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silhouette cameo, how do I save as SVG

CammiCammi Posts: 2Member
edited December 2012 in Off Topic
HELLO, I have had my Cameo now since FEB 2012 and I am really frustrated with only being able to save as .STUDIO type files, As I design a lot of cutaway designs myself and I would like to be able to share these with a wider circle of crafters.
I have been looking at other software, but it has taken me this long to get to grips with the studio software, I have the DE version and I believe that when Ifirst had my machine I could save as SVG, but with every subsequent update Silhouette have taken away a lot of the things that we could do.
Has any one any ideas please?
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  • kmmhugkmmhug Posts: 761Member
    You could only save as a SVG in the 1.9 and 2.0 versions of the designer software. My best suggestion is that if you still have either the CD with one of those versions or the download on your computer that you re-install it and design in the current edition and then use the older version to convert/save it as SVG. I have a subscription to the store and use my upgraded designer edition simply for saving as SVG. I do all my designing in other programs. If you no longer have the correct versions, I believe that there are several sources online to download them still. Google should help you out there or someone may come along with a link.
    Loving my Cougar and Cameo!
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,373Member
    See the tutorial called VI.06_FromSilhouetteStudioDE_ToMakeThe Cut.pdf
    posted here:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/06_File Conversion Techniques/

    You need to be a member of the group to access the files there, but membership is FREE.
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  • CatWomanCatWoman Posts: 58Member
    I did a blog post a little while ago on how to do this. You can find it here: catscrapfever.blogspot.ca/2012/10/how-to-export-silhouette-studio-files.html
  • MeFlickMeFlick Posts: 6,206Member
    @CatWoman - Welcome to the MTC forum. I went and reviewed your post that you made and see at the time that you wrote it you indicated that you are not really very familiar with MTC and that you hoped to get a Zing sometime this next year. As a result, I wanted to tell you a couple of things. First, there is no need to take the file over to Inkscape to trace. You can do a fill of the image in the Silhouette Studio software and take a screen capture and then take that image directly to MTC to do a pixel trace. This would eliminate a lot of the work you are doing with your post. I think @Juliefes has a written tutorial on how to do this as well at her MTC_Tuts Yahoo Group. Lots of great info. there and it is free to join.

    Also, If you have not already purchased MTC (because you know it comes with your Zing you hope to buy soon) or have not already downloaded the trial version, I wanted you to know that you can download the trial version and work with it to learn it now while waiting on your Zing. That way you are ready to go "full throttle" when you can get your new cutter!
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  • CatWomanCatWoman Posts: 58Member
    @MeFlick - thanks for the info about the the MTC_tuts group. I think I'm a member already. One of the reasons I "export" the image is so I can get a higher resolution image other than the 72dpi that a screen shot produces. I find it generates a better quality image capturing the details better.

    I have downloaded the MTC trial version, but I haven't had much time lately to try it out. Most of my projects these days are print & cut, so I can't test that feature in MTC until I have a licensed version. I'll be looking forward to having some time to play with MTC over the next couple of weeks after all the hoopla of the holidays cools down.
  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    @CatWoman you can test the trace feature and you will fall in love! You can test PNC it will just cut a line through the design but you would see how easy and how good it works.
    Missouri
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,373Member
    The print resolution from Make The Cut is dependent entirely upon the size of the original image. If you Pixel Trace a high resolution graphic into Make the Cut, you will see a low resolution image on screen, but when you print or export, the original high resolution image is used. So there should be no need to export to other programs for printing.

    @KarenP It is difficult to test print and cut from the trial version, because the print feature is disabled in that. You can cut and get a slash through the cut project, but without the ability to print from the software, you cannot test that function of the software.

    @CatWoman I have spent way too much money on vector graphics software for cutters, as I have a whole arsenol of them. I can tell you that Make The Cut costs very little for what you get, and is my first choice for daily use. Your one time investment in this software for all the future updates is an amazing deal. It is worth way more than its cost, even if only for the over 6000 cutting files that come with it in the Gallery. If you have been using the Pixel trace features, you know that it is the best available anywhere. So I encourage you to save your pennies so that you can take advantage of all it has to offer.
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  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    I thought the demo version was fully functional except for the slash through a cut project...good to know.
    juliefes said:


    @KarenP It is difficult to test print and cut from the trial version, because the print feature is disabled in that. You can cut and get a slash through the cut project, but without the ability to print from the software, you cannot test that function of the software.blockquote>

    Missouri
  • CatWomanCatWoman Posts: 58Member
    @juliefes - that is reason I use the method I describe on my blog to "export" my Silhouette files - to get the high resolution image to use in MTC. I know that the older 1.9 or 2.0 version of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition will allow you to save as svg files, but the method I use in my tutorial is useful for people who don't have the designer edition of the software.
  • PPDPPD Posts: 553Member
    Will the 1.7.1 version save as svg's?
  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    PPD said:

    Will the 1.7.1 version save as svg's?

    No.

    Missouri
  • kmmhugkmmhug Posts: 761Member
    It is only the 1.9 or 2.0 of the designer edition that will export SVG. Those versions are available for download and various blogs online. You can download the correct edition and then purchase the Designer version to upgrade it and then you are able to export as SVG. If you do so make sure you set it up in the settings to NOT update automatically or you will lose the ability when it updates to the current versions.
    Loving my Cougar and Cameo!
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