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Re: Artistic Digitizer 1.5 upgrade

Anne Hein DE
 

Hi
If you go in the software to help/ check for updates and it shows no updates but there is one it is best to go to the global page and use the download there. Once you get to the global page go to downloads/software. First on the list is what the update contains and a link to all the videos on YouTube. If you scroll down the list you are looking for Artistic Digitizer  Installation for those without a dvd drive. At the bottom of that are the instructions and the links to download. There are 4 different ones- pc full and jr and MAC full and jr. Just pick the one you need. When you do the update it is best to close your software and log out of the software key. Then uninstall the software.  Then begin the process to reinstall from the download. 
 
The manual gets updated in the process too. So if you moved it to your iPad for ease of use you would need to remove and replace it. 
 
If you have any issues contact Janome tech support -tech_support@...
 
There are some really nice changes to the software too. 
 
There are 2 fb groups for those interested: one is Janome Artistic Digitizer run by Janome and I’m the admin. I do 2 live presentations a week and all previous videos are saved to the page. This year I’m offering 2 different programs: AD Skill Builder  - a back to basics program and AD Create It- part learning/part project. To see the videos live or saved to the page you just need to join. The developer posts videos to the page and at the end of the month those are uploaded to the YouTube page and into the software. They do monitor the page abs answers questions.  I offer a quick tip weekly. We have a very active group of over 4K. 
The other page is Artistic  Digitizer Help Group run by Valora Hammond. We do cross post and share info. 
It’s best to join both then you won’t miss a thing. 
 
And just a short story here. Back when we had the Wades group I attended many of their events - this was before I worked for Janome. One event in VA Jim and Diane came - I believe we were at Jim Bowers shop. They offered a class on mbx with Jim as instructor.  Not sure will remember this but he has the same humor as my dh(software engineer). During the class I would be the only one who laughed at your jokes. Maybe I was the only one who got them. Anyway you’d look up at me when I did. Probably surprised!  The year I joined Janome was the year you and Diane retired. I was so excited to be with Janome and have a possibility to work with the 2 of you but oh no!!  
 
Retirement is fun too and you still support us. Which I so appreciate all that the 2 of you do. 
Who knew from that early class I’d be the one teaching or working for Janome.  I never thought it. 😊
 
Anne Grieco Hein - DE 


Re: How long does it take...

Jim Serritella
 

Aye aye sir…. And thanks appreciate the info.

All the best.

 

 

 

Jim Serritella
301-253-3971
E-Z Stitches Plus,
Laytonsville, MD 20882


email:
jim@...
visit:  
www.martialartsembroidery.com

 

 

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io [mailto:onlinesewing-janome@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Stutsman via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:54 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] How long does it take...

 

The answer to your question is much like the answer to the old question (and if you know what I'm referring to, you're officially old!) "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?" It depends. I started the list with limited moderation, going to unmoderated after a certain number of posts. That's probably what you're familiar with. A few months in a post came through that linked to malware, from someone who was off moderation. Her computer was infected, and the infection sent the post using her member information. This created problems for several other members, and at that point I put the list on moderation. I definitely don't like it that way, and I probably spend more than half an hour every day reviewing and allowing posts. Even when traveling (Remember when you could do that?) I responded to every notification from Groups.io to review and clear posts. Several times throughout the day I stop what I'm doing to review new posts. I've probably deleted less than a dozen with malware over the years. More common has been rejecting posts that are abusive, or flame-war inspiring, as well as attempts to use the list for free advertising. You don't come here for that. The downside of this is that sometimes it takes a while for a post to appear after you've sent it. Try as I might, my body insists on sleep, and sometimes I may have periods where I don't have access to a computer, such as when I'm driving.

I would love to drop moderation and just let the chips fall. Unfortunately the malware situation is worse than ever now. It's not limited to email either. Over the course of a week I have received at least a dozen phone calls advising me:

·         The warranty on my 13 year old car is expiring. I need to enroll now to avoid costly repair charges.

·         The "security company" I use for my computer has gone out of business. I need to call now to get a refund.

·         A caller ID of "Doctors Office" wants to update me on COVID-19. Call now.


