What's new in CREATE PLUS?


Release V2.7 03/2024

File Version: 15 (V2.7)

Compatible with:

Enhanced settings of the line properties.


  • The options for Stepping Kind and Modify Stepping are integrated into the Line Properties dialog box.
  • The Stepping Kind is selected in the drop-down menu.
  • Specific settings in order to Modify Stepping are available for each selected Stepping Kind.


  • Settings for the Multi-step Narrowing function are offered specifically for the selected variant.
  • The options of Function and of the Distances of the Line dialog box are reworked and simplified.

Stepping Kind User Defined

User defined lines are exclusively defined by the sub-rows of the Line Table.
With selecting the User Defined stepping kind, no Stepping and no Function will be offered in the Line Properties.

  • User defined lines are marked with M in the view of the lined shape.
  • In the view of the lined shape, you cannot change a user defined line, as it is exclusively defined by the sub-rows of the Line Table.
    If a start or end point of a user defined line is moved, the whole line will get moved the same way.
  • Line Properties

New variants of Fair Isle within the lined shape.

Four variants of the Stepping Kind Fair Isle are available within the lined shape.

The variants are offered in the Line Properties for selection.

  • Default
    • Knitting technique as before with the Fair Isle selection.
  • Trapeze
    • In the Lined Shape:
    • Folded-out in the Raster-Shape:
  • Saw Teeth
    • In the Lined Shape:
    • Folded-out in the Raster-Shape:
  • Pleat
    • In the Lined Shape:

Each variant has specific options.

The Trapeze and Saw Teeth variants can be displayed by the Raster-Shape folded out or folded in.
Fold In/Out button below of the cursor attributes

  • Multi-step Narrowing

Each lined shape has its own line table.

Each lined shape has its own Line Table docked to the document window.

  • The Line Table is pinned to the right edge by default.
    You can drag it to any desired edge of the document window.
  • You can expand the Line Table and unpin it from the edge.
  • The table always remains related to the same shape.
  • You can dock the Line Table again to the corresponding lined shape by the Dock function in the context menu of the title bar.
  • You can hide a docked Line Table via the pin in the title bar.
  • You can open and edit several line tables of different shapes at the time.
  • You can copy areas of a Line Table and paste them into another Line Table.
  • Calling up the Line Table is no longer possible in the Start ribbon or the context menu of the lined shape layer.
  • Line Table

Adjustable view on the lines of the right and the left shape halves

You can move the areas of the shape lines of the left or right shape half in the Line Table.

Therefore, drag the separator between the areas as desired to the top or bottom.

Raster-Shape Preview of a Lined Shape

You can get the rasterized view for each lined shape of the Shapes tool window via the context menu.

  • Rasterized view appears folded-out.
  • Especially helpful for the Trapeze and Saw Teeth variants of Fair Isle.
  • The rasterized view cannot be edited.
  • Context menu on the shape

Modified behavior of starts with positioned shapes (≤ V2.6 vs. V2.7)

  • Behavior when positioning a shape without start on a pattern with start:
    • The start of the pattern gets allocated to the shape.
    • If the shape is moved on the pattern, the start will be moved accordingly.
    • With the positioned shape, the start can only be modified by the start module and not within the pattern.
    • If the shape is withdrawn from the pattern, the start returns to its original position within the pattern.
  • Behavior when loading or importing a pattern of a former version (≤ V2.6):
    • The pattern of the former version has a positioned shape.
    • The start of this pattern has been modified within the pattern having the positioned shape.
      Therefore, the start within the pattern is different from the start module.
    • When loading or importing this pattern in version V2.7, the pattern will be converted to a raster-shape.
      With it, the modified start will be kept in the pattern.

Fully Fashion – Shape Data Print

Improved Print Function for Lined Shapes and Dimensioned Shapes

  • File ribbon / Shape Data Report.
  • Shape Data Report (view)

The individual topic:

  • All shape elements will appear in the preview
  • The shape lines of asymmetric shapes appear next to another for the left and right shape halves.
  • Layouts for asymmetric shapes:

Configuration Template in My Machines Dialog Box

  • New functions for the Configuration Template in the context menu on the entries under My Machines :

Display Configuration Template in File Explorer

Shows the storage location of the allocated Configuration Template.

Select Configuration Template

Opens the file explorer in order to select a Configuration Template.

Edit Configuration Template

Opens the allocated Configuration Template in the Template Editor.

Remove Configuration Template

Deletes the allocated Configuration Template.

  • You can freely define the storage location of the Configuration Template.
  • A Configuration Template is basically machine specific.
    • However, you can allocate a Configuration Template to a different type of machine.
    • With it, only the relevant data will be applied.
  • Configuration Template
  • Select Machine

Loading templates in the New Pattern Project dialog box

  • Open the file explorer via the button and select the template.
  • The last selected template is offered in the New Pattern Project dialog box.
  • If you have selected your own machine (My Machines) with an already allocated Configuration Template, this will be applied directly.
  • The Setup Data Template is only loaded via the New Pattern Project dialog box.
  • The Setup Data Template setting has been removed from the Options dialog box.
  • New Pattern Project (dialog box)

Create a new function in the Setup Data Template and assign it.

