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Wilcom EmbroideryStudio


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If after reading through our Wilcom FAQ, you still have not found answers to you're questions, either submit your question by CLICKING HERE  or by calling toll free at, 1-888-991-0707.



Printer Problems



Question 1: My production reports are now printing bar codes where it used to print the design name. How can I correct this?
Answer 1: To suppress the barcode printing on your production worksheet you will need to remove the barcode font from Windows. Follow these steps.
  • Right-click Start
  • Select Explore
  • Navigate to c:\Windows\Fonts
  • Find FREE3OF9.TTF and either delete this font or move it to another location.

Supported File Formats


Question 1: What file formats will Wilcom DecoStudio and Embroidery Studio open?
Answer 1: Wilcom's DecoStudio and Embroidery Studio software will open the following file formats.

Brand File Extension
All Wilcom .EMB
Wilcom Cross Stitch .EMX
Older Wilcom .ESD
Wilcom .INP
Inbro .INB
Tajima .DST
Melco .EXP
Melco .CND
Barudan .DSB
ZSK .DSZ
ZSK TC .Z??
Toyota .100
Barudan .U??
Pfaff .KSM
Happy .TAP
Tajima .T01
Barudan .T03
Zangs .T04
ZSK .T05
Pfaff .T09
Gunold APS .PCH
Gunold APS .STC
Datastitch .STX
Compucon .XXX
Proel .PMU
Proel DOS .PUM
Bits & Volts .BRO
v5 Bernina Design .ART50
v5 Bernina Templates .AMT50
v4 Artista .ART50
Artista Cross Stitch .ARX
Artista Templates .AMT
v1.x Explorations Projects .ART42
Janome-Elna-Kenmore .SEW
Janome-Elna-Kenmore .JEF
Husqvarna-Viking .HUS
Deco-Brother-Babylock .PES
Deco-Brother-Babylock .PEC
Pfaff .PCS
Pfaff .PCD
Pfaff .PCQ
Poem-Huskygram-Singer EU .CSD
Wilcom Templates .EMT
Wilcom Clipart .EMC



Question 1: What file formats will Wilcom DecoStudio and Embroidery Studio save to?
Answer 1: Wilcom's DecoStudio and Embroidery Studio software will save to the following file formats.

Brand File Extension
Wilcom e1.5 .EMB
DecoStudio e1.0 .EMB
Wilcom v2006 .EMB
Wilcom v9 .EMB
Inbro .INB
Tajima .DST
Melco .EXP
Melco .CND
Barudan .DSB
ZSK .DSZ
ZSK TC .Z??
Toyota .100
Barudan .U??
Pfaff .KSM
Happy .TAP
Tajima .T01
Barudan .T03
Zangs .T04
ZSK .T05
Pfaff .T09
Compucon .XXX
Janome-Elna-Kenmore .SEW
Janome-Elna-Kenmore .JEF
Husqvarna-Viking .HUS
Deco-Brother-Babylock .PES
Deco-Brother-Babylock .PEC
Pfaff .PCS
Pfaff .PCD
Pfaff .PCQ
Poem-Huskygram-Singer EU .CSD
Wilcom Templates .EMT
Wilcom Clipart .EMC


Wilcom ES



Question 1: What happened to Wilcom ES?
Answer 1: Wilcom's long standing industry champion software ES was replaced with a new generation platform called Embroidery Studio. Embroidery Studio integrates CorelDraw and takes Wilcom one step closer to being a complete decorated apparel program. The new version has significant improvements, compared to v2006 and it presents a fundamental new appraoch based on the successful DecoStudio e1.0 product making CorelDraw X6 a integral part of the embroidery software at all levels.

Question 2: Can I update my ES to Embroidery Studio?
Answer 2:

Yes, all versions of Wilcom ES may be updated to Embroidery Studio. Depending on which level of ES you have determines whether you would update to EmbroideryStudio e3 Designing Standard, EmbroideryStudio e3 Designing Advanced, or EmbroideryStudio e3 Designing Top.
Click here to view the update map for updating to Embroidery Studio e3.

