PES File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PES file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PES files.

What is a PES file?

Files that contain the .pes file extension are most commonly associated with computer aided manufacturing (CAM) applications.

The PES files that are associated with these CAM applications contain instructions that an application uses to create embroideries with a computer-aided digital sewing machine. The computer application that is running the sewing machine uses the PES file to create the designed embroidery pattern. The file contains the pattern layout information as well as the embroidery color design.

The Corel Word Perfect Program Editor has also been known to use the .pes file suffix. These PES files contain the workspace files that are created with the Corel program.

How to open PES files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PES for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PES openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PES

While we know of one file format using the .PES file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PES file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

POSE STUDIOPOSE STUDIOUser submitted
5DEmbroidery5DEmbroideryUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
3D Embroidery3D EmbroideryUser submitted
PE-DESIGN NEXTPE-DESIGN NEXTUser submitted
MyEditor ApplicationMyEditor ApplicationUser submitted
Embroidery ReaderEmbroidery ReaderUser submitted
PE-DESIGN LitePE-DESIGN LiteUser submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PES-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PES-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!