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Date: 6/3/13 4:05 PM

Few years back I bought Pfaff machine 7570 with that I bought Digitizing tutorials by Karen Hendricks . I know it is long time ago and things have changed. Now I want to get back to leaning digitizing using this CD which is installed my computer. I cannot find anything about this. I have VIP software to use with my Embroidery machine. Now I have a Pfaff creative 4.0 machine. Can anybody tell me where to start.

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Date: 6/3/13 5:08 PM

It does not matter what format your machine requires. Digitizing software can save in all formats.

The tutorials should still be viable.

What we run into is older software may require new drivers to work with the newer versions of Windows. If your software is working, then there should not be any issues other than learning the steps to digitizing.

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Date: 6/3/13 10:31 PM

Craftsy has a Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs class. The techniques are supposed to be adaptable to whatever software you have.

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Date: 6/4/13 0:46 AM

I think you have to start with the actual embroidery digitizing software you got, as that is the program that you make the embroidery design in and where your fingers on the keyboard at the computer are actually going to be making that embroidery design from. I don't have that one. But have used some others. But I feel the first thing to do each time, is to just install and open any program on the computer. Then most times, go over to the help command in the far top right menu. click on that, and most times they got an instruction book in there, and sometimes a search function and even built in tutorials.

So that is where I actually do always just start with each one, I have ever had and learned. It's nice if someone as a secondary party has made some kind of extra tutorials for something, but you still got to open the real program and figure out how to use it too.

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Date: 6/4/13 5:41 AM

Are you saying you cant get the CD tutorials to work? Or cant get the digitizing software to work?

Just a bit confused by your post as you mention 2 different machines. But digitizing is done in the software, not in your machines so they really wouldn't matter- unless the machine won't work.
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Date: 6/4/13 3:29 PM

Do you know anything about Janome Digitizer MBX? I saw a listing for it on ebay and the seller said that she bought it and found out it wouldn't work with the model machine she has.

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Date: 6/4/13 5:13 PM

I don't understand this "not working with the machine" business unless the software is needed to drive the embroidery function of the sewing machine. Like Singer Futura.

If you have a sewing/embroidery or embroidery only machine any software will create whatever and save it in the format needed for the embroidery.

The other possiblity is the software is proprietory and only does one format. If the machines are the same brand they may use the same format.

A dealer may have to interact with what you want to use to see if it is compatiable with just certain EM models of the same brand.


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Date: 6/4/13 6:10 PM

It's just a very confused person on ebay, trying to sell that Janome MBX she bought, as she cannot figure out how to use and cannot get it to install into her computer, and does not understand at all how any computers or even a sewing machine works. She is so confused, she thinks that sewing machines are 32 bit or 64 bit like maybe a computer is, instead. A computer could run an operating system 32 or 64 bit, Or both if you actually wanted it to, but not a sewing machine at all.

She probably just has no one to help her figure out how to make something work, so she just buys things, can't get them to work, gets rid of them, and does it over and over again. Kind of a very expensive way to operate.

She might have a windows 64 bit operating system in her computer, trying to instal it there, and it probably won't install, as she never found out about and went and got and loaded in the free up date patch to make it run on 64 bit in the computer. Or since she thinks sewing machines are even 32 bit v.s. 64 bit, who knows? That still has zero to do with any sewing machines being either 32 bit or 64 bit at all though.

I still would not buy it from her at all though. Because the program needs a dongle device to work. If instead her dongle was damaged, (and it could be and she would never know as she is so mixed up and confused and so you would never know either) then the $700 you paid her, could easily be just worthless, and total loss to you.

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Date: 6/4/13 9:08 PM

So far, no one's bid on it and she's relisted it twice. Here's an ad from Albrands for it. It's says it works for the MC 12000 - MC 9700. Unless they're referring to the file type it creates, I'm not sure what they mean by "works". Seems to me you could create a design in that format and convert it to whatever you wanted.

And they do mention a dongle. I hate using software that requires a dongle.

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Date: 6/8/13 9:05 AM

Digitizing software will take care of your design.

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