We recently upgraded our digital embroidery software to PE-Design NEXT, which allows us to import vector files directly into embroidery files! No more painful tracing over your illustrator files or artwork.
I imported the skyline and type from Illustrator, and then I offset the lines in PE-Design NEXT.
There are also some other great new features, such as the stem stitch, candlewicking stitch, offset line functions, floral pattern generation, mirror copy, circle copy, built in fonts, easy font editing, and more!
The graphics have improved quite a bit as well, catching up to modern technology (no longer looks like it’s from 1992) AND it’s a lot easier to navigate thanks to the new user interface.
See for yourself, and sign up for classes here: Classes