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dxf tips and tricks

With the recent removal of Studio files from my kits per Silhouette’s request, I thought I might share some tips and tricks on using the DXF file format for those of you with the just the standard Studio edition rather than having the Designer Edition. Tip #1 DXF files cannot handle Print+Cuts. When you bring […]

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Sheri E. - August 25, 2012 - 12:33 am

Thank-you Kerri! That worked when nothing else would. I’m on a PC and ended up using import to library, saving didn’t seem to work. I also found it still seems to only want to do one at a time, but since I couldn’t get anything to work before I’m fine with that. Will play with it a bit more. You can ignore my desperate call for help email from a few days ago.

Jean Cross - August 25, 2012 - 8:52 am

:) More than one way to skin a cat! Thank you.

[...] In case you missed the posts about the changes regarding .STUDIO files being removed from kits sold, please read THIS post and THIS post. For tips on using DXF files, please go HERE. [...]

Jane Saxton - September 6, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Dear Kerri – I was thinking this was going to be so hard to download – for some reason I could never do the mass dump anyway, (I use a PC, it never worked & I finally quit trying to discover what I was doing wrong)- so it was all the same just different letters!! YAY!!!!

Ann C. - November 13, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Shoot – this doesn’t work on a PC. When I try to open the .dxf files, the list of programs that comes up doesn’t include Studio. Guess I’ll just have to open and save one by one inside of Studio.

Kerri - November 13, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Hey Ann! It should work on a PC too. Make sure you have the most recent version of Studio going. There were a couple of versions where it didn’t work. But I’ve tried it on a PC and it does work. Hope that helps! :)

Vera - January 12, 2013 - 8:47 am

Hey Kerri, thanks for the tips! I don’t fully understand tip #3. How do you fix the problem of the overlapping images?


Tamekia - January 10, 2014 - 3:53 pm

First of all, let me say that I love your blog and truly appreciate the information that you are sharing. But, I am a little lost. I have been able to import the .dxf files into silhouette studio, but if I view the cut lines they are thicker than cut lines that I see in files that came from silhouette and when I downsized the image to the size I would like to cut the lines seem too close. Am I doing something wrong? How do I cut the .dxf files?

Thanks in advance.
p.s. I haven’t actually sent it to cut yet because it didn’t seem right.