6D™ EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE

The powerful new 6D™ Embroidery software will inspire you to create exquisite, custom embroideries. Advanced features give you more precision, more capabilities, and more control.

The PFAFF® 6D™ Embroidery System will help you make all your embroideries unique! Change colors of a design to see precisely what it will look like before you stitch it out. Add an elegant monogram  to give it the personal touch. With the 6D™ Embroidery System, you can do it all.

You can even create your own perfect designs with PFAFF® embroidery software. Whether you choose the automatic ExpressDesign Wizard and QuiltBlock Wizard or 6D™ Design Creator, which provides complete control together with a streamlined creation process, your creativity is unlimited.

If you already enjoy a PFAFF® embroidery machine and software combination, you’ll find the new generation 6D™ software offers even more creative options. If you are a newcomer to the world of embroidery on your computer, there is a huge amount of fun in store

All the 6D™ Embroidery System Packages contain these Common Features:

• Touch Gestures supported on Windows® 8 touchscreens — Pinch, Zoom, Autoscroll, and Select and Move

• Create, edit, and display designs in true three-dimensional reality with Life View. Watch Solar Active and Glow in the Dark threads change, and preview designs with special techniques such as Puffy Foam, twin needle and dual threads!

• Watch your designs “stitching” on screen with the Design Player

• Preview your projects on textured backgrounds or real-life fabrics and garments

• View your threads including metallic, multicolor and varying thicknesses in your preferred real-life hoop

• Design with your choice of over 16,000 threads, even specialty threads, from 33 manufacturers or design multiple personal MyThreads palettes.

• Adjust color tone, brightness and contrast to automatically select new threads

• Multi-Part Design Saving – design parts stay separate when you save, open and copy, allowing individual parts of a design to be modified after saving

• Quick and easy to send an embroidery to your connected PFAFF® machine

• Easily load and save most popular embroidery formats; Export is optimized for sewing

• Friendly, helpful tooltips and extensive program help built right in, plus Comprehensive User’s Guides and an Online Learning Center

• Automatically receive the latest tools and improvements with Smart Update


File formats

• Bernina ART (.art version 1-3; load only)
• Brother / Babylock / Bernina PEC (.pec)
• Brother / Babylock / Bernina PES (.pes version 2-9)
• Compucon / Singer PSW (.xxx)
• PFAFF / Pfaff (.vp3 single and multipart, .vip)
• Husqvarna (.hus, .shv)
• Janome (.jef, .sew)
• Melco (.exp)
• Pfaff (.pcs)
• Tajima (.dst)
• Toyota (.10*)


  PFAFF® 6D™ PREMIER is the ultimate embroidery software system. It provides unlimited possibilities to design your ideas!

The 6D™ PREMIER package contains the complete range of 6D™ Embroidery software, wizards, fonts and embroideries, including five exclusive modules and 100 very special bonus designs.

All packages include these 6d cOMMON fEATURES

These modules are exclusive:

6D™ PhotoStitch

Embroider wonderful family quilts, framed pictures and much more, all automatically from your own photos
• Step-by-step wizard helps you create portraits of any size
• Make it perfect with a selection of 396 decorative frames, corners and side pieces, and 75 border shapes
• Includes six monochrome linear and linear artistic effects to create single-color embroidery, as well as color, heritage sepia, grayscale, and color tile stitch effects
• Improve your photos by removing background areas and red-eye. Use image effects and painting tools to adjust your pictures for perfect results


6D™ Family Tree

Make embroidery charts, quilt blocks and album pages automatically from your own family history.
• Enter your own family details or import gedcom files (.ged) from other genealogy software
• Embroider information and pictures for each person or family
• Embellish your portraits and lettering with beautiful decorative frames and flourishes

