PES File Type

- The quick facts

What are PES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PES file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PES file?

PES files have multiple uses, and Brother Machine Embroidery Format is one of them.

Brother Machine Embroidery Format

These files contain embroidery designs for use in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

The PES files associated with these CAM applications contain instructions that an application uses to create embroideries with a computer-aided digital sewing machine.

The software running the sewing machine uses the PES file to create the designed embroidery pattern without human intervention. The file contains the pattern layout information and the embroidery color design.

How to open PES files

We have identified 4 PES openers that are compatible with this specific type of PES file.

Programs that open Brother Machine Embroidery Format files

Last updated: March 10, 2022

More file formats using the PES extension

Through our research of PES files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • PhysicsEditor Sheet
  • The Cycles Track Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PES files. Remember, different programs may use PES files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

5DEmbroidery5DEmbroideryUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
MyEditor ApplicationMyEditor ApplicationUser submitted
Embroidery ReaderEmbroidery ReaderUser submitted
PE-DESIGN LitePE-DESIGN LiteUser submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted

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