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How do I convert .vip or .hus alphabet embroideries into a .BX font?

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The floppy disk drives are getting quite old.

They work by moving a small magnetic coil over the disk similar to the needle on a record player. The magnetic coil (known as a "read/write head") must be very close to the disk to read the data. Unfortunately, dust tends to gather under the read/write head and lifts it up away from the disk.

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A simple thing to try is spray some "canned air" into the drive unit. This will hopefully blow the dust ball off the read/write head. Canned air is available at target, walmart and office supply stores near the electronic departments usually. When you use this method, the canned air is not really just air, and it causes the surface it is sprayed on to get cold. This can cause some condensation (liquid water) to form on the sprayed surfaces. Allow the sprayed surfaces to warm to room temperature and water to evaporate before putting your disk in. It should take less than 15 minutes. If any water is present, it will cause read/write errors and possibly damage your disk too. Take your time and try a couple of sprays. If you can get the disk drive open on the sewing machine, you might be able to simply pull the dust ball off of the read/write head. Be careful not to bend it - it is very delicate piece of sheet metal. Any bend could cause the disk to scratch. Don't be afraid to touch it, just be careful when you do touch it.

There could be other issues associated with the computer on the sewing machine, the cables from the disk drive to the computer (all inside the machine). We can get into that if needed. Let me know if the can of air cleans things out.

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SOURCE: Can you please tell me the correct format for my computer embroidery designs? I have a Brother Innovis 900


here are some free ones for you straight from Brother.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012

SOURCE: my vip embroidery system won't load onto my computer

you may need a patch or a update or upgrade depending
on which windows you have.

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Install BX fonts

BX fonts at this time are compatible with Embrilliance keyboard lettering software. It is a file that is created by mapping alphabet design fonts in Embrilliance AlphaTricks. After the alphabet design font letters are mapped, the BX file is made and can be then installed in Embrilliance Essentials to choose from when using the keyboard lettering function.

Some vendors who offer alphabet design fonts (each letter/digit is a design at a specific size) will also offer the BX file for that alphabet design font so users of Embrilliance lettering software can also use it as a keyboard lettering font. More information about BX fonts can be found at the Embrilliance web site: Embrilliance embroidery software for Mac and PC

Note, to install a new font in a machine, you must contact and purchase from the machine manufacturer.

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My vip embroidery system won't load onto my computer

you may need a patch or a update or upgrade depending
on which windows you have.

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Can you please tell me the correct format for my computer embroidery designs? I have a Brother Innovis 900


here are some free ones for you straight from Brother.

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I have the old VIP Customizing software for my Des 1 and my Iris My computer was stollen and I do not have the RSWE file needed to update my dongle to make it work....VERRRRY upsetting since HUS does not...

If you have the disc to install the program if should also install the dongle automatically. I just loaded my old copy 2 weeks ago and it was all done with that one disc. You have to install the software BEFORE plugging the dongle...
feel free to e-mail me

I'm looking how to put the sample fonts from the free floppies into the program to use on my designs. Disk Manager only does designs and customizer won't recognize the fonts directly off the disc.
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Husqvarna Viking sewing machine embroidery software: I can't find the TrueType Wizard which would allow me to convert regular computer fonts into stitch files. Professional Plus software.

There are two ways to convert the True Type fonts on your computer to embroidery. One is within the program, one is independent. To locate the independent one, locate your Programs folder on your computer then the folder containing your embroidery software. There should be a QuickFont.exe file there you can use. The best way however is to use the one within the program. On your Letter tab, up where the types of fonts are listed with radio buttons, there should be a QF icon. Click on that and you are away. The two programs are not exactly the same and whilst I have forgotten the differences, the one inside the customising program is the better one to use.

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Designer I software compatibility

You need the Husqvarna Viking software to turn those file extensions into the SHV format. It's about $400 at your dealer. Their web site does a nice job of showing its features. You get over 100 fonts and alot of designs too. You would open your current designs on a screen and then re-write them to the floppy or stick depending on your model of D1. It then sends the stitch information with the picture of the design to the floppy so your D1 can display the image. (The SHV format)
The VIP and HUS format don't carry the image file for your machine so it say's, "file not found", when you try to open them in your D1.

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I made a design on customizing plus in the vip format and downloaded it to a floppy disk. When I put the floppy disk into my Designer I, it said the disk was empty. How can I get a design from Customizing...

The Designer 1 will not read a .hus file directly from a floppy disk. The file should be written to the floppy disk through "disk manager". This will convert many different stitch file formats, including .hus and .vip, to the .shv format required by the Designer 1.
If you happen to look at the files on the floppy after disk manager creates it, you will see one or two other files. Those are the magical ones that make the machine read the .shv's.
Disk manager will allow you to select multiple designs to write to the disk by selecting the blue camera icon and then clicking on the designs you want from the proper directory. Then, write to the disk.

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I have loaded the 4D software and have communication with my Husquvarna machine through that. I communicate with my Pfaff through the old 3D software on my computer.

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The Designer 1 needs the design in an shv format in order to read it. The floppy disk for an older machine may be created using several different programs but the Husqvarna Viking module is known as Disk Manager. It is included with many of the HV software packages. With a newer USB Designer 1, the program is Disk Manager USB.

May 09, 2008 | Husqvarna Designer I

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