of the definitions are:
Digitizing or Punching : is the
process of Converting artwork into data containing
commands that tell an embroidery machine frame how to
move through the
machine operating system. The word Punching actually
comes from the traditional
jacquard embroidery machines. The code that tell the
machine frame how to move
comes from a tape that were punched with holes.
These holes were the code or instructions.
Digitizing or punching design is the process of converting
artwork such as vector format artwork or scanned artwork
(.bmp, tif,) into digital embroidery. This can
be done by the use of embroidery digitizing software and
a skillful digitizing artist
to interpret that particular design.