ArahWeave

ArahWeave

Textile design software, for dobby

and jacquard weaving.

Realistic fabric simulation in real size

Design fabric with real fabric technical data such as thread pattern,
weave structure, density, yarn composition, yarn color and much more.
Interactive editing allows you to see the modification on the fabric
simulation immediately. Save the fabric image or print it in real
size to reduce you sampling overhead.

Cut down on sampling costs

Save different fabric samples with different patterns in one file
and weave them without stopping the loom with our unique Weft
Blanket tool. Automatically add fabric name and its components
between differentdesigns, avoiding written tags, which might
get detached or mixed up.

Supports for all major dobby and jacquard looms

Save time for production with our smart loom support. Save the fabric
card in any major industrial dobby and jacquard loom format and send
it to the loom for weaving. For supported loom formats,
please check here: link

  • Dobby and jacquard design software integrated in a single product
  • All packages include a database of 40.000 weaves
  • You get a free version of ArahPaint, powerful pattern-making program for drawing in repeat and in fabric density
  • Interactive editing: the modification on fabric such as thread pattern, yarns, colors, regulator, denting, variable density, is immediately visible on fabric simulation
  • Decomposed editing for double fabrics
  • Thread pattern generator for making complex thread patterns
  • Drawing thread pattern directly on the fabric simulation
  • Automatic correction of long floats
  • Generation of crêpe (sable) weaves
  • Export of technical data in XML or HTML
  • Fabric price calculation
  • CIE Lab based colorimetry for color matching on different screens and prints
  • Simulation of Overprint, Chiné, Ikat, Seersucker, raised finish and wrinkles
  • Realistic fabric simulation in actual size
  • Fabric cross-section view
  • Weft blanket for pasting several fabrics together without stopping the loom
  • Support for exclusive techniques like fil-coupe, extra wefts, overprint and jacquard color shading
  • Transformation of jacquard cards into images
  • Send the file to the loom ready for weaving

General guidelines

For comfortable work, bigger screen and high resolution graphics is recommended. Nowadays the HD resolution (1920×1080) is quite affordable, and will give you enough space to express your ideas.

If your hard drive is based on SSD technology, program will work considerably faster. Software needs about 100 MB for installation, and you may need an extra 50 GB for your data. The rest will be used for the operating system and other programs.

If your CPU is multicore, they will all be used. So the more you have, the better it will work. Nowadays 4 core processors are relatively inexpensive, chose 4 cores instead of 2 cores, if you can.

High resolution Epson ink jet printer is recommended. Photo line of printers with 6 inks will give you better printout than 4 color printers. You can also use laser printers, cost per page is usually lower than ink jet, but so is the print quality.

A three button wheel mouse will allow you easy access to all program’s functions.

If you need floppy to transfer the designs into production, you need an external USB floppy drive.

You may also choose to replace the floppy on your jacquard controller with floppy emulator, and use USB pen drive to transfer your designs.

If your looms are in network, you can send designs directly from CAD to the loom using TCP/IP network.

If you need to share your work with several designers, and like having backup in cloud, we recommend storing all your CAD data in Dropbox.

You need a Mac OSX or PC computer

On Mac, it is easy; ArahWave will run on any Mac, as long as it is based on Intel processor.

This is easy to check, if your Mac dates from 2006 or later, then it is probably Intel based.

ArahWeave uses XQuartz in order to work.

On a PC, you can choose Intel or AMD processor.

Since ArahWeave is Linux based, you can run Linux directly or in a virtual machine.

If you run it natively, it will run slightly faster and graphics will work better.

Which Linux should you choose? We recommend OpenSUSE but you may also use RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu or other versions.

If you use virtual machine, you avoid problems with unsupported hardware, as virtual machine will use drivers which are already working in Windows. Using virtual machine is better, if you rely on some Windows-only programs for your daily work, and you don’t want to dual boot your computer.

You can use Vmware or VirtualBox as your virtual machine.

On Linux, software will work better with NVidia graphics card, but AMD or Intel graphics is also supported.