6D™ Design Creator

Create the perfect embroidery with unlimited design possibilities
• A streamlined creation process still gives you total control: trims, movement and tie stitches are added automatically
• Embroider your imagination with lace features or flowing layers of MultiWave fill
• Echo fill feature automatically generates a shadow effect with perfect, adjustable lines
• Create designs automatically from your own pictures with ExpressDesign wizards, then transform them into masterpieces
• Choose from one of 75 shapes to use any way you want: fill, line, and appliqué
• Hundreds of specialty fill pattern options include contour, radial, spiral, shape, QuiltStipple and more
• Embellish designs with your own machine stitch motifs or design your own motifs

6D™ Sketch

Release your inner artist and “draw” your own stitch paintings
• Create embroidery stitches as if you are using a pencil or paintbrush
• Add free motion embroidery highlights and texture to your favorite pictures, fabrics and designs
• Sketch straight or curved lines with the “Standard” stitch creation tools: running, triple and motif line plus satin lines of varying width
• Print and embroider your masterpiece at the touch of a button

6D™ Font Digitizing

Create your own Fonts and SuperDesigns to use in the 6D™ Embroidery System
• Create complex fonts, or modify fonts produced in the 6D QuickFont Wizard from TrueType® and OpenType® fonts on your computer.
• You can even make multi–color and multi–pattern fonts.

SOFTWARE MODULES INCLUDED

•  6D™ Embroidery Extra ~ includes 6D™ Explorer Plug-in & 6D™ Card Shop
• 6D™ Stitch Editor Plus
• 6D™ Design Aligner
• 6D™ Cross Stitcher

DESIGNS AND IMAGES INCLUDED
1300+ embroideries, including 500+ SuperDesigns and 100 very special bonus designs
145+ embroidery fonts including 6 Puffy Foam fonts
550+ frames and flourishes including 36 Puffy Foam frames
700+ motifs
2400+ backgrounds
375+ clipart images

PLUS
• 6D™ lanyard
• 10 User’s Guides



6D™ Embroidery

All packages include these 6D™ Common Features

• The ribbon bar makes 6D™ Embroidery so easy to use — all related features are grouped together intuitively

• Personalize your projects with unlimited lettering choices including puffy foam
- Select from 145+ embroidery fonts or use TrueType® and OpenType® fonts
- Resize letters individually, and adjust spacing between letters, or create elegant monograms

• Select multiple designs and move them as a group

• Adjust colors, rotate and mirror designs

• Move designs into the hoop automatically and change a design’s stitchout order

• Resize any design with the option to keep stitch density constant or simply rescale

• Surround your monograms, names or any design with decorative frames and flourishes, or create a border automatically with motifs from your embroidery machine.

• Automatically repeat or reflect your designs along 8 straight or wavy lines, around 28 different shapes or to border your hoop with the Encore feature.


SOFTWARE MODULES INCLUDED

• 6D™ Explorer Plug-in


DESIGNS AND IMAGES INCLUDED

1200+ embroideries, including 500+ SuperDesigns
145+ embroidery fonts including 6 Puffy Foam fonts
550+ frames and flourishes including 36 Puffy Foam frames
700+ motifs


6D™ Embroidery Extra

All packages include these 6D™ Common Features

• The ribbon bar makes 6D™ Embroidery so easy to use — all related features are grouped together intuitively

• Create beautiful designs from your favorite pictures automatically with the ExpressDesign Wizards.

• Create a filled or outline quilt block automatically with the QuiltBlock Wizard
 - Choose from 9 quilt block shapes; surround an embroidery  with a quilting fill or select one of 75 internal shapes
 - Echo fill feature automatically generates a shadow effect with perfect, adjustable lines

• Create unique embroidery portraits with the PhotoStitch Wizard - select from 6 monochrome linear or artistic effects*

• Personalize your projects with unlimited lettering choices including puffy foam
- Select from 145+ embroidery fonts or use TrueType® and OpenType® fonts
- Resize letters individually, and adjust spacing between letters, or create elegant monograms

• Adjust colors and resize or rotate, even edit stitches. Automatically repeat or reflect your designs along 8 straight or wavy lines, around 28 different shapes or to border your hoop with the Encore feature.

