When you access the properties of a walk stitch, or a project or design that contains walk stitch elements, you will see the Walk Stitch tab in the properties dialog (see the following image).
Stitch Type: The stitch types that you have to choose from are Normal, Bean, Jump, Decorative, and Sequin.
Normal: This is a normal walk stitch with automatic needle penetrations between each element input point.
Bean: Where a normal stitch lays one length of thread down for each stitch, a bean stitch lays down three lengths of thread. When choosing Bean stitch you have the option to change the thickness of the stitch.
Jump: This is a stitch that moves the embroidery machine without a needle penetration.
Decorative: From within the Walk Stitch properties you can select Decorative Stitch under Stitch Type. (DesignShop Pro or higher product level only). You can then select which saved stitch you would like to use by left-clicking the drop-down arrow next to Pattern.
See Creating Decorative Stitches for information on creating decorative stitches.
Sequin: This is a stitch that sews a sequin on with the needle penetration.
Stitch Length: A stitch is created each time the needle comes down. The stitch length setting determines the length of these stitches. As the stitch length value increases, the number of stitches decreases.
Typical stitch length values for underlay stitches are between 30 and 40 points. Typical stitch length values for outline and detail stitches are between 15 and 25 points.
Retrace: When you digitize a walk stitch and have the retrace on, the walk stitch will be stitched out twice, the second walk stitch on top of the first walk stitch. (The stitch will return to the first wireframe point). This is useful in making a single walk stitch appear thicker. To turn this function on, left-click in the box next to Retrace. A check mark will appear to symbolize that this function is on. Click again to remove the check mark, which symbolizes that this function is off. If Retrace is applied to a walk stitch, Retrace will be displayed in the Project View. To remove a retrace from a particular element, return to this property page and turn Retrace off.
Curve Compensation: When this option is turned on, DesignShop will automatically decrease the stitch length of walk stitches on tight curves. (Available in DesignShop Pro and higher product levels)
See Digitizing Walk Stitches for digitizing information.