ArahWeave:

Image formats

 

 

File

format

Read

write

Filename

extension

1-bit

8-bit

colormap

24-bit

truecolor

Notes

PNG rw .PNG

  • Arahne’s default format
  • Very good compression
  • Alpha channel transparency supported only in saving fabric simulation; on loading, transparency is mapped to white
  • Custom Arahne image tags for image X and Y system (multiplication)
GIF rw .GIF

  • Good compression
  • Interlaced GIF is not supported
  • Transparent colors in GIF are not supported
PCX r .PCX

  • Poor compression
JPEG rw

.JPG

.JPEG

grayscale only

  • lossy compression – saving image several times will lose details;
  • not appropriate for saving cleaned up jacquard images
TIFF rw

.TIF

.TIFF

  • optional compression
  • support for reading images in CMYK and YCrCb color space
  • Alpha channel transparency supported only in saving fabric simulation; on loading, transparency is mapped to white
  • CIE Lab supported in saving fabric simulation, for color calibrated printouts

r

.SVG

.SVGZ

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only
  • Optional compression

r

.PDF

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only

Encapsluated Postscript r

.EPS

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only

Postscript r

.PS

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only

BMP

rw

.BMP

  • optional compression, but very bad
  • 1-bit, 8-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit

PBM r

.PBM

.PGM

  • not compresed

JacquArt

r

.APF

  • textile CAD manufacturer
  • optional compression

Sophis image

r

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed

EAT image

r

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed
  • .eatpc not supported

 

IAM image

r

.PAT

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed

Colorado

r

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • compressed
r

.PAT

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed
r

.DES

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • uncompressed and RLE compressed
JD&N r

.DIS

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • image with density
GIMP r

.GPL

  • RGB palette interpreted as image
  • up to 256 colors

PaintShopPro r

.PAL

  • RGB palette interpreted as image
  • up to 256 colors

Weaving CAM formats

You can write these formats from Save cards for production window.

 

Name Read

write

Filename

extension

Type

Arahne package

Notes

JC3

rw .JC3

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • non-DOS floppy, one design per floppy
  • multiple floppy support for large designs
  • can be written as a DOS file, for sending by e-mail

JC4, JC4B

rw .JC4

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • non-DOS floppy, several designs per floppy possible
  • multiple floppy support for large designs
  • can be written as a DOS file, for sending by e-mail

JC5

rw .JC5

.ZC5

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • optional compression (good)
  • multiple floppy support for large designs

JC6

rw .JC5

.ZC5

jacquard

JacquardPro

  • same as JC5, but with fabric simulation for the file icon on the loom, weft yarn count and color information in the text field

EP

rw

.EP

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • optional compression (poor)
  • multiple floppies
rw

.WEA

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • multiple floppies support (filenames on all floppies are same; if you send files by email you have to rename them, and when you copy them back to floppies, you have to rename them back to original filename
rw

.S01

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • multiple floppies support
rw

.JP1

jacquard

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • handloom electronic jacquard format
  • includes support for display of weft colors
rw

.DAT

jacquard

JacquardPro
r

.CGS

jacquard JacquardPro
rw .P

.S01

jacquard

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • including support for multiple floppies
  • two files for one design!

Varitex

rw

.PAT

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • or narrow weaving
rw .UPT

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • for narrow weaving
Zhu r .PAT,

.STI

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • textile CAD manufacturer from Taiwan (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed

Arahne

rw

native

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

  • textile CAD manufacturer
  • compressed format
  • ideal for browsing of weaves, will load fastest
  • unified format for jacquard and dobby weaves
  • contains shaft information
  • contains weave system information
  • optional separate weaves for left and right selvedges

Sophis card

rw

punch

JacquardPro
  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)

Sophis weave

r

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • only normal weaves are supported, not compound weaves

EAT card

rw

punch

JacquardPro
  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)

IAM weave

r

.BBI

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
Text w

.TXT

punch

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

  • list of numbers of raised hooks for punching cards by hand

Viable

r

.PUN

punch

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)

