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Brother PE-Design Plus2 - Basic Embroidery Software

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With powerful features and an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface, PE-Design Plus 2 is a great software package expertly designed for embroiderers everywhere.

PE-Design Plus 2 gives you the power to digitise and transform your photos into embroidered works of art. 

Create PES files, as well as a host of other file types, to make embroidering intricate patterns effortless. Plus, you can now export FCM cut files to precision-cut your appliqués with a ScanNCut home and hobby cutting machine.

PE-Design Plus 2 makes it easy to change the size of your embroidery designs without changing the stitch density. The Appliqué Wizard also makes it simple  to turn any embroidery design into an appliqué. And with its intuitive user interface, it provides hassle-free access to its array of features.

  • Image-to-stitch Photo Stitch function – turn your favourite photo or illustration files into embroidery designs
  • Rotate and resize your design
  • Editable hoop size – set hoop size in 1 mm increments
  • 287 built-in embroidery designs and 35 fonts
  • Resize without changing stitch density
  • Applique features - compatible with ScanNCut
  • Multiple formats available for import and export (.pes, .dst, .hus, .exp, .pcs, .vip, .sew, .jef, .csd, .xxx and .shv).
Before installing the software on your computer, make sure that the computer meets the following requirements. 
  • Computer: IBM PC or compatible computer
  • Operation System: Windows®10/Windows®8.1/Windows®7
  • Processor: 1GHz or higher
  • Memory: 512MB (1GB or more is recommended)
  • Hard disk free space: 200MB
  • Monitor: XGA (1024x768), 16bit colour or higher
  • Port: 1 available USB

Specification Details

Machine Information

Product Type Design Software
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate

General Features

Advanced User Interface Yes
Applications 1
Build-In Threaded Brand 11
fcm (ScanNCut file) Export Yes
File Import Yes
Hoop Size Up to 240 x 360
Install Program In PE Design Software Key
Multi-Position Hoops Yes
Security Device PE Design Software Key
Stitch Stimulation Yes

Drawing Shapes

Heart, Star, etc Prepared as Design Library
Line/Curve/Freehand Line, Curve Only
Rectangle, Circle Yes


Applique Wizard Yes
Convert Text to Outline Yes
Keep Density of Stitch Patterns Yes
Mirror Copy Yes
Offset Line Yes
Point Editing Yes
Remove Overlapping, Merge, Hole Sewing Setting Yes
Scale, Rotate, Flip Yes

Font Functions

Build-In Fonts 35
Small Font 5
Text Transform 5 Types Only

Image Conversions

Auto Punch Yes
Cross Stitch Yes
Image Color Tune Yes
Mask Select Yes
Photo Stitch1 (Complex Type) Yes
Photo Stitch2 (Simple Type) Yes
Vector Image Conversion Yes

Sewing Attributes

Line Sew Type 3 - Running, Zigzag, Motif
Region Sew Type 5 - Satin, Fill, Programmable fill, Motif, Stippling