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How to Convert SVG files for use in Silhouette Studio

How to Convert SVG files for use in Silhouette Studio

Posted by Hollie on 27th Jan 2016

If you have a Silhouette, then you have the basic software that arrives with it Silhouette Studio.

We get asked all the time why you can't use a SVG in Silhouette Studio. Here is the answer. You must have the upgraded DE version of the software to be able to import SVG files.

Today we are going to show you how to use SVG's without upgrading. Sure it's a little more work, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy.

Step 1: Download Inkscape to your computer. It's free.

Step 2: Launch Inkscape

Step 3: Open the file you would like to convert. File menu, open, select your svg file.

Step 4: Now that you have your file open. Select File menu, save, save as: Desktop Cutting Plotter. When it asks select file type: ROBO-Master type of spline output. Click ok.

DONE! Your file is ready for use in Silhouette Studio.

Open your Silhouette Studio Software. Go to File menu, open, all files, and select the file you just saved in Inkscape.

Tip: If you would like to use the file again at a later date you can save it in .studio format in your Silhouette Studio software.

Ready to upgrade your Silhouette software to Designer Edition? You can purchase the DE upgrade in our shop.