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How to Cut SVGs with Silhouette CAMEO

To cut SVGs with Silhouette CAMEO you must have the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software or higher (Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition) to open the SVG file in Silhouette Studio. With the upgraded software installed, you can open SVGs. 

Navigate to the file on your computer.

If the SVG is contained within a Zip file, the zip file will need to be unzipped to access the SVG.  Double click the zip file to unzip the file. This will create a folder of the same name.

Open the folder and select the SVG file. 

Drag and drop the SVG file directly into the work area in Silhouette Studio. 

SVGs come into Silhouette Studio with the cut lines turned on. You can confirm this by going to the Send panel and you'll see the design has bold red lines around it - which indicates the cut lines are on. You're ready to cut the SVG.

If you do not have Silhouette Studio Designer Edition or higher, you can open the DXF or PNG version of the file rather than the SVG. The PNG design will need to be traced in order to create cut lines. This tutorial will show you how to trace a PNG file in Silhouette Studio to create cut lines around it so it can be cut on the Silhouette cutting machines.


Nina Lyvonne Stewart

- November 08, 2021

Thank you for precise and easy to understand tutorias!


- March 01, 2021

I have read and watched so many tutorials but yours are the best! Thank you !


- March 01, 2021

This makes life so much easier! also, helps keep my computer not so cluttered! 😊

Sharon Pankey

- January 18, 2021

so very helpful. Thank you


- January 07, 2021

So easy. Thanks for the tip

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