Wilcom e4.5 Editing

For embroiderers who outsource their digitising and want to be able to create their own lettering. The editing tools let you fix designs without asking the digitser for help;

  • Digitising power 5% 5%
  • Editing Power 100% 100%
  • Lettering Power 100% 100%

I can modify designs whilst the customer is waiting

John - JG Customs

Wilcom EmbroideryStudio e4.5 Editing Software

Includes all the features of Wilcom’s e4.5 Lettering

  • 165+ Fonts
  • TTF Conversion
  • Monogramming, Team Names and more

Plus the power to Edit embroidery designs

  • Recognise and open more than 35 file formats
  • Edit native Wilcom .EMB files or stitch files such as .DST
  • Flip, rotate and reflect objects. Align and make same size.
  • Full control over underlay
  • Full control over pull compensation
  • Fix problems and improve stitch quality
  • Merge existing designs to create new ones

Do you outsource digitising?

Request an .EMB file back from your digitiser and open it in Wilcom Editing. Now you have complete control over the design parameters:


  • Scale the design up or down
  • Fix problems like borders and outlines by yourself, quickly
  • Reduce stitches by adjusting the stitch density
  • Change underlay settings for different fabrics
  • Change pull compensation for different fabrics
  • Improve quality by adding trims and connectors

Production Features

Auto Hoop
Display the design in the correct size hoop. No more hitting the frames.

Product Visualiser
Show designs on a fabric backgrounds or garments (images are supplied). Use them for customer approvals and job sheets to ensure the machinist sews the logo in the correct position.

Pick thread colours from all major brands or define your own. Save multiple versions of the same design showing different colourways.

Save parts of designs that you use again and again such as borders, fills and shapes. Give them keywords for easy searching and add them to the clipart database. Drag and drop them into any design.

Stitch Quality

Smart Corners
Corner angles are automatically mitered or capped to give a pin sharp finish.

Multiple Stitch types
Convert stitches to fill, satin, zig-zag and run stitch.

Split objects
Travel through a design and split objects into two.

Object Recognition
Open a machine file like .DST and recognise object outlines instead of just individual stitches.

Machine functions
Apply machine functions to trim, tie in, tie off and stop. Have complete control over the thread connectors between letters and objects.

Questions about Wilcom EmbroideryStudio e4.5 Editing?

Call 01297 300501 and we'll be happy to help.


Registered users receive free email and telephone support.


The software is delivered with a comprehensive PDF instruction manual covering all aspects of the program.

Technical Information

Wilcom can directly connect to modern machines such as Barudan, Brother, Happy and RiCOMA using their propriety connection software. In many cases older machines and other brands can be connected using the Wilcom Stitch and Connection Manager.

Operating System Compatibility

Operating System Compatibility

OS VersionWin8 32/64Win7 32/64VistaWinXPWin2000Win ME / 98 / 95
Wilcom E4YesYesNoNoNoNo
Wilcom E3YesYesYesSP3NoNo

Installing on a MAC

There are two ways that you can choose:

  1. Install in a Windows that is installed in the boot camp of MAC computer
  2. Install in a Windows that is installed in a virtual machine on MAC computer, such as Parallels or VMware.

Note: for Parallels, the “Coherence Mode” should be turned off to assure Wilcom software working fine in Windows.

We strongly suggest to use the first way. Although most users like to use the second way as it is more convenient than the first way, in some rare case, CorelDRAW software can have issue and no way for Corel Support to fix. Please keep it in mind when you make decision in which you would like to install Windows on a MAC computer.

System Requirements

PC specifications for Wilcom software

The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for the Wilcom embroidery software. Wilcom e3 software is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. You can also run Wilcom software on a Mac.

Minimum Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), or Windows® XP (32-bit) *, all with latest service packs installed.
  • 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM
  • 40 GB hard disk space (at least 20GB free disk space after installation)
  • 17″ at 1024 X 768
  • 32-bit color support
  • Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
  • Mouse or Tablet
  • DVD-ROM Drive for software installation (Dual Layer DVD-ROM for Extras DVD)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or later
  • Sound Card required for multimedia training


  • 2 GHz + Latest Intel or AMD 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) multi core processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 all with latest service packs installed. (32-bit or 64-bit Editions)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard disk space or more (at least 40 GB free disk space after installation)
  • Graphics card: Support for DirectX 9 graphics with: WDDM Driver 512MB or higher of graphics memory (non-integrated) Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware 32 bits per pixel Dual Monitor Capable Dual Monitors capable of displaying 1280 X 1024 or higher
  • Dedicated USB port for a USB Dongle
  • Mouse or Tablet
  • DVD-ROM Drive for software installation (Dual Layer DVD-ROM for Extras DVD)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10.0 or later
  • Sound Card required for multimedia training
  • Backup Device – e.g. DVD Burner, Tape Backup, removable hard drive.

*Although Windows XP (32bit) is supported, Wilcom highly recommends you consider updating to Windows 7 or Windows 8

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Regardless of brand or age, call now to find out how much you can save when you trade-in your old software against Wilcom Editing.