ok found an SVG how do I get it into CAMEO

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Posted 2/8/2013 by luvmyfam444 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:51:43 PM
Found an SVG & downloaded it - it shows up into my documents in myfolder that I saved it in....

I went to open in it Silhouette & it says file not supported....

What's wrong?

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:57:59 PM
To directly use svgs in the cameo software, you must buy the designer edition software.
Or, you can use svgs in SCAL or MTC.
Or, you can open the svg in inkscape, do a solid fill, 'print' that and then trace the item.

HTH.

ETA: if you already have the designer edition software, you import an svg instead of open it.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:09:31 PM
ACK! thanks...I don't have that software - or any of them.

DARN! I knew it was too good to be true - a free SVG file that I can't use!

BUMMED! I'm @ a crop & needed it now. OH WELL


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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:48:57 PM
SMH_ I forgot to mention another possiblity: convert to dxf using inkscape.
I have not tried this recently, but this is the how we used to convert to files with the old blue wishblade,
You can try the instructions posted here

This video explains the use of dxf in silhouette studio


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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:58:30 PM
thanks for the link to the video

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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:23:24 PM
If you use a lot of SVG files, the Designer Edition software is worth upgrading to - when it 's discounted. If you have SCAL or MTC you can use SVG files too but not within the studio software - I have the Designer Edition because I like being able to use SVG files IN the studio software.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:36:44 PM
What other files should I look for if NOT SVG?

I don't care if I have to pay for something - (a little bit anyway). I just want colorguard images & text.

I do not have any other software. I may try that inkscape program - see if its easy to use....

THANKS

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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:20:56 PM
FWIW, I just purchased the Designer Edt at the big "O"- it was about $10 less expensive than at the Silhouette site!


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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:27:03 PM
If you want to use a lot of svg's, buy the designer edition software.
It will save you time, and Inkscape is not particularly easy.
I often see the designer edition priced at a discount.

JMO


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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:51:04 PM
I didn't find Inkscape to be particularly user friendly either. I would upgrade to the Designer Edition if using SVG files are something that you plan on doing. It's very easy to import designs into the software with it. It does go on sale all the time and there are often other sites that offer it at a discount as well. It's too expensive at full price but at a 40-50% discount, it's completely worth it!


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Posted: 2/10/2013 5:36:59 PM
I make svg files into gsd or dxf files all the time if you'd like I can convert it for you. Pmail me if interested


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Posted: 2/10/2013 6:15:40 PM
Ya'll make all these files seem so easy. They just confuse me...lol!


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Posted: 2/10/2013 9:00:45 PM
This link has directions for using InkScape (a free program) in converting SVG files so they can be used with the Silhouette Studio Software.

http://michellesdigitalcreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/converting-svg-files-to-use-with.html


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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:58:15 AM
I have been really interested in getting the Designer Edition so that I can use SVGs, too. If anyone knows where to get it discounted, or a coupon code, please post or PM me!


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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:20:30 AM
If you have Adobe Photo Shop and Illustrater - do you still think you need the designer edition? Just curious. I bought a Cameo in November and it's STILL in the box!! I need to get motivated to take it out LOL


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