JacqCAD MASTER® is now free and available to all!
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JacqCAD MASTER® is a computer
program for creating textile designs on computers. It contains
extensive features designed to assist in designing, editing, creating
loom control files, and punching of textile designs. It requires PowerPC-based
Macintosh computers (G3, G4 or G5) and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or earlier with
Classic support installed. It can also run under Mac OS 9.
Industry standard TIFF and PICT files are supported, providing compatibility with many other applications, including programs for painting, scanning, processing, editing, publishing, and analyzing images. Sub-areas of PICT files may be selected and scaled to any desired number of Ends and Picks. Designs of up to 16,000 Ends by 32,000 Picks are supported. Textile designs are displayed in the correct as woven aspect ratio (Warp/Weft ratios of .05:1 to 20.00:1). Up to 20 image windows may be opened simultaneously to support cut/paste of design elements between designs or between design and scratch pad windows.
Loom Control File Formats
JacqCAD MASTER® is compatible with a wide range of loom control formats:
JacqCAD MASTER® is also compatible with many textile CAD formats:
JacqCAD MASTER® supports multiple image formats: standard images from PICT or TIFF files, and Expanded Images which contain a textile compatible structure. Standard images, which include those produced by scanning or painting programs, are organized simply by row and column. Expanded Images are structured by Pick and Shuttles and contain information about regulators and shuttle box assignments. Up to 32 'logical shuttles' can be assigned per Pick, each logical shuttle may either be 'always activated', as for Damask fabric or ground picks, or 'conditionally activated' under control of the design colors, as for Brocade fabric.
Overview Of Editing Tools
Overview Of Program Menus
System RequirementsJacqCAD MASTER® runs under Mac OS 9 or under Mac OS X (10.0 .. 10.4) using Classic. It requires a PowerPC Macintosh computer including the PowerMac, G3, G4 or G5 models.
It is not compatible with any Intel-based Macintosh models nor with Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) on PowerPC models, neither of which support Classic.
It can also run under the freeware SheepShaver OS 9 Emulator on Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.5 (Leopard) through OS X 10.15 (Catalina) as well as MacOS 11 (Big Sur) and MacOS 12 (Monterey). It should run on MacOS 13 (Ventura) but we do not yet have test data.
It can also run under the Windows version of SheepShaver (tested) and theoretically under the Linux version (not tested).
Please see my notes about using SheepShaver and the limitations thereof. Also note that SheepShaver support must come from its user group.
All standard display sizes are supported from a minimum size of 800x600 or larger. Multiple monitors can be used to display a single workspace across 2 or more monitors.
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