Working with an embroidery machine can be tricky. The software is not intuitive and the machine is very sensitive. Here is a guide using Adobe Illustrator vector files and converting them to embroidery stitch files, using Tajima Autograph and a Tajima Embroidery Machine.
 Start with your vector image in Adobe Illustrator.
 Export vector as a BMP file.
 Open Tajima Autograph
+ Click on the wizard wand icon
+ Click on Select Image
 Follow the dialog window adjusting settings by preference, clicking Next.
A) Image Transformation - width, height, unit
B) Match Colors - thread count
C) Automatic Segments - how the image will be handled
D) Judgment - color change, trim, lock stitch
 Click Finish
 You can adjust the height and width manually or by inputting it on the Edit Tab.
 Go the the Output Tab
Save as DST file - to open on Tajima Embroidery Machine
Save as PXF file - to be able to open and edit on Tajima Autograph Software
 Take to the embroidery machine!
[ Now you can create logos, button holes, & monograms! ]