Wilcom EmbroideryStudio e4 Designing. Embroidery software
Wilcom EmbroideryStudio e4 Designing. Embroidery software

Ultimate Embroidery & Multi-Decoration Software

for professional digitizers, embroidery shops, industry trainers and educators, and apparel decorators. With new technical and creative stitching effects, even faster digitizing and over 200 professional embroidery fonts, you can digitize more creative advanced designs quickly with full professional control.

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite is included, fully integrated and provides full vector and bitmap graphics software for multi-decoration, printing, cutting, engraving and more. Read more about CorelDRAW®.



"Our team has found the new e4 user interface easy to use. There is a quick learning curve and it has enabled our machinists to fix problems without asking digitizers for help. We are really impressed by the new Job Order Feature as we no longer require printed worksheets, meaning few mistakes."

Dean Roscoe, Owner, Paramount Embroidery, UK
CorelDRAW multi-decorating design software 

EmbroideryStudio e4.1 Update 3 NOW AVAILABLE 
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Wilcom EmbroideryStudio e4 Designing. Embroidery software
  • Overview
  • Demo Videos
  • Features
  • Why Update?
  • System Requirements
  • Machine Formats

With advanced lettering and team name software which includes over 200 embroidery fonts, extensive technical and creative embroidery features, and professional editing and digitizing, you can create logos, sports and fashion designs quickly with full professional control.

Easy graphics digitizing combined with very productive traditional digitizing tools provide professional digitizing for both experienced and aspiring embroiderers.

Use the new integrated Design Library to find designs in seconds by customer, order, date, stitch count and other text or parameters, all within the software.

Create and manage design digitizing requests more efficiently. New tools enhance your business productivity meaning you get more quotes and jobs through your shop each day.

Quickly prepare design mock-ups on high resolution garment images and email .PDF approval sheets directly to customers. Save basic order and job production information right into the Wilcom .EMB design file for easy reference.

Customize your embroidery business

Take your embroidery further. Carefully crafted features designed to widen imaginations, boost efficiency and expand your business.
Buy add-on Elements to suit your professional needs.

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EmbroideryStudio e4 – Update e4.1

Update e4.1 for EmbroideryStudio e4 is packed with new features and enhancements. We have created a brief overview to a selection to give you a taste of what you could look to experience.

Please note: The videos will display if the feature is available as standard or as a paid add-on Element as well as which versions of EmbroideryStudio e4 they may be used.


Watch the full Update e4.1 overview



The full overview video contain the following features:

Watch each part of the overview below

Motif Run Advanced Flexi-Motif Column Fill
Automatic variable motif sizing
Contour Fill Curved Fills
Complex Fill
Even Density
Open Offsets Specify offset outline objects
Custom column width
Offset Fill Fully editable object type
Dynamically calculates the offset fill as you reshape
Break apart and edit objects separately
String Stitch (Paghadi) Sew down mirrors
Used for both open and closed objects
Sequins Stamp Multi-pattern designs
Multi-color designs
Sequin Smooth Edges Expand or contract sequin design
Retain smooth sequin edge
Custom Sequin Shapes Create or import any vector shape
Custom Sequin Fixing Stitch Plot sequin fixing stitch
Define sequin drop commands
Define accurate fixing shape
Single Sequin (now available for EmbroideryStudio e4 Decorating) Create elaborate single sequin designs
Use sequin run, manual sequin and sequin fill
Drag and Drop Clipart Search for designs in Clipart docker
Simply drag and drop art into the workspace
Faster Design Library Preview and locate designs
Type search query and designs appear instantly
Search by filename or any tag information name
Search by customer details
Enhanced Job Order Feature Now supports color and size quantity information
All information is saved with the design in the .EMB file
Customer Information on Approval Sheet Customize your approval sheets
Terms & conditions can be excluded
Barudan FDR-3 UO3 File Support Displays correct thread color in both preview and machine thumbnail
Reduces risk of using incorrect design files
Wireless Design Transfer EmbroideryConnect add-on Element & compatible WiFi USB Stick
Send designs wirelessly to any embroidery machine on your network
Save hours of time managing and transferring designs each day

For more information, please read the following:

EmbroideryStudio e4 Designing – What’s new in Update e4.1

EmbroideryStudio e4 Decorating – What’s new in Update e4.1

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Features

Edit your designs

Advanced Integrated Design Library

  • Search designs in seconds by customer, order, date or any text field
  • Designs are automatically indexed for fast search. No manual categorization required
  • Browse designs from all folders in one screen, or folder by folder
  • Group and sort designs by customer, order, date, folder, design status, stitches and more
  • Quickly see recent designs by date, no matter what folder they are in
  • Batch operations on multiple selected designs. Open, convert, print, stitch and catalogue.
  • Use simple drop lists to search text from a specific field
  • Default “General” for the fastest and widest search results
  • Search by specified dates or pre-set date ranges.
3d foam

