- Updated ArahWeave User's Manual
- ArahWeave 7.0d is now available
- Arahne supports open source
- Arahne software on Mac OS X
- 3D for the 3D challenged
- Arahne partners with Pattern Design
- TC-2 jacquard and Arahne in Bratislava
- Arahne in Textiles Zentrum Haslach - Austria
- Mac version coming soon...
- Arahne awarded
- Replacing floppy in Stäubli JC5 with USB emulator
- Fast Pattern woven in Sordevolo
- Goodbye Ottavio Missoni, thank you for all the patterns
- DEMO software for Windows
- Say goodbye to floppies
- ArahPaint for Windows
- Quick Start Manuals
- Arahne at the Rajamangala University
- Automatic label on every fabric roll
- New agent in USA
- Satin Textiles Co.
has chosen Arahne
- Shiny new feature
- 20th Anniversary
- Lesson about optical illusions
- Presentation brochure
- ArahWeave shortcuts
- Patterns for download
- Find the closest color in different color libraries
- Support for Picanol machinery
- Fast Pattern
- Trend forecasting
- All news
Updated ArahWeave User's Manual
- Created: 02 April 2014
We have recently updated ArahWeave User Manual. You can download it from here. There are many updated and corrected entries and replaced screenshots. Among the newly described features, we would like to highlight the following:
- Setting the starting point of fabric printout.
- Auto generating fabric filename, printout title.
- New loom network editor.
ArahWeave 7.0d is now available
- Created: 18 March 2014
You can download the latest demo from here, while users with support contract will get it by e-mail.
The major new feature is support for UTF8 text encoding in all the programs. This allows us to enter any character from € to布 or สิ่งทอ, both in text fields as in file names.Previously, we could not display all the characters in all parts of the program, so Chinese users had to view HTML fabric technical calculations in English. Previous version of the program was already translated to 14 languages, but it did not allow use of national characters. It was only showing the translated text labels.
New version brings hundreds of improvements and bug fixes.
- You can use drag and drop file to directory in fabric, weave or image browser.
- ArahPaint5 supports standard cut&paste from the operating system, so you can quickly copy from the web or paste into e-mail or your documents.
- In printing fabric simulation, you can specify first warp and weave in numeric way.
- ArahWeave can now both read and write to USB memory keys formatted for floppy emulator.
- 3D fabric view on object (shirt, cushion, bow-tie, sofa, curtain) can now be called directly from ArahWeave.
- You can change default image file format from PNG to TIFF, if you like.
- Reading of Staubli JC4 cards allows manual choice of 1344, 1536 or 3071 hooks mapping.
- Most functions available by middle mouse button now also work with Shift + left mouse button, to make them easily available to our Mac OS X users.
- On Mac OS X version, shortcuts for Cut & Paste are not Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V, but ⌘+X, ⌘+V.
- Improved terry support in Dornier AMV, Dornier DoWeave and Smit Textil G6300 dobby formats.
- Reading/writing of Nissan and Somet .ARM dobby formats.
- Reading of Takemura .CGS format.
- Loom layout can be saved in the fabric, for users who use complex loom layouts, and single fabric can only be produced on one loom.
- Program can now calculate optimal number of CPU cores for faster simulation.
- In zoom out, program can display total number of threads and actual fabric size in cm or inches on the ruler.
- All programs are smaller, use less memory, and create smaller files.
Arahne supports open source
- Created: 10 March 2014
Arahne started development of textile CAD on UnixWare in 1992, then in 1997 we ported the software to Linux and in 2013 to Mac OS X.
We have always used open source libraries in parts of our software, and we have also released ArahPaint as open source.
Some libraries, which we use in ArahWeave and ArahDrape were no longer developed, we have hired and paid a programmer to add the features we needed, and released the improved versions as open source.
In this way we give back to the community, whose work we have enjoyed for free.
The new version of Arahne software, which uses those libraries, will be released this week.
We were able to solve some old open issues in internationalization (display and use of national characters), and Arahne will be able to satisfy the needs of its worldwide users in finest details.
Arahne software ported to Mac OS X
- Created: 17 January 2014
After almost a decade of pleas from our customers, we are both pleased and proud to announce, that Arahne textile design software is available for Mac OS X. We have had it running internally from August 2013, and we gradually rolled it out to the interested customers. In the mean time, we fixed the bugs and simplified the installation process.
ArahWeave, ArahDrape and ArahPaint4 look and feel just the same as their Linux versions, same shortcuts, same functionality. They are using XQuartz as the base for display of the user interface. So Mac purists will not be totally happy, but this is the best we can do. ArahPaint5 is written in a different user interface toolkit, and this allowed us to make a pure Mac application, which follows the Mac interface guidelines: Menu on top, ⌘ key instead of Control, standard Mac .dmg based installation.
Software will only work on Intel based Mac computers. So any Mac from 2006 onwards will be OK.
If you are a Mac user, please follow the installation instructions for full Arahne software demo from here.
If you are only interested in textile oriented paint program ArahPaint5, please get it from here. ArahPaint5 is free, can load cards in most jacquard formats, and save them as PNG or TIFF.
3D for the 3D challenged
- Created: 05 January 2014
If you are like most people, you live in a 3D world, know your way around, you walk, jump, maybe even drive a car, but confronted with a 3D CAD, you are totally lost. Tons of windows and options with cryptic names. How do you create an object? Place the lights and camera? Apply a texture? Render 3D scene or make an animation?
As a textile designer, you know your job. You have designed a beautiful fabric. Now you only wish to look at it on a finished product, in real size, view it from different angles.
Now you can. Not only that, you can even show it to your customers anywhere in the world. But how, you may ask in dismay? Simply by using a web browser, click on the link below to see the shirt with different fabrics.
Click on fabrics in the upper right to apply a different fabric. Use wheel mouse to zoom in and out. Click and drag with left mouse button to rotate. Click and drag with right mouse button to move. Use the control on the top to change button or yarn stitch color.
This will work if your browser has WebGL enabled. If you are using Firefox or Chrome, it probably already works.
On Apple Safari, you need to enable it using the following steps:
Open the Safari menu and select Preferences.
If you use Internet Explorer on Windows, you need version 11.
That is all nice and good, but how can you do it? Use your own fabrics? With ArahWeave as your weaving CAD, it is really easy. Simply select File > View on 3D model, choose one of the prepared models, and click OK. Check how this works in the following video.
Now we wish to show you the other models, from the simplest to the most complex. Please be patient, some objects and textures occupy several megabytes. It may take some time for them to download, if your Internet connection is slow.
On curtains, we could also use transparent textures, but since we can't use transparency in JPEG files, we did not show it in this web demo. On local computer, we can use PNG format for texture, transparency works, but files are just too big for web presentation.
Shirt on hanger (really slow, sorry...):
All fabric simulations are created by ArahWeave, based on actual production data (not toying around in Photoshop and making impossible fabrics).
Shirting fabrics by Paganini, Milano
Upholstery fabrics by Elledi, Biella
Tie fabrics by Svilanit, Kamnik
Curtains by Danzo, Valdagno