Embroidery machines file formatsIf you purchased a file for machine embroidery in the wrong format, you can open your file with the help of any embroidery design creation software and resave it in the desired format. It will allow you to use this file with embroidery machines of other types or by a different manufacturer.

However, users might not always have access or are able to afford this type of software. Or it could just be too complicated to use.  In this case, you can use a number of conversion programs that will allow you to open and convert files into the desired format.

There are free and premium conversion programs available with various capabilities. Their cost is usually no more than $100.

IMPORTANT: Pulse Microsystems released a free conversion program Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador specifically for work files (and others). You will be able to open, convert, change size, resolution and other file parameters of your embroidery.

However, keep in mind that some work files when opened in a different program than the one they were created in, might get corrupted and lose parts of the information about your embroidery.

Embroidery machines file formats

Most popular conversion programs:

  • Embird (free for 30 days or 100 saves) – http://www.embird.biz
  • Buzz Tools (commercial) – www.buzztools.com
  • Designer Gallery (shareware) – http://babylock.com
  • Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador (free, supports 13 most popular formats) – http://www.pulsemicro.com

art – BERNINA – Wilcom ES-65, Wilcom Embroidery Studio (all version), Bernina Artista, Embird and later version – only read and convert to, Buzz Tools only read and convert to
bro – Bits & Volts – Embird, Wilcom ES-65, Wilcom Embroidery Studio (all version) , Barudan Punchant – contains information about the stitch motifs and types of fillings. May be edit.
pes – BABYLOCK, BROTHER, BERNINA – open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters..
pec – BABYLOCK, BROTHER, BERNINA – open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters – Stitch files.
pel – BABYLOCK, BROTHER – PE-DESIGN, Buzz Tools – File contains information about the stitch massive
pem – BABYLOCK, BROTHER – PE-DESIGN – temporary file
dst – ELTAC, TAJIMA another professional embroidery machines BROTHER ULT 200*, SG 30* – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters. – Stitch files
dsb – BARUDAN – open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, Embird, Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador – Stitch files
dsz – FORTRON, ZSK, ZANGS – open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, Embird, Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador – Stitch files
dat – BARUDAN -open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters. – Stitch files. Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
exy – ELTAC -open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
fxy – FORTRON -open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
uxy – BARUDAN -open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
phc – BROTHER – Embird, Designer Gallery – Stitch files.
xxx – COMPUCON, SINGER – open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird, – Stitch files.
ref – COMPUCON – Embroidery Operation System EOS – file contains working information
stx – DATA-STITCH – DATA-STITCH, Embird – file contains working information
tap – HAPPY –  open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, Embird – Stitch files.
jef – JANOME, NEW HOME –  open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, Embird„- Stitch files.
sew – JANOME, ELNA, KENMORE –  open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, Embird – Stitch files.
exp – MELCO –  open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, Embird, Buzz Tools – Stitch files
ksm – PFAFF –  open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, Embird, Buzz Tools – Stitch files
pcs – PFAFF –  open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, – Stitch files
pcm – PFAFF – open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, – Stitch files
vip – PFAFF, HUSQVARNA – Embird, Buzz Tools, Designer Gallery – Stitch files
10O – TOYOTA, MITSUBISHI – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, File contains information about the stitch massive
hus – HUSQVARNA – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters, – Stitch files
T01 – WILCOM, DecoStudio e1- e3 – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
T03 – WILCOM, DecoStudio e1- e3 – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
T05 – WILCOM, DecoStudio e1- e3 – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
T04 – WILCOM, ZANGS, DecoStudio e1- e3 – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
shv – HUSQVARNA – Buzz Tools, Embird, Designer Gallery* – only embroidery stitch information.. (Only for HUSQVARNA DESIGNER 1).
pdc – PUNTO –  file contains working information about embroidery files
pxf – TAJIMA DG/ML version 10 or higher, Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador file contains working information about embroidery files
pof – TAJIMA DG/ML, Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador – file contains working information about embroidery files
ped – TAJIMA DG/ML, Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador -file contains working information about embroidery files
kwk – TAJIMA DG/ML, Tajima DGML by Pulse Ambassador – file contains working information about embroidery files
emb – Wilcom – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters – File contains information about the stitch massive
csd – POEM, SINGER, VIKING HUSQGRAM – open all machine embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
pum – PROEL DOS – file contains working information about embroidery files
pmu – PROEL – file contains working information about embroidery files
arc – PROEL – file contains working information about embroidery files
pat – SAURER – Embroidery Office, Embird –  File contains information about the stitch massive
T15 – SAURER – Embroidery Office, Embird –  File contains information about the stitch massive
dsg – Embroidery Office, Embird –  File contains information about the stitch massive
plt – Siruba – Embroidery Office, Embird –  File contains information about the stitch massive
ela – GMI ELA – Embroidery Office, Embird –  File contains information about the stitch massive
m3 – JUKI EMS – Embroidery Office –  File contains information about the stitch massive
cem – Komtekst – Embroidery Office –  File contains information about the stitch massive
ngs – WingsXP – file contains working information about embroidery files
sst – SWF WingsXP, Wings2000 – file contains working information about machine embroidery files
esd – Old Barudan – format WingsXP, Wings2000 – File contains information about the stitch massive
pch – Gunold – WingsXP, Wings2000 – File contains information about the stitch massive
stc – Gunold – WingsXP, Wings2000 – Only stitch data.
inp – Wilcom – Wilcom ES-65, DecoStudio e1- e3 – Only stitch data
t09 – Wilcom, PFAFF – Wilcom ES-65, DecoStudio e1- e3  – Cross stitch files.
emx – Wilcom – Wilcom ES-65, DecoStudio e1- e3 – File contains information about the stitch massive
t10 – Plauen – Wilcom ES-65, DecoStudio e1- e3 – Only stitch data
esl – Shiffli – Wilcom ES-65, DecoStudio e1- e3 – File contains information about the stitch massive
pxp – Origins -file contains working information about machine embroidery files
asd – Autodigitizing – file contains working information about machine embroidery files
gen – Generate – file contains working information about machine embroidery files
isi – Aps-Ethos – file contains working information about machine embroidery files
stc – Aps-Ethos – file contains working information about machine embroidery files
stn – Microstitch Aps-Ethos – File contains information about the stitch massive
gtm – SINGER – Aps-Ethos – File contains information about the stitch massive
stx – Stitchizer – File contains information about the stitch massive
cnd – MELCO – open all embroidery software and machine embroidery converters Embird – File contains information about the stitch massive
gis – GIS – Base Pack – file contains working information about embroidery files.
VP3 – HUSQVARNA – VIKING Embird, 3D Embroidery System* – Stitch files.
bin – no code Classic – CES2000, file contains working information about stitches and color thread
bin – no code Classic – CES2000, file contains working information about stitches, color threads and code for electronics block embroidery machines
* – only read embroidery files. Embroidery machines file formats

Embroidery machines file formats