Bought a lovingly used machine that came with the embroidery attachment, extra large hoop, extension tables, thread rack, an assortment of six artista embroidery cards, regular and embroidery shuttles and extra bobbins.

Am very pleased with with purchase... and excited about the potential. My question though is... am I restricted to the Bernina Artista software? Can I use other software (Embird for one) and connect to the 180?

I would greatly appreciate any input or suggestions.