BuzzXplore

Successor to Buzz Tools Plus

Compete Design Management
If Home Embroidery is your passion, BuzzXplore is the design management software for you.

BuzzXplore is the easiest and most complete way to look after all the designs on your computer. It's a browser, instant 3-D viewer, organizer, converter, embroidery drive writer and zip processor. Simply the best and easiest all-in-one design management tool available.

 

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  • Screenshots
  • Formats
  • Testimonials
  • Requirements
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Overview

BuzzXplore works like Windows Explorer so it is intuitive to use and familiar the first time you open the software. Provides all the essential tools for organizing and finding your design files - locate, print, sort, drag and drop, cut, copy, paste, rename, convert, zip and unzip files and so much more!

  • New! Embroidery Drive Writing Wizard - quickly write to USB embroidery drives, Bernina drives, compact flash drives and even external hard drives.
  • Enhanced! Artista Support - display and convert from artista v4, 5 and 6.
  • New! Advanced search tool - displays search results in a new results catalog.
  • New! List Report - to print a complete folder tree and their contents even with a file filter activated.
  • New! Full Windows Context Menu - right click on a file name to open a full Windows Context menu with options such as open with, send to, etc...
  • Enhanced! Catalog Mode - Catalog mode now allows you to include multiple or non-contiguous folders or designs to create the exact catalog you need!

Bonus! BuzzEdit Lite for basic design editing.
Bonus! thirty professional embroidery design samples.


Features

Organize & Manage

  • No separate Catalog to maintain. Works directly on the files on your computer.
  • View and organize all of your embroidery designs and graphics in one place, even in Zip archive files.
  • View thumbnails and preview multiple designs with instant realistic 3-D threads
  • Catalog mode allows you to include multiple or non-contiguous folders or designs for conversions, sorting, reports or just browsing.
  • Automatically create a folder tree of over 500 design categories for organizing your designs.
  • Move or copy files between folders with a simple drag and drop.

Edit & Watch Your Designs Sew

  • Launch MOST embroidery software even most you can't launch from Windows Explorer.
  • Use the included free BuzzEdit Lite to change thread colors, or rotate, mirror or flip designs.
  • The BuzzEdit Lite sew simulator lets you "see" how your designs will sew.

Locate

  • Search for files, folder or specific text in designs or notes. Results of your query may be displayed in a new catalog
  • View only the files you need by using powerful file filters.
  • Automatically create design note files for storing additional design information.
  • Watch a 3-D slide show of your designs to quickly preview them.

Zip Archive Support

  • Zip'd designs can be viewed, converted or printed in reports without unzipping first.
  • Quickly extract the contents of Zip Archives using the Extraction Wizard or just drag and drop the into the desired folder.

Embroidery Drive Writing

  • Embroidery Drive Writing Wizard makes it easy!
  • Writes USB Drives for use in Embroidery Machines with a USB Flash Drive Port including Bernina 200s, 730s and 830s (Bernina Drive)
  • Writes Compact Flash also known as ATA cards
  • Writes SHV Formatted diskettes for Designer 1
  • Or even external or networked drives
  • Built in support for the BuzzBox, embroidery card reader/writer for PES/HUS

Convert Embroidery Formats

  • Accurately convert designs on-the-fly or thousands at a time in seconds to the folder of your choice.

Graphics Support

  • Display graphics files along side of your embroideries. Great for keeping pictures of your projects.
  • Accurately convert graphics from one graphics format to another.
  • Create graphic "snap shots" of your embroidery designs in beautiful, realistic 3-D.

Print Reports

  • Print design lists, thumbnails or actual size.
  • Create professional-looking design catalogs for embroidery customers to browse.
  • Customize your thumbnail reports to include sewing information and number of thumbnails per page.
  • Print actual Size templates which are perfect for use in design placement.
  • Print a design table of contents and optionally include file names

Bonus

  • 30 Free Professional Embroidery Designs. Several professional embroidery design companies have included some exclusive embroidery designs for you to sample.

 


BuzzXplore v2 Screenshots & Report Samples

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

Screen shot

The BuzzXplore workspace includes a file filter, folder tree, contents area and a special holding area used for projects or embroidery card/drive writing.


Realistic 3-D View

Instant 3-D Rendering is the fastest in the industry and it allows users to instantly view multiple designs at a time and see how they will look when sewn.  The designs are shown in the main display window.  No need for a separate preview window.


Actual Size Popup 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.

File Type Filter Powerful file filters make it simple for you to view only the files you desire. Just click on the file types to include!

