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Manufacturers frequently offer updates for their machines ("firmware") and their software programs. While purchased updates are always optional and generally offer feature upgrades, update features can be instrumental in keeping your machine operating optimally. And, occasionally, these updates offer bonus upgrade-worthy features for for free!

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Bernina Support Centre

Visit this convenient landing page to access a list of all Bernina models and their information and support pages. Simply click on "Search Support info for BERNINA model" and click on your model to view and download your machine's current firmware version.

  • 2022-03-01: B590*, B570QEE*, B570QE*, update to v39.03-01
    (*NG models i.e. released in and after 2017)

  • 2022-03-01: B535, B500: update to v39.03.00

(Tip: While you're there, check out the other resources available for your machine, like updated manuals and machine simulators for the 8-Series, 7-Series, the "new" 5-Series and "new" 4-Series machines—super convenient practice and learning tools to run on your PC)


Brother Support Centre (Sewing/Embroidery Machines)

Click on the logo to the left to go to Brother's Sewing Machine Support landing page. From there, select your model and follow the prompts to update your machine to its latest and greatest version. (Only the most recent updates (within the last 2 months or so) are noted below. If you haven't checked/updated your machine's firmware in a while, it's worth checking to see if one is available.). There are recent updates to the following:

  • 2023-03-29: PE Design: update v11.30 to v11.31

  • 2022-11-08: NQ3500D/NQ3600D: update to v1.31

  • 2022-11-08: NQ1700D/NQ3700D: update to v1.53

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Brother Support Centre (ScanNCut)

Click the logo at left to go to Brother's ScanNCut Support landing page; select your model and follow the prompts to update your ScanNCut to its current version:

  • 2021-10-20: SDX series: update to v1.62 (Note: ScanNCut models equipped with WiF​i can updated directly through the ScanNCut)

  • 2021-03-31: CM550DX: update to v1.819

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Brother Support Centre (CanvasWorkspace)

Click the logo to the left to view Brother's CanvasWorkspace Support landing page; select your ScanNCut model and download the newest version of CanvasWorkspace for PC/Mac:

  • 2022-02-03: Sca​nNCut CanvasWorkspace: update to v2.6.1 published for mac users only (Tip: In CanvasWorkspace, click Help -> Check for CanvasWorkspace Update to automatically look for updates.)

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