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I cannot say for sure, but I don't think the Designer 1 has cams at all. My understanding is that it works by a pantograph type of operation, rather than having a push rod that "reads" the movements of cams. Willing to be proved wrong, though! I would phone a Husqvarna repair shop and ask them - if anyone knows the answer, it should be the people who work on the machines.
Designs can be converted for the Designer 1 (floppy disk or usb stick) one design at a time using Organizer. For a full copy of Disk Manager, you should get 4D Embroidery and it will be included. Disk Manager is a copyrighted product and a "copy" can not be legally obtained.
First you need the USB upgrade kit that has the connectors and parts to change the cover of the machine. Next, you will need a new main circuit board if your machine was made prior to about 2006. At this point, the cost of parts is about $489. If you can get someone to install these for $10, you can get this done for under $500. Otherwise, go to an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer and check into trading your Designer 1 in for a Designer SE. You will then be able to plug in an external 3.5 floppy drive to read your old disks, a USB stick, or plug directly into your computer and read them from the hard drive (an upgraded Designer 1 can read ONLY from the stick). Used Designer SE's are very reasonably priced since the introduction of the Designer Diamond as the new top of the line and you may be able to get a full manufacturers warranty on the gently used machine.
Disk Manager is part of Customizing software, in case you were wondering if you needed to buy more software. Ask again if you are having trouble locating it. You also need to format your floppy disk in Disk Manager before writing your designs to it.