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Thread: Embird embroidery software

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    Hi, I have a viking D1 which I have had for about 4yrs. and used exclusively for sewing..no embroidery. I wanted to take a class on a triple irish chain with 7 embroidered flower blocks. Since I am new to embroidery I purchased the embird software and installed it on my computer. My D1 uses floppy disks so I bought the disk writer etc. My embird software states that it can both read and write Husqvarna designs to floppy disks. I was unsuccessful in updating my D1 to program for writing disks and asked my LQS to do the update for me while servicing/maintainence on my machine. I was told that it cannot be done with embird software even though viking and embird says it can...and quote ..well they are in bolivia or somewhere and can say anything. I was pi......! Although I had supported this LQS for several yrs. and considerable money should I look elsewhere for my needs or go to the LQS with the procedure from embird in hand and say do this and let's just see what happens..Any opinions welcome..thanks

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    If it were me, I would take the directions in hand and have them do it...

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    I would take the instructions in hand to them, if they still refuse... then I'd find a new LQS

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    You should be able to write directly to the floppy in Embird. I write Pes files to floppies with no problem.

    Also, if you have the hus files on your hard drive, you can copy them to the floppy in Embird Manager. Open Embird in Manager, highlight the files you want to copy to the floppy, click on "Right Panel" and then "Input/Output Operations" and then "Copy Files to Floppy Disk". As long as your computer can read the floppy drive, you should be able to get your embroidery files to the floppy.

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    Hi...I am a little unsure what your issue is...
    I have A viking Designer 1 and I use Embird all the time.
    After I have finished doing things to my design...I save it either as a VIP or SHV file and using the software that came with my machine (3D Disk manager) I open it up and transfer it to my stick. My machine is an ugraded USB but I don't think this makes any difference as 3D manager gives the option to read and write to Floppy disk also. I am presuming you have that software I know this means an extra step to the process but it only takes a minute.If you don't have the software I am sure you can write straight from Embird
    I have found Embird really easy to use....if I can help more please PM me

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    When you say you bought the "disk writer", do you mean an external 3 1/2" diskette drive? I don't understand what you are saying about updating the "D1 to program for writing disks". Are you saying that Embird want you to apply some software directly to the D1 machine?

    I have had a Designer D1 with a floppy for about 10 years. There is a proprietary directory structure for floppies that is required in addition to the correct file format. You can't just drag & drop the file to the disk. As far as I know, you need a copy of Organizer. When the Designer SEs were released, a copy of this software was bundled with them.
    3D Embroidery Software (3DQuickfont, 3D Organizer). part #412843126. I lost my CD a couple of years ago and it was about $20 to replace. You do not need the entire 3D Embroidery suite, just organizer. If you can find an old version of the 3D embroidery suite, you do not need the dongle to install Organizer. Having this will allow you to send 1 design to a floppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    You should be able to write directly to the floppy in Embird. I write Pes files to floppies with no problem.

    Also, if you have the hus files on your hard drive, you can copy them to the floppy in Embird Manager. Open Embird in Manager, highlight the files you want to copy to the floppy, click on "Right Panel" and then "Input/Output Operations" and then "Copy Files to Floppy Disk". As long as your computer can read the floppy drive, you should be able to get your embroidery files to the floppy.
    Hi....I have just been on Embird and done exactly as you said....click on Right panel (found at top of screen) then went to Input/Output Operations and there is an option to create Designer 1 floppy disk....when I opened it it requested you put a formatted 2HD floppy disk into the drive....have never heard of this....perhaps another Viking Designer 1 owner knows......Hope this is helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little RoO
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    You should be able to write directly to the floppy in Embird. I write Pes files to floppies with no problem.

    Also, if you have the hus files on your hard drive, you can copy them to the floppy in Embird Manager. Open Embird in Manager, highlight the files you want to copy to the floppy, click on "Right Panel" and then "Input/Output Operations" and then "Copy Files to Floppy Disk". As long as your computer can read the floppy drive, you should be able to get your embroidery files to the floppy.
    Hi....I have just been on Embird and done exactly as you said....click on Right panel (found at top of screen) then went to Input/Output Operations and there is an option to create Designer 1 floppy disk....when I opened it it requested you put a formatted 2HD floppy disk into the drive....have never heard of this....perhaps another Viking Designer 1 owner knows......Hope this is helpful
    Actually thinking a moment a 2HD might stand for Husqvarna Designer and I know I have to use a formatted USB stick which I do through the Disk manager software.

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    A "a formatted 2HD floppy" means that you need to format the diskette before you use it. In other words, it's ready to be written to.

    2HD floppy disk is the computer industry standard name for a double sided 3.5" floppy. It has nothing to do with Husqvarna Viking.

    From this it sounds like Embird will create a D1 floppy.

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    Sorry everyone, I am really bad at this computer lingo One of the problems i am having is trying to create a floppy disk that my d1 can read. If I put a cd into my computer and try to copy onto a floppy disk, the disk gets created as you all described yet once put into the D1 the message is "disk not accepted". This happens everytime the disk is not created using husq. viking software. Embird said this is due to older firmware which does not accept designs stored on floppy disks which were created on embird. The designs i have successfully embroidered were all created with a friend using viking software and making me a disk. However, embird suggested the upgrade needed from viking and this is what my lqs says still will not enable me to create disks from embird software. i have tried downloading the viking update but I am totally unfamiliar with the term "firmware" and when i did create the disk the D1 still says disk not accepted. My question is has anyone successfully created a floppy disk from embird from a cd and not using viking software. that once created was accepted by their D1. I have copied all of the emails from embird with their suggestions, the upgrades needed from viking and the embird info. from their website stating they can both read and write disks for a D1 and armed with all of this I plan to revisit my LQS one more time and see what happens. Does that sound like I have all of my necessary "armor" to try this again. I have several hundred dollars invested in designs, thread, stabilizers etc. and want to be able to create my own disks/

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