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Machine Embroidery File Formats

Supported by Embird 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 check supported embroidery hoops.
File Format
Read / Write
9MM Pfaff
ART Bernina Artista version 3
BRO Bits & Volts
DAT Barudan stitch data, Sunstar DAT
DSB Tajima, Barudan stitch data
DST Tajima
DSZ Tajima, Fortron stitch data
ECF Embird (cross stitch format)
EMB Wilcom version 6
EOF Embird (vector embroidery format)
EXP Melco
EXY, E01 ~ E36 Eltac stitch data
FXY, F01 ~ F36 Fortron stitch data
GT Gold Thread
HUS Viking Husqvarna
INB Inbro
JEF Janome
JEF+ Janome
JPX Janome
KSM Pfaff
M1, M2, M3 Juki AMS
MAX Pfaff
MIT Mitsubishi PLK
NEW Ameco
PCD Pfaff
PCS Pfaff
PCM Pfaff
PCQ Pfaff
PEC Babylock, Bernina, Brother
PES Babylock, Bernina, Brother
PHB Brother ULT
PHC Brother ULT
PLT Siruba
PSF Barudan
PTN Janome
PUM Proel
SEW Elna, Janome / New Home, Kenmore
SEW Brother BAS
SHV Viking Husqvarna Designer 1
SPX Pfaff
SSP Garudan
SSS Smarteer Sew Style
SST Sunstar SWF
STC Gunold
STX Data Stitch
TAP Happy
TBF Tajima
T01 Wilcom Tajima (Eltac stitch data)
T03 Wilcom Barudan (Barudan stitch data)
T04 Wilcom Zangs (Fortron stitch data)
T05 Wilcom ZSK (Fortron stitch data)
T09 Wilcom Pfaff
UXY, U01 ~ U36 Barudan stitch data
VIP Pfaff
VP3 Pfaff, Viking Husqvarna
VP4 Pfaff, Viking Husqvarna
XXX Singer XL, Compucon
ZHS Zeng Hsing
ZXY, Z01 ~ Z36 ZSK TC
10O Toyota

Quilting File Formats

BQM Bernina Q-Matic
CMD CompuQuilter
CQP CompuQuilter
DXF AutoCAD (Quilting)
HQF Handy Quilter
HQV Handy Quilter
IQP IntelliQuilter
MQR Machine Quilting Robot
PAT ABM Innova
QLI Statler Stitcher, HQ Pro-Stitcher (Quilting)
SSD Side Saddle
TXT PC Quilter

Other Formats

FCM Brother Cutting Machine
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics
CSV (comming in version 2022) Comma Separated Values

Supported Memory Cards and USB Stitcks

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

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
Bernina Deco 500, Deco 600, Deco 650
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
White 3300
Simplicity SE1, SE2, SE3
Husquarna/Viking 1+, Iris, Rose, Orchidea
Privileg Computer Star Plus
Bernina Artista 200 (2-slot Ultimate Box only)
Pfaff 7560, 7562, 7570 (2-slot Ultimate Box only)
Pfaff Creative 2124, Creative 2144, Creative 2140 (2-slot Ultimate Box only)

Supported Image File Formats

File Format
Read / Write
ECW (in Studio)
CMX (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
WMF (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
EMF (imported into Studio and Embird as an embroidery design)
SVG (exported by Studio for use in graphic programs)

Supported Non-Standard Floppy Disk Formats*

Embroidery Disk Format
Read / Write
Barudan FDR
Barudan FDR HD
Barudan FMC
Barudan S-FMC
Juki AMS
M-7000 Style
Melco DOS
Melco SS**
Pfaff KSM
*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

Embird is modular software for computerized machine embroidery digitizing, quilting and customization

Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997

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