Most

r

.ORG

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • weave

Most

r

.DBY

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • dobby fabric
  • warp and weft pattern
  • weave, dobby card
  • density
JD&N r

.DIS

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • jacquard fabric
  • warp and weft pattern
  • weave, dobby card
  • density, regulator, fringe
  • jacquard image with weave selection
JD&N r

.ARM

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • jacquard card
QTE r

.QTE

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
QTZ r

.QTZ

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering) compressed
PNG rw

.PNG

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • Arahne’s default format
  • compressed format
  • supported in browsers and mailing programs
GIF rw

.GIF

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • compressed format
  • supported in browsers and mailing programs
TIFF rw .TIF

.TIFF

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • optional compression
BMP rw

.BMP

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • optional compression
  • For use with Digital Weaving TC-1

Weaving

Information

File

rw

.WIF

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

  • for interchange of weaving files among hobbyist programs
  • up to 99 shafts
  • up to 24 weft selectors
  • warp/weft pattern
  • warp/weft colors
  • warp/weft density

Tech

2

.SF2

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • variable weft density
  • fringe
  • regulator
w

.AMV

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • writing to floppy

DoStyle

rw

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 28 shafts
  • variable weft density
  • variable warp tension
  • variable weft speed
  • terry

DoTech

2

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 8 weft selectors

DoWeave

rw

.DES

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • variable weft density
  • variable warp tension
  • variable weft speed
TongYuan

SGA598

rw

.DY

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • up to 4 variable densities, regulator interpreted as second weft density
rw

 dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 6 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator

FAST

rw

.ARM

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • filename limit 6 characters
  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • variable weft density
  • regulator
  • pile height
w

.D

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 28 shafts
  • variable weft density
rw

.D00

.W00

.A00

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 12 weft selectors
  • fringe
w

.DES

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • variable weft density
  • variable warp tension
  • variable weft speed

G6300

rw

.ARM

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 16 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • double weft insertion
  • up to 16 variable weft densities
  • terry functions supported
rw

.DOP

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • dobby information (can also contain weft change)
rw

.COP

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • weft change information
rw

.ARM

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator

1858 III

rw

.DB1

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 28 shafts (26, if used with variable density)
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • regulator
  • up to 4 variable weft densities
rw

.PID

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 27 shafts
  • up to 12 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator
  • variable weft density
rw

.PIW

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 12 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator
  • variable weft density
rw

.UWF

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 24 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator
rw

.DP5

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 16 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • variable weft density

JAT710

w

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • weft change information
  • variable weft density, with absolute density values
  • fringe
  • regulator
  • double weft insertion

Tech

w

.SF2

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

Vega

w

.VIF

drawing-in

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • shafts
  • reed
  • empty dents
  • drop wires
SuperVega w

.SVI

drawing-in

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • shafts
  • reed
  • empty dents
  • drop wires

Delta 110

drawing-in

  • not yet implemented
  • documentation available

Gir-O-Matic

w

.AUF

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

w

.MZ

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

Tong Yuan

w

.CEL

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

XML formats

All XML files should be placed in the default xml location, specified in the .arahne configuration file.

If the files are only shared by NFS, then this location is usually /home/capdam/data/xml

 Export/Import to/from ERP system

 

 

Name Read

write

Format DTD

(document type definition)