The best advice is to get a quote from Strawberry Stitch Co.



Delivery



Question 1: How long does it take to receive my Wilcom purchase?
Answer 1: New purchases and updates are shipped two day delivery. Shipments are made the next business after the payment clears. Upgrades are usually emailed the next business day after the payment clears.


Training



Question 1: What training is included in my Wilcom purchase?
Answer 1: Wilcom includes training in Atlanta Georgia and on line at no cost to the customer. In addition to this, Strawberry Stitch Co. includes basic on line video training at no additional cost.

Question 2: Is there additional training available?
Answer 2: Strawberry Stitch Co. offers intermediate and advanced on line video courses, weekly on line web classes, and quarterly proficiency training.


Updates



Question 1: What is an update?
Answer 1: Every few years a new software version is released. These releases include new technology and program enhancements. There is normally a fee required to update your software.

Question 2: Will I get a new security device when I update?
Answer 2: Yes, a new security device (dongle) will be physically shipped and a set of codes will be emailed.

Question 3: How important is it that I update my software?
Answer 3: While updating is not a life or death situation, it is recommended to update your software. Updates ensure your system is using code which is current with today's operating systems. Wilcom updates its systems every 3 years or so. This means you won't be encuring an update cost every year.


Upgrades



Question 1: What is an ugrade?
Answer 1: An upgrade is when you elect to move up from one level of software to the next. Higher levels of software contain more advanced features.

Question 2: What would an upgrade cost?
Answer 2: The cost of an upgrade is determined by what level you currently own and what level you wish to upgrade to. The best advice is to get a quote from Strawberry Stitch Co.

Question 3: Should I upgrade?
Answer 3: Whether you should upgrade is based on which additional features you would like to obtain. Usually a 30 minute conversation with a Strawberry Stich Co. representative will help answer this question. Call toll free 1.888.991.0707 and we would be glad to discuss your need and suggest a software system that meets your needs.

Question 4: Will I get a new security device when I upgrade?
Answer 4: No, upgrades do not require a new security device. A set of codes will be emailed and once these codes are installed the upgrade features will be automatically enabled.


PC Requirements


Wilcom e3.0 Software

The following are the minimum and recommended PC specifications for EmbroideryStudio, Design Workflow and DecoStudio

Item
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon64-bit or AMD Opteron processor
2 GHz + Latest Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) processor or 64-bit (x64) multi core processor
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit editions),
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions),
Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows® XP (32-bit), with latest service packs installed
Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
Browser
Microsoft® I.E. 7 or Later
Microsoft® I.E. 10.0 or Later
Memory
1 GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit) RAM
4 GB
Hard Disk Size
40 GB
80 GB
Free Disk Space
At least 20GB after installation
At least 40GB after installation
Graphics Card
Support for Highest Color (32bit) and resolution (1024 X 768)
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
WDDM Driver
512MB of graphics memory
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
32 bits per pixel
Dual Monitor Capable
Monitor
17" at 1024 X 768
Dual Monitors capable of displaying 1280 X 1024 or higher
Scanner, Printer, Plotter
Windows-compatible (any connection method e.g. parallel, USB).
USB Ports
Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
Mouse
PS/2 or USB mouse
PS/2 or USB mouse
Data drives
DVD-ROM Drive for software installation.
(Dual Layer for Extras DVD)
Backup Device - e.g. DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.
Sound Card
Required for multimedia training.
Required for multimedia training.


