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  • Design 14x14" Jacket Backs PR1000, Multiple Name Drop Inserts Personalization, Digitize Any Image or Photo, 1 Computer for Multiple Machines, 100 Fonts, 200 Business Templates. (Link 4 PR1000 Or PR650)

    Note: PE Design Next is compatible with newer Windows 7, 64bit computers, so it will solve that problem you may have been having on older 5.0, 6.0 or 7.0 at the same time as your upgrade.

    PE-Design NEXT software upgrade, a $500 value, included free with your PR-1000, takes digitizing and embroidery to the next level with exceptional new and enhanced features

    (Note: PE Design Next UPGRADE ONLY comes with new Brother PR1000 Perfect 10 Needle Embroidery Machine, but you must have PE-Design 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, or 8.0 software in order to use all of the features of PE-Design® Next Full Version software described on this page. The Upgrade will only allow you to link up to 4 PR1000 machines, but not use the embroidery editing, lettering, customizing and digitizing features of PE Design Next)

    PE-Design® NEXT software upgrade takes digitizing and embroidery to the next level of creativity with exceptional new and enhanced features.

    A user-friendly graphical interface, similar to many software programs on the market today, makes it easy to locate and select the dynamic functions of this software.

    In addition, the quick access toolbar allows you to customize your favorite operations so they are only a quick click away.

    Several “Start Your Own Business” functions have been added, such as the new PE-Design® NEXT Link Function that allows up to four PR-1000 and upgraded PR-650 machines to be linked from a single computer with queue functionality. This is perfect for the small business owner who wants the ability to queue up to 100 designs at one time.

    Other time savers are the lettering and design template feature, which provide the ability to create perfectly sized logos with lettering and designs, and the new Name Drop Template Feature that can be used to create different names with the same design and layout.

    Step into the Next Dimension in digitizing software with these new and enhanced features of PE-Design® NEXT:

  • New Easy-to-Use Graphical Interface
  • Customized Quick Access Toolbar / Customized Shortcut Keys
  • PE-Design® NEXT Link – Link up to 4 PR-1000 or Upgraded PR-650 Machines with Queue Functionality
  • 100 Built-in Fonts with On-Screen Typing Capability
  • Outline Sewing for Select Built-in Fonts
  • Convert Pre-digitized Text to Block for Customizing Lettering Shapes or Stitches Angles
  • Connection Point Setting Provides the Ability to Change Jump Stitches for Lettering
  • Editing Capabilities in 3D Image Mode/Realistic Preview
  • Stitch Simulator in the User Interface
  • 200 Start Your Own Business Lettering and Design Templates
  • Pan Tool
  • Name Drop Function for Merging Names into Design Templates
  • Candlewicking Stitch and Stem Stitch
  • Create Spiral Floral Patterns
  • Circle Copy and Mirror Copy
  • Create Offset Lines for Decorative Effects such as Echo Quilting
  • Import Vector Images (WMF)
  • Offset Attribute for Motif Stitch Patterns
  • Default Size Setting for Motif Stitch Patterns and Programmed Fill Stitch
  • Create Embossing and Engraving Effects with Outlines and Shapes
  • Create Split Embroidery Designs for Jumbo Frames with PR-1000
  • Jump Stitch Thread Trimming Setting for PR Series Machines
  • Decorative Patterns
  • 2 Monogram Fonts

  • USB Card Writer Module
  • CD-Rom (including PED Next Program, Instructions, and Tutorials)
  • Memory Card
  • Installation Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • US Warranty 30 days replacement if defective.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
*There is a new update to PE-DESIGN ®NEXT (Palette® 9) to version 9.13. To update your software, connect to the internet and open Layout and Editing. At the top right of the screen, there is an icon that looks like a Man . Click on the arrow beside the help icon and select Check for Updates. The software will check to see if you are running the most current version. Please note that if you did not update to 9.02 or 9.10, you may have to run the update twice.

**Click HERE for PE Design Next ver 9.13 Download

Minimum PC Requirements
  • Computer: IBM PC or compatible computer
  • Operating System: Windows® XP/ Windows® Vista/ Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: 1GHz or higher
  • Memory: 512MB (1GB or more is recommended)
  • Hard disk free space: 300MB
  • Monitor: XGA (1024 x 768), 16-bit color or higher
  • Port: 1 available USB
  • CD-ROM drive: Required for installation

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Included Accessories
* USB Card Writer Module
* CD-Rom (including PED Next Program, Instructions, and Tutorials)
* Memory Card
* Installation Guide
* Instruction Manual
In PE-DESIGN® NEXT if you turn off the Sewing Order, Sewing Attributes, Text Attributes, Color Tab, or the Stitch Simulator, click on the View Tab at the top of the window. All the component windows on the screen can be turned on and off from the View Tab. If you hide a window (menu such as Sewing Order), there will be a tab on the side of the screen. When the cursor is placed over that tab, the window will reappear. To pin the window onto the screen, click on the Tumb tack at the right side of the window. This will turn the thumb tack down which indicates the window is pinned in place instead of hidden. Cindy Hogan, CynthiasEmbroidery.com

Did you know that in PE-DESIGN® NEXT, you have the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts? For this example, lets create a keyboard shortcut for turning on and off the Grid function. CynthiasEmbroidery.com

1. Click on the Down arrow next to the Quick Access toolbar and then choose More Commands.

2. At the bottom of the Commands window, click on the Customize Keyboard shortcuts button.

3. In the Categories window, select View.

4. In the Commands window, select Show Grid.

5. Click inside the Press new shortcut key box, and then Press the Alt key and the G key on the keyboard. If the shortcut has not been assigned to anything else, it will say Unassigned. If it is an existing shortcut, you will need to select a different keystroke combination. In PE-DESIGN lettering, you do not have to add a keystroke with a letter. The letter may be assigned by itself. However, to make both programs the same, use the same shortcut combination

6. Press the Assign button.
7. You may now click Close and OK in where appropriate.

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Would a larger computer moniter up to 27" keep icons from overlapping? Betsy Boop
Hi Besty,

I don’t know if a larger screen will help you or not. I use a 14 inch laptop monitor and do not have any issues. Have you accidentally undocked your items from their locations? I always leave mine docked that way they don’t sit on top of any items and I can get to them easily. If you have updated to the most current version of the software (9.22), you can go to the File pull down menu and choose Options. Click on the Application Color tab on the left side and then choose Reset Pane Position. Once you do that, click OK. Close the software and reopen it, the items will be re-docked in their original location. Alternately, there is a lesson my workbook that shows you exactly how to re-dock the items as well as a video tutorial on the CD.

If you like things large, then you may like a larger monitor. I have found that when increasing the size of my monitor, my display just stretches to fill that screen. You will have to play with the resolution of the display to see if that helps. You can try this on your computer monitor that you have now. Click on the Control Panel from the start menu, choose Appearance and Personalization and then choose Adjust the Screen Resolution. It may be that you have the resolution set too high or you have adjusted the Text and icons to make them larger to make them easier to see and therefore have less monitor space to work with.

Cindy Hogan, www.cynthiasembroidery.com