Don’t be scared of big SVG Bundles! They don’t take near as long to download and import into Silhouette Studio as you might think.
Bulk downloading and unzipping bundles is super easy, and it’s a huge time saver!
We’re going to use one of So Fontsy’s Five Buck Bundles, the Mini Sign Bundle. It features 17 SVGs for $5!
How to Bulk Download SVG and Font Bundles
Once you purchase a SVG or Font Bundle from So Fontsy, the products in the bundle can be located in two different places of your So Fontsy account: Downloads and Orders.
Downloads will show you all the products from all previous orders. Orders breaks products down into order numbers. Click on an order number to view all individual files from that order.
In this case, I will only be downloading individual files from this bundle so I find that order in the Orders tab and open it.
Bulk download all the files by checking the box at the top, which puts a check mark next to every item below it. Click download selected to start the bulk download.
How to Bulk Unzip Files
Every product in the bundle will download as its own zip file and you can find the zip files wherever your computer stores downloads.
A zip file is a way to compress multiple files. These files are accessible when the zip file is unzipped. All individual products are in zip files which contain multiple file types, such as SVG, PNG, DXF, and JPEG. This gives the customer the choice of which file type you want or can use.
To bulk unzip on a Windows PC, you have to download a third-party software such as 7-Zip. Once the bulk unzipping software is installed, hold down shift and click on the first and last zip file to select all the individual zip files. On a Windows PC, right click > 7-Zip > Extract Here. To bulk unzip on Mac, follow these steps.
After you unzip the design zip files, you might find either additional zip files or just regular yellow folders inside. These zip files/regular yellow file folders will the the individual SVG, DXF, PNG, etc… folders. This gives you the choice of which file you want or can use. Again, follow the procedure for unzipping if you find another zip folder inside.
Import Files into Silhouette Studio
Unfortunately, it is not possible to bulk import files into Silhouette Studio on a Windows PC. There are 8 Ways to Import or Open Designs Into Silhouette Studio, but we will be using the drag and drop method.
Note: to import SVG files into Silhouette Studio you will need Silhouette Studio Designer Edition or higher… otherwise, import the DXF, PNG, or JPEG file format.
If you haven’t already created or identified a folder within your Silhouette Studio library where you want to import the SVG designs, you can create a new one.
Right click Designs, then choose New Folder and name the folder. I named the new folder “5BB Mini Sign” because that is the name of the bundle I am moving into my Silhouette Studio library.
Make sure you select the folder in Silhouette Studio that you want the designs in. Drag and drop the desired file type from the individual file folder on your computer — REMEMBER, you will drag either the SVG or the DXF or the PNG, etc… and NOT the entire yellow file folder itself — and drop that into the space of the newly created Silhouette library folder.
It may take a couple seconds to process, but the designs will import and begin showing up in the folder in Silhouette Studio.
Now that you know how to bulk download, bulk unzip, and import into Silhouette Studio, you can take full advantage of all the awesome SVG and Font Bundles on So Fontsy!