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".

silhouette grouping issue

Silhouette Studio (at least up to version 3.5.7) automatically groups together all layers of the same color on import.  While this is great for simple SVGs where no layers of the same color overlap, it unfortunately means one has to manually ungroup them when they do overlap.  Follow these directions to fix:

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:

  1. Go to File>Import>Import to Library
  2. import font

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