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Re: converting design formats

Estelle Torpy
 

Hi,

I use Embrilliance which has both Mac and PC platforms. There are several levels and prices, so you don’t need to buy the whole package to save designs in different formats. Embird is another good third party program that comes with multiple levels and prices. They both have trial versions so you can use the program before purchasing.

Estelle


On Jun 20, 2019, at 6:22 AM, Cindy Sipp <Cindyssipp@...> wrote:

I am looking for insight on what type of Program/software I need to reformat all of my Viking embroidery designs to the JEF files.

Also needing input of software/

Re: MB7 embroidery machine

Cat - N
 

I don't know how accurate the conversion would be between for each design in the Viking embroidery format when converted to the Janome format, but SewWhat Pro 64 will do batch conversion...whole directories at once, is fairly reasonably priced...and there is a trial version.

http://sandscomputing.com/products-shop/sewwhatpro-embroidery-editor/

For digitizing, I use Hatch, but have several others from before Hatch was available, including SWP

- Cat



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From: Cindy Sipp <Cindyssipp@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 8:27 am
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MB7 embroidery machine

I am looking for insight on what type of Program/software I need to reformat all of my Viking embroidery designs to the JEF files.

Also needing input of software/

Re: MB7 embroidery machine

HEATHER COWAN
 

I switched from pfaff vp3 to Jef and jef+.  I have the 15000, MB4 and 9900 so all my embroidery is Janome now.  I use Embird basic which is very reasonably priced, very intuitive and you can add a digitizing module.  The basic does everything I need and with the addition of Iconizer for a low price I can see thumbnails of all my designs in explorer and I added the Font engine module and can generate any computer TT font to a stitch file and manipulate it.  Great support from the company and updates are free and an update every few years is about $30.   thirty with one zero .... not fifteen hundred like the pfaff software upgrade.  I love the program and the support 

Hugs heather

On Jun 20, 2019, at 5:27 AM, Cindy Sipp <Cindyssipp@...> wrote:

I am looking for insight on what type of Program/software I need to reformat all of my Viking embroidery designs to the JEF files.

Also needing input of software/

Re: MB7 embroidery machine

Cheryl Alm
 

True sizer is a free program from Wilcox and you can use it to convert design formats. 
https://www.wilcom.com/en-us/products/truesizerproducts.aspx

On Jun 20, 2019, at 9:35 AM, Pam Davison <pamyjo2001@...> wrote:

When i changed from viking/pfaff format to jef format it didn't stitch properly.   I have not tried it with Hatch embroidery software.  When i did the conversion it was with viking/pfaff software  maybe version 6?  It was at least 4 or 5 years ago.


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Cindy Sipp <Cindyssipp@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:22:00 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MB7 embroidery machine
 
I am looking for insight on what type of Program/software I need to reformat all of my Viking embroidery designs to the JEF files.

Also needing input of software/

Re: MB7 embroidery machine

Pam Davison
 

Also i was stitching on the 15000


From: Pam Davison
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:34:26 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] MB7 embroidery machine
 
When i changed from viking/pfaff format to jef format it didn't stitch properly.   I have not tried it with Hatch embroidery software.  When i did the conversion it was with viking/pfaff software  maybe version 6?  It was at least 4 or 5 years ago.


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Cindy Sipp <Cindyssipp@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:22:00 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MB7 embroidery machine
 
I am looking for insight on what type of Program/software I need to reformat all of my Viking embroidery designs to the JEF files.

Also needing input of software/

Re: MB7 embroidery machine

Pam Davison
 

When i changed from viking/pfaff format to jef format it didn't stitch properly.   I have not tried it with Hatch embroidery software.  When i did the conversion it was with viking/pfaff software  maybe version 6?  It was at least 4 or 5 years ago.


From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> on behalf of Cindy Sipp <Cindyssipp@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:22:00 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MB7 embroidery machine
 
I am looking for insight on what type of Program/software I need to reformat all of my Viking embroidery designs to the JEF files.

Also needing input of software/

Re: MB7 embroidery machine

Carolyn Gazerro
 

Any digitizer program should be able to convert to multiple formats. Depends on how much you want to spend. I have Janome MBX which is made by Wilcom.

Carolyn 🌹

MB7 embroidery machine

Cindyssipp@...
 

I am looking for insight on what type of Program/software I need to reformat all of my Viking embroidery designs to the JEF files.

Also needing input of software/

Re: Fringe Foot

Debbie
 

if you have Jim’s FootBook app it lists all the feet available and you can track what you have, want. It’s indispensable to me. 

Re: Fringe Foot

Maria Morrow
 

If you go to Janome’s official website, you can do a search for your machine model. 
Then scroll down to “Optional Accessories”. It shows what accessories are  made for your machine. 

