The PES file type is connected with the manufacturing process that is supported by the computer-aided software. Embroidery designs and images like Brother, Babylock, or Bernina Home Embroidery Formats are made with the help of it. These files can be generated easily using embroidery digitizing softwares or any other similar software that is compatible with the file format.
PES files are encoded using lines of code. These lines of codes are subsequently converted to an image based on the embroidery. It is then sent to the machine. The machine uses it to place the embroidery on the desired media. The PES file is connected with the Computer-Aided Manufacturing. The CAM includes codes such as 'Stop,' 'Skip'. They are similar to the computer binary system that understands signals like ‘On’ and ‘Off’. It also uses a color palette with the help of computer technology.
This may have given you the basic idea of what actually the PES file is. How does the PES file works? What is the use of PES file format in the digitizing world? Now, we will talk about some of the major issues that you face if you are a novice or don’t have any technical knowledge about the PES files issues.
You may come up with different PES file issues when you deal with the clients or do work for your personal project. One of the most common issues that customers face is the opening of the PES file. The file gives an error when you try to open it with the help of embroidery software. The format is also unreadable by the embroidery file. However, there is no need to worry about it. It often happens in embroidery digitizing.
To troubleshoot this problem is not as easy as an ABC. The problem is itself not a problem. The only thing you need to do is to open the native file. To open the file, use the same software on which the file was created. There are several ways to fix the problem. However, we will talk about some of the best and easy ways to fix the issue.
Look at the file extension. Yes, we often ignore the correct file extension format. The extension that we use for PES files is ‘.pes.’ We, in a hurry, often forget to check the correct spelling. In many cases, we have seen that users tend to write ‘.PES’ instead of ‘.pes’. It can save you a lot of time if you make a habit to check and write the correct PES file extension format. These little details may seem to be of no value, but as a regular user, you need to avoid such mistakes.
Hoop size is another major issue that you may come across when you deal with the PES file. It is important to keep dimensions clear and concise. A minor mistake can mess up your embroidery design. No matter how effective your embroidery machine is, you need to give the exact details to the machine to get the finest outcome.
The hoop size of your machine should be larger than the file size. To give you an idea of how it works, if the size of your embroidery machine is 4 x 4 inches, then the size of your design should be 3.90 x 3.90 inches or less. If the design size is large than that of embroidery machine size, the machine won’t be able to load the design. Moreover, it will also not open in the brother softwares. The issue is very common. If you are a newbie in the digitizing industry, then probably you will experience the often.
The customers often make the mistake of giving the design size of the exact 4 x 4 inches to the digitizing company. When the digitizers keep the given size of the design, it ends up in a mess. The moment they try to open the file in the PES format, the size either expands or scale down. Therefore, it is recommended to keep the machine larger than the design size to avoid problems.
With all the other major issues, the machine versions can also create hindrance and may appear to you in the form of an obstacle. The issue is common in the embroidery digitizing process. There is no need to worry about it.
If the version machine that you are using for embroidery is old, then it is important to educate the digitizing company about it. The digitizer will then use the old version of the software to create the PES file. Similarly, if you have a newer version of the embroidery machine, you need to tell the digitizing company about it.
It may seem unnecessary or a minor issue, but it can create trouble for you. So, it is a smart way to tell each and every detail of your project to the digitizing company. It will help you to get the finest results.
Another PES file issue that you may have to deal with is the thread showing problem. It often happens that the machine file that you receive from the digitizing company shows thread issues. You will see threads on the file format. Although the digitizer keeps them off, the error may still occur. Don’t be panic as it is not a big deal to correct the issue. The only thing that you may need to do is to create the file in any new version of the software like Embroidery Studio E2. This way, you can easily solve the thread showing problem.
To sum up, it is wrong to say that you won’t face any issue in the digitizing world. However, it would be a folly not to learn about the problems and their solutions. Educate yourself as much as you can about the processes and how the digitzing system works.
The issues we have talked about are some of the major PES file issues that you may come up with the passage of time. However, if you have the proper knowledge about the PES file format, it becomes easy to manage your projects on time in an effective way.
We, at MIG Digitzing, have been working in the industry for almost a decade. We have built a strong and long-term relationship with our customers by helping them with the issues related to embroidery digitizing. We haven’t come up with any issue related to PES file format as we aim to provide our customers with only the quality embroidery digitizing.