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Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Buzz Size does not yet have the 12000 hoops in it, but should soon. In the meantime you can use it to save for the M1 hoop on the MB-4, which will automatically be promoted to hoop GR when opened in the 12000 or HorizonLink.

By the way, you can update your Buzz Size to the latest version here:
http://www.buzztools.com/updates/downloads.asp

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, vicki chrobak <tulsajo1@...> wrote:

Pam--I have Buzz Size 2.01 (OLD!) but it has ability for custom sizing
hoops plus lots of large sizes.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

I would hold off on using Embird for a while for two reasons:

1. Creating a custom hoop will not result in the correct code being put into the JEF design file. If the JEF file is not correctly formatted, it can cause the machine to malfunction.

2. Embird mistakenly assumed that designs for the 11000 had to be in JEF+ format. They did not quite reverse engineer that format correctly, and it caused problems for early adopters. The 12000 introduces the JPX format, which opens the door for further problems.

Give them a few months to work things out, and Embird should be fine.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@...> wrote:

I have a program called embird that I downloaded from the internet. In that program you can set up custom hoop sizes. I haven't tried it yet to see if it will work for the 12000 hoops.

It is a program kind of inbetween a really expensive program and the software that comes with the machine. You can do more editing than comes with machine, convert designs from other formats, buy extra text fonts,etc. It also has an upgrade that is a digitizing program but that is something I won't ever do, so the basic program works really good for me.


Re: Rolling Tote

Patricia Ward
 

Hi Sally!  Glad to see you here and also to know you are getting this wonderful machine.  My dealer in Dover said that Janome is working on a rolling tote for the 12000.  He didn't think that the 12000 would fit into the 7700 bag because this machine is a tad larger. 

I guess as with all machines, it is so new that all of the accessories and add ons are still on the drawing board or in the process of being made.

Pat


On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM, sallyhsews <SJHuhn@...> wrote:
I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan.  Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week.  I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine.  Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally




Re: Rolling Tote

hubsy7171
 

Hello, my name is Tina and I comes from Germany. Dear Jim, thank you that you created this group. Get next week I mean 12000, make me happy already much. My sewing machine dealer tested that the 12000 in the Trolley of the Horizon 7700 fits, if the interior bag is removed.
http://www.naehpark.com/naehpark/Naehmaschinen-Sonderausstattung/Janome/Naehmaschinen-Trolley-fuer-Janome-Horizon-7700.html
I am speak not English, and my message was translated.
Best regards tina

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry Martin" <shejmartin@...> wrote:

I'm not positive that it will fit the 12000 but I had a tote from Blue Fig that fit my 11000. I actually traded it in when I got the 12000 because I bought a 3160 to take to classes and I wanted a smaller tote for that instead. I got what I think was a really good deal by trading in my 11000 and a 24x32 sew steady table, cloth setter and all other accessories that won't fit either the 12000 or 3160. I bought a 12000, a 3160 (which is the one the dealer said was the best for classes), and a replacement sew steady table.

If you google Blue Fig they have a web site, and the sizes of their totes are listed.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "sallyhsews" <SJHuhn@> wrote:

I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan. Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week. I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine. Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

vicki chrobak
 

Pam--I have Buzz Size 2.01 (OLD!) but it has ability for custom sizing hoops plus lots of large sizes.

--
Vicki Jo


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Sherry Martin
 

I have a program called embird that I downloaded from the internet. In that program you can set up custom hoop sizes. I haven't tried it yet to see if it will work for the 12000 hoops.

It is a program kind of inbetween a really expensive program and the software that comes with the machine. You can do more editing than comes with machine, convert designs from other formats, buy extra text fonts,etc. It also has an upgrade that is a digitizing program but that is something I won't ever do, so the basic program works really good for me.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Jim_Stutsman" <jim@...> wrote:

The best solution to your design conversion problem would be Janome's new Digitizer MBX. However it's not yet available to all dealers, and that's overkill if you don't want to create your own designs. That digitizing software comes from Wilcom, and they also have a free conversion program:
http://www.wilcom.com.au/PRODUCTS.aspx/TrueSizer.aspx

To convert your designs with TrueSizer follow these steps:
1. Download and install TrueSizer e2. Open it when done.

