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Date: 1/12/13 2:01 AM

I am hoping to find out if anyone could tell me the format to save files i purchase off online. i have a bernina artists 180 and i am having a very hard time figuring this out it doesn't tell you in the manuel. i have seen many different formats mentioned and didnt know if it only accepts one or many. I didnt want to purchase before knowing for sure as they wouldnt be returnable. hope anyone can helpi am looking forward to embroidering and enjoying my machine and its benefits. thanks.

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Date: 1/12/13 1:04 PM

I am fairly certain it takes exp format. I have a 180, but rarely embroidered with it as I found it so cumbersome. I could no longer use the cable from the computer to the machine, so I used a magic box to take files off the computer or cd and write them to the card.

I hope someone has a more definite answer for you!

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Date: 1/12/13 1:37 PM

Find a couple free downloads and choose .art for one and .exp for the other. Then you will know before making a purchase.

Most downloads will be zipped. You have to open the file and then save. The saved file is what you will be using.

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 1/14/13 0:12 AM

This topic has been moved from Computers AARGH!!! to Machine Embroidery

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Date: 1/16/13 2:00 PM

do you still use your Magic Box?
If so, what operating system do you use it with?
I bought one and have never used it, and now my dealer tells me that it works only with really old versions of Windows. Vista, I think.
Thanks for any Magic Box light you can shed,
Tina in San Diego

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Date: 1/17/13 7:18 PM

The 180 uses .art files. Until recently (when I got my new 780E!) I still used my 180 with my Windows 7 laptop and either Artlink or Bernina V6 software. You need a USB to Serial Port cable to connect the computer to the machine. These can be found at Radio Shack or Best Buy. I never had the Magic Box or card reader for my 180 so I can't speak on how they work.

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