Trying to use my Viking 1+ to stitch out from programmable cards (256 and 512)... Using the 4D software, the .HUS file has also been saved as .VIP and .VP3...but none of the files is displayed as those formats on the Viking 1+ screen...but rather, the display is PEC!
The stitching out begins for about a dozen stitches or so, and then just sits in one place and sews.
I have already followed the same procedure you suggested before, but nothing has changed.
I just got it back from the Viking repair through the local Viking dealer.
The Viking repair tells me simply, 'the machine doesn't read programmable cards.' Of course, it did...right up until it didn't!
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"E" stands for error. Something could be wrong with the design, or perhaps it is not suitable for the machine (too big, etc) Let me know the design you are trying to stitch, and perhaps I can help you figure out the error.
When you are saving designs in your software, be sure to hit the Centre button and also the Centre Design in Hoop button. Click "Apply" then save your design. Also worth checking that there are no stray stitches outside your design. Click on the Edit tab (bottom left of screen). If there are stitches outside your design, click on them (or use the lassoo tool to surround them) and hit "Delete". Be sure you are not deleting essential parts of your design. This is assuming you have 4D Embroidery, Embroidery Extra or the 4D Pro Suite. These buttons and features are not available in Organizer.
Your reader writer will not work unless you have the Husqvarna Viking software to drive it. The first level of the software is called 4D Embroidery. Their web site does a great job at showing the features and benefits. It sells for $400 and if you buy it from your local dealer, they usually offer classes. It is not difficult software to figure out.
is the reader writer a USB or parallel cord? (they have both.
If it's USB you need the 256K card otherwise the regular card, and yes it can work you just have to have the right card for your reader writer.
Did you purchase the 4D reader writer kit? If so, once you've loaded the driver for the reader/writer box, you go to the "organizer", select a design and "send" to your box. If you purcased new, the directions are pretty straight forward; otherwise, you may want to contact your locat Viking dealer for assistance.
Use any card that has the On/Off in the bottom right og the card (1). You have to know what number is you design so you can push that number after selecting on/off. Make sure you programmed emb card is in the machine. You can use another card if you do not have the generic numbered card with on/off and the hoop positioning E on the right side of the numbers 1 to 35 designs.
To the second poster with the malfunctioning "card" - do you mean the insert panel/card (overlay) with "E" on it? If so then there is no programmable feature to it. The overlay has notches in the left edge that presses a pattern of leaf switches on the left behind the case and it uses internal designs in memory. If on the other hand you mean that little memory card that you can use with the reader/writer and goes with the "0" (zero) card/overlay then you can get them from a Husq-Viking dealer, or keep an eye on used ones on ebay.
Most dealers sell the "programmable" as a "0" (zero) card set where you get the zero cassette/panel/overlay and the little programmable embroidery card as a set. Most reader-writer sets, either the older parallel port type or the newer 3D/4D USB one will come with one many times. You need to check the dealers and see what they have to offer. The programmable embroidery card is still rather pricey. I'm looking into whether there is some generic type memory card that might work too but have yet to find one and may not since the HV programmable card is likely proprietary since it goes back to the early 90's.