Order Job Feature

  • Save customer, order & job details in the .EMB design file. A separate database is not required
  • Identifies the garment, quantities, sizes, colors and approval status
  • Display job details with high resolution product mock-ups in .PDF for customer approval
  • Estimate stitch counts from customer artwork using enhanced Auto-Digitizing
  • Create digitizing requests as .EMB designs and manage status in the Design Library
  • Minimize printed worksheets by sending .EMB with job details to production computer.
  • Specify Color/Size/Quantity in table form
  • Customize the information displayed on approval sheets
  • Quickly create new colorways with Cycle Used Colors.

multi-decoration

Enhanced Product Visualizer and Customer Approvals

  • Create mock-ups of designs on high resolution garment images in the required colors
  • Wide selection of high resolution predefined generic products included
  • Add your own custom product images
  • Move and re-size product images within the design
  • Print new .PDF approval sheets with job details or email directly to customers for approval
  • Save and record the product image directly in the .EMB design file for future use.

Embroidery Lettering

More efficient design workspace

  • 4K monitor support, large or small icons, optional labels
  • Improved arrangement of toolbox tools with quick‑access flyouts
  • Switch between multiple open designs effortlessly with new design tabs
  • Visualize stitching sequence with the new Stitch Player using classic media player controls
  • New Color toolbar commands and My Threads docker for easier color management
  • Large, full featured Open dialog displays design details
  • "Open Recent Designs" with thumbnail view.
powerful editing

NEW Creative and Technical Stitching

  • Sculpture, Raised Satin, Square Stitch Outlines
  • Raised Satin, Square Stitch, Double Square fills
  • Predefined Motif Fills now standard
  • Radial Stitch Effect
  • Double Tatami Underlay
  • Adjustable Overlap Lap Corners
  • Improved Auto-Applique'
  • New Satin Tie-off method
  • Trapunto Effect now standard
  • Extended Sculpture Run stitch.

Embroidery Digitizing

Improved Auto-Digitizing

  • New instant Auto-Digitizing of bitmaps with one click
  • Improved interactive Auto-Digitizing dialog
  • Enhanced quality satin and fill stitching, better optimized for logo design
  • Supports full color bitmaps with transparency (24 and 32 bit)
  • Optional cropping / masking of bitmap artwork images
  • Optional bitmap image adjustments before stitching.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

NEW and Improved Lettering

  • 25 NEW embroidery fonts including 3D foam, logo fonts and specialty fonts
  • NEW predefined "Lettering Art" envelope shapes
  • Easier selection of embroidery fonts by style or type
  • Expanded capabilities and easier to use Team Names feature
  • Improved quality of automatic TrueType/OpenType stitching.

Built in intelligence

Faster Digitizing for Professionals and Newcomers

  • Enhanced traditional digitizing tools for fast production digitizing
  • New graphics digitizing tools for easier digitizing
  • Create embroidered outlines and fills with the same shape tools
  • Convert outlines to/from fills in a single click with the new stitch types toolbar
  • Add or remove holes and stitch angles
  • Create drawing objects as vector outlines or fills in the same way
  • Much faster handling and processing of very large designs
  • Customize preset style for traditional digitizing tools
  • Improved duplicate offsets
  • Removing overlaps is even easier
  • Choice of traditional e3 Outline Tools or e4 Outline Stitch Types toolbar.

garments

Enhanced Monogramming

  • 69 professional predefined monogram designs or create your own
  • Extensive but easy to use monogramming user interface
  • Separate tabs for Designs, Letters, Ornaments and Borders
  • Advanced stitching parameters hidden unless asked for
  • Use embroidery fonts or TrueType fonts.

Embroidery Machine

7 add-on Elements Included Now as STANDARD

  • Virtual Decoration - Create high resolution embroidery TrueView images for digital printing.
  • Vector Drawing - Create and edit vector graphics directly in Wilcom designs.
  • Bling - Create and output bling designs for stones, rhinestones, beads and spangles.
  • Auto-Digitize Bitmaps - One click converts bitmap graphics into embroidery.
  • Kiosk Mode - Ultra simple personalised designs for retail shops.
  • Auto Shaping - Automatically weld intersect or overlap embroidery and graphic objects.
  • Freehand - Integrated freehand drawing of stitched outlines and fills plus selected details from other elements are now also included.

bitmap

IMPROVED Bitmap Graphics in the Design Window

  • Display transparent background bitmaps, normal or rotated
  • Crop bitmaps temporarily or permanently
  • Preview graphic logos on garments before digitizing.

drag and drop

NEW Drag-and-drop .EMB Designs via Clipart Docker

  • Use .EMB designs from any source
  • Search for designs or select from specific folders.

cording

NEW Cording Effect

  • Display corded stitching with or without thick lines
  • Add cord on/off commands to the stitch data.

baurdan

NEW Barudan FDR-3 Design Format with Production Job information

  • Save ES Order Job info in Barudan FDR3 .U03 stitch files
  • Save actual thread color info in Barudan FDR3 .U03 stitch files
  • View correct colors and thread codes (.U03) instead of default software colors (.U01).

emb

LATEST Version e4.1 .EMB Format

  • Keep up to date with the latest version e4.1 EMB file format
  • Reads all previous .EMB versions and exports versions.