Wilcom Embroidery Studio e1.x - e2.0

The following are the minimum and recommended PC specifications for EmbroideryStudio, Design Workflow and DecoStudio

Item
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon64-bit or AMD Opteron processor
2 GHz + Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) processor or 64-bit (x64) multi core processor
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
Browser
I.E. 7.0 or Later
I.E. 7.0 or Later
Memory
1 GB
2 GB (More if running multiple applications)
Hard Disk Size
40 GB
80 GB or More
Free Disk Space
At least 10GB after installation
At least 20GB after installation
Graphics Card
Support for Highest Color (32bit) and resolution (1024 X 768)
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
WDDM Driver
512MB of graphics memory
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
32 bits per pixel
Dual Monitor Capable
Monitor
17" at 1024 X 768
Dual Monitors capable of displaying 1280 X 1024 or higher
Scanner, Printer, Plotter
Windows-compatible (any connection method e.g. parallel, USB).
USB Ports
Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
Mouse
PS/2 or USB mouse
PS/2 or USB mouse
Data drives
DVD-ROM Drive for software installation
Backup Device - e.g. DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.
Sound Card
Required for multimedia training.
Required for multimedia training.



Wilcom ES Designer 2006

The following are the minimum and recommended PC specifications for Wilcom ES Designer 2006, and Business Advantage 2005.

Item
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Pentium III (800 MHz) Or Higher Pentium IV 2.0 Ghz or Higher
Operating System Windows 2000 SP4 / Windows XP SP2 Windows XP SP2 or Later
Browser I.E. 6.0 or Later

I.E. 6.0 or Later

Memory 128 MB (More if running multiple Apps) 1Gb (More if running multiple Apps)
Hard Disk Size 8 GB 20 GB or More
Free Disk Space 1GB 2GB
Graphics Card

Support for High Color (16bit) and resolution (1024 X 768) 
Independent Graphics Card with Dedicated Video Memory (Not shared with System)

32 MB or higher graphics card (non integrated to the system board)
Monitor 17" at 1024 X 768 20" at 1152 X 864
Scanner, Printer, Plotter Windows-compatible (any connection method e.g. parallel, USB).
USB Ports Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle (V1.0 or V2.0)
Mouse Serial, PS/2 or USB mouse Serial, PS/2 or USB mouse
Data drives CD-ROM drive for software installation Backup Device - e.g CD/DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.
Sound Card Not required Recommended for PET multimedia training products for ES.

 WARNING: Some Laptops have insufficient power output through their parallel port to support the parallel port dongle reliably, especially if a printer is also plugged into the port via the dongle. Unfortunately, it is impossible to tell in advance which laptops will be affected, so users should test for suitability before purchase.

USB Dongles are available for ES Designer 8 onwards.



Wilcom Design Workflow 2006

Item
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Pentium III 800MHz or High Pentium IV or Higher
Operating System Windows 2000 SP4 / Windows XP 1 Windows XP SP2 or Later
Browser I.E. 6.0 or later

I.E. 6.0 or later

Memory 128 MB (more if running multiple applications) 512 MB or More
Hard Disk Size 2 GB 4 GB or more, especially for database users
Free Disk Space 1GB (non double-spaced) More than 2GB if running multiple applications
Graphics Card Support for High Color (16-bit) and high resolution (1024 x 768)
Scanner, Printer, Plotter Windows-compatible (any connection method e.g. parallel, USB).
USB Ports Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle (V1.0 or V2.0)
Mouse Serial, PS/2 or USB mouse Serial, PS/2 or USB mouse
Data drives CD-ROM drive for software installation Backup Device - e.g CD/DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.

 WARNING: Some Laptops have insufficient power output through their parallel port to support the parallel port dongle reliably, especially if a printer is also plugged into the port via the dongle. Unfortunately it is impossible to tell in advance which laptops will be affected, so users should test for suitability before purchase.

USB Dongles are available for ES Designer 8 onwards.


