A format that allows resizing without affecting the machine embroidery design integrity. The stitch count adjusts with the resizing so the density of each part of the design remains the same as in the original embroidery design. When purchasing designs, this is a desired format to get the most versatility from a design; however, it is important to know if your particular software program (ex. Wilcom 2006 or DecoStudio) can read and convert this embroidery format to a stitched design.
Even though it may be technically possible to enlarge or decrease the size of a design, it may not sew well at exteme sizes. When changing the size of any embroidery design, keep in mind that the detail of a particular embroidery design may not be suitable for extreme change. Especially when there is a great deal of detail, changing the embroidery design may only be possible to a certain extent before it loses its integrity.
True condensed designs have a file extension of a .cnd. However, some designs may be referred to as condensed, if they can be risized in the their native software.
For open embroidery design with .cnd extension you may using Wilcom (ex. 2006 version) , Tajima (ex Tajima Pulse Maestro), EOS, Wings and any professional embroidery software.