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Stitch Editor * Auto-Hoop * Layout * Customize * Wreath & Border Creator * Digitizer

Power Over Your Embroidery Designs
You will be amazed at what you can do with BuzzEdit version 3. It is a powerful stitch editor, an auto-hooping program, a layout program, a basic digitizing program, a customizer and an automatic wreath and border creator. It's like having SIX programs in one!

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  • Formats
  • Testimonials
  • Requirements
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While BuzzEdit started as a simple embroidery stitch editor, it has continued to grow into a robust tool for customizing and creating embroideries!

  • Embroidery Stitch Editing - BuzzEdit provides powerful stitch editing capabilities. Add, delete or move stitches.
  • Enhanced! Digitizing tools - objects are retained in the BUZ file for future editing -
  • New! Appliqué function - create position tack down & finishing in one step
  • New! Continuous Border Wizard - create continuous borders with ease & accurate alignment
  • New! Wreath Wizard - quickly create coordinating wreath & label designs - colors are sorted for you automatically to save you time
  • Automatically Split for Multi-Hoops
  • Updated thread palettes and hoops
  • New! Updated print functions - new print worksheet function creates a detailed printout to show you color breaks for better thread selections and more efficient time at the machine - updated template includes name of design, cross hair options, better graphics and more
  • And more... Click on the features tab above for a feature list.


 Powerful User Interface BuzzEdit v2 BuzzEdit v3
and Improved Wizards Make Customizing Projects Easier - Yes
Easy to Use Graphical Interface Yes Yes
Realistic 3-D Reference Window Yes Yes
Powerful Stitch Time Graphs Provide Easy Selection and more Yes Yes
Instant On-Screen Refresh - Yes
Updates Automatically from the Web Yes Yes
Support for the most current embroidery hoops and multi-hoops - Yes
Simplified Custom Hoop Layout - Choose your hoop, enter the dimensions of your design and all calculations are done for you. - Yes
Updated Thread Palettes - Yes
Print Placement Templates for Regular and Multi-Hoops for Perfect Placement Yes
Updated Print Template - Yes
Printed Worksheet Creates a Detailed Printout for Use at the Machine Yes Yes
Embroidery Design Editing BuzzEdit v2 BuzzEdit v3
Robust Stitch Editing Capabilities Yes Yes
Reverse Stitch Order of a Selection Yes Yes
Convert Embroidery Formats Yes Yes
Change Stitch Types Yes Yes
Basic Editing Functions (i.e. mirror, rotate, etc...) Yes Yes
Change Colors and/or Color order Yes Yes
Add or Remove Color Breaks Yes Yes
Enhanced Slice Tool for More Control over Slicing Location - Yes
Enhanced Digitizing and Design Creation BuzzEdit v2 BuzzEdit v3
Continuous Border Wizard makes it Easy to Create and Sew Repeating Borders - Yes
Wreath Wizard - Quickly create coordinating wreath & label designs. Colors are sorted automatically to save you time - Yes
Enhanced digitizing tools - objects are retained in the BUZ file for future editing - Yes
Appliqué function - create position tack down & finishing in one step - Yes
Use Background Graphics Yes Yes
Optional Background Grid with Custom Color and Spacing Yes Yes
Create Outlines in Running, Bean or Zig-Zag Yes Yes
Create Custom Shapes such as ellipses, rectangles, custom shapes and Columns Yes Yes
Cut Holes in Designs -- useful for creating clocks, button holes and light switch covers Yes Yes
Change object attributes such as fill pattern, stitch density, pull compensation and more. Yes Yes
Auto Hoop Functions BuzzEdit v2 BuzzEdit v3
Automatically Split Designs for Multi-Hoops including Hoop-it-All Yes Yes
Manual Slice Tool - for manually splitting designs Yes Yes
Layout BuzzEdit v2 BuzzEdit v3
Merge Multiple Designs into One Layout Yes Yes
Layout Huge Designs in predefined or custom multi-hoops Yes Yes
Free Form Multi-Hoop Layout - place hoops exactly where you want them - Yes
Automatically Add Multi-Hoop Alignment Stitches Yes Yes
Automatically Add Basting Stitches to single or multi-hoop designs. Yes Yes


BuzzEdit Screenshots & Report Samples

Here are just a few sample BuzzEdit screens and reports. Click on any screen to view it full size. Use your browsers back button to return to this page.

