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Get Help Navigating Silhouette Studio® Mobile

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Silhouette Studio® Mobile works in tandem with Silhouette Link™ to put our powerful Silhouette software in the palm of your hand. For help downloading and installing, check out our video here.

Logging In

Log into your account using your Silhouette login and password. Logging in will give you access to your designs in your Library, Silhouette Cloud, and, for non-iOS devices, the Silhouette Design Store.
Connecting your Machine, Mobile Device, and Computer

1The red dot on the cut icon at the bottom of the screen indicates there is not a machine attached and you will not be able to cut. Attach your Silhouette machine to your computer via the USB cable just like you would while using the desktop version of Silhouette Studio® on your computer. Then, check that your mobile device is wirelessly attached to Silhouette Link on your computer through your wireless network. The dot will turn green indicating you are ready to cut. You are still able to use the app to create designs and to browse the Design Store when your device isn’t attached to your network.
Dual Screens

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There are two screens in the Silhouette Mobile app. The home screen is the design screen, which looks similar to the design screen in the desktop version of Silhouette Studio®. To access the second screen, tap the Silhouette logo in the bottom corner. From this second screen you can access your Library, a collection of free designs, and, for non-iOS devices, the Silhouette Design Store. To return to the design screen, tap the Silhouette logo again.
Navigation

Zoom in and out by pinching screen. Swipe with two fingers in any direction to pan your work area.

 

 

Adjusting your Settings

3Adjust your settings by clicking the icon at the bottom right of the screen. A menu will appear with five options: Help, File, Page Settings, Options, and Exit.
Help
File

File has the basic options to create a New Document and to Save or Save As your current document. Your saved files are placed in the User Designs folder within the Cloud.

 

Page Settings

In the Page Size feature choose which size you want the page to appear on your screen. In Media Type choose which material you will be cutting with your Silhouette. In the last option, Cutting Mat, choose which cutting mat you are using.

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Options

In the Options menu, change your preferred language, adjust your default settings, change user, and deregister your device.

 

Exit

This will take you completely out of the app.

 

Accessing your Library

Begin by accessing the second screen in the app by clicking the Silhouette logo.
It will open into a new page with two icons at the bottom: your Library and your Silhouette Cloud. For non-iOS devices, you will also find the Silhouette Design Store here. To access the Design Store on iOS devices, you will need to visit http://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/ via a Web Browsing application e.g. Safari.

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Your Library will have your recently downloaded items from the Silhouette Design Store.
Silhouette Cloud will have all of your saved files. You can also create new folders to keep your files sorted and you can cut, copy, delete files.

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Using Tools Along the Top

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The tools along the top create lines, shapes, and text. Each icon opens into sub menu with additional options. Simply click the shape you would like and then tap and drag on to the design page. For Polygons and Curved Shapes, tap on to the document preview and then continue tapping at the points you wish your lines to be created. To finalize your design tap again in the Creation Origin circle. Stretch the shape with your fingers to make it your desired size.

 

Cut Line Color

You can select which color to make your different cut lines.

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Draw Tool

There are four options under the draw tool: Freehand, Polygon, Curved Shape, and Line.

 

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Basic Shape Tool

The shape options are the square, circle, hexagon, and star shapes.

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Text Tool

Once you click in the design area, a keyboard will appear for you to type.
Additional Shape Tool

In the additional shape tool, select special shapes, arrows, banners, and speech bubbles.

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Grid

Under Grid, you can adjust your settings and show or hide a grid on the design screen.
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Using Tools Along the Bottom

 

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Once you have created a design or selected one from your Library or the Silhouette Design store, use the tools along the bottom to adjust and position your design.

 

Selection Tool

Within the Selection Tool, there are six options: Delete, Duplicate, Group, Ungroup, Zoom to Page, and Select All.

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Undo

You can undo the last action you performed.
Tools

In the Tools option, your can Flip Horizontally, Flip Vertically, Rotate 90 degrees right, and Rotate 90 degrees left.

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Redo

You can redo the last action you performed.

 

Cut

See Sending Designs (below) to your Silhouette for more details.

 

 

Sending Designs to your Silhouette

Before sending your design to your Silhouette, you must choose your material type from the Page Settings menu on the left hand side of the page.  Under Page Settings, select Media Type.  Once you have your media selected, the screen with give recommended rachet depth, speed, and thickness settings.

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Cut

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1The Cut Settings window is used to edit the blade depth, speed, thickness and tool type. The recommended settings will be automatically loaded depending on which type of media you selected.

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If you have multiple Silhouette machines, the option on the right is where you can choose which connected Silhouette to send your design to.

4The icon on the left, the blade icon, sends your design to your Silhouette. A screen will appear that will prompt you to load your media. Make sure you do, because once you select ‘Okay’ your machine will start cutting, even if you haven’t loaded your media yet.
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We are so excited that we can now design on the go and then remotely send our files to our Silhouette cutting machines! Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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Based in Lindon, Utah and founded in October 2009, Silhouette is a manufacturer of arts and craft products and Silhouette desktop cutting systems. Silhouette continues to innovate products and technologies aimed at allowing creative people everywhere the most options and fewest restrictions for electronic cutting, designing, and crafting.

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5 comments

  1. I have some questions! 🙂

    I keep getting asked why only recent downloads show on the app (I experienced that myself when my cutter was not on, but everything has since loaded to my app library). Does the full library of designs and fonts load as soon as you connect and turn on your Silhouette machine for the first time? I assume you need to be on the same wi-fi network for everything to load the first time?

    If you have multiple computers in the house on the same wi-fi network, can your cutter be connected to a computer that is not the one with Silhouette Link loaded and then cut from the app?

    Can we currently access our app-saved files from our computer if we started on the mobile app but want to finish and then cut from normal Silhouette Studio? If not, is this a future feature?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Kelly!

      It sounds like you have the Cloud beta version on your app! Were you a part of the beta app testing? If so, you are automatically getting the beta updates– including the cloud. The cloud allows all of your patterns and fonts to connect to your mobile device or tablet.

      If you have multiple computers on the same wi-fi network and you intend to use the app with each one then you need Silhouette Link installed on each one. Silhouette Link is what allows your machine to connect to the app.

      You personally sound like you can access your app- saved files since you are on the cloud, but all of us that are not on the beta version of the cloud cannot. This will be a feature once the cloud is up and running!

      I hope this helps!

      1. That’s interesting, because I was not part of the beta app (iOS was always filled up when I checked). I don’t see a way to access my app files from my computer, so I guess I’ll wait patiently for that feature. Thanks for the info!

  2. Is this available for iPad or iPhone? I only see kindle, and android?

    1. It sure is! Just head over to the App Store from your device and search Silhouette Studio Mobile.

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