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I am saving design files to my 3.5 disks in the shv format, but my Designer I isn't recognizing the design.

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I have been having the same problem. After talking with a HV person this weekend, I was told that I must have my designs converted with the disk manager in Professional System 5 software for my Designer 1 to be able to read it. The software was included with my machine when I purchased it, and I am now waiting on my old computer to be loaded with Windows 98, since the software only works on Windows 95 or 98. Hope this helps & good luck.

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I have viking designer 1 lookin for a sofwere to convert designs to the shv format


You need Husqvana software Disk Manager. But this is all the program does - load Husqvarna embroidery media. A better option might be Embird which is very reasonable cost and it has editing capabilities also.

Jun 25, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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My D1 still runs designs from a floppy. I have the 4D software. What computer extension do I need to save my designs to, in order for the sewing machine to be able to stitch them. So far I'm having no luck...


Your Designer 1 will read none of the file formats you listed. It uses .shv which is a special file type created just for the Designer 1. Some embroidery sellers offer this format, but most do not. You don't need the .shv if you have the 4D software. When you purchase designs, you can buy almost any format you want and your software will deal with it. Most Husqvarna Designer owners purchase designs in .vp3 or .pes format. Avoid .art designs.

You need to set up your software using the Configure module. You can access this either by locating your 4D software folder on your hard drive - in that folder there should be an .exe called Configure - or use a link in your normal 4D screen once you open the program. Look for the icon along the top that looks like a screwdriver and pliers (or something like that). In Configure use the Send 1 tab to tell your software that you have a floppy disk Designer 1.

When you want to load designs for your sewing machine, open 4D Disk Manager (it will be in the drop-down Accessories box using the arrow beside the Configure button). You need to have the correctly formatted floppy disk in your computer's floppy disk drive. If you don't have one, you can format a blank one from within the Disk Manager module. Most importantly if you are using a floppy that already has been used in your Designer 1, you need to use the Read Disk icon along the top. The designs already on your floppy are read into the program. You can then add whatever designs you want by using the Open (icon showing an open manilla folder) or View (looks like a blue camera) buttons. Then you choose the Write Disk button to put not only your newly added designs on the floppy disk, but to also put back the ones that were already on it. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to erase designs already on the disk. It is quite safe provided you read the disk into Disk Manager first, as described above.


Jun 10, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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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.

Oct 18, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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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.

Aug 08, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Husqvarna Designer will not read files


Use 3D Disk Manager to write to the floppy disk that goes into your Designer 1. It will automatically convert the files to .shv for you. Disk Manager is part of the Accessories menu (top right-hand of your menu bar when you have program open). Firstly, read the disk (downwards pointing blue arrow on menu bar), then use either the file icon or the camera icon to put the designs you want on the Disk Manager screen. Then use the Write Disk icon (upwards pointing blue arrow on the menu bar). Write back if you need more information - this can get quite long-winded!

May 04, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Viking D1 error message file not found


You need to use either Organizer or Disk Manager to put designs on the floppy disk. Both of these are Husqvarna programs, not part of your computers operating system. If you copy shv file directly, the machine does not have all of the information that it needs to read the files. If the folder containing your original shv files that you purchased contains additional files, you just need to copy EVERY file within that folder to the floppy disk and it might work. Don't attempt to move individual files to the floppy. You will need them all.

Apr 10, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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My designer 1 keeps saying "No floppy Disk Inserted" and of course there is.


Do you have this problem with only one floppy, or have you tried several? Make sure the floppy is pressed into the slot fully. It should sort of "click" in.

Is the floppy properly formatted for the Designer1? You cannot just drop embroidery files onto it and put it in the machine - the designs need to be in .shv format and in a certain file hierarchy. Only genuine Husqvarna embroidery disks, or ones created in Husqvarna or Embird software can be used.

Of course it may be a sign that your Des1's floppy drive is not working, in which case you will have to take the machine in to be fixed.

Post more detail on your problem and I will try to offer more specific advice.
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Oct 08, 2008 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Put the floppy disk in your computer and look at the files that are on the disk using windows explorer. If the names have common file extensions such as .hus, .vip, .vp3, .pes or the like, the files are in the wrong format for the machine to read. For the Designer 1, you must have them in .shv format. The floppy should contain 4 menu files and a couple of extras that you won't know about but they are still important for the machine to read the disk.

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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.

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