Building Blocks for Generations – FAQs

WHAT ARE BUILDING BLOCKS?

Building Blocks are design elements digitized in Generations for Generations users. Build a library of these little critters and your favorite pieces will always be just a click away.

WHAT IS GENERATIONS™?

Generations™ is auto digitizing software with all the power of a manual system behind it. Why is it important to have both? Simple. To allow you to create designs from the first time you run it and then continue to produce more intricate designs as you grow and hone your skills as a digitizer.

You can have Generations™ any way you like: from full auto to full manual to everything in between. All in one program. All on one screen. No college degree required!

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DIGITIZE?

Would you like to add lettering to designs? Do you ever need to resize other designs? What about monogramming? Combining designs? You can get even more creative with designs made in Generations™. Building Blocks are perfect for that!

HOW DO I USE BUILDING BLOCKS?

Anyway you want! Use them individually or combine multiples or with other Building Blocks. Add them to other design files—even ones created by other programs. Whip a batch into shape with the Super Align Tool by aligning on a path or a shape. Change the colors, change the size, change the stitch types. Take them apart and put them back together again. What can’t you do with them?

HOW TO DO I INSTALL BUILDING BLOCKS?

Because Building Blocks are a special design format, they need to go in a particular place for Generations™ to find and use them. To install, simply drag the unzipped folder containing the Building Block files to your Super Tech/Generations/BuildingBlock folder.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE GENERATIONS?

Well for one, you won’t be able to use Building Block designs and you’ll be missing out on all this fun. Yes, I could convert them for other file formats but then they’d just be ordinary stitch files with none of the super powers of a native Building Block. What’s a super hero without super powers? Ordinary.

WANT TO TRY OUT GENERATIONS™?

How many times have you gotten software and then not used it because you couldn’t figure it out? The best way to learn any program is to use it. What if you could try out a fully functioning version of Generations for 60 days complete with weekly “hands-on digitizing” e-Classes for only $1 a day?

The classes alone are worth more than that! If after 60 days you decide to keep Generations™, that $60 will be applied to your purchase. That means your training was absolutely free! If you decide Generations™ is not for you, simply return the product.

You still will have gotten some incredible training that you will likely be able to apply to whatever other program you may have. Find out more about the 60 Days Hands On Trial and how you can start super charging your embroidery!

HOW TO USE BUILDING BLOCKS WITHOUT GENERATIONS

Building Block designs are also available in the usual machine embroidery formats, and while not quite as flexibility as having a native object file, you can still combine them and perform all the routine customizing actions (mirror, rotate, resize, etc.) in any program that provides those functions.

WHERE TO GET BUILDING BLOCKS

Find a growing selection of Building Block elements designed for Generations in Generations.

UPDATE 01/2015

Unless you already have Generations and are looking to make better use of it, there are now better choices for digitizing software that are more modern and better support.

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