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Convert FCM files (Used by Brother Scan and Cut machines) to SVG

Convert Bothers’s FCM file format to the SVG format as used by Inkscape and other vector editing applications.

FCM File Location:

10 conversions left for IP address 54.81.88.93

  Max. File Size 30MB


Download Link:  

To view the SVG file in a browser click on the link. To save the SVG file, right clight and select 'Save Link As' or 'Save Target As'.

An FCM thumbnail viewer is available FCM Thumbnail Viewer

Legal Disclaimer

There is no association between the author of this website and Brother. This is NOT Brother approved, but they are aware of it.

No transfer of the image licence is implied by using the converter, that remains with the original copyright owner of the image file.


Updated 21 June 2017

The SVG output has been changed from pixels to points (72 Dots per Inch), to correct the scaling with other SVG reader applications. This is NOT a bug/issue with the converters, but with other applications that cannot read the SVG 1.1 specification correctly. For some more information, see http://ideas-r-us.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=56.0

Updated: 16 April 2015
Drawings that have rhinestone shapes (created in Canvas) are now converted without errors.

Updated: 25 January 2015
Some shapes were the wrong size and the wrong rotation when the FCM file was created with the Scan and Machine.

Updated: 24 July 2014
Cut only lines are now red, and the draw only lines are now blue in the SVG file.

Updated: 23 July 2014
The grey fill colour in the converted SVG file has be removed, it is now clear.

Updated: 3 May 2014
The converter now works with FCM files that have been created with the Brother machine itself.

Known Issues

  • Both the print and cut ‘layers’ are converted to a single file
  • Objects are not grouped
Please report any errors/problems at the forum (requires registration) http://ideas-r-us.co.uk/forum/.

There may be a delay/timeout at peak times (or large complex files), so please try again later.

Both the FCM and converted SVG files may be stored on the server for up to a week before being deleted.