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Using SVG Files With Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Version 3


Silhouette Studio Designer Edition version 3 has made some wonderful improvements that will help streamline your SVG workflow while giving you more control over the end result. This is especially true when using files from our store,!
Before You Get Started (Centering SVG Files)
By default, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition may not have SVG files set to "Center" when you open ...

Circle Test - Cricut Explore, Silhouette CAMEO, Sizzix eclips2

In my opinion, the circle test is one of the best ways to test a cutting machine's precision and capability when it comes to performing tight, intricate cuts. As some of you have experienced in the past, older Cricut cutting machines performed poorly when cutting small circles. Silhouette and Sizzix have done a very good job with this area and Cricut has finally joined them.

We had the Silhouette CAMEO, Sizzix ...

Using SVG Files with Cricut Design Space -

This video was created to test and demonstrate how to import SVG files (from into Cricut's new Design Space software for the Cricut Explore machine. As of this writing (Wednesday, February 19th, 2014), we've not yet actually cut our files with the Cricut Explore (we should have one very soon) so we're not sure of the final output, but we will be posting our findings as soon it arrives.

Separating SVG Files With Score Lines in SCAL and SSDE

In the following video, we'll discuss:

  • Sure Cuts A Lot 3 / eCAL - Adding Zip files to My Designs
  • Silhouette Studio Designer Edition - Importing SVG files and setting cut styles
  • Silhouette Studio Designer Edition - How to use the eraser tool to separate elements of an SVG file from
  • Sure Cuts A Lot 3 / eCAL - Using layers to separate elements of an SVG file from

Video Tutorial...

SVG Files Not Opening In Silhouette Studio Designer Edition - Centering SVG Files

Problem: When I open SVG files, they don't show up on the mat!

Solution: Because SVG files contain coordinate information, some of our files may import OFF of the cutting area. We've got a quick fix for that!
Video Instructions

Written Instructions

  • From the main toolbar, select File and click Preferences...
  • From the list of preferences, click Import Options
  • In the section labeled When Importing  SVG, click Centered
  • Click OK.
  • That's it! You've successfully configured
  • ...

    File Organization For Sure Cuts A Lot and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition - PC Version

    Is this what your desktop looks like?
    "Where do I put my files once I download them?" or "How do I organize my files?" are two of the most common questions we receive. There's nothing worse than sitting down to work on a project only to spend minutes (hopefully not hours) looking for your SVG files.
    Your File Cabinet
    It doesn't matter if you're on ...

    Free SVG Files for Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition

    What do I need to cut SVG files?
    If you have a Silhouette Cameo, Portrait or the older Silhouette SD, you can cut our amazing library of SVG files using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software or Sure Cuts A Lot 3 software! Note: You don't need both programs, just one or the other!

    The "Designer Edition" is a special upgraded version of the Silhouette Studio ...

    How To Get Better Photos With Point and Shoot Cameras

    Not everyone has enough spare change sitting around to purchase an expensive Digital SLR camera, and some of those that own them continue to have issues taking decent photographs of their paper projects. Why? It's all Flash's fault. Yes, we're talking about you Mr. Flat Light.

    Your camera's built-in flash helps you capture properly exposed photos when light conditions aren't optimal, but you shouldn't rely on flash. Unlike taking photos of ...

    Adding SVGCuts' PDF Files To Your iPad

    We all love our gadgets and we love to stay organized! In this tutorial, I'll show you how to transfer your SVGCuts' PDF files to your iPad! Save some trees, stay organized and be more efficient! Let's go!
    Installing Apple's iBooks App
    In order to view our PDF files, you'll need to install Apple's iBooks app from the Apple App store. It's free ...

    Stampables (SVG Files For Unity Stamps)

    Stampables are optional SVG files that complement your SVGCuts & Unity Stamps! Check out the video above for a demonstration! Stampables work with any SVG compatible software and cutting machine, like the Sizzix eclips (eCAL software), Silhouette CAMEO, SD and Portrait (Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software), Boss ...