EMBIRD
BASIC PROGRAM
STUDIO =
DIGITIZING +
SFUMATO
SFUMATO 2.0
( OLD VERSION )
FONT ENGINE
CROSS STITCH
ICONIZER
ALPHABETS

Embird - basic program

Main Features

Basic Embird program resizes, splits, edits, displays, prints and converts embroidery designs. It works in two modes: Embird Manager and Embird Editor. There are several optional plug-in programs and alphabets available for Embird, expanding its capabilities with digitizing, lettering, cross stitch designs, conversion of TrueType fonts into embroidery, etc.

Main Features of Embird Manager

  • Converts designs among many file formats.
  • Supports different hoop types and sizes.
  • Processes designs in ZIP and RAR archives.
  • Displays designs in 1:1 scale and other scales.
  • Creates (displays, prints and saves into .BMP or .JPG file) various types of design documentation.
  • Provides photo realistic preview of designs in order to enable assigning of proper colors to needles and to check the design without actual embroidering.
  • Contains many threads catalogs and finds thread closest to chosen color.
  • Reads and writes designs stored on memory cards, floppy or hard disks in various embroidery formats.

Main Features of Embird Editor

  • Insert and delete colors in design.
  • Insert text in various fonts and layouts.
  • Join and split designs. Interactive free-hand splitting is supported.
  • Move, resize with density adjustment, center, mirror, rotate and skew designs or their parts.
  • Editing of single stitches or parts of design.
  • Simulation of sewing.
  • Sorting of colors.
  • Import design directly from Embird Studio, Embird Cross Stitch, Thred, Machine Cross Stitch 2000 and Sfumato Stitch programs.

Supported embroidery file formats in Embird

File
Format
Embroidery Machine
Manufacturer or Software Producer
Convert
From
Convert
To
9MM Pfaff
ART Bernina Artista version 3
BRO Bits & Volts
CSD POEM, Singer EU
DAT Barudan stitch data
DSB Tajima, Barudan stitch data
DST Tajima
DSZ Tajima, Fortron stitch data
EMB Wilcom version 6
EOF Embird (vector embroidery format)
EXP Melco
EXY, E01 ~ E36 Eltac stitch data
FXY, F01 ~ F36 Fortron stitch data
HUS Viking Husqvarna
JEF Janome
KSM Pfaff
M1, M2, M3 Juki AMS
MAX Pfaff
MIT Mitsubishi PLK
PCD Pfaff
PCS Pfaff
PCM Pfaff
PCQ Pfaff
PEC Babylock, Bernina, Brother
PES version 1, 2.5 and 4.0 Babylock, Bernina, Brother
PES version 2, 3 and 5 Babylock, Bernina, Brother
PHB Brother ULT
PHC Brother ULT
SEW Elna, Janome / New Home, Kenmore
SHV Viking Husqvarna Designer 1
STX Data Stitch
TAP Happy
T01 Wilcom Tajima (Eltac stitch data)
T03 Wilcom Barudan (Barudan stitch data)
T04 Wilcom Zangs (Fortron stitch data)
T05 Wilcom ZSK (Fortron stitch data)
UXY, U01 ~ U36 Barudan stitch data
VIP Pfaff
VP3 Pfaff
XXX Singer XL, Compucon
10O Toyota

Supported image file formats in Embird 2004

File
Format
Convert
From
Convert
To
BMP
JPG
PCX
PNG
PSD
TGA
TIF
CMX (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
WMF (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
EMF (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)

Supported non-standard disk formats*

Disk
Format
Read
From
Write
To
Barudan FDR
Barudan FDR HD
Barudan FMC
Juki AMS
M-7000 Style
Marco/Zangs
Melco DOS
Melco SS**
Pfaff KSM
Tajima
Toyota
ZSK

* Warning: Non-standard floppy disks cannot be processed when running under Windows NT/2000/XP.

** Floppy disk controller (FDC) with frequency modulation (FM) support is required for Melco SS disks operations.
As currently used FDCs do not support FM, this format is unreadable on common computer.
Special FDC must be installed into computer to support Melco SS format.

Serial connection to embroidery machines

Machine type Upload Download
Barudan

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