Every week here on Silhouette School I offer a free Silhouette Studio cut file. And every week I get more and more questions about how to download and open the free files in Silhouette Studio. So today I'm going to show you how to open free cut files in Silhouette Studio so you can take full advantage!
First let's talk about Dropbox. In order for me - and other bloggers and designers - to share free cut files with the masses I need some place to upload the file that you can also access to then download the file. Dropbox is the easiest and free-est solution - there's no cost on your end. I pay a small monthly fee in order to keep this many files on Dropbox which is online storage like a cloud. Okay so you need a Dropbox account. Go get it! :)
The way I can share the file with you is to share the link directly to the file. The link for Silhouette Studio3 will look something like this (I also include one for those of you still on V2):
The URL will be something like this (although you won't see it, you'll just click something like the above):
On a Mac:
When you click that link you'll get a screen that looks like this.
Click 'Download' and you'll get another pop up box where you'll want to click "Save File."
Now...the file is saved onto your computer wherever your computer saves files - most likely the 'Download Folder." If you can't find the file, just use your computer's search function and look for the file name.
At this point you want to open up Silhouette Studio.
There are two options for the next step:
If you want to open the file to cut or manipulate it immediately, click File > Open then navigate to the file wherever it was downloaded (ie Download Folder)
This is what you'll get...
If you'd prefer to immediately save the free Studio file to your library, you can do that too. When Studio opens click File > Import > Import to Library then navigate to the file wherever it was downloaded (ie Download Folder).
Rename the file if you'd like to and add any details. Then click 'close.' The design will be saved to your Silhouette Studio library.
Open up Silhouette Studio first so it's open when you are working in Dropbox.
Click the link provided to download the file. On the pop up box (1) click 'Download'. Then click 'Save' (2) and finally click 'Open' (3). If you have Silhouette Studio open while you're doing all this your file will open immediately in Silhouette Studio (4).
Once the file opens, you can save it to your library by File > Save to Library and naming the file.
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