CorelDraw X8

Latest CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2017

  • Bundled with NEW e4.1 systems
  • Optional upgrade from X8.2 available for EmbroideryStudio e4.0 customers
  • Open CorelDRAW .CDR graphic files directly from the EmbroideryStudio Design Library.

Why Update to EmbroideryStudio e4?

EmbroideryStudio e4 takes a major leap forward from the previous e3 version. With a strong focus on improving both the creative side of the software as well as business productivity through improvements in efficiency.

M What’s new in EmbroideryStudio e4?

Our favorite reasons to update to e4 Designing:

TrueView Thumbnails

New and Improved Digitizing

Choose between our new graphics style approach to digitizing or the improved traditional digitizing methods. There is an even more comprehensive professional control over all digitizing input values.

Bitmap to embroidery conversion

New and Improved Technical and Creative Stitching

Improved auto-underlay, Lap Corners and Tie-off stitching. New Sculpture, Raised Satin, Square and Double Square stitch types. New Spiral Fill and Radial Fill creative stitching techniques. Improved Cross Stitch copying and mirroring. *Please note: Spiral Fill and Radial Fill are part of the Spiral Fill Element paid add-on.

Interface

New Design Library

Powerful design management capabilities with high speed search for customer designs, all within the software. Find by customer, order, date or any design information. This feature replaces the aged Design Explorer.

Embroidery Outlines

Order Job Feature

Save customer, order & job details directly into the .EMB design file. Create design workflows and manage design requests, estimates, customer approvals and production worksheets all within the software. A separate database is not required.

CorelDRAW x6

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2017 INCLUDED

Fully integrated and bundled within the software. There are many new and improved Corel features specifically relevant to embroidery, multi-decoration, printing, cutting and engraving. It includes an extensive clipart and font library. Easy to install and Windows 10 compatible.

Break a Part Embrdoidery Font

Enhanced Product Visualizer

New high-resolution garment images can be used to create accurate order mock-ups. Resize, re-color and save directly into the .EMB design file. Print new PDF approval sheets with all the job details or email them directly to customers.

Virtual Decorations

New and Improved Lettering

The world class Wilcom lettering got even better plus there are 25 NEW professionally digitized fonts too! Now with Unicode support and OpenType Glyphs for fancy lettering. New 3D foam, outline, running stitch and two color fonts. There is also an improved font management and Team Names feature.

Bling

Improved Auto-Digitizing

Greatly improved image processing and vector auto-digitizing capabilities for commercial use. Generate automatic stitch counts for quotations and job estimates. Simple logo designs can be auto-digitized and edited instead of outsourcing.

Bling

Enhanced Monogramming

New easy to use monogramming interface with 69 professional predefined monogram designs, or create your own. Take greater control of your monogram letter sizing, spacing and stitching.

Bling

More Efficient Design Workspace

Switch between multiple open designs effortlessly with the new design tabs. An improved arrangement of toolbox tools with quick-access flyouts helps you work faster. Visualize stitching sequences with the new Stitch Player using classic media player controls. New Color toolbar commands and My Threads docker for easier color management. Support for 4K monitors with optional large or small icons.

PC Specifications for EmbroideryStudio e4

Please ensure you have the correct hardware to ensure the software runs well. EmbroideryStudio e4 is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. If you prefer, you can also run the software on a Mac.

Note: An internet connection is required for updates and dongle registration.

The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for EmbroideryStudio e4.

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU - Intel® Core i3 or AMD Athlon™ 64
  • Operating System – Windows 7 32-bit with latest updates and service pack
  • Browser – Microsoft Edge or IE11.0
  • Memory – 4 GB
  • Free Hard Disk Space – 40 GB
  • Graphics Card and Monitor – Support for 32bit and 1600 x 900 resolution
  • USB Ports – 2 free for installation (3 for upgrades)
  • Sound Card – Required for multimedia training
  • Internet Connection - Required for software updates and dongle registration

Recommended

  • CPU – Latest Intel® Core i7
  • Operating System – Windows 10 64-bit with latest updates and service pack
  • Browser – Microsoft Edge or later
  • Memory – 8 GB
  • Free Hard Disk Space – 256 GB or more (Solid State Drive)
  • Graphics Card and Monitor – Support for Highest Color 32bit and 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
  • USB Ports – 2 free for installation (3 for upgrades)
  • Sound Card – Required for multimedia training
  • Backup – External hard drive, cloud storage or other
  • Internet Connection - Required for software updates and dongle registration

Machine Formats supported by EmbroideryStudio e4

The software works with all major embroidery machine brands

Wilcom’s EmbroideryStudio e4 provides all 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.
Bernina  
Brother / Babylock  
Dahao  
Happy  
Inbro This format is used for main types of Inbro machines.
Janome  
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.
Pocket machine  
Schiffli This format is used for Schiffli machines.
SWF This format is used for main types of SWF machines.
SWF Twin Sequin Machine This is a SWF twin sequin machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on SWF machine with a twin-sequin attachment.
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.