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Re: USB stick 550e

Jim Stutsman
 

As they say in Munich, "Ja, das stimmt." Yes, that's right. I can only add that if you use a Mac or iPad, you should have StitchBuddy. It's great software.


Re: USB stick 550e

Mattes
 

Let's shed some light on the StitchBuddy piece - as there are some topics addresses and questions asked:
  • There are two StitchBuddy versions for Mac and iPhone/iPad with very similar (but not identical) features; a design can be rotated with both apps
  • Both versions are offered as free trials in Apple's App Store, only restricted when saving modifications = limited to designs with max. 1,000 stitches. This limitation can be removed within the apps ("In-App purchase") for USD 9.99 resp. USD 49.99
  • JPX files can be read, but not written by StitchBuddy; not a serious limitation as JPX files are just including additional background images (which will be ignored when importing), and all Janome machines accept JEF files - Jim, please step in to add anything significant :)
  • To rotate a design (or a part of it) relevant stitches need to be selected, first (e.g. with the menu command "select all"); then rotations by 45 degrees or individual ones are available in the "Design" menu on macOS or "Tools" menu (little wrench) on iOS; there is a dedicated "hoop" menu with numerous Janome hoops to select from
  • To transfer a design directly from your iPad to a USB stick, Apple's "Files" app becomes handy: You can copy files from StitchBuddy's repository directly to the stick; depending on your iPad and the stick this might require a Lightning-USB (female) adapter aka "Lightning Camera Adapter"). Here is a video tutorial showing the transfer process: iOS 13 Integration
Don't hesitate to ask further questions - transparency note: I'm the creator of StitchBuddy...

Greetings, Mattes


Re: USB stick 550e

Cheryl Paul
 

I have StitchBuddy on both my MacBook Pro laptop and on my iPhone, and iPad. I’m not sure that it will open files that are JPX. I’ve contacted Mattias about this but I’m not sure if he has done a update to this. I just opened my program and I can open a JPX file, but need to “save as” JEF as it doesn’t appear that I can save a JPX in Stitch Buddy, but that doesn’t matter as your machine will read the JEF file just fine. I’ve owned Stitch Buddy for many years and is wonderful as I can open my designs easily to look at them and edit them if necessary right in my MacBook and don’t need to go over to the Windows side to do minor adjustments or just see the design. It’s worth the $50 to have it, if you can afford it along with other expenses that we all have.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

June E Hudspeth
 

I didn't even notice any typos (hee, hee).

Shows what a good reader I am (LOL).

You are right, we do need a new topic, I didn't even think about that, see what happens when you are over 70 (ha, haa).

June/Sacramento

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:00 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

June, I just read my reply and I was shocked at how many typos I sent in it. I would have flunked out of typing school for that 57 years ago, if I had handed that in. I’m glad that you could make it out. I think we need to make a new topic as this wasn’t at all related to Horizon Link Suite, but my new Cover Pro 3000 addition to my sewing room.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Cheryl Paul
 

June, I just read my reply and I was shocked at how many typos I sent in it. I would have flunked out of typing school for that 57 years ago, if I had handed that in. I’m glad that you could make it out. I think we need to make a new topic as this wasn’t at all related to Horizon Link Suite, but my new Cover Pro 3000 addition to my sewing room.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: USB stick 550e

SewingRose
 

I use Bernina Artlink 8 which is a free download  https://www.bernina.com/en-AU/Software-AU/Embroidery-Software/BERNINA-ARTlink-8  I've never owned a Bernina embroidery machine but it has Janome format and hoop sizes. 

I just had a quick search and apparently you need Apple Boot Camp, but I can't help with that as I don't own or use Apple products either. 

Hope this helps and you can at least try it before outlaying $$. 


Re: USB stick 550e

Pixey
 

Lindsey,
On the iPad, you have to buy StitchBuddy from the App Store, not the StitchBuddy website.  It is initially free but will only work with stitch files of less than 1000 stitches.  To work with larger files, you can do an upgrade within the app for $9.99.  Unfortunately, it was several months back that I did this.  If you move the design file to the files app on the iPad, then I think you still have to export or copy it over to StitchBuddy. 

