Warp Knitting Pattern Editor
The Warp Knitting Pattern Editor is a professional CAD software for editing of the pattern for warp knitting machines. It works in both directions automatically – creation of the graphical representation of the guide bar motion from numerical input or editing of the guide bar motion by mouse and getting the corresponding numerical input for mechanical chain links or electronical guide bar systems.
The Warp Knitting Pattern Editor makes the editing of the warp knitting pattern quick and simple.
- Keyboard Input
- Mouse Input
- Single and double needle bed
- Unlimited Number Guide Bars
- Unlimited Number Guides
- Unlimited Number Cycles
- Link List (1a-2b)
- Lapping drawing as jpeg, png, wmf, pdf
- Show/Hide Guide Bars
- Multiple Yarns / Line Types
- Run-In calculation
- Weight per m2 calcualtion
- View several repeats
- Extends selection to repeat
- Extends selection with N repetitions
- Ready to use basic lappings
- Copy/Paste part of lapping sequence
- Mirror, Shift Lapping Sequence
- Export/Import lapping sequence
Frequently Asked Question
May the software generate machine control files for machines with ELB?
Not for all, but we have custom developments, where this works fine. Contact us in case of interest.
Do you have MAC version?
Mac version is in preparation.
Does the software work on Windows XP?
Probably, see Windows XP or 8.1. But, please, try to switch to Windows 7 or higher.
Does the software calculate the mechanical properties of the fabrics?
Does the software generate 3D view of the fabrics?
The Editor has interface for direct call of the Loop3D simulation software for 3D visualisation of warp knitted fabrics, but Loop3D is not included in this package.
How can we obtain Loop3D?
Loop3D is a complex simulation suite which is at the current time not prepared for “normal” users.
The 3D simulation requires large number of input parameters for the yarns, fabrics, machine and simulation procedure to be selected correctly. We do not expect, that the normal knitter have to undestands mechanical testing of textiles and numerical methods for differential equations and because of this we do not offer Loop3D on the marked at the current time.
If you would like to become tester or partner in the development, feel free to contact us.
More about Loop3D and its modules can be found in the scientific literature as for instance in
- W. Renkens, Y. Kyosev, 3D SIMULATION OF WARP KNITTED STRUCTURES,
- W. Renkens, Y. Kyosev, Geometry modelling of warp knitted fabrics with 3D form, Textile Research Journal
- Kyosev, Y., Renkens, W., Modelling and visualization of knitted fabrics, in Chen. X.:Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour, 1st Edition
- and other papers and presentations of Y. Kyosev and W. Renkens
2015.11.01 TexMind Warp Knitting Pattern Editor 2.0 launched.
ITMA Milano www.itma.com
Copy/Paste function, Pattern Repetitions function
Chinese Language Translation included
Threading selection changed
Automated repeat extension
New Graphical User Interface
Rev. 1.2 – 1.6
Bug Fixing and Improvements of Pattern Painter Starter, Englisch, German, French Languages added,
2013 TexMind Warp Knitting Pattern Painter 1.0 as Starter and Extended Versions
The Extended Version with Run-In Calculations
2013 TexMind Warp Knitting Pattern Editor 1.0
As custom development, not public available.
Extended Editing Features, Undo-Redo
New Graphical Interface Export to Loop3D
2011 Company TexMind Launched Wapr Kniting Pattern Painter started Windows Version with numerical input
2004 Technical University Sofia
Simple drawing program in Matlab for converting Number input into chain link pattern