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Turning Off Eraser and Knife Tools in Silhouette Studio

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Frustrations over how to turn off the eraser and knife tool in Silhouette Studio is something I've heard repeatedly.  This week when a reader by the name of Sandy asked me for help with this very issue, after she read the Silhouette manual and still couldn't find an easy way to turn off the eraser tool, I decided it was time to put out a tutorial on it.


To be honest, this isn't much of a tutorial...but I'm hoping it will eliminate more frustrations.  It would be logical to think that once you click the eraser tool and erase what you want to erase that you should be able to click it again to turn it off.  But no, that's not how the Silhouette developers decided it would work.

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Instead, the easiest way to turn off the eraser tool (and the knife tool...and actually all the other tools on the left sidebar in Studio) is to click the arrow button at the top of the left sidebar. That 'Select' button basically gives you back full control so you can continue with editing/creating/cutting your design.

The same on/off method also works for:  Draw A Line, Draw a Rectangle, Draw a Rounded Rectangle, Draw an Ellipse, Draw a Polygon, Draw a Curved Shape, Draw Free Hand, and the Knife tool.

Eraser, knife, tool, turn off, Silhouette Studio, Silhouette tutorial

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