different software programs that have a range of functions.
The steps for opening designs in those programs are
essentially the same.
Some of the
Bernina software is very powerful and comprehensive, and it
can take months to learn all of the features. These steps give
a quick demonstration of how to open designs and troubleshoot
some common problems. Reference your software's manual to
explore the full capabilities of the program.
To open a design,
begin by opening the software. Then, click File, and Open.
A pop-up box
will appear. Use the navigation tools on that box to find the
design on your computer. For example, I store designs in a
folder on my desktop, and the folder name is Embroidery
I directed the
"open" box to that folder, and you can see that below.
Left click on
the design in the "open" window to highlight it, then click
the "open" button.
You'll get a
warning message advising that the design isn't Grade A or B,
and recommendations against resizing. That's normal. It's best
not to resize designs; the software knows it won't do a good
job resizing, so it's giving you that message.
Click "OK" and the
design will appear in the work space:
software can open many different formats -- DST, EXP, HUS,
PES, ART, and more. But it can't open a zipped file. If you
try, you'll get an error message that advises "invalid file
name or unknown file type":