2. Open one of your PES designs using "File -> Open".

3. Use the measuring tool (Type M) to get the overall size of your design. If necessary, rotate the design using the rotate tool on the top toolbar.

4. Use "File -> Save As" to open the file save dialog. Change the format at the bottom to "Janome JEF".

5. Click the "Options" button in the bottom right corner and select either the MB-4 machine. That will give you the M1 hoop which is 200 x 240mm (about 8" x 10").

6. When you open the design in HorizonLink, the hoop will be changed to the size necessary to stitch it on the 12000. When opening the design in your machine, pay close attention to the hoop displayed on the screen and make sure you use that hoop.

If you have a design that is larger than the M1 hoop this process won't work. For the moment only Digitizer MBX will do what you need. Eventually the 3rd party conversion programs will be updated, but for now this is your best option.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Pam Rowe" <waginwag@> wrote:





Thanks for your help, have downloaded the foot app and look forward to ones
for the 12.



I have some large designs I would like to convert from pes to jef but my
buzz hasn't got hoop sizes in its programme yet. Has anyone solved this
problem.
&#937;>

Pam__


Re: Rolling Tote

Sherry Martin
 

I'm not positive that it will fit the 12000 but I had a tote from Blue Fig that fit my 11000. I actually traded it in when I got the 12000 because I bought a 3160 to take to classes and I wanted a smaller tote for that instead. I got what I think was a really good deal by trading in my 11000 and a 24x32 sew steady table, cloth setter and all other accessories that won't fit either the 12000 or 3160. I bought a 12000, a 3160 (which is the one the dealer said was the best for classes), and a replacement sew steady table.

If you google Blue Fig they have a web site, and the sizes of their totes are listed.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "sallyhsews" <SJHuhn@...> wrote:

I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan. Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week. I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine. Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally


Rolling Tote

sallyhsews
 

I'm Sally from East Central FL and I've been a Jim Stutsman fan almost as long as I've been a Janome fan. Jim, thanks so much for this group. My 12,000 is on the way and I hope arriving next week. I have been looking for a rolling tote that will fit the width of this machine. Has anyone found one that will work?

Sally


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

The best solution to your design conversion problem would be Janome's new Digitizer MBX. However it's not yet available to all dealers, and that's overkill if you don't want to create your own designs. That digitizing software comes from Wilcom, and they also have a free conversion program:
http://www.wilcom.com.au/PRODUCTS.aspx/TrueSizer.aspx

To convert your designs with TrueSizer follow these steps:
1. Download and install TrueSizer e2. Open it when done.

2. Open one of your PES designs using "File -> Open".

3. Use the measuring tool (Type M) to get the overall size of your design. If necessary, rotate the design using the rotate tool on the top toolbar.

4. Use "File -> Save As" to open the file save dialog. Change the format at the bottom to "Janome JEF".

5. Click the "Options" button in the bottom right corner and select either the MB-4 machine. That will give you the M1 hoop which is 200 x 240mm (about 8" x 10").

6. When you open the design in HorizonLink, the hoop will be changed to the size necessary to stitch it on the 12000. When opening the design in your machine, pay close attention to the hoop displayed on the screen and make sure you use that hoop.

If you have a design that is larger than the M1 hoop this process won't work. For the moment only Digitizer MBX will do what you need. Eventually the 3rd party conversion programs will be updated, but for now this is your best option.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Pam Rowe" <waginwag@...> wrote:





Thanks for your help, have downloaded the foot app and look forward to ones
for the 12.



I have some large designs I would like to convert from pes to jef but my
buzz hasn't got hoop sizes in its programme yet. Has anyone solved this
problem.
&#937;>

Pam__


Re: converting large designs to fit our hoops

Anne <csarina43@...>
 

Ambassador pulsemicro.com is a programme that converts designs from pes to jef, it will convert most of the popular machine programmes.

