As Curio continues to make its way across the globe, we’ve noticed a trend in the questions asked. Here are the four most-asked questions about Curio—and their answers.
The Curio functions in Silhouette Studio® are grayed out and I can’t use them. Do I need to purchase the Business Edition to get my Curio to work?
You DO NOT need to purchase Business Edition in order to get your Curio to work.
Curio is compatible with each version of the software currently available, including the free edition of Silhouette Studio®. If you own Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition or Business Edition you can set Curio to be your default machine by right clicking and selecting “Set as Default Cutter.” That way the Curio functions will always be available, even when you’re Curio isn’t connected.
If you have Silhouette Studio® Basic Edition, the Curio tools will only be available if your Curio was the last machine plugged in. If your buttons are grayed out, simply connect your Curio and they’ll pop back up.
I can’t figure out how many platforms to use. Where are the platform settings?
To find the platform settings go to the “Cut Settings” menu and click on your chosen medium.
Silhouette Studio® tells you how many platforms you need based on what kind of medium you’re putting through your Curio. Silhouette Studio® will also give you the default cut settings for your chosen medium as well as the required number of platforms. Adjust as needed.
I want to cut bigger things. Why is the cut area so small?
While Curio is a cutting machine as well as an embossing, stippling, and sketching machine, its primary intention is for smaller jobs.
Curio is a specialty tool and is meant to be an addition to your Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette CAMEO®. Adding Curio is the best way to round out your Silhouette family.
Why can’t I use the Curio functions with my CAMEO or my Portrait?
The Curio functions can damage or possibly ruin your CAMEO or your Portrait.
Curio is specially designed to handle the stippling, etching, embossing, and debossing effects. Its higher clearance level and its unique carriage design allows for a larger range of vertical motion, which allows Curio to perform specialty jobs.
Put simply, the other Silhouette cutting machines are not designed for the stippling or embossing effects. Your other Silhouette machines are not equipped to handle those added features.
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