Working with Dropbox & AcuDesign App for the iPad

The update to Dropbox on the 10th of October, 2017 may have changed the way that you can now access your designs that you have stored in folders within the Dropbox app. Previously you could select the import / export icon to select for Dropbox from within the AcuDesign app. After the update, you can still use Dropbox, just in a different way.

The following directions will help to work with designs that you have saved into Dropbox but wish to use in AcuDesign.

1. Open Dropbox app on the iPad.
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 2. Select the Files icon at the bottom left of the screen.
3. Select the folder named ‘Apps’ that is listed under the folders heading on the left.
 4. A new list will open and one will be named ‘Artistic’, select this folder and you will have your .jef files showing.
 5. Select a file by pressing on its name. It will become highlighted blue.
 6. Now select the icon in the top right of the screen. A drop down will show and select ‘Export’.
 7. Select Open In… (The menu will change)
 8. Scroll across until you see the icon for AcuDesign. Select the icon ‘Import with AcuDesign’.
 9. The iPad will then open AcuDesign app. It will prompt you to save the design to use in the app.
 10. You can create your own folder at this point by selecting the ‘Edit’ icon.
 11. Select the ‘Add New’ icon from the list.
 12. Name the folder and description to suit you.
 13. Save the file names.
 14. Save the design to the folder and you will be able to use it through the AcuDesign App.
 15. You will now be able to see the design that you saved in the ‘Imported’ folder in the AcuDesign app.
 To download the instructions as a PDF document, click here.


AcuSketch Instruction Sheet


Always wondered how you can create your own embroidery designs for quilts and patchwork? The answer is in our new AcuSketch app, now available on the Apple iTunes store.

AcuSketch is compatible with the following sewing machine models: Memory Craft 15000 version 2.11, HORIZON Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000, SKYLINE S9/atelier 9 version 1.10.

With AcuSketch, you can easily create embroidery designs on the go using your iPad by tracing or drawing on the canvas screen with your finger or a stylus. It’s simple to use and fun for all ages – we’ll show you how!

1. Set the embroidery work area first
Measure the length and height of where you want to sew with a ruler and enter the length and height on the app.
2. Take a photo with your iPad of the sketch you want to use and then trace
Insert the iPad image and trace the design by finger or stylus. The lines are shown in gray and are easy to see. The color of the lines can be selected as well.
You can also draw a design directly on the app without a sketch. By tapping the information icon, you can take a “Tour” which explains how to use each main icon.
3. Convert image to embroidery data
You can set the stitch length you want and also choose to include locking stitches or not. You can send your designs via Wi-Fi. Save the designs on your sewing machine.


Click here to download the instructions in pdf
Click here to download the app