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    embroidery software

    I bought a Brother PE 770 and thread and needles etc. They said I was all set even though I asked if I need any kind of software and the sales person said totally optional. I am sure it was because the machine has some designs with it. I bought a Dakota Collectibles design cd and can't do a thing with it. Now it looks like I need to convert the pdf files to pes so I can open and put on a thumb drive to use on my machine. Does anybody have any software suggestions. I tried a 30 day demo of Embird but can't get it to load on my computer.

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    I read the info about the machine & it looks like it will take a USB stick with designs on it. Embird is an excellent program to use to view designs & convert them to PES if you don't buy them in the PES format. Could you tell why Embird didn't load on your pc? Embird has very good support. Try contacting them.

    There are several Yahoo groups that will help you with Embird. I am running Windows 7 & using the 64 bit system. You do have to know which system your computer will run. I wish I was a computer guru & could help you more. There are a lot of others out there that are really good.
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    CD's should contain all formats you don't need to convert just transfer to a Zip drive. Software is really only needed for editing or viewing purchased design if you need that. Don't rush into it download free trials first
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    Pulse Ambassador is free and can convert. I use it all the time

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    and FYI you don't need software unless you want to convert. I embroider all the time and I don't use digitizing software. That's way above my head

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    Ordinarily when you buy designs like Dakota Collectibles, Amazing Designs, Cactus Punch, Anita Goodesign, etc. they will include all formats under designs on the cd or thumb drive. This software is free from Amazing Designs and it will allow you to look at the design then you can save it to the method you need to transfer it to your machine. My machine uses a thumb drive for transfer. http://amazingdesigns.com/edit-express-lite

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    If you access www.wilcom.com you can download their free software called Truesizer and then you can convert to the format you want.

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    If you want a good inexpensive software that will convert and store check ebay for designers gallery studio. Very user friendly.

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    I'm surprised that the software is not multi formatted. Usually, you just have to choose the format that goes with your machine. Copying onto a USB stick is quite simple. All the best with it.

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    I agree, did you check the source to see if it was mulitple formats; even most sites that have freebees give them to you in all formats. All of the CD's that I've purchased have been that way too.
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    http://amazingdesigns.com/edit-express-lite This is free software too.

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    I just found this video on the edit-express-lite software that is free from Amazing Designs. Thought I would share my find.

    http://amazingdesigns.com/faqs/edit-...ck-start-video

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    You might also take a look at SewWhatPro - they have a free 30-day trial but after that the software is very inexpensive and they are constantly working with stitchers should they see anything else that could make it even better. It will open just about any kind of format, and you can save it in any format you need.

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    singersewer, does that software expire? I've been looking for software like that and could only find a trial called catalog it

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    Try Buzz Tools. Also can try for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sept97 View Post
    singersewer, does that software expire? I've been looking for software like that and could only find a trial called catalog it
    No, I don't think so. I downloaded it and there was nothing about an expiration. It is basic.

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    I want to thank you all for the suggestions. I went back to the store and they loaded it on my usb stick and came home and still does not work. It is an issue with my computer and have to get that fixed. No wonder it did not work. But thank you all for trying to help me.
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    Found a blog with a whole series on machine embroidery...information from choosing the machine to how to do about everything using the machine.

    http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/201...mbroidery.html

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    In your first post you said it looks like you will have to convert your PDF files to PES, there is no way you can do that. No matter what software you use you can only convert embroidery files like PES, DST, JEF etc., to other embroidery files, example convert DST files into PES files. You cannot convert a PDF, JPEG, TIF, to an embroidery file. When you tried to install the trial version of Embird did you download it and then install it? As with most software, it is downloaded onto your computer and then you have to install the downloaded file. It's possible you downloaded the file and it's sitting in a temporary location on your computers hard drive. You will have to install it in order for it to work.

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    I think rjwilder has hit it on the head--you CANNOT convert PDF files to embroidery. I suspect the PDF's are color charts and instructions. And I would look in the 'downloads' folder on MY DOCUMENTS page to see if the embird is 'resting' there waiting to be opened for installing!

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