The process to migrate my EQ7 (PC version) to my Mac went smoothly. I own EQStitch as well, and Electric Quilt has worked out the licensing so that I am able to migrate my EQ7 to the Mac. Electric Quilt still allows two active licenses at any time, so although EQStitch does not currently run on the Mac (maybe in the future??), I am still able to have both EQ7 for Mac and EQStitch on PC active at the same time.
Here's how to get your EQ7 PC version up and running on the Mac:
- Purchase a EQ7 Migration Kit. This product will allow you to use your current EQ7 license on another platform. The first step will be to verify your EQ License. Make sure you have your EQ7 (not EQStitch) license ID and password. I was a little concerned at first when I couldn't find my EQ7 disc. I found it, along with the license ID and password, in the inside back cover of my EQ7 user manual.
- This is a software download over 700MB in size. It took me about 6 minutes to download with our Internet connection (we have FiOS). The cost for this product is $24.95, which I thought was very reasonable.
- Once downloaded, find the file in your Finder. My file was Electric_Quilt_7.dmg. (.dmg is a Disk Image File.) Double click on this file. Your system will mount this disk image file, and a window will pop up with instructions. Drag the EQ7 icon from this window onto your Applications folder, as instructed.
- The installation will then take place.
- It takes a few minutes to complete. Once it is done, you'll see your awesome Welcome screen open in Electric Quilt 7!
|BlockBase blocks show up without a problem.|
|The Add-On Libraries show up under the EQ7 Libraries.|
Next on the EQ Wish List is EQStitch for Mac, please!