I have a new MacBook and a Brother embroidery sewing machine. A
friend has Designer's Gallery studio+. Does Embrilliance or
MacConvert replace that or is it the same or better or what?
Convert It, Mac is another product that we make. It is similar to Designer's Gallery Studio Plus, but is quite different in features. The one feature that it does not have is the catalog. We are deciding if that goes to Embrilliance or CIM.
However, for Mac users, Convert It, Mac is essential. OSX will add hidden files as it writes floppies and USB devices. Those files can prevent the embroidery machines from seeing the designs. Also Designer 1 users of both floppy and USB need to have a special set of files written, which CIM does create. CIM also has Color Sort and AutoBaste which are popular features.
And the CIM program currently comes with a copy of Thumbnailer. So you can view designs while browsing folder in the Finder.
So CIM is easily regarded as a Must-Have program for any embroiderer using a Mac, whether they also run Fusion/Paralells/Windoze or not.