Notes
xyz.xml w ArahneFabric.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to fabric name
  • contains all fabric related data, which EDP software would need
ArahneWarpPatternImport.xml r ArahneWarpPatternImport.dtd
  • warp patterns and codes, no colors
  • all patterns in one file
ArahneWeftPatternImport.xml r ArahneWeftPatternImport.dtd
  • weft patterns and codes, no color
  • all patterns in one file
ArahneYarnColorImport.xml r ArahneYarnColorImport.dtd
  • list of yarn colors
  • all colors in one file
ArahneYarnImport.xml rw ArahneYarnImport.dtd
  • yarn definitions from database point of view
  • all yarns in one file
ArahneYarnToColor.xml r ArahneYarnToColor.dtd
  • association of yarn color code to yarn code, with price and availability
  • all yarns in one file
ArahneWarpImport.xml rw ArahneWarpImport.dtd
  • all the information necessary for the warp simulation
  • all warps in one file
ArahneFabricStatus.xml r ArahneFabricStatus.dtd
  • list of different statuses, like Sample, Production, Test…
ArahneFabricTypeBits.xml r ArahneFabricTypeBits.dtd
  • list of fabric types, finishing processes
ArahneFinishingBits.xml r ArahneFinishingBits.dtd
  • list of finishing processes
ArahneDesigners.xml r ArahneDesigners.dtd
  • list of designers
ArahneFinishingImport.dtd r ArahneFinishingImport.dtd
  • list of different finishing processes with code for each process
ArahneCustomerImport.dtd r ArahneCustomerImport.dtd
  • list of customers
ArahneSeasonImport.dtd r ArahneSeasonImport.dtd
  • list of seasons, like Spring 2019,…

 

 

XML files sent by ERP and processed by server-mode running ArahWeave.

 

 

Name Read

write

Format DTD

(document type definition)

Notes

xyz.xml

…xml/simulationOrder/in

r ArahneSimulationOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to simulation order
  • specifies request for generation of fabric simulation based on warp, jacquard card, weft density and weft yarns

xyz.xml

…xml/simulationOrder/out

w ArahneSimulationOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to simulation order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/statusOrder/in

r ArahneStatusOrder.dtd
  • Serves only to check if server is running, otherwise not

xyz.xml

…xml/statusOrder/out

w  ArahneStatusOrderReply.dtd
  • Reply arrives if server is running, otherwise not

xyz.xml

…xml/headerFooterOrder/in

r ArahneHeaderFooterOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to header/footer order
  • specifies request for generation of header  and footer fabrics with  weaving program and  optional text

xyz.xml

…xml/headerFooterOrder/out

w ArahneHeaderFooterOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to header/footer order
  • specifies request for generation of header  and footer fabrics with  weaving program and  optional text

xyz.xml

…xml/weaveOrder/in

r ArahneWeaveOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to weave order
  • specifies request for sending jacquard card file to certain loom

xyz.xml

…xml/weaveOrder/out

w ArahneWeaveOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to weave order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteOrder/in

r ArahneDeleteOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete order
  • specifies request for deleting jacquard card file from the loom

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteOrder/out

w ArahneDeleteOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteFabricOrder/in

r ArahneDeleteFabricOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete fabric order
  • specifies request for deleting a fabric file from CAD

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteFabricOrder/out

w ArahneDeleteFabricOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete fabric order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/multiPrintOrder/in

r ArahneMultiPrintOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to multi print order
  • specifies request for generating a print file from fabric files or variants

xyz.xml

…xml/multiPrintOrder/out

w ArahneMultiPrintOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to multi print order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/reloadCardOrder/in

r ArahneReloadCardOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to reload card order
  • specifies request for reloading a card file into fabric file, if the card file was modified on the loom

xyz.xml

…xml/reloadCardOrder/out

w ArahneReloadCardOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to reload card order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure
Features
  • Dobby and jacquard design software integrated in a single product
  • All packages include a database of 40.000 weaves
  • You get a free version of ArahPaint, powerful pattern-making program for drawing in repeat and in fabric density
  • Interactive editing: the modification on fabric such as thread pattern, yarns, colors, regulator, denting, variable density, is immediately visible on fabric simulation
  • Decomposed editing for double fabrics
  • Thread pattern generator for making complex thread patterns
  • Drawing thread pattern directly on the fabric simulation
  • Automatic correction of long floats
  • Generation of crêpe (sable) weaves
  • Export of technical data in XML or HTML
  • Fabric price calculation
  • CIE Lab based colorimetry for color matching on different screens and prints
  • Simulation of Overprint, Chiné, Ikat, Seersucker, raised finish and wrinkles
  • Realistic fabric simulation in actual size
  • Fabric cross-section view
  • Weft blanket for pasting several fabrics together without stopping the loom
  • Support for exclusive techniques like fil-coupe, extra wefts, overprint and jacquard color shading
  • Transformation of jacquard cards into images
  • Send the file to the loom ready for weaving
System Requirements

General guidelines

For comfortable work, bigger screen and high resolution graphics is recommended. Nowadays the HD resolution (1920×1080) is quite affordable, and will give you enough space to express your ideas.

