by catherinetipton 24 Mar 2011

Could someone recommend a software program to resize PES files but keep the proper stitch density. My brother machine only change the density with letter or frame files.


by blueeyedblonde 24 Mar 2011

I have the wilcom truesizer - haven't had to use it as discovered I can reduce or increase a design by 20% right on my machine (I have the Janome MC11000SE).
Cuties will have an answer for you though.

by jeannedd 24 Mar 2011

I use SewWhatPro from SandsComputing. Free trial too. They also have great support team through the website AND yahoo groups; answers usually within the hour.

by anangel 24 Mar 2011

I do not know how I ever did without basic Embird and its Iconizer plug-in. So many great features for the cost! You can only increase/decrease a design by approx. 20%. If you go more you lose or add too many stitches resulting in a poor stitchout of the original design. You can always add Studio, the digitizing plug-in later, should you want to create your own designs.

by bejoscha 24 Mar 2011

I'm not offering a solution here, but just a bit of information: Whatever software you are looking for, be aware that you might ask for the impossible! There are cases which simply can not be scaled without loosing quality. You can of course always scale stitch positions directly - changing the stitch density, as you know - but scaling AND keeping the stitch density is a kind of "re-digitizing" of a design, and there are limits for that. a) The source file might not have the proper information for it (e.g. it has the stitches saved, but not the "lines" behind it) b) Even if lines/areas etc. can be scaled, "re-interpreting" them into embroidery can cause a lot of troubles and mistakes. In short: If you scale a lot, don't expect perfect results!

by mysugarfootswife 24 Mar 2011

Embird. I don't think I would embroidery without it. Honestly.

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sewdoctor by sewdoctor 24 Mar 2011

I agree!

by mary51 24 Mar 2011

I have Brother 6500, use Embird, and so far it works very well.

by pcteddyb 24 Mar 2011

I use Embird basic.

by knitty46 24 Mar 2011

I have a brother 750d and I use trusizer. I like it alot.

by airyfairy 24 Mar 2011

Like Debra, I also use Wilcom Trusizer and it is free.

by carinwatkins 24 Mar 2011

Brothers own PE Design program is the best. Go to your local Brother agent and ask them about it.

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sewdoctor by sewdoctor 24 Mar 2011

I have PE Design, and Embird, I prefer Embird

by leenova54 24 Mar 2011

I use free Wilcom Trusizer, you should never change a design by more than 20% and then test it to see if it has become distorted. I also have a Brother machine, low end SE-350.