Creative DRAWings® Technical Information

Creative DRAWings 8 is quite a powerful software! It uses high end technology in order to provide you best quality in embroidery! It includes a 3D rendering engine that creates actual previews of the embroidery designs. This is a revolutionary technology in embroidery software that helps the user work faster and more efficiently while editing embroidery designs in near reality preview.


  CPU: 1,5 GHz Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) processor
  RAM: 1 GB of RAM (for Windows XP O/S) or 2 GB of RAM (for Windows Vista™, Windows® 7 & Windows® 8) , 3GB of RAM (for Windows Vista™  64-bit, Windows®  7 64-bit & Windows®  8 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit)
  Hard disk: 1 GB of free uncompressed space
  DVD-ROM: For installation
  Graphics card: 3D PCI express accelerator with DirectX 9.0c compatible drivers and at least 512MB of RAM
  Monitor Resolution: 1366x768 32bpp
  O/S: Windows XP® or Windows Vista™ or Windows ® 7 or Windows ® 8 or Windows 10 with the latest Service Packs.
  Ports: Available USB port for the USB Security key (where applicable).


  CPU: 3+ GHz Intel or AMD (x86) processor
  RAM: 2 GB of RAM (for Windows XP® O/S), 3GB of RAM (for Windows Vista™, Windows® 7 & Windows® 8), 4GB of RAM (for Windows Vista™  64-bit, Windows®  7 64-bit, Windows®  8 64-bit & Windows®  10 64-bit)
  Hard disk: 1 GB of free uncompressed space
  DVD-ROM: For installation
  Graphics card: 3D DirectX 10 accelerator with at least 512 MB dedicated RAM, 32-bit color.
  Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 monitor resolution
  O/S: Windows 7 or 8 or 10
  Ports: 1 free USB port(where applicable)
  Printer: Windows-compatible Laser-inkjet printer.

Artwork files you can import

Vector Formats

Bitmap Formats

  • Corel Presentation Exchange (.CMX)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (.EPS)
  • Enhanced windows metafile (.EMF)
  • Scalable vector graphics (.SVG)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
  • AutoCAD (*.DXF)
  • Windows metafile (*.WMF)
  • HP GL file (.PLT)
  • Bitmap files (.BMP, .DIB, RLE)
  • Jpeg files (.JPG, .JPEG, .JPE, .JFIF)
  • Gif files (.GIF)
  • Windows metafile (.WMF)
  • Tif file (.TIF, .TIFF)
  • Png file (.PNG)
  • Icon file (.ICO)

Compatible Embroidery Files

When you are ready to embroider, quilt or print your finished file, Save or Export in the following formats.

Save Your Designs

  • Wings Systems (.NGS)
  • DRAWings (.Draw)
  • Tajima (.DST, .DSZ, .DSB)
  • Tajima TBF (.tbf)
  • SWF (.SST)
  • Happy (.TAP)
  • Melco expanded (.EXP)
  • Juki (.M3)
  • Toyota (.10O)
  • Mitshubishi HD
  • Barudan FDR
  • SEF xp (.sef)
  • ZSK TC
  • Brother/Baby Lock/Bernina (.PEC, .PES)
  • Husqvarna (.HUS)
  • Husqvarna Viking (.VIP, .VP3)
  • Viking Designer 1 (.SHV)
  • Janome (.JEF, .SEW,.JEF+)
  • Pfaff (.KSM, .PCS, .PSM )
  • Singer (.XXX)
  • QuiltCAD (.HQF)
  • PC Quilter (.TXT)
  • Statler Stitcher (.QLI)
  • Quilt data (.qdata)
  • .DXF
  • .EMF
  • .WMF
  • HP GL file (.PLT)

In addition, you can import a design in any of the standard formats listed above into Bernina software and then save as an .art file to use on Bernina machines.

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