CutWork V1 to DesignWorks Upgrade Steps

If you have CutWork V1 and want to go to DesignWorks CutWork only:

  • Purchase the CutWork Update Code Card from your local authorized BERNINA Dealer

If you have CutWork V1 and want to go to DesignWorks CutWork plus Paintwork and/or Crystalwork:

  • Purchase the PaintWork and/or CrystalWork Code Card (CutWork will be updated automatically during the process of installing either PaintWork and/or CutWork)

Please note: You do NOT need to purchase a new DesignWorks dongle. DesignWorks activation will be done on your original CutWork V1 dongle.

DesignWorks Installation Upgrade Instructions/Steps:

  • Reboot your computer and allow it to come back up fully.
  • Make sure your computer has an active internet connection.
  • Turn off all anti-virus software running on the computer, including Windows Defender and Firewall.
  • Download the latest DesignWorks software (V7571) software from our consumer web site: 
  • Save the .zip file in your Downloads folder or on your desktop
  • Right click on the .zip file and select Extract All
  • Inside the extracted folder, you will find an .exe file
  • Right-click the .exe file and select Run As Administrator
  • Follow all installation prompts, including when to insert the USB dongle (the dongle must be inserted on a powered USB port directly on the computer and not a hub)
  • When asked, input the activation code(s) that you have purchased
  • The installation will tell you that the code was accepted (or not)
  • When the installation is complete, reboot your computer (leave the dongle in the computer)
  • Allow the computer to completely boot up, then open the DesignWorks software
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