WeavePoint for Windows
WeavePoint for Windows

WeavePoint for Windows

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WeavePoint textile design software is the easiest and fastest way to integrate a computer into your weaving. WeavePoint eliminates the time consuming process of designing weaves on paper, and gives the designer the ability to see their fabric design before even warping up the loom. WeavePoint includes unprecedented ease-of-use, top end designing power, high quality visualization, and planning and quality checking tools.

WeavePoint is written for the Windows operating environment, and is compatible with the most recent operating system release. Please see System Requirements at the bottom of this page for more information.

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

What license type do you need? 

  • With Loom Driver: This software allows you to design weaving patterns and then directly drive your loom. WeavePoint for AVL drives the AVL Compu-Dobby I, II, III, III+, IV, 4.5 and Little Weaver. Though the Compu-Dobby 5 does not require an external driver, WeavePoint for AVL will push the WIF file to the Compu-Dobby and open the browser & AVLDrive for weaving. WeavePoint for Louet drives the Octado & Megado looms.  WeavePoint for ARM drives the ARM-based computer dobby looms.

  • Without Loom Driver: This option is for those who wish to design without a loom, for a mechanical dobby loom or traditional tie-up loom. The option saves while still providing the full suite of design and visualization tools. Choose without loom driver for License Type and none for Loom Make.

  • Upgrade: Choose this option to update your license to the latest version. Upgrading is done on a per major revision basis (e.g., versions 8 to 9). If you are two major revisions behind, you must pay for a quantity of 2 upgrades (e.g. from version 7 to version 9). Please consult with your AVL sales representative for more information.

  • Additional Seat: Need more seats of the software for your classroom or business? Choose this purchase option. If your existing seats are of an older major revision, you must update existing license(s) before purchasing more seats. Please consult with your AVL sales representative for more information.



  • 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. 


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.



Fabric Display


  • 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.




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.



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.



 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.


What's New

For all the latest, please visit the WeavePoint website and select What's New located on the lefthand menu.

Download Demo

Download demo from the WeavePoint website.

On the left side of the page select the Demo Version link to request a demo from WeavePoint. 

Minimum System Requirements
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11
  • Computer must meet the minimum requirements for the operating system
  • 4 MB hard disk space for the installed program + 1 GB hard disk space for patterns
  • USB or WiFi as required for the loom connection

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