Installing BERNINA software on Apple products

BERNINA Embroidery Software will only be supported on the following Apple Macintosh configurations:

  • Window 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Mac OSx Lion or greater
  • Bootcamp 4.0 or greater
  • BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, BERNINA Embroidery Software 8, and DesignWorks*

*Please note DesignWorks requires a graphics card that supports 3D Direct X 9 or later.

BERNINA recommends using the built-in Bootcamp utility available with the Mac OS. If you've already installed the Mac OS X Yosemite operating system, Version 5.1 of Bootcamp is already included. You'll find installation and configuration instructions for Bootcamp at Alternatively, consult an Apple specialist.


Virtual machines Parallels or VM-ware fusion:
The use of Windows on these virtual machines is in principle possible. However, full functionality with the BERNINA embroidery software cannot be guaranteed with all Mac hardware. Therefore, BERNINA Software Support will ONLY support the use of BERNINA software products installed on a physical Bootcamp partition.
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