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The BuzzEdit workspace give you a realistic 3-D preview of your designs, a spatial workspace window and the patented Stitches-in-Time windows which give you insight into how your designs stitch in time.

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The actual size pop-up window lets you see a larger view of your design in realistic 3-D which makes it especially easy to view fill patterns and outlines.

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The Create Wreath Wizard allows you to create an abundance of embroidery designs from frames, labels, wreaths and snowflakes.

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Print a worksheet of your embroidery design for all the information needed at the embroidery machine.


Formats Supported

BuzzEdit v3 supports the following file formats and manufacturer's. Whenever possible, we will continue to add support for newer versions of these file formats. The time required  to do this is variable and cannot be estimated. Please contact our sales office if you have any questions.

NOTE: Due to product release cycles, you may need to download the latest update in order to support all of the formats listed.


 Embroidery Machine

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ART Bernina artista, OESD -
ART50 Bernina artista, OESD  -
ART60 Bernina artista, OESD  -
ASD Melco -
BUZ Buzz Tools Objects
CND Melco Condensed -
CSD POEM, Singer EU, Viking Huskygram
DST Tajima
EMD Elna Xpressive
EXP Dos Expanded
GNC Great Notions Condensed -
HUS Viking Husqvarna
JEF Janome / New Home
JEF+ Janome / New Home Use JEF for these machines
OEF OESD Condensed -
PCS Pfaff
PEC Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother, Simplicity -
PES Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother, Simplicity
PHC Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother  -
SEW Elna, Janome / New Home, Kenmore
SHV Viking Husqvarna -
VIP VIP Customizing
VP3 Pfaff
XXX Singer XL, Compucon

User Testimonials

What BuzzEdit users are saying...

The following comments were submitted by users of BuzzEditWe'd love to include your comments!
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I absolutely would not get as much use out of my embroidery machine if I didn't have Buzz Tools software. I keep my files organized with BuzzXplore. I have a folder set up for each category, for instance Horses. When I bring up horses, my collection is right there. Under my floral folder I have a subfolder for each variety of flower, rose, lily, violet, etc.

Buzz Edit with Buzz Size installed allows me resize, change colors, change stitch density, remove parts of a design, print a template for placement, etc. I just couldn't do without it. By using the template I can place it exactly in the right place in the hoop.

I am a quilter and use BuzzWord for all kinds of projects. It makes beautiful labels for my quilts. I usually design the wording on my label and add a border or corner design to make the label look really nice.

All in all I would definitely recommend Buzz products."

Carol Smith

I use BuzzEdit constantly to help me in my designing and editing for my creations that feature on my website. It is simple and fast to use. Actually it inspired me to expand on my ideas for designs. I could not do without BuzzEdit and BuzzSize Then you come to Buzz-2-Stitches -- Just amazing. This program sends me into a designing frenzy, as shown on my website. Love them ALL...Thanks Buzz Tools.

Lynn Ruggles
Letz Rock Embroidery

I digitize with many different digitizing programs, but I always finish off designs with BuzzEdit. If it's a JEF design my three digitizing programs will produce a JEF design but not one of them will store the hoop size info. But if I open and re-save the JEF file in BuzzEdit, the resulting design does indeed contain the hoop size info. That's true of several other formats as well.. one of the few that will. Thank Goodness for BuzzStuff.

Custom Embroidery Digitizing

Buzz Edit is not just for the Hoop-It-All. I have both a Designer 1 and a Brother 300S. I use two different computers so my dongles are always on the other machine. I have set my computer to open all designs into Buzz Edit. I use it to easily see which color is which, the color order, how the design stitches, and the best of all the ability to reverse stitch order to have fills sew from top to bottom or left to right in one direction. It is wonderful to be able to check out the design and fix it all in one program. It is my favorite program and I wouldn't be without. It is the most necessary program for embroidery. Also, the updates that keep the program current is so responsive.  Thank you for a great product.