Pixey


On Sep 22, 2021, at 5:12 PM, Lindsey Palmer <lindseypalmer2000@...> wrote:

Well,  I am unable to find an app for Stitch Buddy Pro for my Mac desk top other than a $49.99 version which there is no initial trial period to see if it will do what I ned it to. 

A search of the apps for my iPad only comes up with something called StitchBuddy HD which is the free version and also does not show a wrench or a way to change the frame size.   Also, there is no “Pro” version on their website.  So…once again I am confused and frustrated that unless I buy the $50 version I will not be able to even check to see if I can change the frame size.  Pixey, how long ago did you buy your $9.99 “Pro” version that shows a wrench in the tool bar?


On Sep 22, 2021, at 1:05 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Hi Lindsey,
I think you should be able to do what you need to do in StitchBuddy. That said, I do have the $9.99 upgraded Pro version on my iPad, not the free one.  So if the design you are trying to rotate and save is more than 1000 stitches, your free version may not work.  You don’t say whether you are using it on an iPad or a Mac.  If it is on the iPad (which I have) bring in the design, then click on the little wrench looking tool on the upper right of the screen.  That should open a menu that has rotate as a selection about 1/3 of the way down.

Since the 550e does not have WiFi capability, the tricky part is then getting the rotated design back over to the USB.  I use an iCloud file folder folder to move it between my PC and iPad (or I think Dropbox would work as well) and then save it from my PC (using the iCloud app) to my USB drive.  I would also suggest contacting a dealer or Janome to see about getting a copy of Embroidery Editor since it was not included with your machine.  They may can send you a link to a downloadable version.

Pixey


On Sep 22, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Lindsey Palmer <lindseypalmer2000@...> wrote:

Hi Pixey, 

I am having a problem with a design not showing up as you have stated in the last paragraph of your email below. You also mention “using editor software that came with the machine” and unfortunately, mine did not come with that disk, which at the time I bought it wasn't a problem because my computer doesn’t have a disk drive,  so now I need to find a place to download that software in order to complete my project. The design is such that it will fit easily in the RE36b hoop if I rotate it 45 degrees. The only software I have at the moment is Stitch Buddy (free software) and Embroidery Tool Shed (that I purchased but haven't found to be very useful).  Any suggestions?

Lindsey


On Sep 4, 2021, at 10:51 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:

Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io<pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?



Re: USB stick 550e

Lindsey Palmer
 

Well,  I am unable to find an app for Stitch Buddy Pro for my Mac desk top other than a $49.99 version which there is no initial trial period to see if it will do what I ned it to. 

A search of the apps for my iPad only comes up with something called StitchBuddy HD which is the free version and also does not show a wrench or a way to change the frame size.   Also, there is no “Pro” version on their website.  So…once again I am confused and frustrated that unless I buy the $50 version I will not be able to even check to see if I can change the frame size.  Pixey, how long ago did you buy your $9.99 “Pro” version that shows a wrench in the tool bar?


On Sep 22, 2021, at 1:05 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Hi Lindsey,
I think you should be able to do what you need to do in StitchBuddy. That said, I do have the $9.99 upgraded Pro version on my iPad, not the free one.  So if the design you are trying to rotate and save is more than 1000 stitches, your free version may not work.  You don’t say whether you are using it on an iPad or a Mac.  If it is on the iPad (which I have) bring in the design, then click on the little wrench looking tool on the upper right of the screen.  That should open a menu that has rotate as a selection about 1/3 of the way down.

Since the 550e does not have WiFi capability, the tricky part is then getting the rotated design back over to the USB.  I use an iCloud file folder folder to move it between my PC and iPad (or I think Dropbox would work as well) and then save it from my PC (using the iCloud app) to my USB drive.  I would also suggest contacting a dealer or Janome to see about getting a copy of Embroidery Editor since it was not included with your machine.  They may can send you a link to a downloadable version.

