Embird: Stitch files vs. EOF files
Hey everyone! Hope your digitizing is going well and you are having lots of fun learning Embird and playing with the program!
I just wanted to post a quick reminder about the difference between stitch files and EOF files, so everyone can have nice stitch outs and avoid any digitizing hassles.
Stitch files: OK, i could copy and paste a nice definition of what exactly a stitch file is, but I think putting it in normal words would be better. A stitch file is the “final” stitch file that you can use to send to your machine. Your machine will only understand one basic stitch file – for example .PES. I called the stitch file “final” because it is basically in the format to send to your machine – the right size, the right colors etc. You can make some small changes to the stitch file in Editor AND studio, but only small changes – for example, you can make a 10% size enlargement and have no issues with density or stitch coverage.
OK, so one of the major misconceptions is that if you take a stitch file and use the drop down list that says “edit stitch file in studio” and make some edits in studio and save over it as an EOF file, that makes it an EOF file, so you can edit it like you would a native EOF file.
The stitch file is ALWAYS A STITCH FILE, no matter where you edit it. Just because you bring it into Studio, or even call it an EOF file, it is still a stitch file. The only fully editable files are native EOF files – the ones you created from scratch in Studio. So even if you bring the PES file into studio, it is still a stitch file, and all Editor Stitch file rules still apply.
Hope that helps everyone understand what you can and cannot do with a stitch file and the difference between a true EOF file and a stitch file in Studio.