroidery automatically.
Completely automated applique production with full control over fixing stitch type, stitch length, density and overlap. Automatic sequencing of placement, tacking and fixing stitches for precut fabrics or tear away fabrics.
User-friendly monogramming functions with 25 interactive monogramming templates with borders and text. Change the overlap order of interlocking characters.
Set the embroidery sewing sequence using preset strategies or manually adjust the sequence through the Sequence Manager.
Simulate the sewing process and preview the embroidery sequence before production with an accurate 3D preview
When embroidery objects overlap each other, DRAWings will automatically remove the embroidery underneath the overlapping objects. This prevents excess stitches and produces the optimum embroidery results. Overlap removal can also be disabled.
The DRAWings file format saves both the embroidery and the original source artwork. Embroidery is dynamically regenerated if a fabric preset is changed or a design is resized. Files can be exported as embroidery or images.
DRAWings Essentials has a user-friendly and simple graphical interface similar to popular graphics programs such as CorelDRAW.
Sewing is believing. DRAWings Essentials has the most powerful vector to stitch conversion technology in the industry. Instantly convert vector graphics to production-ready sew files.
With 25 preset monogramming templates, convert any font into an interactive monogramming template. Patented technology enables complete control over weaving of interlocking letters.
Multi-decoration designs or monograms can be easily created using Smart Designer Pro or Rhinestone Designer and mixed with embroidery or applique elements in DRAWings Essentials.
Sew files are dynamically regenerated if fabric presets or sizing is changed. Completed files can be output in most popular file formats for both home and commercial embroidery machines.
DRAWings Essentials includes the My Editor embroidery editing software. Embroidery designs can be edited or merged. My Editor enables complete control over machine parameters such as stops and trims along with individual stitch editing.
Powerful applique functions automate the sewing sequence of placement, tack down and finishing stitches for applique production with a cutter or laser. Create cut files in your graphics program and convert them to production-ready sew files in seconds.
DRAWing Essentials has two modes, Auto Mode and Manual Mode. Auto mode assigns stitch parameters based on fabric presets. In Manual Mode, the user has control of stitch parameters such as density, stitch length, underlay and sequencing for outlined stitches.
|Operating System||Windows 7, 8, 10|
|Processor||2+ GHz Intel or AMD (x86) processor|
|Free Hard Drive Space||1GB of free uncompressed space|
|Graphics Card||3D DirectX 10 accelerator with at least 512 MB dedicated RAM, 32-bit color.|
|Monitor Resolution||Minimum 1920x1080|
|Other Hardware||DVD Drive|
"Drawings 8 Essentials allows anyone with minimal embroidery experience to produce professional sew files with a fraction of the learning curve of complex and expensive traditional digitizing programs."
President, Digital Art Solutions