Well here we are, finally!!! I am super excited to introduce the new software to you. It will change the way you use your silhouette! This software gives you the ability to take more creative liberties and quickly get your project done, start to finish. You now have more ease in finding shapes, organizing and keeping your library up to date and relevant to your needs.
I just want to point out some amazing features and maybe some things that we all love and couldn’t wait to use. Yes we too have been soooo ready for the new software. I’ll be honest I have been skeptical about changing. I have really gotten into my groove with the robo master software, but I am excited for all the amazing possibilities Silhouette Studio is going to allow me to create.
Lets jump right in:
First things first, when you open the software, your default document starts with an 8.5×11 page placed on your carrier sheet. On the right panel you will see the option to change the document sizing.
If your page is larger than the actual carrier sheet, the “mat image” goes away showing you that your document size will no longer fit only on the mat.
Also the “mat image” goes away when you navigate away from the page panel and move on to other options. When you return to the Page panel you can see the mat again. You may want to see the mat always, in this case under the File menu select “Preferences” and then under defaults you can select the option to show carrier sheet always.
The most amazing part of this feature is the ability to see exactly where your image will be cut on the mat. Lets say, I want to cut out a heart and I have a favorite piece of scrap paper that I want to cut it from. This software now allows you to do this. Slide the “reveal carrier sheet” button all the way to the right and you can see where to place your paper. Make sure you load the Silhouette with the “Load w/Carrier” setting. AGGGHHH…this is AMAZING!!! I am cutting a 1.75″ heart from a 2×2 scrap of paper. Like I said amazing!
Another new feature you may have noticed is the addition of a dimension box around each shape. It allows you to know exactly the shape size and re-size without searching for the dimensions.
There are so many exciting features:
* Unlimited undo (YAY!)
* Eraser tool
* Knife tool
* Freehand Drawing tool
* Double Cut Button (for thicker media)
* Fill shapes with patterns
* Text Wrap
* Enhanced Welding
* Tons of a Advanced Options (just start clicking around and check it all out)
Another important thing to mention is the ability to import all you shapes from the robo master software into the new software. You can do this by clicking on the File menu and selecting “Import ROBO Master Library”. All your files instantly load into your new library.
Speaking of the Library, this new software allows you to search just like the online store. If you are looking for a flower, anything with the word flower as part of the name or description will come up. You can also receive the same info on a shape by clicking on it and it will pull up any instructions descriptions etc…you see when purchasing the shape from the online store. Categorize your shapes, rename them, delete them, just about anything you have been dreaming.
So this is not an amazing cutting feature, but it makes using the software fun! You have the ability to change the background color and customize it to your taste. So fun right?
There are so many great NEW and reinvented functions the new software has. Play around with it become more familiar with its setup. There is a manual available in the software and can be found in the Help menu. This should be able to answer any questions you may have, but for more tutorials, check back here every Monday and learn how to use your new software to its fullest potential! Have a great weekend!