Silhouette Studio Software
Silhouette Studio Software works exclusively on the Silhouette machines. This easy to use software comes in two version. There is the basic FREE version and for $49 more, a designer edition. Both versions are meant to be used with our cut set files. Both versions have the following features in common:
- font access
- ability to use jpg, bmp, and png files
- ability to use image effects such and tint and color saturation
- ability to print and cut
The Designer Edition has the following extra features:
- ability to use SVG files w/o converting
- advanced eraser and knife featurs
- sketch conversion tools
- nesting feature
- basic rhinestone conversion tools
Learn more about Silhouette Studio software here.
To use a file in Silhouette Studio you can either open, merge, or import to My Library. Silhouette Studio will open the following files:
- .studio - this is the native format for Silhouette Studio
- .dxf - this is the file format LD packages with cut its and recommends
- .svg - this format is only available to open when you upgrade to Designer Edition
- .ttf and .otf - font files
The native file format for Silhouette Studio is .studio. It cannot import .svg unless you have upgraded and bought the Designer Edition. If you do not wish to pay for the upgrade, we suggest using .dxf files. The disadvantage to .dxf files is that they do not come in layered like a .svg file. It can also be difficult to see what they are as there are not thumbnail images of them until they are imported into your Silhouette Studio Library.
You can choose to open a .dxf file by clicking "Open" and changing Files of type filed to "All Files" or "DXF". Navigate to the folder where your LD .dxf files are stored, choose a file and click "open".
If you buy your fonts on Lettering Delights or our sister site, ScrapNFonts, you might want to keep them organized in Silhouette Studio's Library. This is easy to do:
- Go to File>Import>Import to Library
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