• Visualize your personalized project on a real-life background including appliqués before splitting it automatically for your preferred hoop.

*Color effects available in  6D™ Premier only.

SOFTWARE MODULES INCLUDED

• 6D™ Explorer Plug-in

• 6D™ Card Shop

DESIGNS AND IMAGES INCLUDED

1200+ embroideries, including 500+ SuperDesigns
145+ embroidery fonts including 6 Puffy Foam fonts
550+ frames and flourishes including 36 Puffy Foam frames
700+ motifs
2400+ backgrounds
375+ clipart images


6D™ Design Enhancer Plus

6D Stitch Editor Plus

Reshape, restyle and improve your embroideries with ease

• Reshape and restyle your embroideries with object editing features. Convert the selected area(s) to different fill or satin types, specialty fills and so on.

• Easily select stitches in your embroideries to analyze and modify

• Add cutwork needle lines, color changes, stops and trims: add Trim commands automatically or individually.

• Add a rectangular basting line automatically around the embroidery to secure the fabric and stabilizer

• Use the exclusive Emboss features to add beautiful patterns.

• Use system stamps or create your own! Personalize your embroideries with embossed text from your computer fonts.

• Transform your design with the 12 fantastic point and global morphing effects.

• Frame them with beautiful borders, even with appliqué.


6D™ Design Aligner

It’s easier than ever to lay out large designs for your own hoop

• Split large designs into multiple sections automatically or specify your chosen split lines

• Adjust the overlap areas between hoops and add alignment stitches automatically

• Print templates help you complete projects with ease

• Split embroideries automatically for your preferred turnable hoop*

*Compatible with HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER™ MAJESTIC, PFAFF® creative™ GRAND DREAM or Brother Jumbo and Janome Giga hoops.


6D™ Cross Stitcher

Design attractive cross stitch embroideries with traditional quality and the speed of a machine

• Create your own cross stitch patterns or use the Cross Stitcher Wizard to create designs automatically

• Extensive selection of traditional and modern stitches

• Instantly reflect your design up to 8 times with the multiply feature

• Draw shapes with crosses, outlines and fill patterns

• Choose from elegant backstitch and cross stitch fonts, including multicolor fonts, or create text from most TrueType® or OpenType® fonts on your computer


Other information

All these features are also included in the PFAFF® 6D™ Premier software package.

6D™ CROSS STITCHER is available from the Internet Purchase Center as an add-on to the PFAFF® 6D™ Embroidery System.

Either 6D™ Embroidery or 6D™ Embroidery Extra is required before purchasing add-ons from the Internet Purchase Center.


DESIGNS AND IMAGES INCLUDED

27 cross stitch fonts
150+special cross stitches and blackwork fill patterns


6D™ Explorer Plug-in

Managing your designs is easier than ever with the new 6D™ Embroidery System Windows® Explorer Plug-In

• Native support for Windows® 7 and Windows® 8

• Sort by name, width, height, stitch count, number of colors, date modified, and more

• Convert embroideries to other file formats and images

• Print three-dimensional design worksheets or catalog layouts


6D™ Card Shop

Create one-of-a-kind, personalized embroidered greeting cards and more automatically

• Celebrate any occasion, from birthdays and wedding anniversaries to graduation and holidays

• Select from five different sizes, and more than 14,000 theme variations—including postcards

• Quickly and easily embroider a whole card in one hooping

• Adjust design colors and lettering properties to create the perfect card

• Create a PhotoStitch embroidery or printed appliqué*


TEMPLATE DESIGNS AND THEMES INCLUDE:

• Anniversary
• Birthday
• Christening
• Christmas
• Father’s Day
• Friendship/Love
• Get Well
• Graduation
• Holidays
• Invitations
• Mother’s Day
• Retirement
• Sympathy
• Thanksgiving
• Thinking of You
• Valentine’s Day
• Wedding
and many more…

*Color effects available in 6D™ Premier only.


Other information

All these features are also included in the PFAFF® 6D™ Premier software package.