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The world’s #1 software to create designs with Rhinestone, Sequin & other hotfix elements

All you need to create outstanding designs with rhinestones and other hotfix decoration elements in a single, easy to use tool.

The best solution to create designs for automatic hotfix motif making machines, as well as designs to create rhinestone stencils with vinyl and laser cutters.*

When embroidery decoration is also required, Hotfix Era may integrate harmoniously with Stitch Era, creating the most amazing decoration software solution.

More Ways to Digitize Design Objects

Hotfix Era allows you to create the geometry of your objects using several methods, or a combination of them:

  • Standard digitizing, by entering points of arc or bezier curves
  • Hands-free
  • Auto-tracing raster images,
  • Using vector objects previously defined or defined on the fly.

More ways to digitize your designs

Use Artwork from any Source. Vectorize Rasterized Images

The digitizing process can start from bitmap/raster graphic file or vector graphics coming from websites or created in other commercial graphics applications, photo images obtained with a camera or scanner, and images or vectors imported from other graphics applications. You can also start from drawings created within the application.

When using raster images, the included vectorizer tools, helps you to quickly convert them into vector images.

The vector objects created by the vectorizer tool are easier to manipulate and edit and can be used to create the embroidery objects in a rush.

Smart Design

Smart design tool accelerates the designs creation and designs editing. It allows to create rhinestone or sequin objects with your favorite fill style with a simple click on vector objects.

It also offers the fastest way to select the rhinestone/sequin object type to create when digitizing on raster images.

In addition, smart design tool can be used on editing to convert between different object types with a single click.

Edit Objects Geometrycally

Object's shape Editing

Object's shape can be fully edited. All the geometric elements like nodes, holes, curves, etc. can be freely moved, added or deleted. Objects can also be scaled and rotated graphically or by using precise tools.

The whole geometric editing process is comfortable and intuitive.

Objects are inmediately updated upon changes: Hotfix Era re-process the modified object to generate the bead's placement according to the new shape.

Object's fill style editing

Objects can be filled with different hotfix fill styles, and each style can be adjusted according to your preference by editing the fill style properties.

Once filling properties of each object are specified, you can easily change them as much as necessary to get the expected result.

Hotfix Era automatically recalculates the rhinestones/sequins object to reflect the changes made to its fill properties.

Edit Objects and fill them
Fill with styles

Hotfix Fill Styles

Hotfix Era includes a complete set of styles to fill lines and areas with rhinestones and sequins to produce the most attractive designs:

  • Different types of uniform fill
  • Concentric fill
  • Flat fill
  • Flexible fill
  • Textures and more

Editing Stones & Sequins

In addition to object editing where the software automatically generates stones and sequins contained in an area or line; the program allows individual editing of each stone or sequins:

  • Change the type
  • Move
  • Delete
  • Add individual pieces.

Design finishing task is also assisted by highlighting those stones or sequins overlapping or too close to let the user to decide whether to remove them or change their position.

Edit Stones
Make your own design with different true type fonts

Lettering System with Digitized and True-Type Fonts

The lettering system includes a library with dozens of fonts that have been pre-digitized by designers, so you can insert texts as simply as typing and selecting the preferred font.

Texts are fully editable, you can change the layout of letters, scale and position each letter individually, and of couse, you can edit the fill style.

You can also use the true-type fonts installed in your computer and the thousands of fonts available online in the internet.

Rhinestone and sequin designs with texts can be created in seconds by simply entering the characters, choosing the font and selecting the desidered hotfix fill style.

Synchronized Multiple-views

Several views to present the information of the objects that constitute the design are available.

The work area is the main view; it shows all objects graphically in their location on the design.

Complementary views include the design map, the sequence view, the list of elements, the satellite view and the simulation view.

Whenever you create or modify an object, those views are updated automatically.

Synchronized Multiple Views
Export designs to rhinestone and sequin machines

Export designs to cutters, rhinestones and sequin machines

Rhinestone designs created can be exported to vinyl cutters or laser to produce rhinestones stencils.

Designs can also be exported to most brands and models of automatic hotfix rhinestone and sequin motif making machines of the market.

Read on this site about the compatibility with the brand and model of your equipment.

Availability of mentioned features may depend on the software level or configuration. For further details about the features included in each software level or configuration, please check the product comparison section or ask your software vendor.