Write Card Wizard The Embroidery Card / Drive writing wizard provides easy card writing for numerous embroidery machines. Just pick the card/device from the drop down list and let BuzzXplore do the rest!

Summary Report Print a Summary Report to create your own custom design catalog. The example, includes note files and scans of stitched designs along side the embroidery designs. This report was customized to include 2 x 4 designs, detailed sewing information, hoops and borders.

Actual Size Template Print a design in Actual Size as an aid for design placement and hoop alignment.
   

 


Formats Supported

The more embroidery file formats you can convert from, the more designs you can use from the Internet and from embroidery design companies.  That is why BuzzXplore allows you to display and convert so many embroidery file formats and why we keep adding more.  We also support many of the graphics formats you use in your embroidery design software, making it even easier for you to enjoy your hobby. 

BuzzXplore v2 supports the following file formats and manufacturer's.  If your software uses a file format show but your manufacturer is not listed, BuzzXplore my still be able to browse and convert your format.  Please contact our sales office if you have any questions.

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.

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 Formats

    File
    Format

     Embroidery Machine
    Manufacturers

    Display Convert
    From
    Convert
    To
    ART

    Bernina artista, OESD

    ART50
    Bernina artista, OESD
    ART60
    Bernina artista, OESD
    ASD
    Melco
    CND
    Melco Condensed
    CSD
    POEM, Singer EU, Viking Huskygram
    DST
    Tajima
    EMB
    Wilcom
    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
    PCD
    Pfaff
    PCS
    Pfaff
    PCQ
    Pfaff
    PEC
    Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother, Simplicity
    PEL
    Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother, Simplicity
    PEM
    Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother, Simplicity
    PES
    Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother, Simplicity
    PHB
    Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother
    PHC
    Baby Lock, Bernina Deco, Brother 
    SEW
    Elna, Janome / New Home, Kenmore
    SHV
    Viking Husqvarna

    Writes SHV formatted diskettes
    VIP
    VIP Customizing
    VP3
    Pfaff
    XXX
    Singer XL, Compucon

    Note 1: You may display multiple file formats and the design files may be stored in ZIP archive files.
    Note 2: You may convert multiple file formats at the same time and the design files may be in ZIP archive files.
    Note 3: Embroidery designs can only be converted to other supported stitch based embroidery design formats

    Graphics Formats:

    File
    Format

    Graphics Formats

    Display Graphics
    Conversions
    Create from
    Designs
    BMP
    Windows Bitmap
    EMF
    Windows Enhanced Metafile
    GIF
    Graphics Interchange Format
    JPG
    JPEG
    PCX
    Zsoft Paintbrush
    PNG
    Portable Network Graphics
    TIF
    Tagged Image File
    WMF
    Windows Metafile

    Note 1: Graphics formats can only be converted to other supported graphics formats and cannot be automatically converted to embroidery designs or cross-stitch patterns.

    Other Supported Formats

    File
    Format

    Type

    Display
    TXT
    Windows Text Files
    RTF
    Windows Rich Text Files


User Testimonials

What BuzzXplore users are saying...

The following comments were submitted by users of BuzzXploreWe'd love to include your comments! Submit your comments now!


I am a Janome and Artista digitizer and sell designs on my websites as well as teach software and embroidery. All of my students are always amazed at the "cool" program that shows me the photos I am looking for and the photos of all of the formats of my designs and so much more. Even though both the programs I have do a tiny style of this it is not even close to what BuzzXplore does. Each conversion is clean and works like a charm no matter WHAT the format. I keep my original format stored and then make a conversion ONE time to each customers format so they get a clean conversion every time.

If I knew when I started embroidery that BuzzXplore was out there it would have been the ONLY program I would bought besides my digitizing programs. It is the ONLY program I use for my teaching and my business now. I won't open my computer if I can't open BuzzXplore. I started with Buzz Tools and got BuzzXplore shortly after it came out and have loved it ever since.

BuzzXplore is so easy to use. Works much like Windows Explore, but also lets me make folders, drag and drop, make zips, do conversions, look into zips, check my camera photos, read and create text files, catalogs my designs, and even prints out catalogs with full information for shows and such.

You can't go wrong with BuzzXplore, the program and the support are unbeatable. There is no way to show me jumping up and down is there? LOL!!!!"

