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From: brotherrandy
Date: 06-15-2006, 08:09 PM (1 of 7)
I am new to embroidery and downloaded the Embird software a couple days ago. After following the example in how to digitize a logo, I decided to attempt a logo of my own, I imported the picture traced around it and filled it in design studio, but it won't let me save it or compile it. :throw: :mad:

I know that many of you use and love this software, I am also reasonably sure it is probably something simple that I am overlooking. I am waiting for my membership to be activated in a beginer Embird group on Yahoo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Randy
User: brotherrandy
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 9
From: Chrysantha
Date: 06-15-2006, 08:52 PM (2 of 7)

has Embird tutorials....I myself don't use Embird.
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: weezyrider
Date: 06-16-2006, 10:51 AM (3 of 7)
If you just have the demo, I don't think you can save. I've looked at it and don't care for the interface.

User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: brotherrandy
Date: 06-16-2006, 05:12 PM (4 of 7)
Thanks for the responses I finally found where the embird site lists the limitations on the demo and saving is disabled, wish I would have realized that before I wasted three hours playing with things. Oh well maybe next time I will slow down and read before I jump into the project.

Weezy you said you didn't like the interface, is there a better program out there that is easier to use and reasonably priced? I can't aford to spend the $2000 dollars the dealer is talking for their digitizer pro software. At least not until I learn enough to start making this machine pay its own way.

your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated
User: brotherrandy
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 9
From: weezyrider
Date: 06-17-2006, 08:45 AM (5 of 7)
I don't suppose there's any one program that would suit all my needs. I've got Babylock Palette and Pfaff/Viking creative 3D. The Babylock is more user friendly until you want to move stitches around. Then it won't magnify enough, so I reopen it in Pfaff editing which will magnify up to 800 times! Not too many of the programs accept vector formats. The only one I know of is Corel Drawings. What were you wanting to do with software? Digitize or just lay out and customize designs? Thredworks is now freeware, haven't tried it but a lot of people liked it. Dakota has a program that isn't too much more than Embird with all the modules. Buzz Tools has a new program and Amazing Designs might have one, too. Granted, anything from the machine maker is expensive and most of them have some kind of dongle for protection. Sometimes you can find a clearance on the prior version of the software.
I think I've used so much of Adobe's software that I'm biased about interfaces!
Weezy :bg:
User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: bridesmom
Date: 06-20-2006, 08:32 PM (6 of 7)
I have started getting some help off of a Yahoo group called Absolutely Embird which is moderated by Kathy Jones of and it's been great for trying to understand how to use Embird. Flyingneedle also has some good tips and information on it as well. I registered my Studio demo a few weeks ago and after getting some tips from Kathy I'm having a great time digitizing all sorts of stuff. It does take some practice though.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: ricstew
Date: 07-09-2006, 03:55 AM (7 of 7)
Even tho I only registered studio and font engine a day or so ago! I love the interface! And am having no problems learning the tools! I have joined some yahoo groups which are a fountain of info and the videos are very helpful too.

I sewed out my first attempt yesterday and was thoroughly pleased with it. For the price you cant go wrong in my opinion.

If and when i got to the stage of needing more then i might look at something else but for now this satisfies my need to make my own pictures!

Jan :up: :up:
User: ricstew
Member since: 06-29-2006
Total posts: 18
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