Embird Embroidery Software
Updated 24 Jan 2014
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Embroidery File Formats

Supported by Embird Embroidery Software

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.
Download free demo to test compatibility and features or click here to check list of supported embroidery hoops.
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 (Quilting)
yes  yes
CQP CompuQuilter (Quilting)
yes  yes
DXF AutoCAD (Quilting)
yes  no
HQF Handi Quilter (Quilting)
yes  yes
IQP IntelliQuilter (Quilting)
yes  yes
MQR Machine Quilting Robot (Quilting)
yes  no
PAT (Quilting)
yes  yes
QLI Statler Stitcher, HQ Pro-Stitcher (Quilting)
yes  yes
SSD (Quilting)
yes  yes
TXT PC Quilter (Quilting)
yes  yes

Supported Memory Cards and USB Stitcks

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 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*

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

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