Auto vs. Manual Digitizing

Comparison of autodigitized and manually punched design -- for teaching purposes only.

Outlines have no underlay.  Gap in grey section and jump from top to middle are more obvious.
When stitched, the design looks okay--from three feet away.
Notice the handles in the first scan.  They are uneven because the original artwork was done that way.

Scan of auto design.
Jumps have not been trimmed.
Design has 4239 stitches.

Screen shot of center.
Notice stitch directions and obvious jumps in outline.

Scan of center.
Notice stitch directions, gaps with fabric showing under the design and obvious jumps in outline.

Underlay stitches have been changed to blue so they are more obvious for this graphic.  These stitches provide loft and depth and help to cover the fabric under the section.
Notice the symmetry of the handles in the first scan.  With manual punch digitizing, the artwork is used as a template, not a precise guide for digitizing.

Scan of manual design.
There are no jumps to be trimmed.
Design has 2466 stitches.

Screen shot of center.
Notice stitch direction and flow of stitches to create curves and detail.
Red square indicates last stitch.

Scan of center.
Digitizer chose to not use outlines, though that could have been done.

Test the two designs for yourself.  Download both designs in xxx format with the link to the right.  Watch them as they stitch to see how each design flows.  Keep in mind that copyrights apply to these designs and the graphics posted here.  This page is expressly for the purpose of comparing designs done in an autodigitizing program and a manual punch digitizing program.  Do not share the designs or copy the graphics.  Please respect my right to maintain ownership of my lessons.

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