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Banish Twisted, Looping, Messy DXF Files Caused by the Studio 4.1.468 Bug

 

Alright y'all. Three times in the last three weeks I've had customers send me pictures like this:

 

DXF Files with twisted, lopping and misplaced points in Silhouette 4.1.468

Troubleshooting Weird Errors and Corrupt Files in Silhouette, Cricut and CorelDRAW

 

First things first, don't panic! These things happen. I've discussed this with multiple designers and, unfortunately, from time to time our poor little files get beat up on their way from the download server to your software. 99% of the time it's an easy fix - so breath and let's figure out what's happening.

Vinyl is awesome, but what if you want a vinyl or paper project with all the pretty variations and colors? Print and Cut is your answer! 

 

Today we'll be working with planner stickers, but you can apply this method for so many projects - printable vinyl, cards, scrap booking and more. 

You can bend those names and words to your will. All you need is a shape and a little know how. Let's get you started!

 

First up - pick a shape. For this tutorial, we'll be placing names around the word mom shaped like a heart, so we'll need a big heart with the same dimensions.

 

Have you ever found a great free file or a beautiful design on Etsy only to be disappointed that it doesn't come in .dxf format?

 

What if I told you with a couple clicks you can make those files usable without upgrading your software?  It really is that easy and I'll show you how.

 

First up, you will need to download a copy of Inkscape.

New to Silhouette and eyeing all of those pretty designs on Etsy?  You just need to know what files to look for and how to use them.

 

We'll also look at why upgrading your software to use svg files is a smart investment.  

 

First up, you've been reading about using designs for purchase outside of the Silhouette Design Store and all of these people keep using these file extensions - .svg and .dxf.  

So you finally have your hands on your first Silhouette machine.  Congratulations!

 

You've probably been eyeing files for a while and now that you've purchased your first one, what do you do?