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Embroidery File Formats Supported by Embird Software

Embroidery Files Conversion

Please compare file formats supported by your embroidery machine or software with below table of Embird supported formats.
If there is at least one common file format, Embird is compatible with your equipment.
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Machine Embroidery File Format
Read / Write
9MM Pfaff
yes yes
ART Bernina Artista version 3
yes no
BRO Bits & Volts
yes yes
CSD POEM, Singer EU
yes yes
DAT Barudan stitch data, Sunstar DAT
yes yes
DSB Tajima, Barudan stitch data
yes yes
DST Tajima
yes yes
DSZ Tajima, Fortron stitch data
yes yes
ECF Embird (cross stitch format)
yes no
EMB Wilcom version 6
yes no
EOF Embird (vector embroidery format)
yes no
EXP Melco
yes yes
EXY, E01 ~ E36 Eltac stitch data
yes yes
FXY, F01 ~ F36 Fortron stitch data
yes yes
GT Gold Thread
yes yes
HUS Viking Husqvarna
yes yes
INB Inbro
yes yes
JEF Janome
yes yes
JEF+ Janome
yes yes
JPX Janome
yes no
KSM Pfaff
yes yes
M1, M2, M3 Juki AMS
yes yes
MAX Pfaff
yes yes
MIT Mitsubishi PLK
yes yes
NEW Ameco
yes yes
PCD Pfaff
yes yes
PCS Pfaff
yes yes
PCM Pfaff
yes yes
PCQ Pfaff
yes yes
PEC Babylock, Bernina, Brother
yes yes
PES version 1, 2, 2.5, 4.0, 5.5 and 6.0 Babylock, Bernina, Brother
yes yes
PES version 3 and 5 Babylock, Bernina, Brother
yes no
PHB Brother ULT
yes yes
PHC Brother ULT
yes yes
PLT Siruba
yes yes
PSF Barudan
yes no
PTN Janome
yes yes
PUM Proel
yes no
SEW Elna, Janome / New Home, Kenmore
yes yes
SEW Brother BAS
yes no
SHV Viking Husqvarna Designer 1
yes yes
SPX Pfaff
yes yes
SSP Garudan
yes yes
SSS Smarteer Sew Style
yes yes
SST Sunstar SWF
yes yes
STX Data Stitch
yes yes
TAP Happy
yes yes
TBF Tajima
yes yes
T01 Wilcom Tajima (Eltac stitch data)
yes yes
T03 Wilcom Barudan (Barudan stitch data)
yes yes
T04 Wilcom Zangs (Fortron stitch data)
yes yes
T05 Wilcom ZSK (Fortron stitch data)
yes yes
T09 Wilcom Pfaff
yes yes
UXY, U01 ~ U36 Barudan stitch data
yes yes
VIP Pfaff
yes yes
VP3 Pfaff
yes yes
XXX Singer XL, Compucon
yes yes
ZXY, Z01 ~ Z36 ZSK TC
yes yes
10O Toyota
yes yes

Quilting File Formats

CMD CompuQuilter
yes yes
CQP CompuQuilter
yes yes
DXF AutoCAD (Quilting)
yes no
HQF Handi Quilter
yes yes
IQP IntelliQuilter
yes yes
MQR Machine Quilting Robot
yes no
PAT (Quilting)
yes yes
QLI Statler Stitcher, HQ Pro-Stitcher (Quilting)
yes yes
SSD (Quilting)
yes yes
TXT PC Quilter
yes yes

Supported Memory Cards and USB Stitcks

Embroidery Card Format
Read / Write
Barudan CF Card
yes  yes
Brother Innovis Memory Card
yes  yes
Elna Xquisite EMD Smart Media Card
yes  yes
Janome JEF CompactFlash Card
yes  yes
Singer XL 5000/6000 EMD Smart Media Card
yes  yes
Universal USB Stick
yes  yes
Viking Designer 1 Floppy Disk
yes  yes
Viking Designer 1 USB Memory Stick
yes  yes

Supported Memory Cards in Embird Software with Ultimate Box

Card Format
Read / Write
Babylock EM-1, EM-2, ESi-1, ESi-2, ESE, ESE2, ESL, EAC, Ellure, Ellageo
yes  yes
Bernina Deco 500, Deco 600, Deco 650
yes  yes
Brother PE-100, PE-200, PE-150, PE-180D, PE-190D, PE-300S, PE-400D, PC-7000, PC-7500, PC-8200, PC-6500, PC-8500, PR-600, PR-600C, Super Galaxie 2000, Super Galaxie 2100, Super Galaxie 3000, Super Galaxie 3000D, Super ACE+E, ULT2001, ULT2001D, INNOV-IS 500D, INNOV-IS 4000D
yes  yes
White 3300
yes  yes
Simplicity SE1, SE2, SE3
yes  yes
Husquarna/Viking 1+, Iris, Rose, Orchidea
yes  yes
Privileg Computer Star Plus
yes  yes
Bernina Artista 200 (2-slot Ultimate Box only)
yes  yes
Pfaff 7560, 7562, 7570 (2-slot Ultimate Box only)
yes  yes
Pfaff Creative 2124, Creative 2144, Creative 2140 (2-slot Ultimate Box only)
yes  yes

Supported Image File Formats

File Format
Read / Write
BMP
yes  yes
GIF
yes  yes
JPG
yes  yes
PCX
yes  yes
PNG
yes  yes
PSD
yes  yes
TGA
yes  yes
TIF
yes  yes
ECW (in Studio)
yes  no
CMX (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
yes  no
WMF (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
yes  no
EMF (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
yes  no
SVG (exported by Studio for use in graphic programs)
no  yes

Supported Non-Standard Floppy Disk Formats*

Embroidery Disk Format
Read / Write
Barudan FDR
yes  yes
Barudan FDR HD
yes  yes
Barudan FMC
yes  yes
Barudan S-FMC
yes  yes
Juki AMS
yes  yes
M-7000 Style
yes  yes
Marco/Zangs
yes  yes
Melco DOS
yes  yes
Melco SS**
yes  yes
Pfaff KSM
yes  yes
Tajima
yes  yes
Toyota
yes  yes
ZSK
yes  yes
ZSK TC
yes  yes
*Warning: Non-standard floppy disks cannot be processed when running under Windows NT/2000/XP.
**Floppy disk controller (FDC) with frequency modulation (FM) support is required for Melco SS disks operations.
 As currently used FDCs do not support FM, this format is unreadable on common computer.
 Special FDC must be installed into computer to support Melco SS format.

Serial Connection to Embroidery Machines

Embroidery Machine Type
Read / Write
Barudan
yes  yes
Tajima
yes  yes
Toyota
yes  yes
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