Import and Export Files

Ink/Stitch supports many embroidery formats. It can import and export files to the formats listed below.

Supported File Formats (A - Z):

BRO, COL, CSD, DAT, DSB, DST, DSZ, EDR, EMD, EXP, EXY, FXY, GT, HUS, INB, INF, JEF, KSM, MAX, MIT, NEW, OFM, PCD, PCM, PCQ, PCS, PEC, PES, PHB, PHC, PLT, RGB, SEW, SHV, SST, STX, T01, T09, TAP, THR, U00, VIP, VP3, XXX, ZSK

Import Embroidery Files

Open an embroidery file as you would open any SVG file in Inkscape: File > Open... > choose your file and click Open.

It will open your file in Manual Stitch Mode. You can edit individual points and finetune your design. Once your are satisfied, save the file as described below.

Export Embroidery Files

Method 1

Ink/Stitch version 1.10.0 introduced the possibility to export files directly through Inkscapes File > Save as... (Ctrl + Shift + S) dialog.

Select a file format that your embroidery machine can read and Save the file in your desired output directory.

File Format Field

For later changes make sure that you keep an SVG version of your design as well.

Method 2 (Display Stitch Plan)

To export your designs run Extensions > Embroidery > Embroider....

Embroider...

Settings Description
Collapse length (mm) 0.0 - 10.0
Hide other layers Wether or not hide your original design layers while presenting the newly generated stitch plan
Output File Format Choose a file format that your embroidery machine can read
Directory Type your directory path, where you would like to save your file. By default, the directory used is the place where you installed the extension’s Python files.

Info: For file format conversion Ink/Stitch uses libembroidery from the Embroidermodder project.

Batch Export

Info: Since Ink/Stitch version 1.10.0 it is possible to export to multiple file formats at once.

Go to File > Save as... and click on the little arrow on the file format selection field to open a list of available file formats.

Navigate to your desired output folder and choose the Ink/Stitch ZIP file format. Click Save. You then will be asked which file formats you wish to be included.

Batch Export

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