Virtuoso Plus

Embroidery Software

The Virtuoso Plus

Digitising software is the complete Embroidery package. It caters for those customers who need to produce a large number of designs quickly, while also allowing original and innovative effects to be incorporated within designs. The Virtuoso Plus equips the user with a wide variety of ready made stitch effect patterns while also offering the necessary tools to create unique, unlimited stitch patterns/styles and the ability to create new font styles.

Advanced Stitch effect

Stitch Creation

Imagine a stitch pattern and create it. Simply draw the motif you require and assign it to a stitch type.

Advanced Stitch Effect Settings

Virtuoso Plus gives you complete control of all the stitch settings. You can adjust and modify all the controls of a stitch effect from the density used through to the settings used on any underlay stitching. It is also possible to assign specialised techniques e.g. curve fill, graduated fill, random edge satin stitch etc.

Vector & Image Conversion

Vector files or image files may be converted to embroidery using the Vector and Image Conversion tools.

Vector files may be sent directly from Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator into the Ethos software and then converted into embroidery.

Vector Conversion

Font Creation

Also included in the Virtuoso Plus module is the ability to create your own embroidery fonts and add them to the existing 150+ available.


The ApS-Ethos 'Branching' technique means that designs can be created rapidly as the software will automatically calculate the most efficient route around a series of 'branched' sections. When using the Branching tool designs can become highly efficient in the way they are stitched. Alternatively the Make Embroidery Object tool can be used.

Make Embroidery Object

This tool merges individual items into one object that can then be stitched very efficiently, removing any un-necessary thread trims, jumps stitches etc.

The multitude of powerful tools available in the Virtuoso Plus software ensure it is an enormous asset to any production environment or design department/college wanting to produce high quality and innovative embroidery designs.


Our powerful branching tool allows you to easily branch Satin and Running line together whilst digitising.

Ripple Fill

This great feature allows you to input contour lines to create a ripple effect within a step shape.

Piping Stitch with Pattern

Piping Stitch effect has been enhanced to allow stitch patterns to be created and assigned to it.

A Quick Font tool

A Quick Font tool is now available, it enables a character that has been typed out and edited, to be stored in a Quick Font that can then be used again within the design.

A Blends category is now available in the Emblems tool featuring blends with 2 – 4 colours created within pre-digitised shapes.

A new .fom file has been added to the Ethos Folder which contains a Barcode facility. The Barcode can be scanned in using a hand held scanning device attached to certain embroidery machines, this will speed up the loading process whilst also ensuring the correct design is selected..

It is easy to insert Symbols and Foreign Characters, using our quick access chart.

Our Font Category feature allows you to create your own font categories and add fonts to them. It also makes it easy to search for fonts by choosing from the various categories.

With the Thread Palette Editor form, numerous Colour Palettes can be created for a design, you can switch between the Colour Palettes/Colourways for that design.