Updating the software is different from Upgrading the software.

Software Update

When you update the software, you are moving from one version of the software to a higher version of the software.

Example: You are running version 4.5.000. You are prompted in the software that there is a software update or you find a new version listed on the Silhouette website. You then download the new software installation program and run it. This updates you to the new version 4.6.000.

Software updates provide you with bug fixes and software improvements.

To update your already existing Silhouette Studio software version on your computer, whether or not you are running an upgraded edition:

  1. Close Silhouette Studio
  2. Go to the Silhouette Studio software download page
  3. Click on the 'DOWNLOAD' button
  4. Run the update program once the download is complete
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Silhouette Studio selecting all default settings recommended

Software updates are free.

Software Upgrade

Upgrades are higher editions of the software that can be purchased to provide access to additional software features

This means that you can move from the Basic Edition of the software (the free edition accessed when you first download and install the software) to a higher edition with more features, such as the Designer Edition, Designer Edition Plus, and Business Edition.


Though it should not occur, click here if an upgrade is lost after updating the software.