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PaulC
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Newbie Question
Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:49am
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Hello,
I downloaded the Demo version of P2W to get an idea of how it worked. Seems very easy...I was able to import our clubs logo and assign blocks with the various colors to recreate the underlying image. One basic question I have is this...I inputted for starters Size A Thread for both the design threads and the wrap thread. But the resulting grid was made up of rectangles and not squares. I would expect that by using Size A Thread for both design and wrap, the crossovers would be more square-like than rectangular. Is there some inherent distortion from weaving on a cylindrical surface that requires a rectangle instead of a square? I probably would not have asked this question were it not for all the care and questions regarding aspect ratio and such at the set-up of a project.
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Raymond Adams
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Re: Newbie Question
Reply #1 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:59am
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With the wrapping thread under tention it's actually smaller in diameter than the same size design threads.
Rule of thumb is to use a wrapping thread 1 size bigger than your design threads if you can.

Switch the wrap thread size in Pic-to-Weave to "B" and you'll have squares on the grid instead of rectangles.
  
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Re: Newbie Question
Reply #2 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 7:58pm
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Paul,
Raymond has basically covered it.
PicToWeave replicates what happens in real life.
You can adjust the "stretch factor" according to your own results.
I suggest you print out teh help file and check out the section on thread sizes and stretch factor.

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PaulC
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Reply #3 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:15pm
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Ah! Very good. Being an engineer, I appreciate the attention to detail required to simulate what actually happens.
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