Silhouette Studio is the software program provided for use with Silhouette cutting machines.


Silhouette Studio provides a number of design tools and options that allow you to easily use content from the Silhouette Design Store, to use existing designs and manipulate them, or to design and create your own content.


Aside from the free Basic Edition that can be downloaded and installed on your PC or Mac computer, upgrade editions are offered to optionally unlock additional features and software tools.


Upgrades are a one-time purchase that are tied to your Silhouette account. Once purchased and applied to your account, you can upgrade up to 3 concurrent personal devices.


Upgrade Editions


The following upgrade editions are available for purchase.


Designer Edition


Includes all features of the Basic Silhouette Studio software, along with additional features such as:

  • Ability to import and use SVG and PDF format files
  • Layers feature
  • Eraser and knife tools to modify designs
  • Sketch effect features
  • ... and more


Designer Edition Plus


Designer Edition Plus includes all of the capabilities of the Designer Edition, along with additional features such as:

  • Ability to import select embroidery format files
  • Advanced rhinestone effect features
  • Flexishapes
  • ... and more


Business Edition


Business Edition includes all of the capabilities of the Designer Edition Plus, along with additional features such as:

  • Ability to import Ai, CDR, and EPS format files
  • Ability to export SVG, PDF, and JPG format files
  • Multi-cutting machine support (connect and use multiple machines at the same time)
  • Custom digital font creation
  • ... and more


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