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Quilt Assistant / Re: android tablet
« Last post by Arnout on 27 February 2014, 20:50:15 »
Sorry, that will not work. You need a Windows-based computer to run QuiltAssistant (and the .NET Framework for that matter).

Quilt Assistant / android tablet
« Last post by windriverjo on 27 February 2014, 13:21:19 »
Can I use qa on Android tablet?
Afraid to download net framework.
General Discussion / Re: Thanks for this Program because...
« Last post by Arnout on 29 January 2014, 08:24:41 »
Wow, impressive! A result to be proud of  :)
General Discussion / Thanks for this Program because...
« Last post by curleetop on 27 January 2014, 19:35:38 »

photo I started with

quilt made using this program

hardest thing I've ever quilted!
Quilt Assistant / Re: Experiences using the program.
« Last post by wulfae on 31 October 2013, 15:24:55 »
I'm sorry to keep replying, but I'm really not talking about the exported images. I'm talking about when I imported something that was 906 pixels wide, which I then worked on not knowing that the software made it 30 inches big. Then, when I printed the pattern pieces (not exported an image, that was just an example I was showing a friend which should have tipped me off to the size problems) the printed pieces were going to re-assemble to give me something that was 30 inches big, instead of 30 centimetres.

So not really any problem with the exporting of an image, it's the printing of the final pattern.
Quilt Assistant / Re: Unique shape labeling
« Last post by Arnout on 30 October 2013, 20:13:50 »
It's hard to say: the software only groups shapes together that are exactly the same. That is, you can match them up by rotating them. Maybe there are slight imperceivable differences between the shapes, or maybe the software is a bit too strict about comparing shapes.

In any case, I can't give specific directions on how to make the shapes equal. If you want me to take a look at the design to find out more, please send the .qa2 file to me by email.

Quilt Assistant / Unique shape labeling
« Last post by kags69 on 30 October 2013, 15:44:41 »
I've done a quilt design & I'm trying to print out the design with the label unique shapes option switched on but I'm seeing a number of different labels for shapes that I expect to be the same. I've had the snap to grid options set on so I don't understand why it thinks I've got different shapes.
How do I make them the same?
I've let the program do this for me & not named them myself.

Quilt Assistant / Re: Experiences using the program.
« Last post by Arnout on 29 October 2013, 21:51:52 »
Of course the software has some idea of ppi internally, it's just that this information isn't included in the exported image. I use an existing library function to create the exported file, and I am not even sure whether or not it includes ppi information in that. If it does, it is some sort of default value; out of thin air, as you say.

The relation between actual size and exported image size also depends on the current zoom level in the software; the further you zoom in, the larger the exported image becomes. So that may explain the varying sizes.

Quilt Assistant / Re: Experiences using the program.
« Last post by wulfae on 28 October 2013, 15:38:11 »
I'm confused then... How does the software generate sizes at all? It knows how many pixels are in the image, because it mentions that along the bottom of the window. How does it interpret 906 pixels as being nearly 38 inches?

I was also just using the 'exported' image as an example. The real problem was when I went to Staples and printed everything, only to realise it was printing as if the design was 38 inches instead of 30cm. All of the pieces were huuuuuge. Good news is now I'll be able to print them off on my home printer, on 8,5 by 11 paper! Woop woop!

I went through and made sure that all of my previous works were the right size, and it was interesting that the larger images that I imported were usually closer. However, the sizes varied ~10cm larger and smaller, with no clear reason why some would be bigger and others smaller.

I understand why the PPI resolution isn't there, it likely won't ever *be* anything other than 72 ppi for most people using the program, and most people don't really need to see and potentially get confused by it.

If the software is just pulling numbers out of  the air, I'd rather they weren't suggested at all. I assumed that they had looked at the picture, and had it be the same dimensions as the picture, since they were automatically generated.

I hope you spend your free time doing whatever it is that makes you happy, because none of us ever seem to have enough of it! Ultimately, I was able to make a pattern that I hope I am actually capable of making, so I was able to use the program. And free is a much better price than 200$ for something I can't even try a demo of!
Quilt Assistant / Re: Experiences using the program.
« Last post by Arnout on 27 October 2013, 13:13:43 »
The software doesn't really look at the ppi information as it is stored in images. When you import an image (create a new design based on it), you specify the size of the design, from which the ppi-value follows. You can change the size of the design later from the "Edit" -> "Change Image/Size" menu.

When you export an image, no specific ppi setting is saved, so you would need to manually correct that in e.g. Photoshop before printing. The idea of the exported image for me was just to have some sort of printable sample, but not to any specific scale.

Clicking an merging points: there are some rules and constraints in the software itself which may make it impossible to merge some points, so this could be causing merges with points further away.

The red circles usually indicate line segments that have a close to zero angle (extend each other), but are slightly off. This may cause problems with the automatic "name shapes for paper piecing" function, since the software would conclude that the shapes involved are not properly paper piecable.

As it is, it is tricky to fix those issues. Better to either accept them, if they cause no harm, or try to avoid them from the start. The "Snap to Corner" and "Snap to Angle" functions should help to avoid most issues, if the design isn't too complex.

Again I see some useful suggestions for improvements, however my spare time is limited at the moment, so for now they end up on the wish list.

Thanks again for your feedback,
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