My Cameo is supposed to be here Friday!! Looking at stuff to download does it use SVG?

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Posted 12/27/2011 by declutterbug in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 12/27/2011 11:52:58 AM
My Cameo shows it is supposed to be delivered Friday I am so excited for it to get here & have been scouring the internet for ideas & stuff. I found a sight called Lettering Delights. Are the SVG files what the silhouette uses?? Want to make sure before I buy some files!
Or this other site clipartopolis has the choices of wmf, jpg, gif, cdr, al, eps or bmp.. It has some really cute curly kitties my daughter loves that are free right now but which file will work with the Cameo?

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Posted: 12/27/2011 11:59:00 AM
In order to import SVGs into the silhouette software you have to upgrade the software to the designer studio

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Posted: 12/27/2011 12:10:46 PM
what about other file options? Do you need designer to import any other files other than what they have in the silhouette store?

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Posted: 12/27/2011 12:30:18 PM
I'm not positive, but I think it will open and cut gsd (?) files. I downloaded something from somewhere besides the store and I downloaded the gsd.file and my cameo cut it. Maybe someone else knows for sure if that's the file. I also have the SCAL and have upgraded it to version 3 and my cameo can cut those, but I have to use the SCAL program, not move them into the actual silhouette program.

mebarnet
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Posted: 12/27/2011 12:41:57 PM
Yes, Silhouette is GSD.

You can import and cut anything but it depends on how much time you want to spend if you don't want to purchase the extra software.

There are a ton of designs in the Silhouette store and a ton of free GSD files out there.

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Posted: 12/27/2011 2:03:23 PM
Thanks!

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Posted: 12/27/2011 2:15:30 PM
The cut sets at Lettering Delights include GSD files. They also include DXF which can be opened with the free studio software.

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Posted: 12/27/2011 2:42:40 PM
myscrapchick.com gives away a free file every Friday if you sign up for their newsletter. Here is the current one



Diane

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Posted: 12/27/2011 3:33:36 PM
Thanks doglover. that is cute!!

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Posted: 12/27/2011 4:04:50 PM
I am so jealous your machine will be here friday! I ordered mine 12/17 and it hasn't shipped yet. I did get an email saying it would ship by the end of the month tho..I am hoping it gets here before I go back from Winter Break.
wendy

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Posted: 12/27/2011 5:39:49 PM
WAHOO! I just got a shipping notice from UPS..for an item that is 13 pounds..it should be here on friday I am so stinking excited I can't wait! i may just have to take it to school with me on Monday (work day) so I can play
wendy

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Posted: 12/28/2011 10:33:55 AM
Thanks for the other links & info! I'm so excited it is getting here and I will still have 4 days before going back to school! I am excited to take it to school too & make things for the teachers (I am the administrative asst. at a small non-profit school so we have 0 budget for fun cute things for their bulletin boards & stuff)

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Posted: 12/28/2011 3:55:04 PM
inkscape is another free software you can use to convert any file to the GSD format...

hth

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Posted: 12/28/2011 9:12:55 PM
Inkscape will convert SVG files t GSD. Studio can open GSD files but will save it as .Studio.

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Posted: 12/24/2012 12:18:32 PM
Can someone walk me through this conversion?

Is it as simple as just doing a save as and changing the file type?
When I tried that, I can open it in the Studio software but I can't ungroup it and it lost all the coloring.


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Posted: 12/24/2012 12:48:35 PM
Try this tutorial by Penny Duncan

It's been a while since I converted, so I am afraid I will leave out a step and confuse everyone.

If you happen to have SCAL or MTC, you can upgrade to the newer versions and directly cut svgs with the cameo/silhouette/wishblade etc.
(look for directions on how to install and keep your old version too).

Hope that made a little sense.


ETA: you won't need all of the video, just the svg to dxf part.
HTH
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