Once you click the part you want, and it takes you to another page, and you STILL have to
scroll to find your machine under the part for your machine. 

Find that part number heading the list that has your machine. Then search the web for that part number.

and

Maria Morrow, Treasurer
Camellia Quilters
Mobile:  985-640-5024

On Jun 16, 2019, at 8:20 AM, Jeanne <jeannie_h@...> wrote:

is there a fringe foot available for the 12000/15000 Janome?

Re: Making an embroidery design sturdier

Patricia Ward
 

Ditto Ginger's idea and if the letters are applique you could iron a fusible like Pellon SF 101 onto the back of the cotton that you are using for each letter; that too would give it more firmness. 

Pat 

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM Ginger Downs <stitchedinfaith@...> wrote:

You could put an iron on stabilizer on the inside to help support it.

GINGER
https://www.stitchedinfaith.com

Custom embroidery and stock designs

On June 17, 2019 at 8:41 AM TC Wiley <tcwiley@...> wrote:

I was asked to do a simple embroidery on a lab apron. Due to the size of the letters, the design looks a little delicate. Does anyone know of anything to make it sturdier like a covering or waterproofing or ??? Thanks for any suggestions offered.

Re: iPad

Jim Stutsman
 

Apple does seem to love to use the same model name for multiple generations, and it does make it difficult to figure out what you have. It would be simple to just put that in the "About" section of Settings. There is this page, which helps, but I always have to use Google to find it. According to the compatibility on this page you should be good for a while yet - sorry Grandies!

Re: Making an embroidery design sturdier

Ginger Benckert
 

You could put an iron on stabilizer on the inside to help support it.

GINGER
https://www.stitchedinfaith.com

Custom embroidery and stock designs

On June 17, 2019 at 8:41 AM TC Wiley <tcwiley@...> wrote:

I was asked to do a simple embroidery on a lab apron. Due to the size of the letters, the design looks a little delicate. Does anyone know of anything to make it sturdier like a covering or waterproofing or ??? Thanks for any suggestions offered.

iPad

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Jim,

Again I'm going off topic for the 15000, and other Janome's, but I have an iPad question.

I bought my iPad from "The Apple Store" in the West Edmonton Mall a year ago January.  How do I tell what generation it is and if it will be compatible with the new OS coming later this year.  I will repurpose it to one of my wonderful 13 grandchildren and get a new one if it isn't - it will serve the purpose of game playing.  If a young one gets it, they won't know the difference but the 14 and 25 year old will.  

Mine says in the General - About that is is Sotware Ver.  12.3.1; Model iPad Pro (10.5 inch); Model Number MPF22Cl/A and a few other things that don't matter.  It would be nice if Apple put in more that meant something to us users that don't know how the inside of a computer/tablet really works.  They don't so that's why you are so good for us and give us more knowledge.  Thanks so much for doing that.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: Nerd Alert

Cheryl Watson
 

Jim, thanks for the link about Macs and what one should/shouldn’t buy at this time. 
Cheryl 


On Jun 17, 2019, at 8:23 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

iPad OS will make the Files app on iPads work more like the Finder on Macs. Currently if you plug in a USB drive on an iPad it is treated as a camera card. If there are no photos on it, then you can't do anything without specially constructed apps. Those apps are currently required for any USB drive that is capable of being plugged into a Lightning port.

Before rushing out to buy a new laptop you should first try to determine what you need it for that cannot be done on an iPad. The line between laptop and iPad is getting thinner. One thing about Macs is that even an "obsolete" Mac continues to be useful. My 2012 iPad Air is still perfect for traveling, and it's stuck on Sierra, two updates back. I only use it when traveling, though my iPad Pro would be just as good. Last time I traveled I took the Air, only because the iPad Pro was brand new and I didn't want to risk loss or damage while going through the nightmare of airport security.

We're approaching a fork in the road. (As Yogi Berra famously said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it!") Outside of the workplace, for most of us an iPad meets all of our needs. The sewing machine manufacturers started writing software well before the iPad came to be, and they are very slow to change due to the cost of software development. I don't think Janome's inclusion of Artistic Digitizer on a free MacBook Air is an indication that they are embracing the Mac. The software for Artistic Digitizer was already developed when Janome got it, and the original developers were already supporting both platforms. The MacBook Air they gave away was already at end of life, so they would have been cheap.  It remains to be seen what Janome will do for the next generation. They can extend their iPad software to include more functionality or they can continue to use Windows for some functions. That's risky, because they are then requiring their customers to have two computers for full support of the machine, which is itself as big an investment as a car. I doubt very much that they will offer any software on the Mac. Since Artistic already supported the Mac, they basically threw a bone to Mac users and created the impression that they were going to support Mac in the future by offering a free one.

