WeavePoint for Windows
WeavePoint
WeavePoint
WeavePoint
WeavePoint
WeavePoint
WeavePoint

WeavePoint for Windows

Regular price
$376.00
Sale price
$376.00

WeavePoint is the easiest and fastest way to integrate a computer into your weaving. It combines an unprecedented ease-of-use, derived from the Windows environment, with revolutionary and stunning graphics.

Once purchased, software and license information is emailed within 1-2 business days. 

 

What license type do you need? 

  • With Loom Driver ($376): First-time purchase and intend to connect to an AVL or Louet loom.

  • Without Loom Driver ($297): First-time purchase and you do not need to connect to a dobby. Design only (select AVL as Loom Make). 

  • Additional Seat or Upgrade ($117): Need to update your license to the latest version or need to add additional seats to your classroom

Features

Features:

  • Project Planner, an easy-to-use worksheet that yields accurate costing for all of your weaving projects.

  • WeavePoint lets you quickly produce patterns and colorways for all the main loom systems, from tie-up and table looms to dobby and industrial shaft looms, and is a very efficient tool for trying out new ideas and techniques in a systematic way.

  • Made to fill the requirements of the experienced designer. But also, if you are learning or teaching, this program can be very useful since so many design principles are built into the program. The Design mode can even be used for knitting and other repetitive grid patterns. Or to design patterns for a drawloom.

  • Compatible with all AVL Compu-Dobby® Looms. 

 

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Basic Features

  • Set your own layout preferences: Select to have the threading positioned at the top or at the bottom (Scandinavian style).

  • Weave top down or bottom up (like you see the cloth on the loom).

  • Select threading start position on left or right side.

  • Select the position of shaft 1 in the threading - at the top or bottom of the threading grid.

  • Up to 128 shafts.

  • Up to 128 treadles.

  • Up to 9600 ends and 9600 picks.

  • 20 zoom levels, in all modes (draft, design, etc.)

  • Up to 256 colors in one pattern, from a palette of over 16 million colors.

  • Switch easily between tie-up, dobby and multi-treadling loom system.

  • Rising or sinking shed.

  • Comprehensive, online context-sensitive Help.

  • Display drawdown as plain, in grid or as interlaced threads, while you edit the draft.

  • Marking Lines in grids.

  • Draw freehand or line.

  • Current mouse position is continuously updated in the status line.

  • Multiple Undo and Redo.

  • Keyboard input - edit the draft with keyboard only, without using the mouse, instead using cursor keys etc.

  • Repeat, Copy, Cut, Paste, Mirror, etc.

  • Paste Special to repeat, rotate, create advancing twills and more.

  • See your fabric in the floating Fabric Window, while editing the draft.

  • Library - pick common threadings, generate endless twill variations automatically, create satins with the satin wizard.

  • Design mode.

  • Fabric analysis. Analyzes patterns for the most efficient possible threading, treadling and tie-up (or liftplan). Enter your design and WeavePoint will tell you how to weave it.

  • Detailed insight into a design, including current repeat lengths, length of floats, percentage of color or yarn, heddle count.

  • Annotate your pattern with a note/description.

  • With the Browse dialog you can look for WeavePoint pattern files by thumbnail images.

  • Yarns: Select name, description and a symbol for use in the threading and treadling or liftplan for each yarn.

  • Quickly fill in your selected colors in warp and weft with the Fill Colors dialog.

  • Includes Project Planner, an easy-to-use worksheet that yields accurate costing for your weaving projects.

  • Program and manual available in English, Finnish, German and Swedish.

 

Visual Floats - An interactive dialogue in the Analyze menu, lets you see floats by selected length visually in the drawdown.

 

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Fabric Display

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  • Display fabric according to your fabric/yarn density settings, per inch or per centimeter.

  • Display fabric with a yarn-like surface simulation.

  • Simulation of balanced, warp faced, weft faced and double weave, , supplementary yarn.

  • Variable thread size with thick and thin yarn and optional space between threads.

  • Display fabric as 3D threads interlacement, to see how a double weave (or any weave) goes together.

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Files and Printing

  • Allows for a wide variety of loading and saving options. Load single elements, blend or append one liftplan onto another.

  • Also exports and imports WIF files, the new universal weaving file format which lets you interchange patterns with other weaving programs.

  • Save fabric and draft as PNG-Image, to let you open large patterns in other programs for editing or printing.

  • Import images from other sources (using .bmp files or simply paste it in a grid).

  • Print your drafts in publishing quality, in selectable sizes or by scale and with many options. Add text notes to draft printouts.

  • Print your fabric in actual scale (real world size), and with a yarn-like surface!

 

Advanced Features

  • Block substitution. Draw your own blocks.

  • Translate profile weave drafts into full weaving drafts (similar to block substitution, but using the "drawdown" as profile). Select from a library of weaves or make your own.

  • Network drafting - automatic, amazingly efficient, with full flexibility.

  • Overlay weaves over your liftplan, "jacquard" way.

  • Insert in threading and treadling/liftplan, for example automatically insert plain weave.

  • Insert one or more parallel threadings quickly and easily, with selected interval and color.

  • Numeric input of sequences in threading and treadling, using formulas like 3(1-8).

  • Twill generator.

  • Double Width - Lets you fold the cloth so that you can weave a cloth up to double the width of your loom.

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Colors, Colors, Colors

Edit colors in the Edit Colors window. Switch colors, change colors or colorways, and more. Palette with up to 256 colors in one pattern.

 

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Warp Color Order - An interactive dialogue for creating or analyzing a warp color order/colorway. A "live" version of the warp color table found with recipes in various weaving magazines.

 

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Download Demo

Download on the WeavePoint website demo here.

On the left side of the page there is a link to request a demo from WeavePoint. 

System Requirements

 

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
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