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$95.00

AlphaTricks turns ordinary alphabet designs with one file per character into keyboard lettering fonts you can type in with the Embrilliance platform and allows you to amend and rename even purchased BX formatted fonts you’ve installed.

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AlphaTricks turns ordinary alphabet designs into useful keyboard lettering fonts. Save all the hassle of merging individual letters, and the inconvenience of re-ordering them to make a word sew out. AlphaTricks will import all the designs in an alphabet and help you map each design to a key on your keyboard. Then you can use the designs almost as if they were a built-in font. Current users of Embrilliance Platform programs also enjoy AlphaTricks‘ ability to add to, remap, and rename existing BX fonts installed in their system, including those purchased online.

Import individual letter files to create typable, keyboard-ready fonts!

Alphatricks is best used in addition to Essentials. It can also be used by itself with limitations. Used by itself, it cannot re-size merged designs. That and other Essentials features will not be available, such as the Utility menu.

Note: AlphaTricks does not come with fonts – AlphaTricks is a tool to map alphabet embroidery designs you’ve purchased elsewhere.

What is AlphaTricks?

How do we map individual letter stitch files into keyboard fonts with AlphaTricks?

If you are familiar with the lettering tool in Essentials, you’d love to have all those things it can do with fonts working with your alphabet designs. With AlphaTricks, you can!

Multi-Line Text

Note that the letters are automatically kerned for you. (Kerning is the spacing between each letter.)

Monograms

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Sizing with Stitch Recalculation

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Italics / Slanted Text:

Text on a Circle/Spiral:

AlphaTricks is a letter-lovers dream addition to Essentials or you can run it by itself with some limitations. That said, if you run AlphaTricks, we just know you’ll want Essentials, too. That’s which is why we describe it as a feature-packed addition for Essentials.

Specs / Installation

Runs natively on your preferred platform!

  • Mac OSX 10.9 – MacOS 13
  • Windows (32, 64): XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11
  • Embrilliance is the only brand in the world that offers embroidery software running native on MacOS and Windows 32 and Windows 64 (so it’s faster)!

Embroidery Machine Compatibility

Embrilliance works with any embroidery machine!

All Embrilliance Platform programs work with any embroidery machine capable of loading embroidery files, as the platform can read and write at least one format that every embroidery machine understands. This includes all machines from Brother/Baby Lock, Janome, Viking, Pfaff, Bernina, and any commercial embroidery machine that reads the standard .DST format.

All Embrilliance Platform Programs can export the following file types:

.CSD, .DST, .DSZ, .EXP, .EXP+, .HUS, .JEF, .PCS, .PCM, .PES, .SEW, .SHV, .TAP, .VIP, .VP3, .XXX

You can even set stitch parameters for your favorite file type, including trim and automatic centering options for the universal DST file type used by both commercial and home embroidery machines.

Operating systems

Windows XP SP2 and later, OSX 10.58 and later. The Embrilliance platform is compatible with both and allows you to install on all the computers you own, including a mix of both Mac and Windows systems.

Installation

This is a downloadable product!

Once you have completed your purchase, you will be automatically sent an invoice containing the serial number you need to activate your program by our system. If you’ve not received it within a half-hour, please use our Contact Us page to get in touch. Common causes for not getting your serial number within minutes are:

  1. Entering the incorrect email address
  2. Your invoice being filtered into your spam folder
  3. Your Email settings only allowing verified ‘friends’ mail to enter your inbox

To avoid these problems, please add *@embrilliance.com to your allowed list.

How do I install my program?

Your invoice will contain a serial number which you’ll use to activate the features in the program; simply download the latest version of the Embrilliance Platform for your operating system from https://www.embrilliance.com/downloads and enter the serial number from your invoice when prompted on the program’s first launch.

Already have Embrilliance on your system?

If you already have an Embrilliance Platform product running, here’s all you need to do: Add the serial number to your existing Embrilliance Platform by running your existing install and using the menu Help -> Serial Numbers… type in the serial number, and click ‘Set’.

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Runs natively on your preferred platform!

  • Mac OSX 10.10 – MacOS 11.6
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (both 32 and 64 bit), and Windows 11
  • Embrilliance is the only brand in the world that offers embroidery software running native on MacOS and Windows 32 and Windows 64 (so it’s faster)!

Print Templates

Print properly sized templates and color run sheets from your embroidery designs.

Print 1:1 scale templates  with centering marks and run sheets previewing individual color stops from your embroidery designs.

Lettering Sequences

Embrilliance’s lettering tool includes built in center-out lettering sequences for stable stitching on cylindrical cap frames.

Special monogram sequences let you set which of the 3 letters will stitch in order, perfect for adding dimension, like making the last name’s initial overlap the other letters for a more prominent finish.

Sequence monograms to leave the center letter on top for dimensional treatments on overlapping letters.

Convert Lettering to Stitches

Easily convert text objects to stitch blocks with 2 clicks.

Embrilliance Essentials lets you convert lettering objects into stitch blocks with 2 clicks.

With Essentials’ Stitch Simulator, you can play back a design and stop at the stitch where you want to insert your color stop or function.

You can create striped text like this using only these simple functions.

Create Applique Cut Files

Embrilliance Essentials lets you convert the placement stitch lines from applique embroidery design stitch files into vector shapes you can cut with both home and commercial cutting machines. With a couple of clicks, applique cut files can be saved as .SVG, .PLT, .FCM (ScanNCut) and .studio (Silhouette).

Notes

Shows the Notes function in Embrilliance Essentials

Located in the Properties panel, the Notes tab lets you attach notes to specific designs inside of your working file’s design page. You’ll see your notes in the same tab the when that design is selected, and in the ‘About this Page’ option under the View menu.

Working Files

Shows the working file format allowing text to be changed in an embroidery file

When you save your embroidery in an Embrilliance Platform native BE working file, you can keep your color selections, add special notes, and change the text you’ve added to your design. With native BE files, you can save your work, alter your additions, and export to a wide range of stitch file types without losing the ability to edit what you’ve added to the design.

Modify Lettering

Shows multiple single-click text and monogram modifications you can do with Embrilliance Essentials

Embrilliance Essentials’ built-in quick styles can convert letters from any font into a stylish monogram or shaped text in an instant!

Displays Embrilliance's Text tools for Slant, Curve, and Spacing

The Slant, Curve, and Space tools allow you to reshape and style your text with simple sliders to create new treatments. You can even adjust multiple sliders on the same lettering object!

Add Lettering to Embroidery Designs

Embrilliance Essentials lets you add text to design with multiple lines of lettering and specific multiline controls.

Along with adding single words or lines of text, you can use a multi-line mode with specific controls for line spacing.

Monogram Font in Embrilliance Essentials

Under single-line text, monogram fonts properly mapped for Embrilliance automatically select the correct character for the placement in the monogram without typing special codes.

Embrilliance allows you to easily type text on a circular path.

Switch to circle text and you can type text around any circle, just set the radius to your chosen measurement and decide where the text will sit on the baseline. Circle mode also lets you wrap long lines of lettering into a spiral!

Advanced Sizing Controls

Includes Sensitivity controls to adjust for the discovery of fills and satin stitches, Gap Reduction to help reduce gaps between adjacent areas when you upscale designs, and stitch length filters to avoid overly long, loopy stitches and tiny stitches that are too closely crammed together.