Pixey


On Sep 22, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Lindsey Palmer <lindseypalmer2000@...> wrote:

Hi Pixey, 

I am having a problem with a design not showing up as you have stated in the last paragraph of your email below. You also mention “using editor software that came with the machine” and unfortunately, mine did not come with that disk, which at the time I bought it wasn't a problem because my computer doesn’t have a disk drive,  so now I need to find a place to download that software in order to complete my project. The design is such that it will fit easily in the RE36b hoop if I rotate it 45 degrees. The only software I have at the moment is Stitch Buddy (free software) and Embroidery Tool Shed (that I purchased but haven't found to be very useful).  Any suggestions?

Lindsey


On Sep 4, 2021, at 10:51 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:

Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io<pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?



Re: USB stick 550e

Lindsey Palmer
 

Hi Pixey,

Thank you for the prompt reply. I have both a Mac and and an iPad but do my embroidery stuff on my Mac almost exclusively as it sits right next to my machine.  I will update Stitch Buddy and give that a try right now, and will let you know how I do.  I will also continue to track down the proper software, disc or download.

Thanks again,
Lindsey 

On Sep 22, 2021, at 1:05 PM, Pixey via groups.io <pixeyam@...> wrote:

Hi Lindsey,
I think you should be able to do what you need to do in StitchBuddy. That said, I do have the $9.99 upgraded Pro version on my iPad, not the free one.  So if the design you are trying to rotate and save is more than 1000 stitches, your free version may not work.  You don’t say whether you are using it on an iPad or a Mac.  If it is on the iPad (which I have) bring in the design, then click on the little wrench looking tool on the upper right of the screen.  That should open a menu that has rotate as a selection about 1/3 of the way down.

Since the 550e does not have WiFi capability, the tricky part is then getting the rotated design back over to the USB.  I use an iCloud file folder folder to move it between my PC and iPad (or I think Dropbox would work as well) and then save it from my PC (using the iCloud app) to my USB drive.  I would also suggest contacting a dealer or Janome to see about getting a copy of Embroidery Editor since it was not included with your machine.  They may can send you a link to a downloadable version.

Pixey


On Sep 22, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Lindsey Palmer <lindseypalmer2000@...> wrote:

Hi Pixey, 

I am having a problem with a design not showing up as you have stated in the last paragraph of your email below. You also mention “using editor software that came with the machine” and unfortunately, mine did not come with that disk, which at the time I bought it wasn't a problem because my computer doesn’t have a disk drive,  so now I need to find a place to download that software in order to complete my project. The design is such that it will fit easily in the RE36b hoop if I rotate it 45 degrees. The only software I have at the moment is Stitch Buddy (free software) and Embroidery Tool Shed (that I purchased but haven't found to be very useful).  Any suggestions?

Lindsey


On Sep 4, 2021, at 10:51 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:

Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io<pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?



Re: USB stick 550e

Lindsey Palmer
 

Hi Cat,

Thanks! It would definitely be good to have the software but I am finding that difficult to track that down, even through the “official” Janome site, but I will keep at it.

I am finding that my local dealer is reluctant because I didn't buy the machine from him even though he didn't have the 550e available last year. 

And so it goes…


On Sep 22, 2021, at 12:29 PM, Cat - N via groups.io <navillusc@...> wrote:

Lindsey, 

I have a different machine than you, and a disc drive in my computer, and I have additional software…but the software that comes with each machine is good to have. The editor disc also includes the driver for direct connection to the machine from the computer…again, good to have. 

If you didn’t get the embroidery editor disc with your machine, perhaps you can contact your Janome dealer for the software…perhaps on a USB drive instead. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 


Re: USB stick 550e

Pixey
 

Hi Lindsey,
I think you should be able to do what you need to do in StitchBuddy. That said, I do have the $9.99 upgraded Pro version on my iPad, not the free one.  So if the design you are trying to rotate and save is more than 1000 stitches, your free version may not work.  You don’t say whether you are using it on an iPad or a Mac.  If it is on the iPad (which I have) bring in the design, then click on the little wrench looking tool on the upper right of the screen.  That should open a menu that has rotate as a selection about 1/3 of the way down.