If your hard drive is based on SSD technology, program will work considerably faster. Software needs about 100 MB for installation, and you may need an extra 50 GB for your data. The rest will be used for the operating system and other programs.

If your CPU is multicore, they will all be used. So the more you have, the better it will work. Nowadays 4 core processors are relatively inexpensive, chose 4 cores instead of 2 cores, if you can.

High resolution Epson ink jet printer is recommended. Photo line of printers with 6 inks will give you better printout than 4 color printers. You can also use laser printers, cost per page is usually lower than ink jet, but so is the print quality.

A three button wheel mouse will allow you easy access to all program’s functions.

If you need floppy to transfer the designs into production, you need an external USB floppy drive.

You may also choose to replace the floppy on your jacquard controller with floppy emulator, and use USB pen drive to transfer your designs.

If your looms are in network, you can send designs directly from CAD to the loom using TCP/IP network.

If you need to share your work with several designers, and like having backup in cloud, we recommend storing all your CAD data in Dropbox.

You need a Mac OSX or PC computer

On Mac, it is easy; ArahWave will run on any Mac, as long as it is based on Intel processor.

This is easy to check, if your Mac dates from 2006 or later, then it is probably Intel based.

ArahWeave uses XQuartz in order to work.

On a PC, you can choose Intel or AMD processor.

Since ArahWeave is Linux based, you can run Linux directly or in a virtual machine.

If you run it natively, it will run slightly faster and graphics will work better.

Which Linux should you choose? We recommend OpenSUSE but you may also use RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu or other versions.

If you use virtual machine, you avoid problems with unsupported hardware, as virtual machine will use drivers which are already working in Windows. Using virtual machine is better, if you rely on some Windows-only programs for your daily work, and you don’t want to dual boot your computer.

You can use Vmware or VirtualBox as your virtual machine.

On Linux, software will work better with NVidia graphics card, but AMD or Intel graphics is also supported.

Supported formats

ArahWeave:

Image formats

 

 

File

format

Read

write

Filename

extension

1-bit

8-bit

colormap

24-bit

truecolor

Notes

PNG rw .PNG

  • Arahne’s default format
  • Very good compression
  • Alpha channel transparency supported only in saving fabric simulation; on loading, transparency is mapped to white
  • Custom Arahne image tags for image X and Y system (multiplication)
GIF rw .GIF

  • Good compression
  • Interlaced GIF is not supported
  • Transparent colors in GIF are not supported
PCX r .PCX

  • Poor compression
JPEG rw

.JPG

.JPEG

grayscale only

  • lossy compression – saving image several times will lose details;
  • not appropriate for saving cleaned up jacquard images
TIFF rw

.TIF

.TIFF

  • optional compression
  • support for reading images in CMYK and YCrCb color space
  • Alpha channel transparency supported only in saving fabric simulation; on loading, transparency is mapped to white
  • CIE Lab supported in saving fabric simulation, for color calibrated printouts

r

.SVG

.SVGZ

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only
  • Optional compression

r

.PDF

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only

Encapsluated Postscript r

.EPS

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only

Postscript r

.PS

  • Vector format
  • Import to bitmap ArahPaint5/6 only

BMP

rw

.BMP

  • optional compression, but very bad
  • 1-bit, 8-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit

PBM r

.PBM

.PGM

  • not compresed

JacquArt

r

.APF

  • textile CAD manufacturer
  • optional compression

Sophis image

r

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed

EAT image

r

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed
  • .eatpc not supported

 

IAM image

r

.PAT

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed

Colorado

r

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • compressed
r

.PAT

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed
r

.DES

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • uncompressed and RLE compressed
JD&N r

.DIS

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • image with density
GIMP r

.GPL

  • RGB palette interpreted as image
  • up to 256 colors

PaintShopPro r

.PAL

  • RGB palette interpreted as image
  • up to 256 colors

Weaving CAM formats

You can write these formats from Save cards for production window.

