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To use a file in Silhouette Studio you can either open, merge, or import to My Library.  Silhouette Studio will open the following files:

  • .gsd 
  • .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".

The only Cricut machine that is capable of using .svg files is the Cricut Explore.  To import .svg files, you must use Cricut Design Space.

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Cricut Design Space is online software.  You don't need to download software on to your computer.  That is a great pro unless you don't have internet connection.  

To import .svg files to Cricut Design Space do the following:ottom right-hand corner.  The cutting process will begin.  

Cricut Design Space has made life easier for people who want to keep the cutting process simple.  Unfortunately in doing so, you may find your score lines jump off your project and land on a mat by themselves.  There is an easy fix for it.  

  1. After your file is opened in Cricut Design Space, make sure you have only the elements you want grouped together on your mat.
  2. Click on Select All
  3. In the Layers Palette click "Attach"

Older versions of Cricut Design Space did not always open up .svg files true to size.  You no longer have to worry about sizing issues in Cricut Design Space.  If you do want to resize an image, upload it to your mat and drag the image smaller  or bigger by clicking on double arrow icon in the lower- right hand corner.

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An alphabet is a full-color set of letters and is made up of individual image files. These image files can be imported, viewed, arranged, printed, and changed in a graphics editing software such as PhotoShop or word processing programs such as Word. There are a few ways to use an alphabet.  The easiest way is to use the online tool for alphabets.  Learn about that here.If you would rather you can download the whole alphabet.  It will come in a zipped file.  Learn how to unzip it here.Once your folder is unzipped you will have a large folder of letters, numbers, and cha..
Open your InVue SoftwareGo to File>Import>SVG/PVG/WPCNavigate to your previously saved SVG fileClick OpenThe default for InVue is to bring every SVG in grouped.  If you need it ungrouped, click on the red x at the top of your selectionIf you have a file that must have a specific size, you need to take care of sizing in InVue.  InVue uses 72 DPI while software like MTC and Inkscape uses 90 DPI.  This will make files bigger in InVue.  To resize, go the the drop down box in the upper left-hand corner that says "Move To".  Use the drop down arrow to change it to W/H ..
Joanna from I Love 2 Cut Paper shows us how to make easy shaped cards from LD SVGS.  Follow her tutorial here...
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