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Date: 3/29/13 8:20 PM

IhavejustpurchasedaPfaffCreativeSensationandwouldliketodesignsomeembroiderydesigns.Whats/wisgoodforthismachine?

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Date: 3/30/13 0:59 AM

Something went wrong with my original post.
What I was asking is if anyone has had experience with software for a Pfaff embroidery machine that allows you to create designs that will be embroidery on the machine?

I have 5D extra, but it doesn't seem to support creating a design from scratch.

thank you in advance!

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Date: 3/30/13 3:30 AM

I can tell, I could make embroidery designs with it. I would have to more auto digitize them from a graphic image though. Just because it's rather a autodigitizing program and not a full manual digitizing program. Which means I would need to "feed it" a picture first, and could not do it by just making mouse clicks with no graphic to use as a template or base starter at all. But, like any software anyplace, your software is only ever as good as you just knowing how to use it. I see lessons for it over here:

http://www.5dlearningcenter.com/Tutorials/5DEmbroidery.htm

So maybe you could follow those and learn it all by yourself, or if not maybe you take a class for it someplace?

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Date: 3/30/13 11:14 AM

Thank you for the information. This tutorial is very good. It will definitely get me started. With my 7570 the PCD software allowed you to create designs from scratch and I did enjoy that feature. I will continue with the tutorial and even ask at the shop today if they offer a class on this software.
Thanks again for the information

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Date: 3/30/13 11:44 AM

I used the trial version of embird but decided against buying since I am still learning my PCP. I have Embrilliance which allows me to manipulate the images enough so I can get good use out of my machine. Truthfully, I am a embroidery design junkie and the prices I pay at emblibrary.com and Ebay I cannot yet justify the purchase of Embird but it really rocks and is easy on the budget. I used it to take an Anita Goodesign cutwork project, make it larger, split the design and use it for the Grand Dream Hoop. I also digitized a small simple design of my own. Pretty simple and the price is really reasonable

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Date: 3/30/13 1:48 PM

Good to know!! I attended our yearly Sew Expo in Seattle this year and sat in on a demo of Embrillance. Was pretty impressed on how easy it was to move around in and the price was pretty darn inexpensive. I'm heading to an embroidery class in a few hours at the shop to get educated on my PCS embroidery machine. So I'm sure I will learn lot's there too I can share later.
Thanks so much for taking the time to share some great information!
Have a great day.

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Date: 3/30/13 3:43 PM

Yes, I have the old Pfaff PC-Designer program too, (and a bunch of others) and of course can manual mouse click my way around in that one to and more even do anything I want in there some other ways, but it's not autodigitizing software either. Your new one is autodigitizing software instead. With what you have got though, (both of them combined) you could always use both together if you wanted to, as nothing stopping you on that either. Except for some size and stitch # limits of embroidery designs even made and saved out of that old PC-Designer program.

But lets say you wanted to make a embroidery design of a cat. You could feed a clip art picture of the cat into the 5D extra software, then autodigitize it there, you do have lots of fancy fill choices on that, and then if you wanted some more running stitch detail in it, and straight running stitch whiskers or more fur detailing on it, save out of that newer program, and then bring it into your old PC-Designer program and even "go to town on it" there and even with just manual mouse clicks, put in any cat whiskers or small fur detailing if you wanted to. Then save whole thing out from there, and now you got more a combined embroidery design made that way too.

So, just the difference between more a full manual digitizing program and one made to make embroidery designs using more "autodigitizing" ways instead. There are sort of good and bad things about both.
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Date: 3/30/13 10:44 PM

WOWOW!! That sounds perfect really. I need attend a class this afternoon on my embroidery machine and learned a few more things. They do offer a class on 5D extra in a few weeks so I'm going to take that one. I will certainly continue to watch tutorials and play around with things.
On the PC Design s/w it will not run on windows 7. I have an old windows XP desktop and it runs on that but when that gives out there is no converter for the sw that the shops say is out there to use. So I'm ok using it until my xp dies. Is that what you are using?
From the sounds of things I have plenty of power with the machine and software for a long while. I quilt big time and am wanting to try some different quilt designs. I also have the 360x350 hoop and am dying to give it a try on one of my quilts. So that's next.
Thanks so much for the example and information!

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Date: 3/31/13 1:39 AM

I am running it in XP now. I think it will run in win 7 or 8 too actually. Don't have win 8 but do have win 7 in another computer. Maybe tomarrow I can try popping it in there, and just go to run it and see what happens. but I think it will probably work for me. Will post back on that later.

Have no idea what s/w is or what some shop says, but program does not even need to be installed or run, by any real install program, (or even using that old floppy installation disk at all) you can just copy your whole PCD_WIN directory in your C: drive in any computer (for you that would be from XP) that it works in now, and then put that whole directory on lets say a USB stick, and then pop it into the next computer and operating system. And then mouse click on your PCD_WIN.EXE file and I think it will open and run in the new computer too. While there, maybe make yourself a desk top icon for it, in any new computer too. When someone says something does not work, I think it just means does not work for them, and/but they are not particular you at all either.

Also if someone says does not work for them, they may be trying to or more referring to, actually using that old program with the proprietary old Pfaff serial cable to send a design to a 7570 machine and they may have some issues with even just that part of it, as they may not even have a real 9 pin RS32 kind of serial port anymore, And possibly can't get a fake serial to USB converter device to work real good for them in the mix. Even if so for them, I don't see why that would be an issue for youl, just because you only want it to digitize in it, and save an embroidery design out of there, not actually use it to send designs down a serial cable into your other older Pfaff machine instead. Because now you have a new machine instead. For just that one thing, you don't even need any kind of serial cable hook up at all,or even any cable attached to a computer at all, in just running the old program, as you would never even use that part. Instead you would just use it to so some limited digitizing in and export out and save designs out of it as a computer file instead, in maybe .dst or .pcs format instead.
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