 

Name Read

write

Filename

extension

Type

Arahne package

Notes

JC3

rw .JC3

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • non-DOS floppy, one design per floppy
  • multiple floppy support for large designs
  • can be written as a DOS file, for sending by e-mail

JC4, JC4B

rw .JC4

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • non-DOS floppy, several designs per floppy possible
  • multiple floppy support for large designs
  • can be written as a DOS file, for sending by e-mail

JC5

rw .JC5

.ZC5

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • optional compression (good)
  • multiple floppy support for large designs

JC6

rw .JC5

.ZC5

jacquard

JacquardPro

  • same as JC5, but with fabric simulation for the file icon on the loom, weft yarn count and color information in the text field

EP

rw

.EP

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • optional compression (poor)
  • multiple floppies
rw

.WEA

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • multiple floppies support (filenames on all floppies are same; if you send files by email you have to rename them, and when you copy them back to floppies, you have to rename them back to original filename
rw

.S01

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • multiple floppies support
rw

.JP1

jacquard

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • handloom electronic jacquard format
  • includes support for display of weft colors
rw

.DAT

jacquard

JacquardPro
r

.CGS

jacquard JacquardPro
rw .P

.S01

jacquard

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • including support for multiple floppies
  • two files for one design!

Varitex

rw

.PAT

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • or narrow weaving
rw .UPT

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • for narrow weaving
Zhu r .PAT,

.STI

jacquard

JacquardPro
  • textile CAD manufacturer from Taiwan (reverse engineering)
  • not compressed

Arahne

rw

native

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

  • textile CAD manufacturer
  • compressed format
  • ideal for browsing of weaves, will load fastest
  • unified format for jacquard and dobby weaves
  • contains shaft information
  • contains weave system information
  • optional separate weaves for left and right selvedges

Sophis card

rw

punch

JacquardPro
  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)

Sophis weave

r

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • only normal weaves are supported, not compound weaves

EAT card

rw

punch

JacquardPro
  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)

IAM weave

r

.BBI

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
Text w

.TXT

punch

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

  • list of numbers of raised hooks for punching cards by hand

Viable

r

.PUN

punch

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)

Most

r

.ORG

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • weave

Most

r

.DBY

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • dobby fabric
  • warp and weft pattern
  • weave, dobby card
  • density
JD&N r

.DIS

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • jacquard fabric
  • warp and weft pattern
  • weave, dobby card
  • density, regulator, fringe
  • jacquard image with weave selection
JD&N r

.ARM

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
  • jacquard card
QTE r

.QTE

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering)
QTZ r

.QTZ

import

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

DEMO

  • textile CAD manufacturer (reverse engineering) compressed
PNG rw

.PNG

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • Arahne’s default format
  • compressed format
  • supported in browsers and mailing programs
GIF rw

.GIF

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • compressed format
  • supported in browsers and mailing programs
TIFF rw .TIF

.TIFF

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • optional compression
BMP rw

.BMP

image

JacquardPro

PersonalEdition

  • optional compression
  • For use with Digital Weaving TC-1

Weaving

Information

File

rw

.WIF

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

PersonalEdition

  • for interchange of weaving files among hobbyist programs
  • up to 99 shafts
  • up to 24 weft selectors
  • warp/weft pattern
  • warp/weft colors
  • warp/weft density

Tech

2

.SF2

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • variable weft density
  • fringe
  • regulator
w

.AMV

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • writing to floppy

DoStyle

rw

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 28 shafts
  • variable weft density
  • variable warp tension
  • variable weft speed
  • terry

DoTech

2

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 8 weft selectors

DoWeave

rw

.DES

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • variable weft density
  • variable warp tension
  • variable weft speed
TongYuan

SGA598

rw

.DY

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • up to 4 variable densities, regulator interpreted as second weft density
rw

 dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 6 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator

FAST

rw

.ARM

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • filename limit 6 characters
  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • variable weft density
  • regulator
  • pile height
w

.D

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 28 shafts
  • variable weft density
rw

.D00

.W00

.A00

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 12 weft selectors
  • fringe
w

.DES

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • variable weft density
  • variable warp tension
  • variable weft speed

G6300

rw

.ARM

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 16 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • double weft insertion
  • up to 16 variable weft densities
  • terry functions supported
rw

.DOP

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • dobby information (can also contain weft change)
rw

.COP

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • weft change information
rw

.ARM

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator

1858 III

rw

.DB1

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 28 shafts (26, if used with variable density)
  • up to 8 weft selectors
  • regulator
  • up to 4 variable weft densities
rw

.PID

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 27 shafts
  • up to 12 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator
  • variable weft density
rw

.PIW

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 12 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator
  • variable weft density
rw

.UWF

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • up to 24 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • regulator
rw

.DP5

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 24 shafts
  • up to 16 weft selectors
  • fringe
  • variable weft density

JAT710

w

dobby

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • up to 20 shafts
  • weft change information
  • variable weft density, with absolute density values
  • fringe
  • regulator
  • double weft insertion

Tech

w

.SF2

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

Vega

w

.VIF

drawing-in

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • shafts
  • reed
  • empty dents
  • drop wires
SuperVega w

.SVI

drawing-in

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

  • shafts
  • reed
  • empty dents
  • drop wires

Delta 110

drawing-in

  • not yet implemented
  • documentation available

Gir-O-Matic

w

.AUF

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

w

.MZ

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

Tong Yuan

w

.CEL

warper

JacquardPro

DobbyPro

XML formats

All XML files should be placed in the default xml location, specified in the .arahne configuration file.

If the files are only shared by NFS, then this location is usually /home/capdam/data/xml

 Export/Import to/from ERP system

 

 

Name Read

write

Format DTD

(document type definition)

Notes
xyz.xml w ArahneFabric.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to fabric name
  • contains all fabric related data, which EDP software would need
ArahneWarpPatternImport.xml r ArahneWarpPatternImport.dtd
  • warp patterns and codes, no colors
  • all patterns in one file
ArahneWeftPatternImport.xml r ArahneWeftPatternImport.dtd
  • weft patterns and codes, no color
  • all patterns in one file
ArahneYarnColorImport.xml r ArahneYarnColorImport.dtd
  • list of yarn colors
  • all colors in one file
ArahneYarnImport.xml rw ArahneYarnImport.dtd
  • yarn definitions from database point of view
  • all yarns in one file
ArahneYarnToColor.xml r ArahneYarnToColor.dtd
  • association of yarn color code to yarn code, with price and availability
  • all yarns in one file
ArahneWarpImport.xml rw ArahneWarpImport.dtd
  • all the information necessary for the warp simulation
  • all warps in one file
ArahneFabricStatus.xml r ArahneFabricStatus.dtd
  • list of different statuses, like Sample, Production, Test…
ArahneFabricTypeBits.xml r ArahneFabricTypeBits.dtd
  • list of fabric types, finishing processes
ArahneFinishingBits.xml r ArahneFinishingBits.dtd
  • list of finishing processes
ArahneDesigners.xml r ArahneDesigners.dtd
  • list of designers
ArahneFinishingImport.dtd r ArahneFinishingImport.dtd
  • list of different finishing processes with code for each process
ArahneCustomerImport.dtd r ArahneCustomerImport.dtd
  • list of customers
ArahneSeasonImport.dtd r ArahneSeasonImport.dtd
  • list of seasons, like Spring 2019,…

 

 

XML files sent by ERP and processed by server-mode running ArahWeave.

