by debswebster 02 Feb 2015

A few days back there was a question on resizing a design, which I read with great interest. Please could Mops or Megane explain what it means to Resize using the Design file as opposed to the Embroidery file. I have PE Design 7, which allows resizing. I have also used the basic free version of Wilcom. My format is PES. Thank you.

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by dragonflyer 02 Feb 2015

Sue is correct...the design file is the original digitized design and it is saved in a separate special format...not a regular sewing format...for example, in Janome MBX digitizing software, you must save your original digitized design as a .Jan file...then save it as a .Jef file to sew it out on a Janome sewing machine...when you want to make any changes to the original design, you would make them to the .Jan file...and then re-save it again as a .Jef file to sew it out...each digitizing software program has their own design format name to save the original digitized design in...for Wilcom TrueSizer, the original design file would be saved as a .EMB file...and then re-saved again in the sewing format file...Pes, Jef, Hus...

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debswebster by debswebster 02 Feb 2015

Thank you for your reply. Does that mean that once you enter the design into your software programe it automatically takes on the .EMB etc format? Once resizing has taken place Wilcom asks what format you want to save design as. I usually say PES...so have I been doing it wrong? I think I must do a test resize and do a stitch-out to see what happens.

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by spendlove Moderator 02 Feb 2015

If you resize the design file, you make the alterations before the stitches are actually put in. This means that you an resize by a huge percentage without ill effects. Once the design file has been converted to an embroidery file, the stiches are set in place.

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debswebster by debswebster 02 Feb 2015

Thank you for your input. My Brother machine also has the option of resizing, and I was wondering if it alters the stitch-count as well, I must make a conscious effort to put this to the test. Food for thought.

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by asterixsew Moderator 02 Feb 2015

I also look forwards to the answer as I use PE 8 to alter designs and usually very successfully

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