Expand each of the following sections for details of the file types you should know about when working with the Browzwear applications.
2019 August Edition and newer
The Browzwear garment file format BW (.bw) is a single file containing all relevant information about the garment and intended to replace the legacy VSP and VSGX file formats. A BW file includes a preview image.
When you save a legacy file (VSGX) a file explorer window is displayed, with BW file type selected as default. If required, you may save as VSGX.
Sharing a BW File
You do not need to take any special preparations to share a BW file - you can email it, send a link to it, or cut, copy, and paste it.
For more information, refer to Opening and Saving a BW File.
A zipped file containing a garment file and its associated folders and files. A VSP file can be unpacked by VStitcher or Lotta, and can be exchanged between all Browzwear applications (if using 2019 April Edition and earlier).
One packed file - similar to a ZIP file
Automatically unpacked into a working VSGX file
Contains avatar, garment, snapshot, and fabric data
Transferable and shareable
VStitcher 2019 April Edition and older: To share a VSP file with another user, export it. To use somebody else's VSP file, import it. For more information, refer to Importing, Exporting, and Opening Files.
The working file where you create and modify 3D garments from 2D patterns. A VSGX file is created along with associated files and folders inside one main folder.
Parent folder with VSGX file inside
Working file - use when making changes
Also contains linked assets
Must move the entire folder, not just the VSGX file
Opens at the stage it was when last saved
File format used to save and share parametric avatars and AlvaForms, including relevant settings such as anchor points, measurements, textures, and so on.
For more information, refer to Avatars.
File format used to save and share 3D window views.
For more information, refer to Custom Views in the 3D Window.
An AutoCAD file format including the saved data of 2D pattern drawings. You can import and export DXF files.
Pattern files should be exported from third-party software without seam allowances
Pattern files may be exported as DXF ASTM or DXF AAMA
Pattern files should be converted to DXF ASTM or DXF AAMA before being imported - a standard DXF file holds less information and could import improperly into VStitcher
VStitcher imports the 2D pattern files to be stitched up virtually
For more information, refer to Importing, Exporting, and Opening Files.
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