The result is that I never answer any call that consists of only an area code and a number. I know what they wanted based on transcripts of the voice mail. And this is after signing up for every possible service to avoid annoying calls.

So for now, I'll keep on moderating to keep the list a free and safe place to exchange information. The price of membership is that sometimes it may take a while for a post to appear after you've made it. Differences in option settings may cause some things to appear in immediate posts that don't get into the daily digest, but that's beyond my control. And sometimes I do edit a post if it is replying to a prior post and includes every response in the thread. In the case of these huge posts I will usually trim it so that only the one being replied to is included. This is also the case when someone uses the "Reply" function to start a completely new thread with a new question. I may not always catch this, but I do try.

In summary - think of this list as a neighborhood, and me as Mr. Rogers. (If you don't know who Mr. Rogers is, ask your mother!)


--
Jim Serritella
E-Z Stitches
jim@...


Re: 2Stitch Organizer (free program)

Ceil J
 

Agreed!  From time to time, however, I use the dst format.  I think some designer's programs don't do a perfect job somehow when they convert their native files to the stitch formats.  If things don't work well when I do a practice, I try the dst and it often is perfect.  I usually don't care about the colors so that's not been a problem for me.  I found this out when I purchased designs from a popular Australian digitizer.  When she was the only one digitizing, her results were wonderful.  Then she got discovered and began spewing out designs very quickly with friends and family doing some digitizing.  These designs often lacked things like removal of overlapping stitches and often didn't stitch out properly.  They would then re-release the files after they fixed them.  I no longer order from them, although I do like their designs but discovered dst this way and ended up buying Hatch so that I could have some way to fix things myself.  As you would expect, I've not been overly successful in this regard BUT I certainly have learned a lot since then.
Also, some digitizers are not aware of the orientation of the GR hoop.  I have used the free Wilcom program before I bought Hatch to fix this.  The Wilcom program (at that time, not sure now) would not open the jef version but it would open the dst.  I could then turn the design and save it as jef (or maybe it saved at jef+?) and all was well.


On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 8:22 AM Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:
I know that all these “new” formats exist, but JEF is still the go to format.  The new machines save to JPX and I don’t fool with that, but if you were to buy a design from a website, ONLY get the JEF format as it is truly a design that will work.  However, you still have to pay attention to the size of the design for the hoop you intend to use, as you can still only use a design that will work for the size hoops that fit your embroidery machine.

The new formats seem to have appeared as the hoops have gotten larger.  JEF came about when the Janome MC10000 was launched and digitizing started to really take off in the domestic market.  The 10000 had a hoop that was about twice as big as the 9000, and the computer part became radically different.  Then the 11000 came out in 2005 and again a bigger hoop, and also more processing of colour, stitch count and much more on the sewing machine, so the JEF+ allowed that information that really is only applicable to the sewing machine.  It isn’t part of digitizing as the software looks after all that stuff without that little + part, but the machine needs it.  That + has created great confusion ever since.  I’m not even sure that other software’s besides Janome’s can make a JPX file that would be a true design.  You know how when you look at a PES or a VP3 that the colours aren’t true and not even the same from design to design, even though the picture is the same.  That’s because the program used to write the original design has been changed into a stitch format and is broken up for an embroidery machine to read.  All software have a specific format to save to and in Digitizer it used to be JAN, but now is EMB, in Floriani it is WAF, in Janome’s Artistic Digitizer it is DRAW, and the list goes on, those files are the ones digitizers use to build on, to create more in the design or change the design.  When you purchase a design you don’t get that “native” format, but only a stitch file - that is the file that the digitizer keeps as they really don’t want us messing around with what they’ve created.  Now you all know that we like to individualize designs from time to time or to add lettering to personalize what we stitch out. 

Back to basics, The JEF file is still the basic stitch out file for Janome.

Cheryl - Saskatoon





Re: How long does it take...

