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Lesson 13 - Writing To An ATA PC Card (MC10001, 10000 V3.0)

The high capacity of Compact Flash PC Cards (ATA PC Cards) makes them ideal for transporting designs in the *.jef format from your computer to the sewing machine.

ATA PC Card Facts

  • ATA PC Cards are not a Janome product. They can be purchased at discount stores, office supply stores, computer stores, or photo supply stores.
  • Once inserted into your computer, the ATA PC Card will be a designated as a drive in your computer. Depending on the configuration of your computer, the drive designation will become "E" or "F."
  • ATA PC Cards are small chips; you will need a PC Card Adapter to place them into the Memory Craft 10001 or 10000 PC Card slot. They are available for purchase at the stores listed above.
  • If your computer is a laptop, there is a slot where you can insert the ATA PC Card and its adapter into the computer.
  • If your computer is a desktop, you will need a PC Card Reader/Writer connected to a USB port. They are available for purchase at the stores listed above.

NOTE: See a list of recommended brands of ATA PC Cards that are compatible with either a laptop or PC Card Reader in our FAQ: Which brands of ATA PC Cards (also called CompactFlash cards) are the most compatible, and where can I purchase them?

Write a Design
If you want to write the design that is on the design screen to an ATA PC Card, use the Write a Design function. There are two ways to access the Write a Design function. Click ATA Card on the Menu toolbar, then click Write a Design...
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Click the icon of the ATA PC card (Write to Card) on the Standard Toolbar.
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The Write a Design dialog box will appear.

EmbF5 is open and is the default folder. If you wish to choose to write to another folder, click that folder.

Click the Write button to write the design to the default built-in folder EmbF5.

Once the design is written to the ATA PC Card, remove it from your PC and insert it into the sewing machine.
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Write Designs, Read and Erase
To write several designs to an ATA PC Card, read designs you saved in an ATA PC card folder, or erase designs from the ATA PC Card, you use the Write Designs, Read and Erase function.

To access the function, click ATA Card on the Menu toolbar. Click Write Designs, Read and Erase... from the drop-down menu.
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The Write Designs, Read and Erase dialog box will appear. Because all the above functions can be done through this box, you will notice the many options available.
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Write Designs
If you want to write several designs to the ATA PC card, select the designs by clicking a check mark next to the designs.
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Click the folder where you want to write the designs. It will open, indicating it is ready to receive the designs.

Click the Write button to write the designs selected on the left side of the box and write them to the ATA PC Card.

Read Designs
To read designs that you saved to the ATA PC Card and write them to a folder in your PC, click a check mark next to the designs you select.
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Double click the ATA PC Card folder where you saved your designs. The designs will list on the right side of the box.

Click a check box to select the designs you want to read.

Click the Read button to read the designs selected on the right side of the box and write them to the folder selected on the left side of the box.

Erase Designs
To erase designs from the ATA PC Card, click a check mark next to the designs you wish to delete.
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Double click the ATA PC Card folder where you saved your designs. The designs will list on the right side of the box.

Click a check box to select the designs you want to erase.

Click the Erase button (the Trash Can) to erase the designs selected on the right side of the box from the selected folder.

Open the Design in the Memory Craft 10001
To open the design, insert the ATA PC Card into the Memory Craft. Press the Embroidery Mode key to place the machine into Embroidery Mode.
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Then, press the Open Folder mode key.
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The folders will appear on the sewing machine screen. If you sent your design to EmbF5, the folder will have a "document" peaking out of it.

Touch the folder to open it.
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Any designs that are in the folder will show as thumbnails on the folder screen.

Touch the thumbnail of the design to select it. The design will open and show on the Ready to Sew screen.

To summarize the open process:

  1. Press the Embroidery Mode key to place the sewing machine into Embroidery mode.
  2. Press the Open Folder mode key to display the file folders.
  3. Press the ATA PC Card folder where you sent the design to open it.
  4. Press the thumbnail of the design to select it.