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I recently talked about the differences between the four versions of Silhouette Studio. As a refresher, they are Basic, Designer, Designer Plus, and Business Edition.
Today, I’m am going to give an overview of the additional features found only in Business Edition.
Features Only Found in Silhouette Studio Business Edition
- Ability to Open AI, EPS, and CDR File Formats: If you prefer to create design files in Adobe, Corel, or other graphics program, you can open them directly in the Silhouette Business Edition. To open the additional file formats in Silhouette Studio Business Edition, click “File”, then “Open”.
- Weed Lines: This feature automatically inserts weeding lines for projects like vinyl.
- Multi Cutter Support: If you own two or more Silhouette machines, you can hook them up to the same computer and run them both using the Silhouette Business Edition. You can choose to cut either the same design or cut different designs on each machine at the same time.
- Matrix Copy Feature: This feature allows you to create a design in Silhouette Studio, then use the matrix copy feature to replicate the design without changing the original. This is helpful to cut down additional design time for designs you create over and over again with small changes.
- Media Layout View: Media Layout View offers a preview of exactly how your designs will cut on the material before cutting.
- Automatic Nesting: This feature allows you to nest a cut job to save materials. Nesting is available in the Designer Edition, but the program nests your original design. In the Business Edition, the design is nested “on the fly”, and the original is not changed.
- Tiling: This feature allows users to cut larger designs easier. The tiling function automatically breaks the cut job into smaller chunks. After cutting, you assemble the pieces together to make your larger design. For example, if I wanted to cut a 24″ by 24″ tree on my Silhouette Cameo in vinyl, I would use the tiling feature which automatically breaks the design into 4 equal pieces on my 12″ by 12″ mat, or 2 equal pieces on my 12″ by 24″ mat or rolled vinyl cutting without a mat. When using tiling, your original design is not altered.