Jim Stutsman
 

The answer to your question is much like the answer to the old question (and if you know what I'm referring to, you're officially old!) "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?" It depends. I started the list with limited moderation, going to unmoderated after a certain number of posts. That's probably what you're familiar with. A few months in a post came through that linked to malware, from someone who was off moderation. Her computer was infected, and the infection sent the post using her member information. This created problems for several other members, and at that point I put the list on moderation. I definitely don't like it that way, and I probably spend more than half an hour every day reviewing and allowing posts. Even when traveling (Remember when you could do that?) I responded to every notification from Groups.io to review and clear posts. Several times throughout the day I stop what I'm doing to review new posts. I've probably deleted less than a dozen with malware over the years. More common has been rejecting posts that are abusive, or flame-war inspiring, as well as attempts to use the list for free advertising. You don't come here for that. The downside of this is that sometimes it takes a while for a post to appear after you've sent it. Try as I might, my body insists on sleep, and sometimes I may have periods where I don't have access to a computer, such as when I'm driving.

I would love to drop moderation and just let the chips fall. Unfortunately the malware situation is worse than ever now. It's not limited to email either. Over the course of a week I have received at least a dozen phone calls advising me:

  • The warranty on my 13 year old car is expiring. I need to enroll now to avoid costly repair charges.
  • The "security company" I use for my computer has gone out of business. I need to call now to get a refund.
  • A caller ID of "Doctors Office" wants to update me on COVID-19. Call now.

The result is that I never answer any call that consists of only an area code and a number. I know what they wanted based on transcripts of the voice mail. And this is after signing up for every possible service to avoid annoying calls.

So for now, I'll keep on moderating to keep the list a free and safe place to exchange information. The price of membership is that sometimes it may take a while for a post to appear after you've made it. Differences in option settings may cause some things to appear in immediate posts that don't get into the daily digest, but that's beyond my control. And sometimes I do edit a post if it is replying to a prior post and includes every response in the thread. In the case of these huge posts I will usually trim it so that only the one being replied to is included. This is also the case when someone uses the "Reply" function to start a completely new thread with a new question. I may not always catch this, but I do try.

In summary - think of this list as a neighborhood, and me as Mr. Rogers. (If you don't know who Mr. Rogers is, ask your mother!)


Re: Jef+ & files conversation

Cheryl Paul
 

Faviola,

Thank you for the video. That information about the JEF+ is great. Jim had explained something about this years, and years ago, about there being picture information within the design or something that the sewing machine needed but that we didn’t. I can’t remember what Customizer 11000 did, but it may have handled the elements in the same way as Horizon Link Suite (and the similar program for the S9, 12000, etc.) handles them. I did now that JPX was JEF and the only logic I can put to that is that our hoops are larger and that there needs to be something in programming that will allow for that.

Again, Thank you for the the great video.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: 2Stitch Organizer (free program)

Cheryl Paul
 

I know that all these “new” formats exist, but JEF is still the go to format. The new machines save to JPX and I don’t fool with that, but if you were to buy a design from a website, ONLY get the JEF format as it is truly a design that will work. However, you still have to pay attention to the size of the design for the hoop you intend to use, as you can still only use a design that will work for the size hoops that fit your embroidery machine.

The new formats seem to have appeared as the hoops have gotten larger. JEF came about when the Janome MC10000 was launched and digitizing started to really take off in the domestic market. The 10000 had a hoop that was about twice as big as the 9000, and the computer part became radically different. Then the 11000 came out in 2005 and again a bigger hoop, and also more processing of colour, stitch count and much more on the sewing machine, so the JEF+ allowed that information that really is only applicable to the sewing machine. It isn’t part of digitizing as the software looks after all that stuff without that little + part, but the machine needs it. That + has created great confusion ever since. I’m not even sure that other software’s besides Janome’s can make a JPX file that would be a true design. You know how when you look at a PES or a VP3 that the colours aren’t true and not even the same from design to design, even though the picture is the same. That’s because the program used to write the original design has been changed into a stitch format and is broken up for an embroidery machine to read. All software have a specific format to save to and in Digitizer it used to be JAN, but now is EMB, in Floriani it is WAF, in Janome’s Artistic Digitizer it is DRAW, and the list goes on, those files are the ones digitizers use to build on, to create more in the design or change the design. When you purchase a design you don’t get that “native” format, but only a stitch file - that is the file that the digitizer keeps as they really don’t want us messing around with what they’ve created. Now you all know that we like to individualize designs from time to time or to add lettering to personalize what we stitch out.

