Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow
|Posted: 9/7/2013 9:51:59 PM|
I've been out of the scrapping loop for a while and haven't used my Silhouette for more than a year. It's now the "old" one. I know there's now the Cameo (that's the one that cuts 12x12, right?) and the Portrait (how does that one differ from the original Sil or Silhouette SD?)
So my real Q is, how hard will it be to relearn my old Sil now that it's really outdated (the look and feel, the software, etc). I last used it when the Studio software update had just come out, but thankfully you could still use the RoboMaster software too - so I stuck with that because I knew how it worked. Tried the Studio and it was so different I gave up.
I don't want to sell the thing, and would love to try it again. How much hassle am I in for with the old machine? At this point is it easier to sell the old one and get something new? I don't mind that mine doesn't cut 12x12 ...
ETA - my designs will all stay put, right? You don't lose any with the transition? I know I have way more than I'll probably ever cut ... but just checking.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 9/7/2013 10:01:25 PM|
I would download the new software. It is pretty user friendly and there are LOTS of video tutorials to help you learn what you want to do
|Posted: 9/7/2013 10:06:41 PM|
The new software is easy to use. You can download it for free and see if you like it. You can also take a beginner class from Kerri Bradford, which is very useful.
|Posted: 9/10/2013 6:51:34 AM|
The upgrades to the software have made it much, much easier to use than back in 2007/2008. It is easy to weld, replicate and rotate shapes. Download the software and play with it a bit. You will have to import your old library into the new software so maybe just play with a few basic shapes before spending the time importing.
Loc: right here
|Posted: 9/10/2013 6:57:26 AM|I am in the same boat as you except I stayed on top of the updates. It is very simple to use. After not scrapping much for a while I am using my silhouette original for every layout . You will love
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|Posted: 9/10/2013 11:23:05 AM|
I also have the "old" version of the Silhouette. I would recommend the updated software. Once you have that, the tutorials will be the same. The only difference will be your available cutting size (vs the cameo).
Loc: Dallas, TX
|Posted: 9/10/2013 11:30:56 AM|
I have the Silhouette SD and use the current software with it. It was easy to figure out for me.
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Loc: Northern Virginia
|Posted: 9/10/2013 1:12:17 PM|
If you want refresher classes, there are tons of YouTube videos. And I really recommend the Kerri Bradford classes on her website. They are easy to follow and well worth the money.
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
|Posted: 9/11/2013 11:43:56 AM|I have the original Sill too and have no need to update to the Cameo.
The 'new' software is very easy to use. Just play around a little. Kerri Bradford's class is also worth every cent. I just started it recently and have learnt a lot even though I've had my machine for some time.
If you have any trouble downloading your files, contact Sill customer service. They are fantastic and will make it as easy as possible. I'm in South Africa but they 'talked' me through it via e-mail and even gave me extra download opportunities when there was a mix-up with my account and I ended up having 2 different ones.
Hope you have a lot of fun getting back into scrapping and with your Sill in particular.
Loc: San Diego
Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow
|Posted: 9/11/2013 10:40:32 PM|
Thanks for all the moral support! I really love what I see people doing with theirs, and I have a ton if cute designs I'd love to use! So I guess I'll just bite the bullet and do it (gulp) ... the hardest part will be getting used to the cutting - in the old software, remember how the shape had to be positioned on one end of the "paper" on screen in order to cut on the opposite corner of the actual paper?
I may also have to upgrade my computer - I hope it's all still compatible with XP!