Embroidery designs are created in layers. You usually digitize from the background to the foreground. When we purchase a design, we do not know how the designer created the stitch file. Artistitc Digitizer allows us to peel back the layers and look closely at the design and view how it will stitch out before we send it to our machine.
Open a design that was purchased or downloaded from the internet. Artistic Digitizer has the ability to open file formats other than the .JEF native format. Below is a .VP3 stitch file I downloaded from the internet. I opened the software and then navigated to where the design was on my computer.
Once the design is open on the worktable, click on the down arrow at the top of the sequence bar to open it up completely. Now you can see all the steps as to what will stitch from first to last. This helps to plan how you will work through the design at the machine.
This free design of an elephant came from the website, Embroidery Library. It was a free design on their website this month.