DecoStudio e3

Easy embroidery and apparel decoration design software

Whether you’re adding embroidery to your range of apparel decorations, or starting an embroidery business, DecoStudio is the perfect place to set your anchor stitch. Wilcom’s renowned stitch technology integrated with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, makes DecoStudio the easiest way to create stunning embroidery, printing, laser cutting, rhinestone designs and more!

Now you can also Add as you grow with Elements.

“Great Program - I'm just new to this and even I can use it!”Claire Blais, Canada
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Overview

DecoStudio e3 is an all-in-one graphics and embroidery software solution for creating brilliant multi-decoration designs, visualizing them on screen and automating the design digitizing process to effortlessly reproduce your concepts on real-world objects. Regardless of your skill level, DecoStudio e3 will help transform your ideas into professional-quality results. From vector to embroidery and appliqué designs, everything will be a cinch!

Turn your vector artwork into:

  • embroidery
  • appliqué
  • screenprint or DTG
  • rhinestones
  • multi-decoration designs

DecoStudio e3 is perfect for the following industries:

  • fashion
  • t-shirt designers
  • promotional products
  • sports & work wear
  • Personalized gifts

It’s your business. Choose the Elements you need. Add as your grow.

The DecoStudio e3 base product includes all the tools needed to get started. When you need more specific capabilities, simply add Elements. Add one, some or all of them. That way you only pay for what you need.

Key Features

graphics to stitch conversion

Graphics to stitch conversion – enhanced!

In one click, DecoStudio converts any vector shape into production ready embroidery, appliqué or bling designs. You’re then free to edit and enhance as desired. If you prefer, you can also digitize your own embroidery designs using manual tools. For bitmap graphics, use CorelDRAW’s tracing features to convert bitmaps to vector graphics first.

multi-decoration sequins

Easy multi-decoration design

With CorelDRAW integration, the options are endless for creating brilliant, all-purpose designs. Create designs layered with print, embroidery, appliqué, and rhinestones and export them to the required file formats for production.

Lettering Monograms

Embroidery Lettering & Monograms

Wilcom is famous for quality lettering. Use any of the 150 pre-digitised fonts for speed, precision and no thread breaks! You can also convert any True Type fonts with ease. You've got a lot of control, including font color, scaling, font style, straight text or curved, stitch sequence and more. Monograms are easy with DecoStudio – choose a style, add borders and motifs for quick personalized giftware.

Auto Fabrics

Auto Fabrics for best stitch results - enhanced!

Have the best-practice embroidery settings for underlay, pull compensation and stitch density settings automatically applied based on your chosen fabric. Whether you're working with fleece, pique or cotton, the stitching is automatically adjusted to suit.

Edit Designs

Edit your designs with ease

DecoStudio provides you with true object-based editing to refine embroidery designs as needed. Edit embroidery in the same way you adjust vector files, change color sequencing, stitch types and remove small stitches automatically.
Additional features such as the Knife tool makes splitting embroidered shapes into separate pieces a cinch.

Garmets

Visualize designs on actual garments

Choose from more than 50 product templates to help preview and share your vision of how designs will appear on different garments. Not only are these worksheets useful for the production team, but you can also create an associated Approval sheet, containing a visualization of your design on garment, to better inform your clients and help speed up the approval process.

Auto Appliqué enhanced

Auto Appliqué – enhanced!

Create striking appliqué designs with DecoStudio. Simply tag the vector image you want and the Auto Applique tool automatically builds the tack-down, base and finishing stitches your machine requires. You can now also visualize the finished effect by previewing the actual fabric you have selected for the appliqué.

Embroidery Machine

Works with all major embroidery machine brands

Wilcom software provides the brains to your machine. As the industry’s universal embroidery software, we offer support for all the major embroidery machines including Barudan, Tajima, Brother, SWF, Melco, Happy, ZSK and more.

Why Update?

It’s faster, more intuitive to use, packed with new features and includes some powerful new algorithms for even greater stitch quality and graphics to stitch conversion.

Here are some highlights...

TrueView Thumbnails

Big & Beautiful

30% larger design area on your screen

Extra Large multi-decoration TrueView thumbnails

Improved TrueView embroidery in CorelDRAW®

Interface

Learn faster, work faster

Starts up 50% faster

Simpler and cleaner user interface

Training videos and extended tool tips

CorelDRAW x6

Integrated with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6

Two software package updaes in one! Includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6

Smoother workflow between CorelDRAW® and the Wilcom software

Virtual Decorations

New Virtual Decorations (option)

Digital print high resolution TrueView – Virtual Embroidery

Alternative to real embroidery, new creative effects

Bitmap to embroidery conversion

Even greater stitch quality

Higher quality vector to embroidery conversion

Improved Auto Fabrics settings & processing

Break a Part Embrdoidery Font

New embroidery lettering

15 new embroidery alphabets including popular logo fonts, Japanese, Russian, and run stitch

More control to fine-tune Lettering designs

Bling

New Bling tools (option)

Automatic re-sizable bling lettering

Convert any embroidery alphabet

or TrueType font to Bling

For more details see our Release Notes.

Pricing

Please contact your local Wilcom distributor or Enquire here for pricing.

