WeaveMaker User's Manual — Views Menu

The View menu controls the amount of information displayed on the screen. You can show or hide entire windows, or in the case of the design window, various parts within the window.

Design Window Elements
The first two sections of the Views menu control the amount of information displayed in the Design window.

The illustration below shows these parts.

Showing or Hiding Windows
The third block of entries in the View menu control the display of entire windows. Releasing the mouse over one of these items makes the corresponding window come to the front and become visible. Windows may be closed by clicking the mouse in their close box (the small box at the top-left corner of the window).

Selecting “Denting” in the Views menu reveals the denting grid immediately below the threading (see illustration above).

The denting is shown as two rows of X’s, aligned with the threading (one X per end). A series of X’s in the same row indicate that the corresponding ends are to be placed in the same dent. When an end’s X switches to the opposite row, this indicates that the end should be placed into the next dent. For example,

indicates that each thread goes in a separate dent, while
indicates that there are two threads per dent.

When the cursor is over the denting grid, it turns into a square. Clicking on any X moves that X to the opposite row. Typing 1, 2, 3, or 4 on the numeric keypad while the square cursor is over an X causes a red line to appear to the left of that position, indicat-ing a skipped dent. The number of dents skipped corresponds to the key value typed (1 to skip 1 dent, 2 to skip 2 dents, and so forth). Type 0 (zero) to eliminate a skipped dent.

Stop Motion
If you are designing for a loom that provides stop motion control, you can indicate that you want to trigger the loom’s stop motion on a particular pick by blackening the square next to that pick in the stop motion grid (see illustration above).

The effect of setting stop motion depends upon the design of the loom. In general, what “stops” in “stop motion” is the advance of the fabric. Normal weaving and beating goes on as usual, but since the fabric isn’t advancing, the fill (weft threads) gets packed more tightly at this point in the fabric, which creates a distinctive texture at that point. Or, if colors are chosen appropriately, the extra threads can create a visual effect on the surface of the fabric.

The stop motion grid is printed out alongside the peg plan.

Show Cursor Position
This controls the display of the cursor position when the cursor is positioned over one of the grids in the Design window. The display occurs in the Tools window.

Active Window Names
The names of all active (open) designs and palettes appear at the bottom of the Windows menu. The one with the checkmark is the frontmost design, the one you are presumably editing. Clicking on an unchecked design name causes its windows to come to the front.