How to Import MDS SVG’s into Silhouette Studio

I’ve been playing more and more with my Silhouette.  Last week I learned how to get my MDS (My Digital Studio) SVG’s into the Silhouette Studio and cut them.  I had quite the struggle because I had no idea I had to upgrade the Silhouette Studio from the version you get free to the Designer Edition.  UM yeah, I was annoyed.  I really didn’t think that I should have to pay $50 to Silhouette to import SVG’s into my own library.  But I finally figured out this is what I had to do.  OH well, I did it and now I have more design ability.  

my digital studio on silhouette cameo

FYI – Several videos out there talk about how to import the SVG’s but never mention you have to have the upgraded version of Silhouette Studio.  So here is hoping you stumble upon this blog post if you are having the same struggle.
If you are new to Silhouette talk I have a FAQ’s list below to help you along.  It would have really helped me to have this a few weeks ago.
I made this cute box for an upcoming birthday and put a gift card inside.  Was fun and pretty easy to make.  I had to score the score lines myself but other than it was easy.

happy birthday box my digital studio

Here is a video on how to cut an SVG from My Digital Studio on your Silhouette.  I have a video for you tomorrow also showing kind of the same thing but different. 🙂  I am having fun with this! A LOT!

FAQ’s about the Silhouette Cameo & Silhouette Studio.

Q: What is a Silhouette?
A:  A Silhouette is an electronic die cutting machine.  

Q:  Why is the Silhouette different than a Cricut? 
A:  Because you can cut ANY SVG or basically any figure you find on the internet on the Silhouette.  You can cut any SVG using the Circut Explore and the Cricut Craft Room but not the other circut machines.

Q:  What is an SVG?
A:  Scalable Vector Graphic.  Basically it is a graphic that you can manipulate and change.

Q:  How do you make something an SVG file?
A:  You have to download a converter if an image or graphic isn’t already in SVG format.  Just changing the extension of a file to SVG does not make it an SVG.

Q:  How do you import SVG’s from MDS (My Digital Studio) into your Silhouette Library?
A:  You can see the video on how to do that HERE.  BUT you have to first upgrade your Silhouette Studio to Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.

Q:  What is the difference between a Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Portrait?
A:  The Silhouette Portrait cuts 8 1/2 x 11 and the Cameo cuts 12×12.  The cameo has a SD card reader and a LCD screen to read on and the portrait does not.  OH and the price.  The Portrait is less expensive.

Q:  Why would you want a Silhouette?
A:  Because it cuts cool stuff.  It can also make mass production of something much faster.

Q:  Do you have to pay for SVG’s?  
A:  Yes some of them, but there are a lot of free ones.  Also you will get one free download SVG a week from Silhouette Studio.

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