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Changes to Silhouette Studio "Thickness" Setting

If you're wandering around Silhouette Studio V4 looking for the "thickness" setting you're never going to find it.

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The thickness setting has been completely replaced in Silhouette Studio's V4 Send panel.


In Legacy versions of Silhouette Studio, "Thickness" was one of the three main cut settings along with Blade Depth and Speed.

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Thickness seemed, to most, to refer to the thickness of the material, but really it was the level of downward force coming from the blade housing while cutting.  The thicker the material, the more download force....kinda.  BUT it caused enough confusion that the label has been changed.  Thickness has now been replaced by "Force".

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Force and speed are both automatically adjusted by the Silhouette Studio software depending on the material type that's selected.  But it's important to understand what the Force setting does because it's not uncommon to need to manually adjust it.

If, for example, your vinyl is being torn up while you cut, backing off the Force a little bit can help prevent that.  Or if you're cutting stickers and one blade depth isn't deep enough, but the next is cutting too deep you can adjust the Force setting to find a happy medium.

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1 comment

  1. Thanks for the info on the thickness I most likely would be pulling my hair out trying to figure it out.

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