LCD - Controller Instructions

LCD - Controller Instructions


LCD Controller Abbreviated Instructions

SWF LCD Abbreviated Instructions (v2.10)

(For most common operations) 

Read a Design from Disk

1. Insert the disk into the floppy drive.
2. Press F1— Input
3. Press F1— Floppy. The contents of the floppy drive will be displayed on the screen.
4. Use the F1 and F2 (up and down arrows) buttons to scroll through the designs on the screen and locate design desired.
5. Once highlighted, hit F7 (Copy).
6. Once the file is copied, a memory location grid will appear. Hit F7 to select location.
7. Machine will read the file off the floppy and place in memory location selected.
8. Hit F8 (Previous) if no other designs are to be loaded.
9. Design will now appear on the screen.
10.The top left portion of the screen is the BASIC settings area. Navigatethrough the menu using the F1 and F2 buttons. Once a selection is made,use the number pad to enter changes desired.
11.To enter color changes, hit F7 (Needle). Right hand section of the display willbe selected. Enter needle numbers desired.
12.Press F8 (Next). This command reads the parameters set for the design.
13.The design will appear once again on the screen. This is considered the main screen. 

Read a Design from Memory

1. On the main screen, press F2 (Emb-Call).
2. Navigate through the display using the F1 through F4 buttons.
3. Select desired design by pressing F7 (Select).
4. The file appears on the screen.
5. The top left portion of the screen is the BASIC settings area. Navigatethrough the menu using the F1 and F2 buttons. Once a selection is made,use the number pad to enter changes desired.
6. To enter color changes, hit F7 (Needle). Right hand section of the display willbe selected. Enter needle numbers desired.
7. Press F8 (Next). This command reads the parameters set for the design.
8. The design will appear once again on the screen. This is considered the main screen. 

Deleting a Design from Memory

1. On the main screen, hit F1 (Input).
2. Press F4 (Design).
3. Press F2 (Delete)
4. A list of file icons will appear.
5. Use the F1 through F4 keys (arrows) to select the design you wish to delete.
6. Hit F7 (Select).
7. Hit F7 (Delete).
8. A delete confirmation will appear at the bottom of the screen.
9. Press F7 (Yes) to confirm deletion.
10. Press F8 twice to return to the main menu. 

Deleting All Designs From Memory

1. On the main screen, press F1 (Input).
2. Next, select F4 (Design).
3. Press F3 (Form at).
4. A confirmation to remove all loaded designs will appear on the lower portion of the screen.
5. Hit F7 (Yes) to confirm deletion.
6. All designs will be deleted and the SWF logo will appear in the design area screen. 

Programming Color Changes


1. Once the design is loaded and on the screen, select F7 (Needle).
2. The needle menu on the left side of the screen will activate with the cursor on needle 1.
3. Enter needle number desired for design.
NOTE: To program needles 10 through 15, it is necessary to use the 10+ key in addition to keys 0-5. Press and hold the 10+ key down then press 0, 1, 2,3, 4 or 5. 

Programming Color Changes Once the Design is Ready to Sew

1. Note: This step is not necessary if you have set the colors using the abovemethod. If not, follow the instructions below:
2. Hit F3 (Setting).
3. Select F5 (Needle).
4. Select F1 (Select).
5. Hit needle numbers desired.
6. Hit F8 (Previous) three times to exit menu once needle colors are changed.
7. The design is ready to be sewn. 

Changing Colors After Design is Stitching

1. Stop the machine.
2. Select F2 (Trim ) to cut the current thread in use.
3. Use keypad to enter number of new needle desired.
4. Hit the CL button on the keypad. This replaces the old needle number with the new one.
5. Hit Start to resume sewing. 

Set the machine for Cap or Flat Embroidery

NOTE: These parameters must be set BEFORE a design is loaded

1. On main screen, press F3 (Setting).
2. On the next menu that appears, press F4 (Set III)
3. Press F2 and scroll down to #3, Frame Setting
4. Hit “0” for Flats or “1” for Caps
5. Once selection is made, hit F8 (Previous)
6. Hit F8 (Previous) to return to the main menu.

 Rotate the Design

1. On the main screen after a design is loaded, the function needed to rotatethe design can be found at the top of the screen. By default, the top sectionwill be active.
2. Use the F1 (Up Arrow) or F2 (Down Arrow) to scroll to #3 (Angle).
3. Enter angle using machine keypad from 0 to 359.
4. Hit F6 (View). The design will be redrawn to the new angle specified.
5. To change angle, repeat steps 2-4. 

Trace the Design

1. Press 1 on machine keypad to change to Needle 1 on the machine.
2. Manually m ove the frame to the start point of the design.
3. On main screen, select F4 (Subwork).
4. Press F6 (Trace). The machine will trace a box based on the extreme limits of the design of all four sides— left, right, top and bottom. Observe the placement of needle number 1 in reference to the trace to make sure the design will fit in the designated area.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 if the design needs to be re-centered.
6. To trace the perimeter of the design, press F4 (Subwork) then press F3 (Exclude).
7. Next, press F7 (Trace). 

Float Forward or Back Through a Design

1. This option is only available after the design starts to sew.
2. Select F3 (Float).
3. A selection of numbers will appear as well as the word COLOR. Choose the increment you wish to float forward (numbers or the word Color with a “+”) or backward (numbers or the word Color with a “-“). Each time the F key below number or color is selected, the frame will move and the LCD screen will display the new area by filling in or removing stitches.
4. Once the design area needing to be stitched is reached, hit F8 (Previous) to return to the main screen.
5. Hit Start to resume sewing. 

Reset a Design (End Current Job Not Completely Sewn)

1. Stop the machine.
2. Press F8 (Emb End).
3. A prompt will appear at the bottom of the screen. Select F7 (Yes).
4. Press the ORG button on the keypad to return to start point of the design. 

Manual Thread Trimming

1. Stop the machine.
2. On the main screen select F7 (Trim )
3. Press Start to execute the trim. The machine will sew about 2 stitches then trim.

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