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Postby Debby54 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:43 am

Okay, I hope that I can explain this all correctly.
I have a Viking Diamond and of course all my designs are either HUS or VP3
I have just purchased a Bernina 580E and their files are ART
Does the Embrillance Embroidery software allow me to take the Viking files and convert to the ART files?
If I was keeping the Viking it would not matter but I am not and am hoping that all my designs will not be wasted and I will have to buy again in another format.
I would really appreciate any help before I make a purchase of the software.
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Re: conversions

Postby Mac » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:17 pm

Essentials can read:

.ART, .ART42, .ART50, .ART60, .CND,


.EXP, .EXP+, .HUS, .JAN, .JEF,

.JEF+, .PCS, .PCM, .PES, .PHB,


.VIP, .VP3, .XXX

Essentials can write:

.CSD, .DST, .DSZ, .EXP, .EXP+,


.SEW, .SHV, .TAP, .VIP, .VP3,


You would write EXP+ for use in your Bernina.
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Re: conversions

Postby Admin » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:05 pm

Hi, Debby54,
Your machine, and all Bernina machines use .EXP natively. Please don't be misled into thinking that your machine only takes .ART.
Also many newer Berninas use .EXP+ which adds nice color support.
Either way, you are good to go with Essentials!
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