Machine Embroidery File Formats

Supported by Embird Software

File FormatRead / Write
9MM Pfaff       ✅✅
ART Bernina Artista version 3       ✅❌
BRO Bits & Volts       ✅✅
CSD POEM, Singer EU.       ✅✅
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       ✅✅
P3 Pfaff, Viking Husqvarna       ✅✅
VP4 Pfaff, Viking Husqvarna       ✅✅
XXX Singer XL, Compucon       ✅✅
ZHS Zeng Hsing       ✅✅
ZXY, Z01 ~ Z36 ZSK TC       ✅✅
10O Toyota       ✅✅
Quilting File FormatsRead/Write
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 FormatsRead/Write
FCM Brother Cutting Machine   ✅✅
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics   ✅✅
CSV (comming in version 2022) Comma Separated Values   ✅✅

Supported Memory Cards And USB Sticks

Embroidery Card FormatRead/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 FormatRead/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 FormatRead/Write
BMP   ✅✅
GIF   ✅✅
JPG   ✅✅
PCX   ✅✅
PNG   ✅✅
PSD   ✅✅
TGA   ✅✅
TIF   ✅✅
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 FormatRead/Write
Barudan FDR        ✅✅
Barudan FDR HD        ✅✅
Barudan FMC        ✅✅
Barudan S-FMC        ✅✅
Juki AMS        ✅✅
M-7000 Style        ✅✅
Marco/Zangs        ✅✅
Melco DOS        ✅✅
Melco SS**        ✅✅
Pfaff KSM        ✅✅
Tajima        ✅✅
Toyota        ✅✅
ZSK        ✅✅
ZSK TC        ✅✅
*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 TypeRead/Write
Barudan       ✅✅
Tajima       ✅✅
Toyota       ✅✅