Since the 550e does not have WiFi capability, the tricky part is then getting the rotated design back over to the USB.  I use an iCloud file folder folder to move it between my PC and iPad (or I think Dropbox would work as well) and then save it from my PC (using the iCloud app) to my USB drive.  I would also suggest contacting a dealer or Janome to see about getting a copy of Embroidery Editor since it was not included with your machine.  They may can send you a link to a downloadable version.

Pixey


On Sep 22, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Lindsey Palmer <lindseypalmer2000@...> wrote:

Hi Pixey, 

I am having a problem with a design not showing up as you have stated in the last paragraph of your email below. You also mention “using editor software that came with the machine” and unfortunately, mine did not come with that disk, which at the time I bought it wasn't a problem because my computer doesn’t have a disk drive,  so now I need to find a place to download that software in order to complete my project. The design is such that it will fit easily in the RE36b hoop if I rotate it 45 degrees. The only software I have at the moment is Stitch Buddy (free software) and Embroidery Tool Shed (that I purchased but haven't found to be very useful).  Any suggestions?

Lindsey


On Sep 4, 2021, at 10:51 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:

Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io<pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

June E Hudspeth
 

Thanks Cheryl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Appreciate it. Thinking I may need to turn mine in for a new model.

I currently have the 1200D.

June/Sacramento

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:58 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Yes the manual is good. AND they put the Englis and French (Canada) in separate books. The diagrams are very detailed. The serger is brand new so I don’t expect to see a workbook for a while. Some Janome Educatir needs to work with the machine to. E able to know what we need to learn. They don’t get much of a “heads up” before Janome releases new machine.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

June E Hudspeth
 

What a great email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you so much; I have save this for future reference.

 

Super, super and even more super.

 

Thanks!

 

June/Sacramento

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of favymtz
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:50 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

 

Horizon Link Suite:
To answer Kathy's question, she wished she knew "the best way to save what we create in HLS."
This may be a roundabout way of explaining what I think is the best way, but if it's relevant to whomever is reading this, I hope you can follow!

When Horizon Link Suite is installed it wants to install by default into the C drive.
Therefore the main installation files will reside in C Drive: (this path shows Horizon Link for the 12000 machine)

Within the folder are the subfolders which contain the built in embroidery designs and other operating files.
(I don't want to confuse you, but my current computer has it's main storage on the D drive NOT the C drive. And because of that my HLS is installed in D, not C.
And because of that, my HLS doesn't operate like most; my HLS Edit Embroidery is unable to open the "Design" folder directly when I click on it. (Instead it's just one of several places that I can choose)



When the user would like to access the files more frequently and easier, it's possible to also copy those files into a folder that's more easily gotten to.
So because of that, I created my new Horizon Link Suite folder in D also.
(Depending on your system you will need to decide which is best for you.
If your computer has plenty of storage space in C then make your Horizon Link Suite folder in C).
In the "Horizon Link Suite" folder I copied all of the built in designs and stx files. 
This is my working folder for HLS. When I'm working in Stitch Composer for example, after I have created & tested a stitch, I will save the new stitch in this working folder, NOT the HLS in Program Files.
There are mainly two reasons why I did this:
1) To be able to access the file system more easily when I'm doing various editing or designing tasks in the program. (example AcuStitch program can use my created stitches)
2) So that the original files will remain pristine. In my folder I can add to, change names of, etc. without changing the originals.
I digitize, and frequently discover that I can improve a design and so I do. In this case after I fix the design I rename it using my initials and save it in the same Working folder.
This design is one that  I modified and saved both the object file (I digitized the entire design to correct it!) and a Stitch file JEF.


