| The Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software is much like AdobeR IllustratorR. The big difference is that the Silhouette software turns the SVG vector lines and shapes into cutting lines for the Silhouette cutting machine. Below are a few basic tips for using downloadable SVG cutting files with your SilhouetteR CameoR machine.|
Setting Your Silhouette To Use SVGs
Letís set up the Silhouette Preferences for importing SVGs into the workspace. We will tell Silhouette to place the SVG image centered on the workspace. From there, we can move it to any location as needed.
How To Open SVG Cut Files Into Silhouette
There are many places on the web where you can purchase downloadable SVG cut designs. In order for your downloaded SVG files to work in your Silhouette machine, you will need to upgrade from the basic Silhouette Studio to the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. Also, keep in mind that you do not want to import the SVGs into your Silhouette Library. If you do, the SVGs will not work correctly. You will need to open the SVGs into the Silhouette workspace using the File menu.
How To Scale Your SVG Cut Files In Silhouette
Once you have opened the SVG into the Silhouette Drawing Area, the image should be at the correct size for the design. However, you may wish to enlarge or decrease the dimensions of the design. To do this, you will use the Scale menu.
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