I use artlink all the time for all my Bernina's , no dongle required and it transfer designs fast and easy and free.
In fact my son loaded it on to my computer for me and he is a Bernina Technician has been for 26 years loves his job .
It's so fun playing with our toys especially when they "Work" the first time! Lovely to hear from another happy Bernina stitcher....enjoy all your embroidery moments!
I have V6 for my Bernina. Please tell me what is the difference between V6 and V7. Always a bit nervous about DL in case it over rides my V6.
V6 is definitely off my computer as the V7 is the same but with a nicer feel for me especially when sending the designs to your machine from the device selection window....faster too. I've just downloaded V7 on to a brand new windows 8.1 computer with no other embroidery software and it "Works"!. Embird 2010 software was then installed and it "Works" too.....Happy Days!
I have a bernina 630 and I'm always worried that something is going to happen to the dongle.
My Editor Lite 5 dongle is packed away and no more worry and frustration for my bernina 440. It's nice to have a choice.....especially a freebie that works to fulfill one's needs.
I don't recall that a dongle was ever needed for Artlink. It's a little limited in what it can do.
You are right Artlink never needed a dongle. Artlink made it quicker for me to get to stitching instead of using Editor Lite 5 with dongle. Artlink isn't limited for what I need to do as I'm only sending my designs to my machine to enjoy embroidering the creative and talents of digitizers wonderful designs.