 

 

Name Read

write

Format DTD

(document type definition)

Notes

xyz.xml

…xml/simulationOrder/in

r ArahneSimulationOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to simulation order
  • specifies request for generation of fabric simulation based on warp, jacquard card, weft density and weft yarns

xyz.xml

…xml/simulationOrder/out

w ArahneSimulationOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to simulation order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/statusOrder/in

r ArahneStatusOrder.dtd
  • Serves only to check if server is running, otherwise not

xyz.xml

…xml/statusOrder/out

w  ArahneStatusOrderReply.dtd
  • Reply arrives if server is running, otherwise not

xyz.xml

…xml/headerFooterOrder/in

r ArahneHeaderFooterOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to header/footer order
  • specifies request for generation of header  and footer fabrics with  weaving program and  optional text

xyz.xml

…xml/headerFooterOrder/out

w ArahneHeaderFooterOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to header/footer order
  • specifies request for generation of header  and footer fabrics with  weaving program and  optional text

xyz.xml

…xml/weaveOrder/in

r ArahneWeaveOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to weave order
  • specifies request for sending jacquard card file to certain loom

xyz.xml

…xml/weaveOrder/out

w ArahneWeaveOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to weave order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteOrder/in

r ArahneDeleteOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete order
  • specifies request for deleting jacquard card file from the loom

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteOrder/out

w ArahneDeleteOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteFabricOrder/in

r ArahneDeleteFabricOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete fabric order
  • specifies request for deleting a fabric file from CAD

xyz.xml

…xml/deleteFabricOrder/out

w ArahneDeleteFabricOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to delete fabric order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/multiPrintOrder/in

r ArahneMultiPrintOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to multi print order
  • specifies request for generating a print file from fabric files or variants

xyz.xml

…xml/multiPrintOrder/out

w ArahneMultiPrintOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to multi print order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

xyz.xml

…xml/reloadCardOrder/in

r ArahneReloadCardOrder.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to reload card order
  • specifies request for reloading a card file into fabric file, if the card file was modified on the loom

xyz.xml

…xml/reloadCardOrder/out

w ArahneReloadCardOrderReply.dtd
  • xyz corresponds to reload card order reply
  • reports success or reason for failure

Choose the right package for you

Personal Edition

Price: 2000€

Includes

  • ArahPaint
  • ArahWeave Personal Edition
  • PANTONE FASHION, HOME+INTERIORS®
  • 40.000 weaves
  • 1200 fabrics
  • 50 images in repeat

Support

  • Maximum weave size 2048 x 2048
    Only handloom jacquards supported
    (AVL, Digital Weaving Norway) WIF, TIFF, PNG
  • One year phone/e-mail/Skype/ TeamViewer support
  • One year software updates
  • Disabled saving of tech. data as HTML / XML

2,000.00

DobbyPro Edition

Includes

  • ArahPaint
  • ArahWeave DobbyPro Edition
  • PANTONE FASHION, HOME+INTERIORS®
  • 40.000 weaves
  • 5000 fabrics
  • 500 images in repeat

Support

  • maximum weave size beyond 65000 x 65000
  • industrial dobby loom interfaces
  • fabric price calculation
  • saving of tech. data as HTML
  • XML import/export for interfacing with ERP
  • one year phone/e-mail/Skype/TeamViewer support
  • one year software updates
  • 2 to 3 days training

JacquardPro Edition

Includes

  • ArahPaint
  • ArahWeave JacquardPro Edition
  • PANTONE FASHION, HOME+INTERIORS®
  • 40.000 weaves
  • 5000 fabrics
  • 500 images in repeat

Support

  • maximum weave size beyond 65000 x 65000
  • industrial jacquard and dobby loom interfaces
  • fabric price calculation
  • saving of tech. data as HTML
  • XML import/export for interfacing with ERP
  • one year phone/e-mail/Skype/TeamViewer support
  • one year software updates
  • 2 to 5 days training

Demo

Includes

  • ArahPaint4 and 5 full edition
  • ArahDrape DEMO
  • ArahWeave DEMO
  • PANTONE® for fashion and home
  • 5025 weaves
  • 4207 fabrics
  • 195 images in repeat
  • 6 Drape projects

Support

  • saving projects
    ArahWeave: NO
    ArahDrape: YES
  • saving as image
    ArahWeave: YES
    ArahDrape: NO
    ArahPaint works 100%