.EXP File Extension
File Type 1Melco Embroidery File
What is an EXP file?
An EXP file is an embroidery CAM (computer aided manufacturing) file saved in the Melco EXP format. It contains codes that tell the needle of a commercial sewing machine how to create an embroidery. EXP files may also be saved in the Bernina USB EXP format, which is used for embroideries made by personal sewing machines.
Bernina USB EXP files only store the design of the embroidery. They do not contain thread colors and will use the default thread colors of the program used to open the files.
NOTE: EXP files are most commonly used by the 830, 780, and 580 Bernina machines. But they may also be used by the 630 and 340 Bernina machines.
File Type 2Symbols Export File
.EXP File Association 2
Developer file used by various software development IDEs and compilers; stores symbol table data, which is information about a program's data and functions; used for linking program information to another program, such as a debugger.
File Type 3Export File
.EXP File Association 3
Data file exported by a variety of different program; typically saved in a more standard format than the program's proprietary file type so the file can be opened and read by other programs; often exported by selecting "File→Export" within the program.
Some programs that export EXP files include Intuit QuickBooks and IBM iSeries software.
File Type 4CATIA 4 Export File
.EXP File Association 4
File created by CATIA version 4, a program used model manufactured components for the industrial design process; contains an exported design, including 3D models, material specifications, and properties; used to export all design data together.
File Type 5DX Series Exported Video File
.EXP File Association 5
An EXP file contains surveillance video created by DX Series digital video recorders (DVR), such as DX4100 or 4800. It stores video with MPEG-4 compression and metadata, such as the time and date of recording, camera number, video format, and recording mode.
DX Series DVRs come with inputs for security cameras. These cameras capture the surveillance video, which is then stored in EXP files by the DVRs. The EXP files can then be played using DX Series Export Viewer.
File Type 6Bernina Embroidery File
.EXP File Association 6
An EXP file is an embroidery CAM (computer aided manufacturing) file saved in the Bernina USB EXP format. It contains codes, such as stop, jump, and trim, that tell the needle of a personal sewing machine how to create an embroidery. EXP files may also be saved in the Melco EXP format, which is used for commercial embroideries.
Bernina USB EXP files only store the design of the embroidery. The color information for the design is contained in the INF file, which is typically found with the EXP design file and the .BMP image file in the Bernina Personal Design USB flash drive.
EXP files are most commonly used by the 830, 780, and 580 Bernina machines. But they may also be used by the 630 and 340 Bernina machines.
NOTE: EXP files are similar to Tajima Embroidery .DST files.
File Type 7Aurora Expert Trace File
.EXP File Association 7
Data communications trace file generated by Aurora Expert; contains tracing information that records the path of data across multiple devices and locations; used for diagnosing and analyzing communications traffic; works with PPP, IP, ISDN, V5, and Frame Relay systems.
File Type 8SonicWALL Preference File
.EXP File Association 8
Stores configuration information and custom settings for a SonicWALL firewall; may be exported and loaded by another system to transfer firewall settings; named "sonicwall.exp" by default, but can be renamed.
May be created by selecting System→Settings, then clicking "Create Backup Settings" within the SonicWALL management interface.