|Posted: 11/23/2012 11:47:22 PM|
Just ordered a cameo and couldn't decide if I needed the software... Thanks!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: southern new mexico
|Posted: 11/24/2012 9:26:58 AM|
It is if you plan to take advantage of "freebie" SVG files and those sold thru third parties (like Kerry Bradford), as (if I understand correctly) you need the designer software to convert those files to studio files.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, Peas.
| Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two
|Posted: 11/24/2012 9:34:28 AM|
i have my silhouette since march and i decided to buy the designer edition only when i would need it. since now i haven't missed a functionality.
you can open svg files if you first convert them to dxf files. there are many tutorials how to do this.
Guess What? Tiki Butt!
Loc: Orange County, California
|Posted: 11/24/2012 10:26:25 AM|
It is 40% off now in the Silhouette store so I bought it.
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7 years to get here... So now what?
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
|Posted: 11/24/2012 10:26:42 AM|
I don't think you "need" to have it to convert SVG files, but I believe it makes it a lot easier to use them. I have the designer edition and I bought it because I wanted the ability to use everything within the software.
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|Posted: 11/24/2012 10:56:14 AM|
Thanks so much for your input!
I think since i have already maxed out my Christmas presents ...I will play with the machine first and see how it goes.
Loc: New England
|Posted: 11/24/2012 12:37:05 PM|
Can anyone reccommend some good Silhouette tutorials for converting svg files? I'm waiting for my Cameo to arrive and I'm hoping to be able to use all the SC DD class cut files - have no idea . . . . any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|Posted: 11/24/2012 2:43:23 PM|i have used this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIKNM969FKc and it worked for me
liannallama, it is 40% off for US customers only. If i want to buy it in my country i'd still pay >64$ and this is too much only for the option to cut svg directly. i know there are some other features, but this is the one i would use.
Cold Pea on a Cracked Plate
|Posted: 11/24/2012 5:03:21 PM|
You can use Inkscape, a free download, to convert svg to dxf or you can open the svg in the free software and trace.
Loc: New England
|Posted: 11/25/2012 1:01:24 PM|thanks for the help