There is also another one I think its called wilcon, if you put in conversion programmes for embroidery desiigns you should find it on there, both of them are free


converting large designs to fit our hoops

Pam Rowe <waginwag@...>
 

 

 

Thanks for your help, have downloaded the foot app and look forward to ones for the 12.

 

I have some large designs I would like to convert from pes to jef but my buzz hasn’t got hoop sizes in its programme yet.  Has anyone solved this problem.

 

Pam__


Re: thread stand ---- Jim

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Hey, it's as free as it is crude - go ahead and share!

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Marsha" <hobbied1@...> wrote:

Jim,

Would you mind if I share your .pdf for the thread guide with another of my groups? Several ladies there are looking for an alternative for metallic threads & I think they could probably adapt yours to work for them.

Marsha


thread stand ---- Jim

Marsha
 

Jim,

Would you mind if I share your .pdf for the thread guide with another of my groups? Several ladies there are looking for an alternative for metallic threads & I think they could probably adapt yours to work for them.

Marsha


Re: Thread stands

Virginia
 

Mine works fine.  You can pull the thread guide all the way up and it is fine.  As far as the round if you squeeze the metal guide together it fits fine.
 
virginiaFL


Re: 11000 foot holder

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

No, it does not come with a C foot. All the overcast stitches are done with the M foot, which does come with the machine. The M foot has an extra wire and actually gets closer to a serger finish than the C ever did.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "joylaytor" <joylaytor@...> wrote:

Jim, I can't check right now, but I believe 12000 doesn't come with overcast foot C, with little brush. Why?
Joy


Re: 11000 foot holder

joylaytor
 

Jim, I can't check right now, but I believe 12000 doesn't come with overcast foot C, with little brush. Why?
Joy


Re: 11000 query

Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

There is no provision for cards on the 12000. Some 4 or 5 years ago Janome had a program where you could get your cards converted to CD, but this has been discontinued and they apparently have orphaned the cards. Your card reader might be useful, but it has its own shortcomings: it's a serial device that requires a special cable that is no longer available. I haven't seen a PC with a serial port on it in years.

If all of your cards are 10000 series (4-digit numbers) you can use your 11000 to move them to your computer. Put the card to be converted into your machine. Plug a USB stick in the machine as well. Open a design on the card, as though you were going to stitch it. Touch the EDIT key to move it to the edit screen. There touch the SAVE key (folder with arrow going into it) and save the design to your USB stick. I would create a folder on the stick for each card. This takes a little time, but it will allow you to migrate all of your card designs to your computer. You should probably do this even if you decide not to get the 12000, just to have backups of your cards.

This won't work for 9000 cards, but you wouldn't have been able to use those in your machine anyway so I'm guessing you don't have any of those.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "Anne" <csarina43@...> wrote:


Jim, I presume the new machine no longer uses cards, can I get the designs I have on cards transferred to my computer? most of my later designs are on memory sticks which I used to transfer them to the machine, are these also US? I know there is a direct link between a lap top and the machine I presume you send the designs from the lap top to the machine ready to sew?????

By the way I have a card reader but do not seem to be able to get it to talk to my computer, may be I need one that will talk to windows 7?


Re: Thread stands

joylaytor
 

The 7700 thread stand has 2 problems fitting the 12000. First, it doesn't allow the lid to open fully since the 12000 is deeper. Second, the thread guide from the 7700 won't fit in the hole meant for the guide on the 12000. The 12000's hole is round while the thread guide from 7700 is square.
Joy


Re: Thread stands

Virginia
 

The 12,000 has a 2nd spool holder that is horizontal.  That spool holder is removable, so your metal thread guide can go in there.
 
VirginiaFL


Re: Thread stands

Pinguin
 

Is there also space for the metal thread guide?
I heard that there is no vertical spool hole and this thread guide uses the same hole.
Gerda

Op 22-11-2011 13:21, Fmjfrazier@... schreef:

 

I am not sure if this previous post posted but the Horizon 7700 thread stand fits perfectly on the back of the new 12,000.  It only holds 2 extra spools but it is better than just having the one.
 
VirginiaFL