Jan Olsen
Embroidery Hobbyist

Just wanted to share a tidbit with y'all. I'd been working diligently with PE Design Version 4 Photo Stitch and just couldn't get some of the color areas to break. . . . I didn't want my grandson's eyes to be the same color as his hair! It was a breeze changing the colors in BuzzEdit. . . . .a terrific supplement to any digitizing software package >I'm sure - but a real bonus when working with Photo Stitch!

Mary Alice in Birmingham
Owner & Moderator of Embroidery Alabama,
a OneList/EGroup for machine embroidery enthusiasts
throughout Alabama and surrounding areas.

BuzzEdit is the most powerful, yet easiest to learn design editing program on the market. Every aspect of editing has been considered, from stitch density manipulation, to multi-hoop designs. A well-written manual plus plenty of online support caps the deal for me. Lisa Laufer has taken an embroider's approach to developing the finest software available. Thanks, Lisa, keep up the great work!

Patty Sliney
Goshen, IN

BuzzEdit is wonderful! Thank you so very much for creating it and making it available to us all.

As an embroidery designer I find BuzzEdit invaluable for editing my multi-hoop designs, i.e. Pfaff Big Hoop & Hoop-It-All's Giant Hoop. It helps me to make sure my multi-hoop designs will fit together properly without the previous trial and error method. With BuzzEdit I can see how the designs fit together and make any necessary adjustments immediately. BuzzEdit also helps me to create an excellent visual aide to show my customers how to embroider and assemble my Giant Hoop designs.

Until I sat down with the BuzzEdit manual I didn't understand how the 'Stitches-in-Time' feature worked. All I can say is WOW! I use it all the time now. What a wonderful time saver.

Thank you again. I can't wait to see what wonderful program Buzz Tool's developers next!

Sincerely, Patti Porter
Patti’s Portfolio

Editor’s Note: Patti is an award winning machine embroidery designer and digitizer.
She is also a national instructor and the author of several embroidery tutorials

I can not stress enough how much I treasure Lisa Laufer's software program, Buzz Edit™. When I first sat in on her class at MEEC 2000 watching her demonstrate this program I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I had heard about this soon to be released program, but like others had to see it for myself. BuzzEdit™ did everything I was told the program would do and more. Of course I had to purchase mine right away. I wasn't going to leave Vegas without it and I didn't.

Skippy Pickett
Skippy's Creative Embroidery
Finksburg, MD

I got BuzzEdit and the fun began.  I've got a lot to learn but I have to say BuzzEdit is rated AAAA+ in my book.

Enid Seidel
65 yr. young Grandma to 5

I looked into BuzzEdit because my husband had bought me a Giant Hoop-It-All as a gift. I was just overwhelmed by trying to layout designs for it without supportive software. I discovered Buzz Edit was not hard to learn.

It is not only perfect for laying out designs for the Giant Hoop It All, but I also enjoy using it for all of my editing jobs. Editing with BuzzEdit is either quicker and easier than with my machine specific software, or possible where it had been impossible!

Kathy Jones

I am thrilled with Buzz Edit. When I received the Giant Hoop-it-All, for my Viking 1+, I purchased this program. I am so pleased with the ease of the editing capabilities . It is an excellent compliment to the other programs I have.

Janice Brown
Little Brown Jug Designs
Crown Point, IN

Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows10, 8, 7, Vista or XP with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB of free hard drive space
  • Windows-compatible CD-ROM drive for installation (not required for the download version of the software)
  • Minimum display resolution: 1024 x 768 (16-bit color)


BuzzEdit v3 - Free Trial

for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

You will be downloading a 21-day, fully functional trial version of BuzzEdit v3. Thank you for trying BuzzEdit.

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