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Silhouette Studio V4 File Type: Why it's Still .Studio3

Have you noticed that files saved in Silhouette Studio V4 are saving as .studio3 files?

As more and more users are getting brave enough to update to the newest version of Silhouette Studio, I’m getting more and more questions about the rather confusing file type.

When Silhouette Studio V4 is open you’ll notice that along the top bar it still says Silhouette Studio .Studio3.

When saving designs from Silhouette Studio V4 to the hard drive the file type option is Silhouette Studio V3 resulting in a .studio3 file.

Why, if you’re using Silhouette Studio V4, isn’t the file type .studio4? And will it eventually change to .studio4?

I figured Silhouette America was keeping the .studio3 file type for awhile during this transition period to allow users to open designs created in V4 in the legacy version of the software, V3, but they’d eventually change it over like they did after the V2 to V3 switch.

But...after I checked into it further with Silhouette America they tell me the .studio3 file type is here to stay.

The '3' was added to the proprietary .studio file type after the big update from V2 to V3 a few years ago.  With that change, the .studio3 file type became flexible enough that it can be used with both legacy and future versions of the Silhouette Studio software.  That means despite the confusion when it appears in V4 (and beyond), the .studio3 file extension is here to stay.

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  1. I noticed that last night and wondered about it. Thanks for the information!

  2. I'm so glad since my the V4 won't work on the computer I have and I really didn't want to buy a new pc.


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