To set up a custom hoop for your ESC Hat Back clamp, follow these instructions:
1: In Amaya OS, click on TOOLS –> HOOP SETUP
2: Click on ADD HOOP
3: Give the hoop a name (ex: “Hat Back”) and press enter
4: Click on EDIT HOOP SHAPE
5: From the drop-down menu at the top, choose CUSTOM
6: In the box marked “Number of Custom Points” enter the number 6
7: Enter the values in the boxes using the image below as a guide. (click image to enlarge)
(don’t forget to include the y-hoop offset value, and the negative (-) sign where indicated)
8: Click APPLY, then OKAY
9: Change the value listed in”Default Sew Field Margin” to zero. (See image below)
10: Click on CUSTOMIZE HOOP LIST, and make sure that the hoop you just created is checked off.
11: Click APPLY, and OKAY
Now the new hoop you created should show up in the hoop list in Amaya OS. Before using this custom hoop for production, load a small design, select the hat back custom hoop, and perform a few traces, moving the design to the limits of the hoop, to ensure that it is working properly.
NOTE: Some newer versions of Amaya OS will put a rectangular box as the dotted line “traceable area” for this hoop. If that’s the case, click on “Sew Field Shape” and repeat steps 5-7 .