Back to basics, The JEF file is still the basic stitch out file for Janome.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Janome recommendation

valora hammond
 

You might not have put it in the right folder that the machine first looks at for the design. Use the “go up” arrow (right angle arrow). This will look at the whole usb.  Also don’t forget to turn the page. If you have other designs on the usb the designs are separated by hoop size so there might be multiple pages with Judy one or two designs on them. 


On Jan 5, 2021, at 7:59 PM, Tracy <TJOriginals@...> wrote:



Mary-

The most common reason for this is that the design (on your computer) is not rotated so that it will fit the orientation of the hoop you have chosed.  Turn the design 90degrees, save it to the USB and see if it shows up then.  If even 1 stitch is outside the embroidery "stitch field" of the hoop you want to use, the design will not show up for your to pick and be able to stitch - but it will still show up when you look at the file on your computer.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


How long does it take...

Tracy
 

Is everyone on the group moderated?  I'm thinking the answer is "no".

I'm curious to know- how long does it take to be able to reply to messages, and not be moderated?  I've been a member of the group for a long time.  I know I don't write much- but some of that is because by the time my message would be sent on, some others have replied, so I figure "what's the use" and don't send any reply.  I don't have the newest machine(s) altho I have owned Janome models for 30+ years and keep up with them, answering many questions people have on several facebook groups.  I look at machine manuals and reply with what I find out, what has worked in my experience, general sewing/quilting/embroidery knowledge.

So- I'm curious.  I sent a message a couple minutes ago- but don't know how long it will take before it comes out.  I thought I'd ask.  Previous messages don't typically show up for 48hrs in digest form.  That tells me, I must be moderated - other members have messages come thru much faster.  And- that is OK.  I am curious.  I don't know how many or who the admin team is.  I do know that Jim and Diane have been most helpful to everyone (me included), on many various platforms, since the early days of WadesList....  For that I am very thankful and have been blessed as well!  I can be a silent reader - I learn that way as well.

Thanks!

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Janome recommendation

Tracy
 

Mary-

The most common reason for this is that the design (on your computer) is not rotated so that it will fit the orientation of the hoop you have chosed.  Turn the design 90degrees, save it to the USB and see if it shows up then.  If even 1 stitch is outside the embroidery "stitch field" of the hoop you want to use, the design will not show up for your to pick and be able to stitch - but it will still show up when you look at the file on your computer.

Tracy in Nashville, TN

Martha Pullen Licensed Educator


Re: Artistic Digitizer 1.5 upgrade

mah_jongg
 

thanks, but I don't have nor will I open a facebook account.  I would be in their group if I was. Its the only group for the Artistic software. Just wish the group would switch to mewe or io.

thanks again for the info (if I hadn't already stumble across the facebook group)


Re: Dime Monster Snap Hoop

mah_jongg
 

Thanks for the great info everyone. Yes, they do make the Dime hoop for the 550e.  It comes in three sizes (depending on machine) and fits machines 500E, 550e, Elna 830, 400e, 450e (from their website).  Do not like hoop rings / burns nor hooping bulky fabric. Link below.

https://www.shop.dzgns.com/collections/designs-in-machine-embroidery-snap-hoop-hooping-systems/products/snap-hoop-monster-janome-1?variant=31063508025413

thanks again,
mahjongg


Re: Jef+ & files conversation

Debra Mclin
 

Thank you Favymtz for your knowledge and time.  What a great explanation and demo.
Debbie

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 5:08 PM Margaret Schwab <schwab.maggie@...> wrote:
Thank you, Favymtz,  That was a great explanation of the differences between JEF and JEF+. I did not understand before, but you have made it very clear. 
Margaret, Saskatoon, CA

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 1:08 PM favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:
Rather than trying to write out what I know I have made a video for YouTube about my understanding of the Janome file formats.
If anyone is interested here is the link for it.
https://youtu.be/2BIAlif8wj4

--
Favymtz


Re: Artistic Digitizer 1.5 upgrade

Ruth Richter
 

Go to www.janome.com
Scroll to bottom of page. On right side there is a drop down menu called select country. Drop down this menu and scroll to top of it and select "global site". Once you get to global site, look for Artistic Digitizer v1.5 under "what's new". Click on it and it takes you to page that tells what is included in update and has a link to download. I was able to download mine from my software page, but I don't remember how I got there. Hope this helps. If you're on Facebook, the user group mentioned above is a great group and very helpful. Another helpful great Facebook group is Artistic Digitizer Help group- administered by Valora Letcher Hammond.


