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Secret to Revealing Grid Box Numbers in Silhouette Studio

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OMGEEEEEE you guys I made the most awesome discovery in Silhouette Studio today...I mean perhaps I'm late to the party (it wouldn't be the first time), but my days of counting grid boxes are over!!!

I must count boxes like 10 times to ensure I'm placing my material on the same exact spot on my mat as it is in Studio. Well, no more because I just discovered Silhouette Studio actually has the boxes numbered. I mean they could make them a little bigger...but they're there!!  I'm honestly not sure if this is a feature of the latest version of V3 or if I just never noticed them before (you'll see why in a minute)...

So if you're working in Silhouette Studio and you don't have the grid lines revealed this is what you're work space looks like. Just plain ol' white.


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When it's time for lining things up you can reveal the grid lines by sliding over the bar to reveal the cutting mat. The boxes correlate perfectly with Silhouette cutting mat...each square on both the mat and the virtual mat is one square inch.

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Now here's where the counting usually comes in. If you have a project that requires you cut several different colors of the same type of material you can cut them all at once, but you have to properly line up the material on your mat to ensure it's in the EXACT same box as what's on your virtual mat so counting squares is crucial.

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The boxes on the Silhouette cutting mat are clearly numbered, but that's not the case in Silhouette Studio.

BUT I just realized that if you look really, really, really closely you can see that the boxes along the top and left side area actually numbered..you just need a microscope or a magnifying glass to see them!  I mean any chance you can spare a larger font, SA?  ;)

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Anyway zoom in a little closer (using the magnifying glass with the + along the top) and you can more easily see that each box is numbered. These itty bitty numbers make it much faster and eliminate the need to keep counting and double checking that the boxes are properly matched up when placing your material on the mat!

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Day made!

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23 comments

  1. Thanks for the tip.......better late than never. Love the idea of no more counting!

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  2. I never tried the "reveal" option, and now I can see through the page to see the grid and the numbers. This is going to be so helpful. Thank you!

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  3. Why does the screen have to get so dark to reveal the numbers? It makes it very difficult to see!

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  4. Thank-you! Great tutorial, I have wondered why there were no numbers on the Silhouette grid. In the past I just manually counted the squares. This is so much easier.

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  5. do you have to have the designer program

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  6. My icons across the top right are not the same as yours. I do not have a 'page setting' icon. I have updated my Silhouette Cameo and it says that I have the most current version. Any suggestions?

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    1. If you have the basic software that came with the machine than it is the icon to the left of the registration marks window. It is called Design Page Settings. It is the option under Cutting Mat called Reveal. Just found it myself :)

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    2. Thank you so much, Monique! I was playing around with the Reveal and it looked like it was just making the mat a darker shade. I didn't realize the numbers were showing up.

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  7. Wow! I knew this had to exist!! Thank you, thank you!

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  8. Oooooh!!!!! Thank you SO much!!!!!

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  9. This is so fabulous!! I count and re-count all the time!

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  10. Actually, they could make ALL the light blue darker, also. I had found these numbers, but agreed, they are very faded out. Thanks for posting.

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  11. I guess I am just stupid. When I zoom my mat no numbers. What am I doing wrong.

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  12. HOw can you make it stay like that Every time u go back the mat solid white again I hate that!!

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  14. GREAT!!!!!!!!. THANKS. MELISSA I SEE IN YOUR SCREEN THAT YOU HAVE RULERS UP AND RIGHT SIDE, HOW CAN I SHOW THEM IN MY SCREEN? IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFULL FOR ME. THANKS SO MUCH. ANA.

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  16. Day totally made!!!! thnx a million

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