If you just want to be able to access the built in designs to use easily in another program, maybe another brand of software, not HLS, and you aren't going to be altering them, you can also train the computer to get to them easily by adding the folder to a Library.
To set this up:
Just navigate to the folder, right click on it, Include in Library, and choose the Library that you want:
 I hope this picture shows clearly

When working in HLS, and you are in the Editing Embroidery section, the program wants to open the design directly from the C drive, Program Files....etc.
But obviously you can always navigate to wherever in your own computer you have other JEF designs.

Where to save the things you're working on:
According to my system I save all my stx files in my HLS working folder, NOT in the Program File.
Embroidery designs: If I corrected a built in design I save it in the Working folder, not in the Program File.
My main Embroidery folder lives in D drive, Documents, *(my name)Embroidery 

So, to sum up; my system may be slightly different from how most computers are because of the way I use my computer, HLS, other software programs.
But basically I have a new HLS folder that I can easily access, and is a copy of HL files, with my additions to it.
I'll try to answer further questions if you have any if I've confused anyone!
--
Favymtz


USB stick 550e

Cat - N
 

Lindsey, 

I have a different machine than you, and a disc drive in my computer, and I have additional software…but the software that comes with each machine is good to have. The editor disc also includes the driver for direct connection to the machine from the computer…again, good to have. 

If you didn’t get the embroidery editor disc with your machine, perhaps you can contact your Janome dealer for the software…perhaps on a USB drive instead. 

- Cat

Typos courtesy of autocorrect. 


Re: USB stick 550e

Lindsey Palmer
 

Hi Pixey, 

I am having a problem with a design not showing up as you have stated in the last paragraph of your email below. You also mention “using editor software that came with the machine” and unfortunately, mine did not come with that disk, which at the time I bought it wasn't a problem because my computer doesn’t have a disk drive,  so now I need to find a place to download that software in order to complete my project. The design is such that it will fit easily in the RE36b hoop if I rotate it 45 degrees. The only software I have at the moment is Stitch Buddy (free software) and Embroidery Tool Shed (that I purchased but haven't found to be very useful).  Any suggestions?

Lindsey


On Sep 4, 2021, at 10:51 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:

Thank you for these helpful hints!! Have not given up!!! Lol

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Pixey via groups.io<pixeyam@...>
Sent: Friday, September 3, 2021 10:38 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] USB stick 550e
 
You will need to put the designs in the EmbF folder.  I am not sure what you mean when you say “the machine does not read all the hoop changes in the pattern”.   Do you mean different sizes? If so the machine will display the files in order of their required hoop size, with each hoop on a different page. So if part of the project needs a larger hoop, you may need to page forward to see the other design files.  If this happens, you are going to want to use the hoop that accommodates the largest part of the design.

I have encountered this with some Kimberbell designs where you get a crosshair design for lining up a blank, but it shows up for the smaller square hoop where the rest of the design requires a larger rectangular hoop, so it is on subsequent page displays.  But when I pull up the crosshair design, I have to go in and edit the hoop selection to put it in the larger hoop so it is in the correct place when I bring in the larger design to stitch out.

Also, you may want to check the embroidery field.  One drawback of the 500/550e series is that the largest hoop widths (200mm = 7.87”) are just a little bit less than the 8” width used by a lot of commercial designs. In which case the machine will not display the design because it exceeds the size of the hoop.  Sometimes you can get around this by opening the design on your PC (using the editor software that came with the machine) and reduce the size by just enough to let it fit in the hoop (then resaving it under a new name).  For ITH projects, this can be a little trickier and you will usually have to resize all parts of the design by EXACTLY the same amount.

Pixey

On Sep 3, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Tericloth <tericloth6@...> wrote:


Hello, I have a Janome 550e(which I love), when putting designs on the USB stick, is there a guideline? I just started doing ITH projects, seems the machine does not read all of the hoop changes in the pattern?