Re: Janome recommendation

Kathy Strabel
 

MaryJoe---I have a 500e and once in a while I have the same problem with seeing the design file on the computer, but not being able to see it on the machine's screen when the USB stick is inserted. First, be sure that your design was placed in the EMBF folder, not the EMB file.    Design files must reside in the EMBF folder to be read by the machine. The next possibility is that the design itself is too large for the hoop that you have selected to use.  This may be just a single stitch that exceeds the capacity of the hoop. You may remedy this by rotating your design within the hoop so that every single stitch fits into the hoop. Or----you can choose the next larger hoop and open the design in that next larger hoop.  It would be a real help if the machine would sent an error code and tell you that something is amiss with your design/hoop size and/or the orientation of the design within the hoop. But it does not. Nor, does it tell you that the design file is not found in the EMBF file.  So, I have started thinking that when ever I might not be able to see a design on my screen, but I KNOW it is in my USB stick, I go to check to make sure it is in the EMBF folder, and that the design fits fully into the hoop I have chosen. So far, that has solved it every time for me.  At first, I wrote a note on a Post-It and stuck it near my machine to remind me,  and it soon became a regular habit if I cannot see my design on the machine's screen.  Good luck, I hope this solves your mystery.
Kathy Strabel   Camas WA


Re: Jef+ & files conversation

Margaret Schwab
 

Thank you, Favymtz,  That was a great explanation of the differences between JEF and JEF+. I did not understand before, but you have made it very clear. 
Margaret, Saskatoon, CA

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 1:08 PM favymtz <favymtz@...> wrote:
Rather than trying to write out what I know I have made a video for YouTube about my understanding of the Janome file formats.
If anyone is interested here is the link for it.
https://youtu.be/2BIAlif8wj4

--
Favymtz


Re: Janome recommendation

maryjoe2@...
 

Hello, i see here you have a 400e, I bought mine used and do not have a dealer. here's my problem,  I put my usb stick/drive in and the folder comes on but no designs when I click again. [ I have it formatted and can see the designs on the computer but it won't open n in the machine ] I have tried to find help on line but can't seem to find any. Do you know of a you tube or site that could help. I would appreciate any help
thanks, Mary


Re: Jef+ & files conversation

June E Hudspeth
 

Thank you, thank you and thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This is absolutely great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

June

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of favymtz
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:35 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Jef+ & files conversation

 

Rather than trying to write out what I know I have made a video for YouTube about my understanding of the Janome file formats.
If anyone is interested here is the link for it.
https://youtu.be/2BIAlif8wj4

--
Favymtz


Re: Towels

Claire Schutz
 

Tuesday Morning usually has very nice (good quality) towels, purchased some in past, just never know what they have, Claire S.

On 1/4/2021 11:10 AM, Alison Wheelock wrote:
Elizabeth McCall, do you happen to remember the item number from Amazon for the towels you mentioned? Thank you.



Jef+ & files conversation

favymtz
 

Rather than trying to write out what I know I have made a video for YouTube about my understanding of the Janome file formats.
If anyone is interested here is the link for it.
https://youtu.be/2BIAlif8wj4

--
Favymtz


Re: Resolution

Melanie Dumas
 

Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year. Thank you for all the time and effort put in for this group and all its members. I’ve learned so much and I hope it continues. Thank you once again.


On Jan 1, 2021, at 9:01 AM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Thanks Jim, that is a great recommendation.  

Happy New Year to all!  And while not much will be that different when we wake up tomorrow morning, may 2021 develop into a better year than 2020 has been.

Pixey


On Dec 31, 2020, at 7:03 AM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

So here we are on the last day of the most challenging year most of us have ever experienced. Traditionally this is a time to make resolutions that will make things better. Just as traditionally, most of those resolutions are not kept very long. As we move into a new year, things are still very uncertain. I'm suggesting that we all make just one resolution, one that most members in this group have observed for most of their lives. Continue to lead by example, and

Be Kind

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