PC specifications for Wilcom software

Check whether you have the right hardware to ensure the software runs at its best.
The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for the Wilcom embroidery software. Wilcom e3 software is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.
If you prefer you can also run Wilcom software on a Mac

Minimum Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™
  • 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), or Windows® XP (32-bit) *, all with latest service packs installed.
  • 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM
  • 40 GB hard disk space (at least 20GB free disk space after installation)
  • 17" at 1024 X 768
  • 32-bit color support
  • Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
  • Mouse or Tablet
  • DVD-ROM Drive for software installation (Dual Layer DVD-ROM for Extras DVD)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or later
  • Sound Card required for multimedia training

Recommended

  • 2 GHz + Latest Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) multi core processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 all with latest service packs installed. (32-bit or 64-bit Editions)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard disk space or more (at least 40 GB free disk space after installation)
  • Graphics card:
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
  • WDDM Driver
  • 512MB or higher of graphics memory (non-integrated)
  • Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
  • 32 bits per pixel
  • Dual Monitor Capable
  • Dual Monitors capable of displaying 1280 X 1024 or higher
  • Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
  • Mouse or Tablet
  • DVD-ROM Drive for software installation (Dual Layer DVD-ROM for Extras DVD)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10.0 or later
  • Sound Card required for multimedia training
  • Backup Device - e.g. DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.
*Although Windows XP (32bit) is supported, Wilcom highly recommend you consider updating to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Machine Formats supported by Wilcom software

Wilcom works with all major embroidery machine brands

Wilcom software provides the brains to your machine. As the industry’s universal embroidery software, we offer support for all the major embroidery machines including Barudan, Tajima, Brother, SWF, Melco, Happy, ZSK and more.

Embroidery Machines

Machine Format Description
Barudan This format is used for many Barudan machines. It supports up to 9 needles. The Barudan format is suitable for paper tape, FMC disks, and the DSB file format.
Barudan Chenille This format is used only for the older BELM - A3C series of Barudan Chenille Machines with 5 Chenille colors. Newer models use Barudan FDR-II Chenille Combination.
Barudan FDR-II Chenille Combination This format is used for newer models of Barudan Chenille machines supporting 6 chenille colors such as the BEDYH and BEDSH. Using this format, you can digitize pure Chenille or even a combination of Chenille and Lockstitch in the one design.
Barudan FDR-II Lockstitch This format is currently used for BED* series lockstitch machines and is the standard for all new Barudan lockstitch machine models. It supports up to 15 needles and optional sequin attachments.
Barudan FDR-II Twin Sequin This is a Barudan twin sequin machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Barudan machine with a twin-sequin attachment.
Barudan FDR-II Twin Sequin Chenille Combination This is a Barudan twin sequin and Chenille combination machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Barudan machine with a twin-sequin and chenille attachment.
Barudan Z Series This format is used for Barudan Z series machines with 10 or more needles.
Brother / Babylock  
Happy  
Inbro This format is used for main types of Inbro machines.
Laesser Laesser MST file format for schiffli
Melco This format is used for main types of Melco machines.
Melco Chenille This format is used for Melco-enabled Chenille machines.
Pfaff This format is used for main types of Pfaff machines.
Schiffli This format is used for Schiffli machines.
SWF This format is used for main types of SWF machines.
Tajima This format is used for main types of Tajima machines.
Tajima TBF This is used for Tajima needle addressing capable machines. TBF (Tajima Binary Format) file format is a more intelligent machine format which holds needle addressing information. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Tajima machines with a twin-sequin attachment.
Tajima TMCE-100 This format is used for Chenille-enabled Tajima machines.
Tajima TMCE-600 This format is used for Chenille-enabled Tajima machines.
Toyota This format is used for main types of Toyota machines.
Zangs This is the format for Zangs and Marco brand machines and pre-1988 ZSK machines without trimmers.
ZSK 1 This format is for ZSK machines that have 7 or fewer needles – generally those older than 1991.
ZSK 2 This format is for ZSK machines that have more than 7 needles and those characterized by a single-top thread trimmer.
ZSK TC This format is for ZSK machines that accept Transport Code Disks (DOS format disks).

Please note that some machine formats and file formats are tied to certain elements like schiffli and chenille.

Rhinestone Machines

Wilcom software can read and write .YNG file format for Yongnam GemMaster v2.9 machines. Bling files can be send directly to the CAMS machine.

How to connect my Wilcom software to my machine?

Helpful hints and tips on connecting your Wilcom software to your machine can be found in our Support website and in the User Manual provided with your software.

DecoStudio Reviews

"Great Program - I'm just new to this and even I can use it!"
Claire Blais, Canada - Oct, 2011

"The software is very user friendly and much easier to use than some of the other programs that I have tried. It is a good feeling to know that there are folks that are ready to help whenever you need them."
M. Chastain

"DecoStudio is great and I am now able to digitize artwork so quickly that I am getting new jobs right and left. This is my third digitizing program and I have been embroidering for over eight years, buying this software was the best decision I have made."
R. Mitchell

"The software [DecoStudio] is incredible and well worth the investment. It has already helped lay a solid foundation for building that section of my small business. To anyone asking my opinion as to whether or not to attend the [free training] class, the answer is a definite yes. I will definitely be attending more, if available,in the future. Thank you!"
J. Pipkin

"Thanks again for everything. I had learned everything I needed during the 3 days of class. Being that I had prior embroidery experience I was able to hit the ground running, but I also noticed that the people with less experience were picking it up pretty easy as well. The technicians were well experienced , extremely helpful not to mention they were really good people. I will surely recommend the DecoStudio program to my peers. Thanks again for the hospitality and going above and beyond."
P. Braun

"DecoStudio has helped us to offer a service that no other gift store in Seattle is doing. We do a lot of lettering and monogramming, so we use both of those features quite a bit. The one time I had to contact your support department, the experience was wonderful. We have taken advantage of the online training classes and they were very helpful. We also attended the in-house training as we wanted to learn how to use all of the features of our software. Our expectations were met – the class was very helpful and worth the money it took to travel to Atlanta from Seattle. We would rate Wilcom 5 out of 5 for the entire experience."
M.Thomas

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