Differences from DesignaKnit Professional
All features which are not present in DesignaKnit Concept are removed completely rather than just being greyed out.
A. No Standard Garment Styling or Original Pattern Drafting.
Instead of these shaping sections there will be a selection of standard size garment files. Standard garments with straight (drop shoulder), Raglan, or set-in sleeves will each be available in a range of standard sizes.
11 standard sizes of child
11 standard sizes of adult female
8 standard sizes of adult male
(30 standard sizes in all)
3 sleeve types times 30 sizes=90 shape files in all. All garments will have casual ease, V-neck at front and round neck at back. There are no Babies’ sizes, and no saddle sleeves.
It will be possible to open only these 90 shape files. Other files, whether made in Standard Garment Style or Original Pattern Drafting, cannot be used.
B. There will be no DesignaKnit Graphics Studio, and no ability to convert a graphic file into a stitch pattern.
C. Only colour patterns, and not stitch type patterns, are supported. In order to design garter stitch patterns, users will have to use different colours to represent different stitch types. In Method of Knitting, Right and Wrong facing textures, and Hand Knitting, have been removed. There is no Roosmalen stitch type font on the Concept Setup disk, and it will not be possible to upgrade to the Lace Tool ( unless also upgrading to Standard or Professional).
D. The list of knitting machines has been reduced to:
SK840 etc +AG50 carriage
The Template and Advanced buttons in the Knitting Machine Setup dialogue have been removed. The default knitting machine is SK840/550/560/580.
E. The Help File will be the same as for the full program. When a Help topic is selected, the following message first appears:
“DesignaKnit Concept uses the same Help file as DesignaKnit Professional. Please be aware that it contains help for features which are not present in DesignaKnit Concept. See the manual for the list of extra features which are in the Professional version.”
A tick box offers: “Don’t show this window again”
F. The copy protection has been simplified in order to make support easier. Instead of the existing system of installable lives, the Concept program will run only if a new model Silverlink 2 is attached.
All serial ports (1to9) are searched.
If a cable is not attached, the following message appears in a dialogue with “OK” and “Cancel” options.
“Please attach the SilverLink 2 cable to a serial port on the computer”
Cancel exits the program; OK searches again for the Silverlink.
When the cable has been found, and DesignaKnit Concept starts running, the knitting machines are automatically configured to use the serial port at which the cable was found.
The Concept Setup disk and Program disk are both freely copyable and will be distributed with write protect tabs open ( protecting the disks against erasure). There will be no installable lives on the Concept Setup dis.
G. When the Concept starts running, the opening screen shows.
DesignaKnit (in stitches)
H. In stitch Designer, the following options have been removed.
File Menu… Convert LMB yarn colour to
Print stitch patterns LMB stitch type
Print shapes Convert LMB stitch type to
Print Setup LMB yarn colour
Edit Menu… Transfer Menu…
Clean Stitch Types Downloading and uploading
Cut options which apply to other
Copy knitting machine types are all
Paste removed, including download
Scaled Paste to PE1
View Menu… Toolbar Buttons…
View stitch types Palette cycling
View stitch palette Trace for graphics tablet
View Symbols Fill with Birdseye
View Memo Fill with pattern
Paired rows Mirrors (kaleidoscope)
Palette Menu… Copy
Stitch palette Paste
Concept SilverLink 2
$767.00 CAD Concept SilverLink 4
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