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Cheryl Paul
 

Yes the manual is good. AND they put the Englis and French (Canada) in separate books. The diagrams are very detailed. The serger is brand new so I don’t expect to see a workbook for a while. Some Janome Educatir needs to work with the machine to. E able to know what we need to learn. They don’t get much of a “heads up” before Janome releases new machine.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

favymtz
 

Horizon Link Suite:
To answer Kathy's question, she wished she knew "the best way to save what we create in HLS."
This may be a roundabout way of explaining what I think is the best way, but if it's relevant to whomever is reading this, I hope you can follow!

When Horizon Link Suite is installed it wants to install by default into the C drive.
Therefore the main installation files will reside in C Drive: (this path shows Horizon Link for the 12000 machine)

Within the folder are the subfolders which contain the built in embroidery designs and other operating files.
(I don't want to confuse you, but my current computer has it's main storage on the D drive NOT the C drive. And because of that my HLS is installed in D, not C.
And because of that, my HLS doesn't operate like most; my HLS Edit Embroidery is unable to open the "Design" folder directly when I click on it. (Instead it's just one of several places that I can choose)



When the user would like to access the files more frequently and easier, it's possible to also copy those files into a folder that's more easily gotten to.
So because of that, I created my new Horizon Link Suite folder in D also.
(Depending on your system you will need to decide which is best for you.
If your computer has plenty of storage space in C then make your Horizon Link Suite folder in C).
In the "Horizon Link Suite" folder I copied all of the built in designs and stx files. 
This is my working folder for HLS. When I'm working in Stitch Composer for example, after I have created & tested a stitch, I will save the new stitch in this working folder, NOT the HLS in Program Files.
There are mainly two reasons why I did this:
1) To be able to access the file system more easily when I'm doing various editing or designing tasks in the program. (example AcuStitch program can use my created stitches)
2) So that the original files will remain pristine. In my folder I can add to, change names of, etc. without changing the originals.
I digitize, and frequently discover that I can improve a design and so I do. In this case after I fix the design I rename it using my initials and save it in the same Working folder.
This design is one that  I modified and saved both the object file (I digitized the entire design to correct it!) and a Stitch file JEF.


If you just want to be able to access the built in designs to use easily in another program, maybe another brand of software, not HLS, and you aren't going to be altering them, you can also train the computer to get to them easily by adding the folder to a Library.
To set this up:
Just navigate to the folder, right click on it, Include in Library, and choose the Library that you want:
 I hope this picture shows clearly

When working in HLS, and you are in the Editing Embroidery section, the program wants to open the design directly from the C drive, Program Files....etc.
But obviously you can always navigate to wherever in your own computer you have other JEF designs.

Where to save the things you're working on:
According to my system I save all my stx files in my HLS working folder, NOT in the Program File.
Embroidery designs: If I corrected a built in design I save it in the Working folder, not in the Program File.
My main Embroidery folder lives in D drive, Documents, *(my name)Embroidery 

So, to sum up; my system may be slightly different from how most computers are because of the way I use my computer, HLS, other software programs.
But basically I have a new HLS folder that I can easily access, and is a copy of HL files, with my additions to it.
I'll try to answer further questions if you have any if I've confused anyone!
--
Favymtz


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Kathy Skagen
 

I would also like to know the best way to save we create in HLS.


And, Cheryl, 
The girls will probably like this more that their 76 yr old Grandma. I'd say, Not a chance! You have spent a lot of time opening their world with love. Congratulations on the new Cover Pro!!

Kathy



On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 12:35:44 PM CDT, Cheryl Paul <capaul@...> wrote:


I’m a bit confused - what do you mean by the HLS folder?  If it is designs that are saved that we create, they go into a folder that we might create to be with our other embroidery documents - not the default that HLS decides.  I do this all the time and it usually ends up getting me in trouble, because then my program default to “MY choice” not HLS’s choice.  Problem is:  Where in heaven’s name it “that” folder? - So then I’m on the hunt.  Well it has happened often enough that I now know where to go, and how to get there.  It’s in “heaven”, of course which must be the “C” drive where the program is stored, in the “Files (86) folder, under Janome, then HLS and maybe even a few deeper than that - one just has to “peck” until you reach it.  This is sometime very painful to navigate until you find something, especially if one has let some time lapse between using a program.