Lyn Christian
©A Design By Lyn http://www.adesignbylyn.com/home.htm
Platinum Embroidery http://www.platinumembroidery.com


BuzzXplore is really awesome. You have ALL the functions of Buzz Tools Plus PLUS all the functions you can do in Windows Explorer and it is right there in BuzzXplore. You can make new folders on your hard drive, delete folders AND files, copy, cut (move designs) and paste, RENAME files and folder and don't forget the 3D viewing capabilities.

Don't forget, you have the greatest support from the Buzz Tools people if you ever run into questions and/or problems with all of their software products.  Give it a try!!!

Jan Smith
Freelance Embroidery Educator
Diamond Bar, CA


Whoever designed BuzzXplore is just too cool for words!! I ordered this program mainly for the conversion aspect. I needed to convert from .art format to .hus. ( Even the Husqvarna program doesn't do that.) Meanwhile, I have had more fun playing with this program. It is sooo great seeing all of my designs together, regardless of format. This is an exceptionally easy program to use. Absolutely fantastic!!

Sara Halo
Home Hobbyist


I just received Buzz Explore and I love it! Someone was really thinking like a home embroiderer when this was designed. It works like a dream. No guessing. When I need any help, the manual answers any questions easily and quickly. GREAT JOB!!! Thanks a million!

Vicki Larson
Rapid City, SD


BuzzXplore is wonderful and has worked wonders in managing and converting hundreds of my designs.  It has worked like hundred aspirins, all headaches gone.

Jagdish Shah, President
Jupiter Exports Embroidery Designs


I had Buzz Tools and felt that the BuzzXplore would be a great upgrade. Haven't used it much with the holidays but when I installed it I was amazed that every design I had on my computer was instantly put in it. I still have the original Buzz Tools on my computer, but am going to delete it soon. (Along with some other similar programs as I think I've found my one true love)

Pat Rieschick
Embroidery Hobbyist
Falls City , NE


Recently received my new BuzzXplore.  Thanks to the programmers , you guys have done it again. What a wonderful program. I have been exploring all the new options & features.  Wow! I really love all the new features . This program is great. I will be telling everyone about this software.

Nita O'Keefe
Fancy That Designs


The BuzzXplore program is very good! Your display is set up so you can use the scroll bar for each folder. Actually, it is a lot like Windows Explorer. You can have it show ALL the files (not just design files) just like in Windows Explorer with the choices of thumbnails (you can choose what size of thumbnail - 4 settings), large icons, small icons, list or details. Actually you can customize your viewing many ways.

I just found another feature that is sort of fun if you want to make a display for a web page or to show someone what a design will look like, you can have the program make up a BMP picture of your design. This could be quite helpful for those who want to show their designs on different backgrounds (another thing you can set in the program).

You can move, copy, cut, paste files all around (not just design files) so it makes it very easy to organize your design files just like you want - including making up new folders to help your with your organization. It even shows other file types like JPG or anything else that might be in a Zip file so you can tell what else is included in anything you download.

There are many other features that are much like Windows Explorer that I won't get into - I'll let you find them when you get the program :-) Yes, it still does all the wonderful things that Buzz Tools Plus does and so much more. PLUS you also get 3 designs from Murphy's Designs that you can't get any where else :-))) OK, so there are a few more companies too but I am so honored (can you tell?) to be selected to be included in this program.

Yikes! I was only going to write a few words. Sorry for the long review but the more I use this program, the more I like it :-))

Murphy (Marian Ecker)
Embroidery Designer
http://www.murphysdesigns.bizland.com


I have Buzz Tools Plus, which I bought locally. My latest purchase was Buzz Explore and I truly love it. It is just what I have been waiting for. I would also like to add that they allow their patrons to download updates to their programs for free. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thanks for giving me a chance to share.

Polly Sargent
Embroidery Hobbyist


BuzzXplore is another great product from the Buzz Tools line.  I love the 3-D rendering of designs.  It is so fast!  It is going to be another grand addition to my embroidery software collection.

Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Author and certified educator of Brother's PE-Design software


The new BuzzXplore, is a pleasure to use, it makes working with a large number of embroidery files a breeze.  Thank You.

Ron Stevens
Embroidery Hobbyist
Warrenville, Illinois


Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® or Windows® 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)

 


BuzzXplore v2 - Free Trial

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

You will be downloading a 21-day, fully functional trial version of BuzzXplore Embroidery Design Manager v2. The bonus software and designs are not part of the trial, but will be provided upon purchase. Thank you for trying BuzzXplore.

Check the Learning Center for the BuzzXplore User Manual, Video Tutorials and more!

Follow these instructions:
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Begin your download - After the software has downloaded, the installation process will begin automatically.