Which software to use with cameo?

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Posted 2/1/2013 by Bears17 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 570,694
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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:44:41 PM
I want to use svgs with my cameo, which software do u fing is the most user friendly? MTC, SCAL or Designer Studio? I am not doing so hot with basic silhouette software, I was using a Cricut gypsy for 3 years and was really comfortable with it.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:26:04 PM
I tried MTC and I like the DE better. More user friendly in my opinion.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:36:09 PM
I've only ever used the Silhouette software. I have the Designer Edition...



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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:44:28 AM
What did you use with the Cricut? Maybe you should stick with that because you are used to it? Do you have a lot of SVG files that you used with your Cricut?

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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:51:45 AM
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:09:47 AM
I've been using the silhouette basic silhouette software with my old wishblade, and have been considering upgrading to the designer edition, but for svgs I already have SCAL and MTC, so I can not truly justify another software.
If you want to also use files from the silhouette store, and only learn ONE software, the silhouette designer software is probably the easiest way to go.

However, I am transitioning to MTC, because SCAL doesn't work with my KNK Zing. To me, SCAL seems easier than MTC, but that may be due to familiarity. The silhouette software seems easier to me, but since I initially used a much more complicated software with my wishblade, I may not be the best person to ask.

Both MTC and SCAL have free trial versions you can try, though you can't cut a useable item.




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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:12:17 AM
Was wondering if it's worth it to get the Designer Edition software?

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:23:35 AM
I wonder if maybe a class on the silhouette would help the OP. it is really easy to use, but since there are no instructions or manual it can be difficult to figure out on your own. Jessica Sprague has a great intro class, I learned a ton.

I have the designer edition now and have it simply for importing svg files, so it is worth it to e in that respect, although I did buy it half off.

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