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Embroidery Machine

Operation Manual Addendum

Product Code: 884-T07

Additional Features of PR650e

The following features have been added with version 2 and 3. Before using the machine, carefully read both this manual and the Operation manual (which provides descriptions of Ver. 1) included with your PR650e machine.

Ten embroidery patterns ( ) have been added.

For details on the patterns, refer to the Quick Reference Guide.

The brightness of your LCD screen can be adjusted. (p. 1)

The thread color settings for previously stitched designs can be canceled. (p. 2)

The stitching can be moved forward or backward 500 stitches. (p. 3)

Combined patterns can be grouped. (p. 3-p.5)

This function allows you to sew the repeated pattern without sorting colors.

The settings screen now has a total of six pages.

For page illustrations and content, refer to the "Quick Reference Guide" for the PR650e. (p.9)

The Link function has been added. (p. 5)

This function allows embroidery patterns edited in embroidery editing software provided with the Link function, such as PE-DESIGNNEXT or later, to be transferred from a computer to multiple embroidery machines.

Please consult with your authorized retailer for exact machine specifications for linking.

The manufacturer specified thread numbers can be displayed on the machine if the "PES" thread code is "ON". (p. 10)

The length of time until the embroidery machine will stop can be viewed in the embroidering screen. (p. 11)

If the temporary needle bar setting has been applied, the icon () indicating the selected needle bar in the embroidering screen can now be viewed. (p. 11)

Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen Display

If the LCD screen is too dark or too light, you can now adjust the brightness of the screen display.

1Press.

2Display page 5 of the settings screen.

3Pressorto adjust the brightness of the screen display.

* The screen will appear dimmer if the number on the settings screen decreases. The screen will appear brighter as the number increases.

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Cancelling the Thread Color Settings for All Previously Stitched Design

Note

The color settings will be completely canceled even if the machine is in the middle of the embroidery.

1Touch.

3Touch .

X Thread colors are assigned by the machine again, regardless of the previous spool setting.

Note

This function will not clear anchor settings of any of the needles which have been assigned a thread color (Refer to “Reserved Needle Bar Settings” on page 132 in the PR650e Operation Manual).

2Touch.

X The thread color setting is canceled.

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Moving Five Hundred Stitches Forward/Back

andhave been added to the stitch navigation screen. For details on moving forward or backward through the stitching, refer to “Embroidering From the Beginning or Middle of the Pattern” on page 108 of the PR650e Operation Manual.

Each touch of this key moves five hundred stitches back through the stitching.

Each touch of this key moves five hundred stitches forward through the stitching.

Editing Patterns as a Group

Combined patterns can be grouped and can all be edited (rotated, resized, etc.) at the same time.

1Touchso that it changes to.

* Touch to ungroup the patterns. If there are

multiple grouped patterns, the selected pattern group is ungrouped.

XAll patterns displayed in the pattern display area are grouped.

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Sewing the repeated pattern without sorting colors

With repeated patterns created using the border function, pressing automatically changes

the sewing order of the colors so that the same color can be continuously sewn. You can edit the pattern according to the procedure below to sew the repeated pattern without sorting the colors.

1Create the combined border embroidery pattern (Refer to “Designing repeated patterns” on page 172 in the PR650e Operation Manual).

2Touch so that it changes to.

X The border function is canceled.

If necessary, touch

so that the patterns

3are regrouped.

 

XAll patterns displayed in the pattern display area are grouped.

4If necessary touchto sew the thread mark, and then touch.

(Refer to page 175 in the PR650e Operation Manual)

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5Touch, then.

Sending Embroidery Patterns From a Computer to the Machine (Link Function)

Operations available with the Link function

Send multiple embroidery patterns to connected embroidery machines

As many as 100 embroidery patterns can be transferred to an embroidery machine, and the embroidering status of the patterns being transferred can be viewed from the computer monitor.

Use the included USB cable to connect the embroidery machine to a computer.

Check the sewing status of the embroidery machine (this model) from the computer

(Example of multiple machines connected)

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Memo

When connecting multiple embroidery machines to the computer, use a commercially available USB hub. Please note that we recommend using a self-poweredUSB hub. Donot use USB extension cables or repeater cables. For details on using the USB hub, refer to its operating instructions.

Embroidering using the Link function

First, use the embroidery editing software to create the embroidery pattern to be sent to the embroidery machine.

Note

Only embroidery data in the PES format (.pes) can be embroidered using the Link function.

You cannot select .dst data to send from a computer using the Link function.

The Link function cannot be used with large-size(split) embroidery patterns.

Attach to the embroidery machine the embroidery frame for the size of the pattern to be sent.

1Touch , and then touchand

to display page 5 of the machine settings screen.

2Touchto enable the Link function.

XWhen the following message appears, touch .

3Turn off the machine.

4Use the included USB cable to connect the embroidery machine to the computer.

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5Turn on the machine.

6Using embroidery editing software provided with the Link function, such as PE-DESIGNNEXT, or later, will allow you to send the embroidery pattern(s) to the machine in the Link mode from your computer.

7When the following message appears, touch

.

XA message appears in the machine’s LCD while the machine is connecting to PC.

Note

For details on using the embroidery editing software, refer to the Instruction Manual included with the software.

*This Link dialog box is found in PE-DESIGNNEXT software.

If the following error message appears, the type of embroidery frame installed on the machine is not compatible with the size of the pattern. Replace the embroidery frame with one compatible with the size of the pattern.

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8After the embroidery pattern has been opened by the machine, the embroidering screen appears.

XThe opened embroidery pattern appears in the pattern display area with the icon for the Link function.

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2

3

1Icon for Link function

210-digitmachine ID

3Number of the pattern in the queue

• Touch to delete the pattern.

Memo

While the embroidery machine is connected to the computer, the machine’s status can be displayed by using a function of the embroidery editing software. If multiple embroidery machines are connected at the same time, check the status of the machines using the 10-digitmachine ID that appears in the machine’s screen. The following information can be viewed from the computer.

Number of the stitch being sewn and total number of stitches in the pattern

Information about sewing errors

9To change the embroidery settings for the opened embroidery pattern, touch .

Touch when the following message

appears. Touch to return to the embroidering screen.

X The embroidery settings screen appears.

0After the desired settings have been specified, touch to return to the

embroidering screen.

aTouch , and then press the start/ stop button to start embroidering.

X When embroidering is finished, the following message appears.

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bTo open another pattern sent from the computer, touch , and then repeat the procedure starting from step8 to continue

embroidering.

To stop embroidering or to embroider the same pattern again, touch .

Note

The embroidering screen settings specified

in step 0 are saved even ifwas touched to continue sewing after embroidering is finished.

Memo

If the embroidery machine is turned off while it is embroidering, the resume operation can be used the next time it is turned on.

Disabling the Link function

1Touch , and then touchand

to display page 5 of the machine settings screen.

2Touch to disable the Link function.

X When the following message appears, touch.

3Turn off the machine.

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