First, the digital file is being prepared on the computer. The design has to be translated into the number of stitches. This is called the embroidery card. The embroidery card is being made on the computer automatically.
The embroidery card is a program, it’s the digital blueprint that says where the stitches have to be.
This is being made automatically, but manual adjustments are necessary. An embroidery expert has to finetune the embroidery card. You can see how a digital embroidery card is being made in the video below. When the embroidery card is being made, the embroidery can start.