Silhouette Tip – Cutting without Connecting to Your Computer
Every now and again, I discover something that is so huge (for me), I wonder how I didn’t realize it before….
My Silhouette Cameo, along with all its accessories, is stored on a rolling cart in my craft room. However, because my craft room is pretty small, I don’t have enough room to keep my laptop in there all the time. To use my Silhouette, I either needed to bring my laptop into my craft room where it took up valuable space on my desk, or I brought my Silhouette (with all the accessories needed) down to the dining room where my laptop usually sits. Both were pretty inconvenient!
I recently discovered that you can save your cut files to an SD/SDHC card and cut from that without needing to attach the computer to the Silhouette machine. HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS BEFORE NOW?! 🙂 Anyway, in case you were also unaware…
- Create your cut file(s) using your Silhouette software. (I use the Silhouette Designer Edition.)
- Insert your SD/SDHC card card into your computer. Select “Save As” option and select “Save to SD card.”
- Name your file. It will be saved as a “gsp” file onto your card. (You may also wish to save your file as you normally would since the format of the file is different for the SD card.)
- Place the SD/SDHC card in your Silhouette in the slot located on the right-hand side of the unit next to the USB and power connections, and load your mat with your card stock (or whatever you will be cutting).
- Select “SD Card Setting.”
- Select “Select File” to see all your saved choices.
- Select the file you wish to use.
- Select “Cut” and Silhouette will cut the file.
Much easier! Happy cutting …..without the cords!!
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