My 3D/4D/5D program is
a "corrupt file" error message.
There are two primary reasons for this error
message. Most commonly, the error message is caused by a limitation in
the number of color changes that the program can read.
(1) When working with DST files, the Husqvarna 3D/4D/5D software
can read up to 99 color changes at a time. If you're working with a
design that has more than that number of color changes, such as
The Last Supper,
Out of Africa,
etc, then the 3D/4D/5D program will give an error message advising you
that the design is corrupt.
However, the design is not corrupt. The Husqvarna software does not know
how to interpret the 100th color change, so it rejects the design.
It's interesting to note that the Husqvarna software does not generate a
"corrupt file" message when working with the EXP format - only the DST
There are a couple of solutions. Skip the software, if possible. Or, use
a software program that doesn't have a limit to the number of color
changes it can read (such as Embird, Wilcom's TrueSizer, or Buzz Xplore).
Or use the EXP format instead.
(2) The other reason as to why 3D/4D/5D would issue a "corrupt
file" message is if you changed the name of the design and deleted the
extension. For example, if you were downloading A1000.vip.zip and
changed the name to EmbroideryDesign.vip (deleting the .zip extension),
that would corrupt the file. If this is the case, the solution is to
download the design without renaming it. Or, if you do rename it, be
careful not to delete the file extension.
If you have any questions, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with details such as order number, name of
software program, and the design you're working with. Also include the
kind of machine that you have. Including all of this information in your
email will help us to come up with a solution, quickly.