Operating System Compatibility


 
Wilcom ES Software and Operating System compatibility ('#' = exceptions)

Wilcom version
Vista (32 bit)
WinXP (32 bit)
Win2000/NT
WinME
Win98/98SE
Win95
Win3.x
DOS
DecoStudio e1
Yes
Yes XP
SP2 or Higher
No
No
No
No
No
No
ES Designer 2006 , Design Workflow 2006
Yes Vista Update (#5)
Yes XP
SP2 or Higher (#4)
Yes 2000 SP4 or Higher (#4)
No
No
No
No
No
ES Designer 9, Design Workflow 9 and TrueSizer 9
No
Yes (#4)
Yes (#4)
No
Yes (98SE only)
No
No
No
ES Designer 8, Design Warehouse 8 and TrueSizer 8
No
Yes (#4)
Yes (#4)
Yes
(#3)
Yes
Yes
(#2)
No
No
V7.1 ES Designer, Design Warehouse and TrueSizer
No
Yes (#4)
Yes (#4)
Yes
(#3)
Yes
Yes
(#2)
No
No
V7.0 ES Designer, Design Warehouse and TrueSizer
No
Yes (#4)
Yes (#4)
Yes
(#3)
Yes
Yes
(#2)
No
No
V6.1 ES Designer and TrueSizer
No
No
Yes (#1)
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
V6.0 ES Designer and TrueSizer
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
V5.x ES Designer and ES Database
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
ES V4.5J ('DOS ES')
No
No
No
No
Yes (must reboot to DOS)
Yes (must reboot to DOS)
Yes (must reboot to DOS)
Yes
CED / PPES / SPES V.D4
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PET CD Training
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

Users of 64-bit Operating Systems please note :
ES Version 9 and below have not been officially tested under 64-bit operating systems. ES 2006 (with Service Pack 4 Revision 2) will run on 64-bit operating systems such as Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista 64-bit as these operating systems can still run 32-bit applications natively.  Note that some Windows Server x64 operating systems running on 64-bit CPUs are not able to run 32-bit applications like Wilcom ES 2006 without hardware emulation.

Microsoft Vista
For full compatibility with Vista, ES Designer 2006 with Vista Update or Service Pack 4 or higher is needed.

#1: Limitations of ES Designer and EMBroidery TrueSizer under Win 2000/NT:

Wilcom ES Designer V6.1 and Wilcom EMBroidery TrueSizer V6.1:
No Program Group or Desktop shortcut icons will be created when Wilcom ES Designer or Wilcom EMBroidery TrueSizer V6.1 is installed under Win2000/NT. These icons will need to be manually created by the user by creating new shortcuts to the ES.EXE (ES Designer) or EMB*.EXE (.EMBroidery) executable program files.
Non-DOS Embroidery disk formats are supported.

#2: Windows 95:
Although they should work without problems, ES Designer V7.0, Design Warehouse V7.0 and TrueSizer V7.0 and later are not officially supported if installed under Windows 95.

#3: Windows ME:
Windows ME is not recommended for use with Wilcom ES Designer or Wilcom EMBroidery TrueSizer. You may encounter some undocumented problems if using Wilcom ES Designer or Wilcom EMBroidery TrueSizer under Windows ME.

#4: Windows 2000 and Windows XP:
Melco disk format is not supported under WinXP, 2000 or NT.

#5: Windows Vista:
You need to install Service Pack 4 or later. The "Vista Update" patch was released before SP4.

Melco machine direct connection:
Melco machine direct connection is not supported under WinME, 2000, NT or XP by any Wilcom ES Designer version.

MAC OS X / Apple Computers
There is currently no ES Designer version that can run under the MAC OS but if you have an Intel-based MAC, you can run bootcamp and run Microsoft Windows. Simply install ES under your Windows partition. ES has been tested under those circumstances successfully, however, machine connections have not been tested under that scenario and embroidery disks (floppy disks) have not been tested either.

Non-DOS embroidery disks
Since the embroidery industry was one of the first to make use of computers and before DOS was the accepted disk format, there are many 'non-DOS' formats still in common use within the embroidery industry. These non-DOS embroidery formats e.g. Barudan FDR, Melco, format the floppy disk differently and cannot be read as 'DOS-formatted' disks and must be read as their own format e.g. the same way as an Apple MAC Operating system is required to read a MAC-formatted disk.


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