Brother PE-Design software can be used as a stand-alone program for any home embroidery machine. You can save designs in most popular formats and convert from one to another quite easily. This series of beginner-style video tutorials walks you through most functions of Design Database.
It’s a part of PE-Design that’s separate from the digitising and design elements which allows you to organise and catalogue your designs. You can see your designs as thumbnail images for finding, sorting and printing.
Keith Lord guides you slowly, step-by-easy-step, assuming that you know practically nothing. Whilst using a version of PE-Design NEXT on a Windows 7 computer, the basics are pretty much the same in earlier versions and you should be able to apply the knowledge you learn here to your own software.
Design Database Part 1 – Overview
An introduction to Design Database which is a very useful part of Brother’s PE-Design NEXT program. You can see your designs and where they are located, organise them efficiently, convert formats, print catalogues of them and much more. Keith Lord takes you through the basics step-by-step across a series of videos, of which this is the first.
Design Database Part 2 – Select and Move
How do you select more than one design at a time? Find out how to select multiple designs and move them to different folders so they are organised in a system where you can easily find them when needed.
Design Database Part 3 – Organise & Copy
You can copy designs to a different folder rather than move them, which can be useful when you want designs for a specific project – putting them into one location without moving them from the original folder.
Design Database Part 4 – Printing
You can print out your own catalogue of designs. Perfect for keeping with a quilt project or showing to friends who may want you to embroider something for them. Placing 12 designs on one sheet of A4 paper is also economical.
Design Database Part 5 – Convert Formats
Brother’s PE-Design allows you to convert designs into different formats either individually or as a batch. Perfect if you have more than one manufacturer’s machine or you have designs that are in the wrong format for your model.
Design Database Part 6 – Write to Media
Easily transfer designs to your machine using the memory card or USB flash drive. Learn how to select designs from different locations and write them to your media all at the same time using Design Database.
PE-Design Version 10 is the latest release and improves further on the dramatic changes that made NEXT a so much easier and user-friendly version. When NEXT was created Brother changed the whole style of the screen layout, bringing into easy reach a lot of the functions that were previously hidden in menus. The icons on the screen were much easier to understand and use. In Ver 10 it’s got even better and you can upgrade any previous version from 5, 6, 7, 8 and NEXT.