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SewCat is software for cataloging embroidery files on your computer and external media (CD's, floppy drives, etc). With SewCat you can view embroidery files in specific directories, conveniently move them into user-definable folders, and rename them in a variety of meaningful ways. All this can be done without increasing the disk space already occupied by your embroidery files! Please download the user manual for more detailed information about the features of SewCat.



SewCat offers support for some languages other than English. To use this language support, download the appropriate language file from the links below and save it in your S &S Computing/SewCat folder. In SewCat, click the menu itemTools->Language Support and choose the language there.

          Country                               Language File

          Italy                                      SewCatITA

Features of SewCat
  • Graphically choose directories (on HD/CD) to catalog by clicking your mouse
  • View and resize images (icons) of the embroidery files to be cataloged
  • Drag and drop file icons - individually or in groups - into the catalog folders
  • Drop catalogued files into other applications (editors) for further processing
  • Edit catalogued file and folder names to reflect your organizational scheme
  • Save catalogued files and restore them for future use and further editing
  • Store multiple copies of files in different (virtual) catalogs folders
  • Print albums showing the file icons and stitch information for cataloged files
  • Embroidery files in Zip-archives can be catalogued like ordinary files
  • Assign key words to catalogued files for rapid retrieval

Supported Formats

            SewCat supports reading the following file types:

WILCOM Formats:  .art, .art50, .art42, .emb, .jan

CONDENSED Formats: .cnd, .dem, .gnc

HOME Formats: .csd, .emd, .hus, .jef, .jefp, .pcd, .pcm, .pcs, .pec, .pes, .phb, .phc, .sew, .shv, .stx, .tap, .vip, .vp3, .wte, .xxx
CROSS-STITCH Formats: .krz, .pat

COMMERCIAL Formats: .bar, .dst., .dsb, .dsz, .exp, .ksm, .psf, .sst, .t01, .toy, .zsk
IMAGE Formats: .draw, .ngs

SewCat Workspace

The figure below shows a typical SewCat workspace, which is divided into three work panes. The left pane is an Explorer®-style folder view of your system, including networked drives and removable drives (provided they are connected). You click the check-box next to a folder (or folders) in this pane to display icons of all the embroidery files in the middle (working) pane. In this example, the right pane contains the Virtual Catalog, consisting of folders and files that you have created and/or "moved" from the middle pane. You may select file(s) in the middle pane with your mouse, and drag/drop them into the Virtual Catalog tree. Note that the files are not really moved around on your hard-drive this way, but are only stored in a "virtual" list making up the Virtual Catalog. In this way, very little room on your hard-drive is occupied by the Virtual Catalog. Once the Virtual Catalog is saved, it can be restored and you can easily find files according to either keywords that you assigned or by judicious choices for the folder names.

Files may be dragged and dropped from either the middle pane or the Virtual Catalog into most embroidery file editors.


SewCat Workspace Showing the Three Workspace Panes

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