    Create your a function of your own for Cast-off Fabric Piece in the Setup Data.
    Assign your function via the Setup Data to the entire project.
    You can see your own function in Configuration / Sintral / Sintral Function, but you cannot edit it there.
    Export the Setup Data as template.
    Apply the Setup Data Template to a new pattern project.
  1. The selection of functions appears in Configuration and Setup Data the way it was saved.
  2. If you open the Configuration Template with a Sintral function of your own in theTemplate Editor, the following hint appears under Configuration / Sintral / Sintral Function: My Function.

  • Sintral Tab

Multiple Selection of yarn carriers in the Yarn Carriers tool window

You can select several yarn carriers at the same time in the tool window Yarn Carriers.

With it, the available options are reduced as follows:

  • Yarn Carrier Type
  • Border Fixation

The same behavior arises in the following situations:

  • If you selected a color area within the Color Parameters table or the Yarn Carrier View to which several yarn carriers are allocated.
    E.g. with plating or multi-system knitting.
  • If you have selected several color areas having different yarn carriers.
  • Available Yarns and Yarn Carriers Tab

Exclude from Clamping (YG:n!;)

  • With the check box enabled, the yarn carrier will not be clamped but moved to its position at the SEN edge.
    Only with ADF machines.
  • Settings for Yarn Carriers

Color Parameter Table

Extra position for the column of row quantity

The column for quantity of rows no longer only refers to knitting-out.
The entry define the distance of color fields from which on you want to knit-out, to move to SEN edge or to clamp.

Therefore, the column is no longer part of the knitting-out group but placed at the left in the general area.

Row-offset for Knitting-in by Technical Rows

You can enter the Row-offset for Knitting-in in pattern rows as well as in technical rows.

  • Color Parameters

The Knitting Areas (SEN) and Tandem (YLR) sectors have been reworked.

Sector Knitting Areas (SEN) of the Yarn Carriers tool window

  • Data from Configuration are removed from the upper area.
  • The SEN areas are shown in the middle and more clearly.


Sector Tandem (YLR) of the Yarn Carriers tool window

  • The yarn carrier allocation of both carriages is shown.
  • In this view, you can shift the yarn carrier tracks of the right carriage only.

  • Knitting Areas (SEN) Tab
  • Tandem (YLR) Tab

Detecting opened knitting elements, shapes and patterns

Opened knitting elements, shapes and patterns are marked by OPEN label in the tool window.

  • Opened
    Label with gray background
  • Opened and active
    Label with blue background

Marking of modified STOLL machines

If you select a STOLL machine in the New Pattern Projectdialog box, then you can make settings for this machine at the same time.

  • Then, the settings of this machine no longer correspond with the STOLL default.
  • An orange button appears next to the machine label representing the deviation from the STOLL default.
  • You recall the modifications by click on the orange button.
    Then, the settings of this machine correspond with the STOLL default again.

New function Draw with Selection

  • In the Start ribbon / Modify ribbon group
  • In the Selection ribbon

With Draw with Selection, the drawing area is at once selected when drawing.

  • The selection is added when drawing additively.
    With CTRL
  • The selection is canceled when drawing subtractively.
    With CTRL + ALT
  • Modify (Ribbon Group)

Groups and orders in the Multiple Processing dialog box

The setting of the Patterns tool window is taken into account by the Multiple Processing dialog box.

The working with groups and orders is applied the same way.

  • Multiple Processing (group)

Standalone editor for Sintral functions in the Setup Data

You will find these sections in the Sintral tab of the Setup Data.

  • Function call (F:)
  • Sintral Instruction / PRINT
  • Sintral Function

You can edit functions and Sintral commands in the standalone Sintral Editor much easier, faster and clearer.

    Select a function.
    Click on Edit in the lower area.
  1. The editor of functions appears.
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    Edit the function as desired.


Assigning Sintral Functions by the Setup Data

Now, you can assign the Sintral functions for Before START and Cast-off Fabric Piece also within the Setup Data.

    Select a pattern or the entire project.
    Select the function for Before START.
    Select the function for Cast-off Fabric Piece.

This selection is no more available via Configuration / Sintral.
There you will find the link to the Sintral functions of the Setup Data.

The selection for the project will be saved with the Setup Data Template.

  • Function call
  • Sintral Instruction / PRINT
  • Sintral Function

The Description column is added to several tool windows.

The Description column is available in the Plating Colors, Multiple System Colors, Yarn Allocation and Line Table table.

Ruler in the Fabric View

At the left and upper edge of the Fabric View

Define the unit of measure by cm or inch in the Project Settings tab of the Options dialog box for new projects.

  • Fabric View

Revision of the Options dialog box.

The tabs of the Options dialog box has partly been renamed and updated

The functions within the tabs have been simplified, made more consistent and better organized.

  • Options

12th + 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors do not support the Simultaneous Fabric Preview faultlessly.

  • Activate the Correct display errors with the latest Intel processors check box in case of error.
    File ribbon group -> Options dialog box -> General tab -> Graphics Preference section
  • Disable this function again if the presentation gets faulty.

You can find the news of the previous releases in the CREATE Help (F1) help.