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    embroidery software

    I just purchased Viking topaz 30. Can anyone tell me anything about the 5D embroidery software encluding the price. I was told by the dealer husqvarna would be having a promotion sale in November.

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    Hi, congratulations on your new machine. I have a Viking Diamond Delux as of last week when I traded my Ruby in for her. You should have gotten the 5D or 4D organizer with your machine which will get you started. The organizer is a pretty good software to have. Not only can you organize, view and store your designs you can do a little editing with it as well. One of the features that it has that I love is that you can have it to put jump commands into those designs that have tons of jumps so that your machine will cut them. Love that one. 5D can cost anywhere for a few hundred for the basic one up to around 2,000 for the full package; that's what I got. I got mine about six months after I got the Ruby. The Viking educator came for a whole day of learning and fun and we did get a great deal on it. I hadn't planned on buying it but the price was so great, I couldn't resist. I'm not sure if you are new to embroidery or not; if you are new I wouldn't worry about the software yet unless you get a great deal or really want to jump in. The software comes with books but the best is what is installed on your pc with the software. This includes the small book that has tutes, etc plus a whole lot more. I'm taking the embroidery club each month to learn and also taking classes a few times each month to learn the software part as well. Our teacher and the store that I go to is great support and fantastic learning classes plus if she sees alot of us wanting to learn something (like cutwork needles) she sets up a special class. I hope you go to a store that is just as great as this one. Before you buy, have the dealer sit down with you and really tell you the difference in the 3 levels of software so that you can really chose. You can always upgrade but it is cheaper to just get what you want in the beginning and then you aren't limited either. Any more questions just ask. Here is a site that has lots of tutorials on the 5D and 4D; look at both because they are the same software. He also has great books and online classes that you can buy and free videos.

    The website is called mrpatience.com.

    Also on Vikings website they have tutes as well along with a free design each month with a project idea using it.
    Judy

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    Cool Thankyou

    Thank you for the information. When I purchased the topaz it was used with only 9 hours of use on it. It has the 3D organizer on it. I went a huaqvarna trunk show featuring the 5D perfessional software. Now I am hooked.

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    congrats on your new machine
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmronnie View Post
    Thank you for the information. When I purchased the topaz it was used with only 9 hours of use on it. It has the 3D organizer on it. I went a huaqvarna trunk show featuring the 5D perfessional software. Now I am hooked.
    this is what happened to me. I was ready to download a freebee from the internet and was so amazed by all you could do. I love, love the cutwork needels and the idea of photo stitching that it didn't take much for me to go all the way up to the professional. My Ruby had only 7 hours of use when I got it and I had a great yr with it. When our teacher came back from the Viking convention and the great deal that was being offered for the Diamond Deluxe I traded in my Ruby. The new Ruby deluxe is great too but the Diamond is still head of the pack. I love Vikings, its so nice especially when I read all of these people saying how they have so many issues with thier machines to be able to set it up and it does such a great job. My store is having another visit from the educator this month for the Ruby Delux plus all the new attachments but I have to work. I'm waiting now for one of the new attachments that go with the interchangeable walking foot. It's a stitch in the ditch but it has a wide opening so you can use double needles and stitch on both sides of the ditch at the same time. Even though you have 3D you might be able to find stuff on Mr Patience's site to help you. I hope you can take classes from your store. If I can help in anyways let me know. I love embroidering so much; I do more of that than quilting at the moment along with working with the designs a little.
    Judy

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