FAQ ID # 150
BuzzXplore On-the-Fly settings
Last Update : 2021/05/06
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Question / Issue
How to change BuzzXplore open settings

Answer / Solution

When an embroidery designs is double-clicked in BuzzXplore, the design is opened into the associated program. Usually, this uses Windows file association and the design is opened just as it you double clicked it in Windows Explorer. But BuzzXplore offers additional features that make it more powerful than standard Windows file associations. For example, BuzzXplore can launch many programs that do not support Windows associations and BuzzXplore can also be set to convert designs "on-the-fly" as needed to a format required by your embroidery software. 

BuzzXplore includes predefined paths to many home embroidery software programs. You can also use BuzzXplore to convert "on-the-fly" and open your designs into any program that supports Windows explorer associations but you may need to change or update your BuzzXplore open settings to do so.

How to Change BuzzXplore Open Settings

NOTE: Please verify that your embroidery software opens correctly from the Windows Start menu before trying to set up your on-the-fly settings.

  1. Use View > Preferences command to open the Preferences dialog. On the File Types tab, Select your format from the list and click the Edit Open Settings button.
  2. Look for your software using the Program Name dropdown.
    If your software is listed:
    • Choose your software from the list
    • Click the Find it button to have BuzzXplore search for your software.
    • Verify what is listed under the Executable File Path. For example, if you have PE Design version 12, but the path shows the folder location as Palette Ver11 as in the example below, you will need to direct the software to the correct program location.
    If your software is not listed or BuzzXplore didn't find the your software, you will need to direct BuzzXplore to the correct program location:
    • Click on the Browse button and navigate to the program location of the software you want the designs to open into.
  3. If you want to set all designs to convert to this format and open into this program, choose the On-The-Fly Convert option at the very bottom of the dialog.

    Click OK to close all dialog boxes.

Now double click on an embroidery design displayed in BuzzXplore program and it should open into your software. If it does not, please contact Tech Support via the email link above and provide the following information:

  • The version and build of BuzzXplore as displayed in the Help > About menu window.
  • Operating System and version.
  • Error message.
  • Name of embroidery software you are using to open your designs.
  • Complete path of above embroidery software (from settings dialog).

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