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Re: Software for Apple computers?

Jim Stutsman
 

Yes, that’s always been an option. StitchBuddy (http://www.stitchbuddy.de) and Embrilliance (www.embrilliance.com) have native Apple apps for Janome design manipulation. Janome’s software that is included in the MacBook Air special is the Artistic Digitizer. They actually include both Mac and PC versions on the same DVD. Did I say DVD? I guess they missed the memo on that. Anyway, if your Mac is using Mavericks or later version of OS X (now macOS) you should be able to use any of this software. I’m not sure where Janome is going with this. The integration of the 15000 with the iPad suggested they were moving toward Apple’s iOS, and the free Air seems to indicate they are at least moving toward supporting both platforms.


Software for Apple computers?

Virginia A Simonson <roy_si@...>
 

With the ads for the “special” package that includes the 15000 and Apple computer, does mean we can get software for our existing Apple computers?


Re: Downloading files and transferring

Ceil J
 

Thanks.  What I think you're saying is that it's safe to open a purchased design in Horizon Link and some others as they read the stitch files (.jef) and don't try to change things but if I open it in MBX or Hatch or Artistic Digitizer then those programs might  make some changes as they have the ability to read some of the digitizer's commands and may misinterpret them.  When I did a trial of Hatch, I remember opening a few designs so I could hopefully figure out what was going on with them.  I didn't stitch them out, and it was months ago so I don't remember which ones I looked at.  Hopefully, I didn't re-save them.  The only thing I stitched out was my disastrous attempt at applique.  At some point I will dive in and buy one of those programs but I'm still on the fence due to the continued controversies which I am following with interest.
Thank  you again.
Ceil


Re: Downloading files and transferring

Virginia
 

I have been sewing and embroidering since 1996 starting with the Janome 5700 which only did a 4 inch design.  I always opened and now open my designs in my software starting with customizer on up to now version 5.  Then send it to my machine from software.  Not sure why they are saying that on facebook.  It is not only the one you mentioned above but I have read others that also have said that.  I do realize that changing the format can effect a design and it has been told but that is not anything I have encountered.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: Ceil J <cjancola@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Downloading files and transferring

Jim,
On Facebook, there is a discussion in one group (Sonia Showalter Designs) from the digitizer who stated:
"Don't: open a design in embroidery software and send it to your machine from there. Never do that.
Software will often change the design properties and just plain ruin the design.
Transfer the design straight from it's folder to your device or machine."
There has been some discussion as to whether this would apply to Horizon Link software. 
I understand that changing from one format to another after a design is downloaded can be a problem.  But some of us in this group don't think this caution applies to Horizon Link and the digitizer isn't familiar with our program.
Any thoughts?


Re: Downloading files and transferring

Jim Stutsman
 

Well if it was on Facebook, it MUST be true! NOT!!!!!
She is partially right. If you open one of her designs, which is a STITCH file, with a digitizing program such as MBX or Artistic Digitizer, the design MAY be compromised. That's because those programs work only with their own internal formats. If you open a stitch file it must be converted, and the conversion is done mainly by guessing what each part of the design was originally digitized as. However there are a lot of programs, such as Horizon Link, StitchBuddy, some Embrilliance modules, Buzz Tools, AcuEdit, and others I have not mentioned that are made to work only with stitch files. They will preserve the design as it was digitized, as long as you are not changing the format. Changing the format *might* change the design, though most conversion programs won't do that. I don't know if I worded that adequately, so if it doesn't make sense please reply!


Downloading files and transferring

Ceil J
 

Jim,
On Facebook, there is a discussion in one group (Sonia Showalter Designs) from the digitizer who stated:
"Don't: open a design in embroidery software and send it to your machine from there. Never do that.
Software will often change the design properties and just plain ruin the design.
Transfer the design straight from it's folder to your device or machine."
There has been some discussion as to whether this would apply to Horizon Link software. 
I understand that changing from one format to another after a design is downloaded can be a problem.  But some of us in this group don't think this caution applies to Horizon Link and the digitizer isn't familiar with our program.
Any thoughts?


Re: Digitizer

Virginia
 

If that does not work go to software  open it you should have the option user interface settings select toolbars click on show toolbar names.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "gwenzie01 via Groups.Io" <gwenzie01@...>
Date: 10/20/18 8:05 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Digitizer

I do not think I explained it correctly. Yes, I can do windows (what you said)
All is checked. Next to New on top of the page is a drop down for toolbar options. I would like to have those option stay on the page rather than use the dropdown each time.




Re: Digitizer

Virginia
 

Go to your computer files and look for where you saved your digitizer file when you first installed it. There should be a file labeled BIN open it scroll to almost the very bottom and look for Revert. Cilck on it and 2 boxes should appear . Click on them then restart your program. Your toolbars should stay docked. If not then somewhere you have told the program to hide them. You should have toolbars to the left of your screen and some to the top.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "gwenzie01 via Groups.Io" <gwenzie01@...>
Date: 10/20/18 8:05 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Digitizer

I do not think I explained it correctly. Yes, I can do windows (what you said)
All is checked. Next to New on top of the page is a drop down for toolbar options. I would like to have those option stay on the page rather than use the dropdown each time.




locked Re: Upcoming MC15000 videos

Gail
 

I'm not having any problems with my machine, but I would like to learn how to use the Acufil Tool better.  Not just the stipple pattern, but using other designs with this tool


Re: Digitizer MBX V5

Virginia
 

Hatch is an excellent software however like many other software out there they sell their software in tiers.  Wilcom is the same creator of both Hatch and Janome software other than the Artistic software which cannot compare to either Hatch or MBX,  When Janome gives us an update or upgrade it adds features and corrections for some of our other issues we are having with our software.  MBX   Version 5 contains most all of Hatch and more.  The only thing we are lacking is the ability to create cut files with our software other than that for the price we paid we got a bargain.  Everything included.  Hatch again is like Embrilliance you pay separately for each tier(upgrade).   Just be patient Janome will come forware they will not leave their customers hanging.

