TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software for Mac®

Set your creativity free with TruE™ 3 Software

A complete software system designed specifically for Mac® computers, TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software offers everything you need to bring embroidery to life. The native Mac® interface is enhanced by OS X® Yosemite features, such as gestures. The software is available in two great packages: TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE or TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS.

Compatible with most top embroidery machines
  • Multi-format and multi-document: load and save most popular embroidery formats: Babylock | Bernina | Brother | Husqvarna Viking | Janome | Pfaff | Singer.
  • Load designs by thumbnail view or from the Finder, search the name and notes in Spotlight or open by file name.
  • Convert a batch of embroideries to other formats in the Finder. View and print the color worksheet directly from the Finder and send a design directly to your connected HUSQVARNA VIKING® machine.
Create, edit, display and print designs in true three-dimensional reality
  • Make your choice of background color and select from eight different fabric textures.
  • Life View helps you see your projects with real-world perspective.
  • Designs are shown in your preferred real-life hoop.
  • Watch your design “stitching” on the screen with the Design Player and print the color worksheet or real-size background template.
Select and organize your favorite thread colors
  • Organize your thread stash and create your own thread palettes with TruE™ 3 Thread Cache – create a shopping list for your iPhone or iPad, or to print!
  • View specialty threads including metallic, multi-color and varying thicknesses. Select from 20,000 thread previews from 37 manufacturers.
  • Hover over a color block to highlight stitches of the selected color.
  • Pick a color from the Mac® Colors Window to find your threads or adjust colors automatically with Color Tone.
  • Use the intelligent ColorSort feature to reduce the number of thread changes when you sew.
TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE
  • Whatever your embroidery inspiration, TruE™ 3 ELITE will set your creativity free! Adjust your embroideries, and personalize with lettering or a unique monogram.
  • Resize, restyle and reshape your embroideries with ease, editing stitch areas to completely different patterns for a whole new look!
  • Create designs automatically from clipart or photos, make a quilt block in a few clicks or craft an all-new heirloom with amazing lace and special stitching techniques.
  • The TruE™ 3 ELITE package contains the complete range of TruE™ 3 software, assistants, fonts and embroideries, including two exclusive applications, two exclusive assistants and 100 very special bonus designs.
TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS
  • Style and transform embroidery designs with ease. Change colors, resize and rotate, and repeat designs. Move, add, or delete stitches and commands.
  • Add lettering and embellish your embroideries with motifs or frames.
  • Create beautiful designs from your favorite clipart automatically or transform a cherished family photo into an embroidery portrait — select from 6 monochrome linear or artistic effects.*
  • Visualize your personalized project on a real-life garment, quilt block or fabric. Choose from more than 2400 included backgrounds or add your own.
TruEmbroidery™ 3 software has everything you need

*Available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only


Download free Thread Cache app

Designs and images included

800+ standard embroidery designs
550+ SuperDesigns
100 bonus premium embroidery designs*
145+ embroidery fonts including 6 Puffy Foam fonts
550+ frames and flourishes including 36 Puffy Foam frames
700+ decorative motifs
2400+ backgrounds
375+ clipart images

*Available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only

Download free Thread Cache app


Other information

TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE is also available as an upgrade package from the original TruEmbroidery™ Software or TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS. Contact your local authorized retailer for full info.

Visit the TruEmbroidery™ Software for Mac® website for more inspiration, ideas and support.

File formats

  • Bernina ART .art version 1-3*
  • Brother/Babylock/Bernina PEC .pec
  • Brother/Babylock/Bernina PES .pes version 2-9
  • Compucon/Singer PSW .xxx
  • Husqvarna Viking/Pfaff .vp3, .vip
  • Husqvarna .hus
  • Janome .jef, .sew
  • Melco .exp
  • Pfaff .pcs
  • Tajima .dst
  • Toyota .10*

*Bernina ART (.art version 1, 2 and 3) can only be loaded.

System requirements

  • Mac® computer with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • Mac OS X® Yosemite, Mavericks
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB of available hard disk space
  • Display with at least 1366 x 768 or 1280 x 800 resolution, 16 million colors
  • Mouse, Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad
  • USB port
  • Dongle activation via the Internet

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