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Silhouette Troubleshooting: Can't Move Design Around Studio Freely

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Today I'm answering a reader question on the blog.    The question comes from Fay who writes:
"I recently updated my Sil software and now I am unable to move my image over the tiniest fraction to the left/right/up/down with my arrow keys like I had been able to before the update. They seems to jump about by cm and not mm anymore. Is there a way to fix this? Did I mess with the settings somehow?"
Fay's not the only one's who's had this issue.  I've heard from a few people and actually experienced it myself so I thought it was worth a quick tutorial because there's an even faster fix!

First it's important to point out it's not an issue or a problem...it's a setting. Specifically, the Snap to Grid settings are what cause a design to only be able to move by a certain distance and not freely.

For instance, when Snap to Grid is enabled, these two bucks can be at either of these two distances apart...but the program won't allow me to get them any distance in between.


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To turn Snap to Grid off, open up Silhouette Studio and click the Snap to Grid tool along the top toolbar.  Uncheck the box for "Snap to Grid."

Now your designs can be moved freely and at any distance. The shapes and designs will slide around the work area rather than jump. 

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And now I can move the two bucks to any position I desire.

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13 comments

  1. Thank you for posting this information! I just purchased your e-book and appreciate the time and effort you put into creating this wonderful tool. Thank you!

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  2. Thank you for posting this information. Your instructions are so helpful

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  3. Thank you! I have been cursing, not being able to make very small movements.

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  4. THANK YOU!! I'm not a novice with this software but for some reason, I just encountered this problem....I don't remember clicking that button but it is fixed now thanks to your brilliant instructions!! My mind isn't going to be (totally) lost today on this!!

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  8. Thanks for this been ages try to fix. You gave good advice all fixed............

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  9. This sounds logical to me. I never change (willingly) my Snap to Grid setting to the "on" position. I'm thinking that it might be set that way in a SVG file that is imported and then saved as a studio file. When I import again, I'll try to remember this and check it out! Thanks for this fix!

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  10. Hi, there. I can´t move designs down. Everytime I use the arrows to do it, the prigram zooms out.
    What is worng?
    Thank you!

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    1. That was fixed in the most recent update to the software so you'll need to download v3.08.88

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    2. I have a newer version of Design Edition (v3.8.64) and I am having the same issue...the down arrow zooms out rather than nudging the selection down.

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  11. I have spent weeks trying to fix this in windows, in fact everything I could think of. Finally came here (yes I know this should have been my first port of call! lol) Thank you! its now fixed and no more zooming out!!!

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