Embird Embroidery Software
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Creating Applique Cutting File (.FCM or .SVG)

This tutorial explains how to create applique cutting file in Embird. You can create .FCM or .SVG file that is slightly bigger than the stitch file to allow easy tack down when using cutting machine.

Note: Embird Software is not associated with any manufacturer of cutting machines. Embird Software is not intended to be used to violate the copyrigths, trademarks or other rights of any third parties. Any user of this product should adhere to applicable license agreement of all third parties.

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Select "File -> Open" menu to open a file with applique.

3 - Move mouse pointer to color box which contains applique piece outline and click right mouse button for popup menu (Picture No. 1).

1. Applique design in Editor

Right click applique piece outline color box

4 - A popup menu will appear on the screen. Select "Save Cutting File (*.fcm, *.svg)" (Picture No. 2).

2. Popup menu for selected color

Click "Save Cutting File (*.fcm, *.svg)" menu

5 - Enlarge the cutting file slightly (e.g. by 1.5 mm) to make it larger than the original outline (Picture No. 3).

3. Enlarge cutting file

Make the cutting file slightly larger

6 - Save the cutting file to either .FCM or .SVG file (Picture No. 4).

4. Choose file name and type

Choose file name and type

Another way available for Brother ScanNCut cutting machine (model 550) is to change the color of applique piece outline to special "Applique Material" color and save as Brother .PES or Brother .PHC. Cutting machine will recognize this color and use it for cutting. The ScanNCut machine must be upgraded to version 1.31 in order to read PES and PHC files.

7 - Move mouse pointer to color box which contains applique piece outline and click right mouse button for popup menu. Select command "Special Colors (Brother) > Set to Applique Material Color" (Picture No. 5).

5. Change applique piece outline color

Change applique piece outline color

8 - Save design to either Brother .PES or Brother .PHC file using "File > Save as" menu.

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