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Silhouette Studio Offset Tool Improvements for Sharp Corners (Finally!)

The Silhouette Studio Offset tool just got a major upgrade!

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 No longer will an external offset on a design with sharp, pointed edges fall flat...literally. Instead points will remain points. 

You may remember this Silhouette software offset tool workaround I shared to avoid the dreaded flat "corner" offset. 

But with the release of Silhouette Studio V4.4.819, a new option has been added to the Offset panel which will allow you to gain more control of pointed external offsets. 

Here's how it works.

Let's say you have a star design that you need to add an offset too. 

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Previously this is what would result when an external offset was added for a squared (not rounded) corner.  NOTE: This option is not available when rounded corners are selected.

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Now once you add the offset you'll get the same result - but you can correct it to get the pointed corners for the offset star by sliding the new Corner Limit bar. 

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I changed the offset line here to blue so you could see how the final offset line is when the corner limit is increased. 

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3 comments

  1. i have the latest silhouette studio and the business edition, i dont have anything that your showing for the 4.4554

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    1. Me too! I've tried writing silhouette america but haven't gotten a response back.

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    2. This is with the beta version release of Silhouette Studio V4.4.819

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