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by sewmom ( edited 13 Mar 2018 ) 13 Mar 2018

I need advice on free conversion software. I have digitizing software (MasterWorks II) but it's older and does not read the most recent version of pes. It's expensive but there are no more updates for it. I also have free conversion software that's a bit old on my computer. I'm getting a new computer too and will need to put free conversion software on it. What works well and is easy to use? I mostly want it to convert pes from the highest version down to a lower version. New computer has Windows 10.

I should add that I would like a permanent free version not just a limited time trial.


by bemara 02 Apr 2018

i take Bernina ARTlink 8 . . .

by mops Moderator 02 Apr 2018

I find Wilcom Truesizer works well for reformatting as well as resizing. Although my Embird and Husqvarna software both do an excellent job I have tried Wilcom for over a decade to be sure I could recommend it.

by graceandham 31 Mar 2018

Mine was not free. I would definitely want one that is not brand-dependent, such as for Husquvarna only or Brother only, etc.

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mops by mops 02 Apr 2018

I have had Husqvarna software since 1998 and it has always offered multiple embroidery formats. The design files are specific for each brand, the stitch files are in most formats, ART being the only exception. So I could use it for my Brother machine as well.
What I use most for digitising, however, is Embird. I think it is easier to use for that purpose.

by sandralane 13 Mar 2018

I use WILCOM also for converting formats and size. In the settings area you can sometimes change the sizing. Have been using this for quite a number of years without any problems. I say give it a go.

by jgwatchorn 13 Mar 2018

I use Sewwhat Pro. It converts files and resizes them
.There is a free version you can try .

sewmom by sewmom 13 Mar 2018

I’ll check. Do you like using it and is there a limit to the free time?

rescuer by rescuer 13 Mar 2018

I love sewwhatpro! The free time is a month. But it is not expensive to buy and they have great customer care.

mechille by mechille 31 Mar 2018

I am happy to see that other's like the SewWhatPro also... I am fixing to download the free trial of this and then buy it after that I'm sure.... It looks like it will do what I want to do.

I also have the Wilcom and the wilcom pro.... have used the reg free version for years.

by gdsteliga 13 Mar 2018

I have WILCOM. the problem now is that it won't convert anything bigger than 5X7. I have a lot of bigger designs in other formats since I got my new Janome 500E with a bigger hoop.
Any help I can get through this thread will be very much appreciated.
I am not in a position right now to purchase expensive software.
Thank you.

sewmom by sewmom 13 Mar 2018

I definitely need a larger hoop area for conversion. Thank you.

sewmom by sewmom 13 Mar 2018

I don’t see a size limitation on the information page. Do you have the desktop or cloud version?

gdsteliga by gdsteliga 14 Mar 2018

I have the free version and Wilcom will not support the free one. Obviously they want you to buy.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 14 Mar 2018

Hmmm...not sure why you can only save up to 5x7...I just tested the web version and had no problem opening, modifying the size as a 9x 10 design and saved it with no problem...

by dragonflyer 13 Mar 2018

I would also recommend the free Wilcom software....

by laurasomi 13 Mar 2018

Did you try this:

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sewmom by sewmom 13 Mar 2018

Yes, I looked but I wanted opinions. Do you like it?