Until Janome Institute in August, we don't know which way they are going, so it's probably wise to wait until fall to do anything. The new Apple software won't release until then either. If you need to buy new hardware now, use the Mac Rumors guide to avoid buying a soon-to-be-discontinued model.

Re: Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

iPad OS will make the Files app on iPads work more like the Finder on Macs. Currently if you plug in a USB drive on an iPad it is treated as a camera card. If there are no photos on it, then you can't do anything without specially constructed apps. Those apps are currently required for any USB drive that is capable of being plugged into a Lightning port.

Before rushing out to buy a new laptop you should first try to determine what you need it for that cannot be done on an iPad. The line between laptop and iPad is getting thinner. One thing about Macs is that even an "obsolete" Mac continues to be useful. My 2012 iPad Air is still perfect for traveling, and it's stuck on Sierra, two updates back. I only use it when traveling, though my iPad Pro would be just as good. Last time I traveled I took the Air, only because the iPad Pro was brand new and I didn't want to risk loss or damage while going through the nightmare of airport security.

We're approaching a fork in the road. (As Yogi Berra famously said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it!") Outside of the workplace, for most of us an iPad meets all of our needs. The sewing machine manufacturers started writing software well before the iPad came to be, and they are very slow to change due to the cost of software development. I don't think Janome's inclusion of Artistic Digitizer on a free MacBook Air is an indication that they are embracing the Mac. The software for Artistic Digitizer was already developed when Janome got it, and the original developers were already supporting both platforms. The MacBook Air they gave away was already at end of life, so they would have been cheap.  It remains to be seen what Janome will do for the next generation. They can extend their iPad software to include more functionality or they can continue to use Windows for some functions. That's risky, because they are then requiring their customers to have two computers for full support of the machine, which is itself as big an investment as a car. I doubt very much that they will offer any software on the Mac. Since Artistic already supported the Mac, they basically threw a bone to Mac users and created the impression that they were going to support Mac in the future by offering a free one.

Until Janome Institute in August, we don't know which way they are going, so it's probably wise to wait until fall to do anything. The new Apple software won't release until then either. If you need to buy new hardware now, use the Mac Rumors guide to avoid buying a soon-to-be-discontinued model.

Making an embroidery design sturdier

TC Wiley
 

I was asked to do a simple embroidery on a lab apron. Due to the size of the letters, the design looks a little delicate. Does anyone know of anything to make it sturdier like a covering or waterproofing or ??? Thanks for any suggestions offered.

Re: Nerd Alert

saba_cat2
 

So if I understand, new operating system for iPads that will change the file system capabilities?  USB use will be the same as currently with more file flexibility?  If I read correctly, should buy new laptop now even if not the latest model.  My old Air will be obsolete and has very little storage space. 




On Jun 16, 2019, at 4:21 PM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

There may, or may not, be new iPads this fall. No rumors have come out about that yet. What will be coming in the fall is operating system updates: iOS 13 for iPhone and iPad OS for iPads. The iPad OS will not be compatible for older iPads. Anything that can use either model of Apple Pencil should be fine. IF there are new iPads it may be possible to score a deal on older models. If you want to get a new one now, the Buyer’s Guide on MacRumors can be helpful.

Re: Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

There may, or may not, be new iPads this fall. No rumors have come out about that yet. What will be coming in the fall is operating system updates: iOS 13 for iPhone and iPad OS for iPads. The iPad OS will not be compatible for older iPads. Anything that can use either model of Apple Pencil should be fine. IF there are new iPads it may be possible to score a deal on older models. If you want to get a new one now, the Buyer’s Guide on MacRumors can be helpful.

Re: Nerd Alert

saba_cat2
 

Jim, Thanks for the heads up regarding the newest iPads to be released this fall. Are you suggesting I should hold off (or return,) on the 6th gen iPad?  Is it likely that pricing might discourage upgrading to the newest model?

Deb


On Jun 4, 2019, at 8:05 AM, Mattes <info@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

thanks for the heads-up! As you can image I was also sticking to my iPad watching the WWDC Keynote ... and the extension of file management to access USB sticks caught my attention, too. At least for StitchBuddy I'm consider switching to Apple's "Document Browser", so the app would directly profit from this USB integration. Then exporting designs to embroidery machines' thumb drives would become so much easier, without an additional app or even a computer. Unfortunately that will come at a cost with regards to synching thread palette information in StitchBuddy - so currently I have filed a corresponding bug report at Apple and haven't made up my mind, yet.

Okay, sorry for all that mumbo jumbo, but in a nerd alert I couldn't contain myself. I'm thrilled about the new opportunities, but now ... Happy sewing :)

Matthias