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.

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

Modules Included

TruE™ 3 Studio

Adjust, personalize and combine embroidery designs, frames and flourishes. Preview your project and use letters & SuperDesigns to personalize and embellish all your projects. Generate fonts automatically from TrueType® or OpenType® fonts on your computer; also use the Monogram Assistant.





TruE™ 3 Modify*

Shape and style your embroidery with easy object editing and convert to different patterns. Transform your design with the fantastic global morphing effects. Analyze a design and select stitches to modify. Improve stitchout quality.


*Available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only





TruE™ 3 Create*

Create designs using real-world measurements and view them in three-dimensional reality in your hoop. Create Motif Fills or Lines with over 700 motif choices. Choose from thousands of amazing stitch effects and select from one of 75 shapes to create as fill, line, or fill plus line.


*Available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only



TruE™ 3 QuickCreate Assistant

Create standard, redwork or border designs automatically from clipart! Create a standard embroidery using satin and fill areas; alternatively, trace outlines or enclosed areas. 375 clipart images included – or use your own!

TruE™ 3 PhotoStitch Assistant

Bring your photos to life with color, heritage sepia or color tile effects*. A wonderful representation of your photo is created – or use the monochrome linear effect for quicker stitching. Use autolevels, crop, rotate and remove backgrounds to adjust your pictures.


*Color effects available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only

TruE™ 3 QuiltBlock Assistant*

Create a filled or outline quilt block automatically. Select from 9 external tessellating quilt block shapes that may be placed at any angle to help piece a quilt with your desired seam allowance. Add one of 75 internal shapes as a fill, or outline within a filled block.


*Available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only

features and benefits

Create, edit, display and print designs in true three–dimensional reality with zoom ability
Make your choice of background color and select from eight different fabric textures. Designs are shown in your preferred real-life hoop. Watch your design “stitching” on the screen with the Design Player. Life View helps you see your projects with real-world perspective. Print the color worksheet or real-size background template.

Multi-format and multi-document: load and save most popular embroidery formats
Load designs by thumbnail view or from the Finder, search the name and notes in Spotlight or open by file name. View multiple projects side by side on screen. Automatically reopen designs when launching applications. Design parts stay separate unless you combine. Many features make stitching out your embroidery project easier.

So easy to use
Undo and Redo is unlimited. Help is always at hand with a range of online learning materials is provided including tool tips, extensive program help, Internet FAQs and a Learning Center with interactive tutorials. Smart Update always gives you the latest system.

Select your favorite colors
View specialty threads including metallic, multi-color and varying thicknesses. Select from 20,000 thread previews from 37 manufacturers. Filter by desired manufacturer and search for threads within a range by number. Organize your thread stash and create your own thread palettes. Use the intelligent ColorSort feature to reduce the number of thread changes when you sew

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 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

Applications included:

TruE™ 3 Studio – Adjust, personalize and combine embroidery designs, frames and flourishes
TruE™ 3 Modify* – Restyle and transform embroideries with the perfect touches.
TruE™ 3 Create* – Tap into unlimited embroidery design possibilities with thousands of stitch effects.
TruE™ 3 QuickCreate Assistant – Create three types of designs automatically from clip-art.
TruE™ 3 PhotoStitch Assistant** – Create an embroidery portrait from your favorite photo.
TruE™ 3 QuiltBlock Assistant* – Create a filled or outline quilt block automatically.
TruE™ 3 Thread Cache – Organize your thread stash and create a shopping list.

*Available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only
**Color effects available in TruE™ 3 ELITE only

Upgrade Packages Available
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.

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