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What is a CWPRJ file?
A CWPRJ file is a project file created by Brother CanvasWorkspace, a program used to create cutting designs and transfer them to Brother cutting machines. It contains a cutting design, which may consist of text, shapes, images, custom drawings, and color information. Saving a CanvasWorkspace project as a CWPRJ file allows users to close a project and re-open it later.
Brother CanvasWorkspace is a free program that allows sewing and embroidery enthusiasts to design patterns for use with Brother cutting machines, such as the DC200, CM650W, SDX225, and many others. If a user wants to save a finished or in-progress CanvasWorkspace project, they can do so by selecting File → Save or Save As... from the program's menu bar. CanvasWorkspace then saves the user's project as a CWPRJ file.
How do I transfer a CWPRJ file to a Brother cutting machine?
CWPRJ files cannot be transferred to Brother cutting machines. To transfer the design a CWPRJ file contains to a Brother cutting machine, you must first save the design as an .FCM file. You can then transfer the FCM file to your cutting machine.
To save a design as an FCM file, select File → Export FCM file... from CanvasWorkspace's menu bar. Then, choose the save location, name the file, and click Save.
How to open a CWPRJ file
You can open a CWPRJ file in Brother CanvasWorkspace (Windows, Mac, Web). To do so, select File → Open..., navigate to and select your CWPRJ file, and click Open.