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Silhouette CAMEO 3: Best Version of Software to Avoid Errors, Bugs, and Headaches

Is your Silhouette CAMEO 3 having issues? Is your Silhouette Studio V3.8 constantly causing you to pull out your hair?  

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The good news - is there are two things that will pretty much fix the majority of the Silhouette CAMEO 3 and Silhouette Studio Version 3.8 errors, issues, and problems.

When Silhouette America released the CAMEO 3 in July 2016 it had to quickly update the Silhouette Studio software to support the new features of the Silhouette CAMEO 3 cutter: Autoblade, Dual carriage and Bluetooth.  So with the release of the CAMEO 3 came Silhouette Studio V3.8 because previous versions of the software could not run the CAMEO 3.

However...Silhouette Studio V3.8 leaves much to be desired.  You guys like me to keep it real...and today is no exception.  Honestly though...it's no secret Silhouette Studio V3.8 has been buggy from the start.  Some variations of the CAMEO 3 software more buggy than others and bugs vary from errors, to inaccurate cut settings, to print and cuts being 'off', and failed Pixscan registration.

However, there is ONE version Silhouette Studio v3.8 that seems to be far more stable than the others and that's V3.8.118.  There are some versions of V3.8 that are more buggy than others, specifically v3.8.150.
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For this reason I am highly recommending that if you are using a Silhouette CAMEO 3 you stay on, upgrade, or downgrade to Silhouette Studio V3.8.118 - depending, of course, on what version of Studio you are using now.  If you're unsure exactly which version of Silhouette Studio you are using, you can check your version of the software easily.

If you are cutting with a Silhouette CAMEO 1, 2 or Portrait only, do not upgrade beyond V3.7!! While V3.8+ can run the older models of the Silhouette cutting machines it's not necessary - or recommended - that you upgrade to V3.8.

So for those CAMEO 3 users who need to upgrade their software - that's easy.  Silhouette Studio V3.8.118 can be found on the Legacy/Beta page on the Silhouette America website.  If you are on a MAC you will be asked if you want to keep both versions of the software on your computer or override the existing software. That's up to you.  If you are on a PC you will only be able to have one version of Silhouette Studio on your computer and therefore you should select to overwrite your exiting version to upgrade to v3.8.118.

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For those Silhouette CAMEO 3 users who are running a HIGHER version of Silhouette Studio - such as V3.8.150 or V3.8.194 you will need to downgrade your software.  For MAC users again you will have the option to keep both versions on your computer. For PC users, you will first need to uninstall Silhouette Studio from your computer completely. Please be sure to back up your Silhouette Studio library first! Then you will be able to install Silhouette Studio V3.8.118 from the Silhouette America website's Legacy/Beta page.

The second thing Silhouette CAMEO 3 users should ensure that they have done is upgrade their firmware to V1.4.  This can also be done from the Silhouette America website.

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Silhouette CAMEO 3 seems to be the most stable when running Firmware V1.4 and Silhouette Studio V3.8.118 - so if you're having issues with your Silhouette CAMEO 3 I highly suggest you make these changes and you'll have better results. 

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