Current model Happy machines provide an impressive ability to load hoop maps for just about any hoop that will fit on the machine. Why is this a big deal? This gives the operator a visual map of the design position and fit inside the usable sewing area unique to that hoop, just like the pre-programmed Happy brand hoops. In this way, even new operators have a good visual check on design fit, and can re-position the hoop on the spot, watching the actual hoop move along with the animation on screen. And since different hoops enable a machine to do different kinds of jobs, Happy machine operators can adapt to the very wide variety of hoops available with relatively little fuss! Works on all new Happy embroidery machines (including single and multi-head models), as well as with first generation color Voyager and HCD-1501 models.
General instructions: Download the hoop files you wish to install. Since each is a ZIP files containing a single hoop map, you’ll have to extract the map file after downloading it, saving it onto your CompactFlash card or USB thumb drive (if your machine has a USB thumb drive port.). After doing so, follow the instructions appropriate for your machine, below, right.
Hoopmaps for Durkee Hoops (updated 7/6/2016)
Hoop map, Durkee 15x30cm “jeans” hoop – zip file contains maps for both vertical and horizontal orientations.
Hoop map, Durkee 10x30cm “sleeve” hoop – zip file contains maps for both vertical and horizontal orientations.
Hoop map, Durkee 12x24cm (5x9in) hoop – note that this is a vertically-oriented hoop.
Hoop map, Durkee 15cm square hoop
Hoop map, Durkee 24cm square hoop
Hoop map, Durkee 30cm square hoop
Hoop map, Durkee 9cm round hoop
Hoop map, Durkee Cap Frame
Instructions for Touch Screen Happy machines
Instructions for most 3rd party hoops
(updated August 11, 2014)
Instructions for Color Voyager1, HCD1, HCR machines
Instructions for most 3rd party hoops
Instructions for Hooptech clamp windows
Instructions for Hooptech 8-in-1 windows
Hoopmaps for Hooptech Products: Clamps & the 8-in-1 Updated 8/11/14
Note: When using these maps, be sure to enter the correct Y-offset (X can stay at zero). For ITCS2 (large), offset is -80mm. For ITCS1 (small base), offset is -60.3mm.
Hoop map, Hooptech Clamp ITCS1 (small base), 2.5″w x 4″h window
Hoop map, Hooptech Clamp ITCS1 (small base), 3.5″w x 4″h window
Hoop map, Hooptech Clamp ITCS1 (small base), 4.5″ square window
Hoop map, Hooptech Clamp ITCS2 (large base), 5.5″ square window
Hoop map, Hooptech Clamp ITCS2 (large base), 4.5″w x 6″h hoop
Hoop map, Hooptech Clamp ITCS2 (large base), 7.5″w x 6″h hoop
Hoop map, Hooptech 8-in-1 System 7 window sizes included in this file (cap attachment not included) Updated Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
Hoop map, Hooptech Clamp ITCS1 (window), 6″w x 6″h
Hoopmaps for Magnetic Mighty Hoops from Hoopmaster (updated 7/23/18)
Hoop map, Mighty Hoop 4.25 inch square hoop
Hoop map, Mighty Hoop 5.5 inch square hoop
Hoop map, Mighty Hoop 6.5 inch square hoop
Hoop map, Mighty Hoop 8inch x 9inch hoop
Hoop map, Mighty Hoop 10 inch square hoop
Hoop map, Mighty Hoop 7.25 inch square hoop
Hoop map, Mighty Hoop 8.25 x 6.25 in hoop
Durkee EZ Frames
Hoop map, Durkee EZ Frames This ZIP file contains hoop maps for the following Durkee EZ Frames: 4″x12″ (4″x12″ is not compatible with 12-needle Voyager or 7-needle Journey), 5″x8″, 5″x5″, 7″x5″, 7″x7″, 8″x8″, 5″x4″, 4″x4″, and the 2.5″x4″. Note that the back of cap EZ frame is not mappable because of its shape. Also included in the ZIP file is a list of the offsets required for all hoop maps enclosed, so that the hoop automatically centers.
Hooptech Hoops (conventional tubular hoops)
Hoop map, Hooptech square 7.5 inch hoop
TEMPLATE for making your own Hoopmaps
You can download and print. For large hoopmaps, you can print this to a sheet of 11″x 17″ paper. Follow the directions in your machine’s manual for making your own hoopmaps (for compatible HAPPY machine models).