I know that this is an embroidery group mostly, but I just have to share that I just purchased the new Cover Pro 3000 Professional and my dealer’s technician delivered it to me in the city last Saturday.  I waited until Ava (16) and Piper (10), my 2 sewing granddaughters could come to the “unboxing” late that afternoon.  We took it out, and gave it a little test drive - then I read the manual over the next 2 evenings, until dark, and my eyes crossed or I fell asleep.  I did go back to the sewing room and try out the newest feature - the “Top Cover” and it is awesome.  With this stitch, the bottom and the top look very similar and it is quite decorative, where you can use nice threads that are a bit thicker to add some “wow” to almost anything.  The girls will probably like this more that their 76 yr old Grandma.

Cheryl - Saskatoon








Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

June E Hudspeth
 

Hi Cheryl:

Is the manual good??????????????? Meaning does it give you a lot of info?

I so wish the sergers would have a workbook available, like the 15000.

Thanks Cheryl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June - Sacramento

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:36 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

I’m a bit confused - what do you mean by the HLS folder? If it is designs that are saved that we create, they go into a folder that we might create to be with our other embroidery documents - not the default that HLS decides. I do this all the time and it usually ends up getting me in trouble, because then my program default to “MY choice” not HLS’s choice. Problem is: Where in heaven’s name it “that” folder? - So then I’m on the hunt. Well it has happened often enough that I now know where to go, and how to get there. It’s in “heaven”, of course which must be the “C” drive where the program is stored, in the “Files (86) folder, under Janome, then HLS and maybe even a few deeper than that - one just has to “peck” until you reach it. This is sometime very painful to navigate until you find something, especially if one has let some time lapse between using a program.

I know that this is an embroidery group mostly, but I just have to share that I just purchased the new Cover Pro 3000 Professional and my dealer’s technician delivered it to me in the city last Saturday. I waited until Ava (16) and Piper (10), my 2 sewing granddaughters could come to the “unboxing” late that afternoon. We took it out, and gave it a little test drive - then I read the manual over the next 2 evenings, until dark, and my eyes crossed or I fell asleep. I did go back to the sewing room and try out the newest feature - the “Top Cover” and it is awesome. With this stitch, the bottom and the top look very similar and it is quite decorative, where you can use nice threads that are a bit thicker to add some “wow” to almost anything. The girls will probably like this more that their 76 yr old Grandma.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Horizon Link Suite v1.3 query

Cheryl Paul
 

I’m a bit confused - what do you mean by the HLS folder? If it is designs that are saved that we create, they go into a folder that we might create to be with our other embroidery documents - not the default that HLS decides. I do this all the time and it usually ends up getting me in trouble, because then my program default to “MY choice” not HLS’s choice. Problem is: Where in heaven’s name it “that” folder? - So then I’m on the hunt. Well it has happened often enough that I now know where to go, and how to get there. It’s in “heaven”, of course which must be the “C” drive where the program is stored, in the “Files (86) folder, under Janome, then HLS and maybe even a few deeper than that - one just has to “peck” until you reach it. This is sometime very painful to navigate until you find something, especially if one has let some time lapse between using a program.

I know that this is an embroidery group mostly, but I just have to share that I just purchased the new Cover Pro 3000 Professional and my dealer’s technician delivered it to me in the city last Saturday. I waited until Ava (16) and Piper (10), my 2 sewing granddaughters could come to the “unboxing” late that afternoon. We took it out, and gave it a little test drive - then I read the manual over the next 2 evenings, until dark, and my eyes crossed or I fell asleep. I did go back to the sewing room and try out the newest feature - the “Top Cover” and it is awesome. With this stitch, the bottom and the top look very similar and it is quite decorative, where you can use nice threads that are a bit thicker to add some “wow” to almost anything. The girls will probably like this more that their 76 yr old Grandma.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

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