I have been a Janome software and machine owner since 1996 and never have I felt that they leave their customers hanging.  

Virginia 


-----Original Message-----
From: saba_cat2 via Groups.Io <saba_cat2@...>
To: Maggies Group <digitisingdivas@groups.io>; 12000GRP <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>; jim@... <jim@...>
Sent: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Digitizer MBX V5

With Hatch recenting releasing their V2 upgrade with some new and exciting features, is it likely that Janome will be doing a similar upgrade to their MBX V5?  Hopefully Janome won't leave their customers lacking enhancements that other Wilcom products are getting.


Re: Digitizer

Virginia
 

Go to view and you can check the options you want on your tool bar to stay on.  When selecting a tool right click and it should stay on.

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: gwenzie01 via Groups.Io <gwenzie01@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 10:02 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Digitizer

I do not think I explained it correctly. Yes, I can do windows (what you said)
All is checked. Next to New on top of the page is a drop down for toolbar options. I would like to have those option stay on the page rather than use the dropdown each time.



Re: Digitizer MBX V5

Virginia
 

HMMM!  I heard from another reputable source that ver 5 will have an upgrade.  I guess we will see.  Artistic is no way a better software than MBX.  Wilcom is the best creator of software.

Virginia


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Sent: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 10:17 am
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Digitizer MBX V5

What follows is OPINION, NOT FACT!
The software that Janome offers under the "Artistic" label is created by a competitor of Wilcom. They have been steadily building up that software, and the release of Artistic Digitizer seems to me to be a signal that they are moving away from Wilcom as a supplier. My guess is that Wilcom sensed this as well, which is why they created the Hatch product. It seems to me that Hatch is much more likely to be supported in the future, and that Janome will be leaning toward the Artistic products. This year's "big release" is Artistic Digitizer for PC and Mac, with no mention of a new version of MBX.


Re: Digitizer MBX V5

Jim Stutsman
 

What follows is OPINION, NOT FACT!
The software that Janome offers under the "Artistic" label is created by a competitor of Wilcom. They have been steadily building up that software, and the release of Artistic Digitizer seems to me to be a signal that they are moving away from Wilcom as a supplier. My guess is that Wilcom sensed this as well, which is why they created the Hatch product. It seems to me that Hatch is much more likely to be supported in the future, and that Janome will be leaning toward the Artistic products. This year's "big release" is Artistic Digitizer for PC and Mac, with no mention of a new version of MBX.


Re: Digitizer

Jim Stutsman
 

OK, it's very easy to do what you want. Position your mouse over the dividing line between your toolbar of interest (New - New From - Open - etc.) and the next one. When the cursor becomes a four-headed arrow you can click and drag the divider to the right. As you do, more of the options become available. When you have things the way you want, release the mouse. You can also move toolbars by putting the mouse over the bar at the left end, then click and drag the toolbar to a new position. If you pull a toolbar away from the top of the screen it will become "floating" over your work area. Click the X to close it, or drag it back to a new position.


Digitizer MBX V5

saba_cat2
 

With Hatch recenting releasing their V2 upgrade with some new and exciting features, is it likely that Janome will be doing a similar upgrade to their MBX V5?  Hopefully Janome won't leave their customers lacking enhancements that other Wilcom products are getting.


Re: Digitizer

gwenzie01
 

I do not think I explained it correctly. Yes, I can do windows (what you said)
All is checked. Next to New on top of the page is a drop down for toolbar options. I would like to have those option stay on the page rather than use the dropdown each time.


Re: Horizonlink & Quiltmaker 3 update

Jim Stutsman
 

If you got the new version via a download using a Janome link that was emailed to you, then you will have to install the original version first. The download is sent as an upgrade and expects to find a previous version installed. There was an update for version 1.2, but you don't need to install that one. Upgrades are, by their nature, all-inclusive of prior upgrades.


Horizonlink & Quiltmaker 3 update

Pixey
 

I had my 15000 upgraded to the Quiltmaker version and have the new version of HorizonLink that I got from Janome saved on a portable drive. For my new computer, do I need to load the original HorizonLink that came with the machine and then do this as an upgrade or can I do a direct install from the upgraded version?

Thanks,
Pixey


Re: Wades group

stitchwitch10@...
 

We started doing them once a year here in FL and had so many requests for more that we went to twice a year.  Loved meeting everyone and learned so much between special projects and Show & Tell.  In those days we did not have You Tube nor could even post pix of projects. 
Norma in Florida


Re: Wades group

Leroy Simonson <roy_si@...>
 

Wow! This really takes me back in time. I hosted a group of “wades” in Minneapolis, Mn at an “Original Sewing Expo” years ago. Gini Simonson.

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