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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Video On the Release of Studio 3.0.343

Good day everyone, I know how buusy all o fyou must be with your Easter plans. I too am hopping around like the Easter bunny trying to get things done. Before I go off for the day to run errands I wanted to make a little video about the new Studio V3 updates.

There are still bugs and some issue within this version but it is still a very nice version to use. I made five Easter baskets yesterday using the new Studio V3 and love the way it works.

One of the issues is "Exporting" you "Studio Library". I already reported this issue and it's being worked on. Also, the ability to drag and drop patterns/digi papers from our comuter to  a Studio drawn shape is still an issue. There is a work around for this. I'm adding the steps below:

1. Open up Studio and save a blank document. You can name it something like "Fill File"

2. Close the document then re-open it by going to File, Open Recent and slect your saved "Fill File" .

3. Now draw a shape, open up one of your pattern/ digi papers folder and drag it onto the drawn shape. Tada! you can now drag and drop.

There are other issues reported and I'm not going to comment on all of them today. I just want everyone to know Silhouette realizes this new update is not a "Fix All" but it allows us Studio users to learn and enjoy the many nice features of the new Studio V3.

Happy cutting and crafting to all. Sending wishes forall to feel and enjoy the many blessing of Easter. I'll see everyone after the Easter holiday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coming Today! April 16, 2014 the Updates for Studio 3

Hello Everyone,

I'm so happy to be to announce; Silhouette America will be releasing the updated version of the Studio V3 software today. The veersion is Studio 3.0.338. They will have it available for download some time this evening or night.

I wish you all could see the "Hapy Dance" I'm doing...well, maybe It's so nice to know eeryone will be back to enjoying cutting with this wonderful version of Studio. There are so many new features I just love. The best thing is; you will still be able to cut with the old cut settings of "Cut", "No Cut" and "Cut Edge". Also, the perforated lines are now showing up and cutting perfect. There is so much more to tell but soon, all of you will see this wonderful software and be using it with a smile on your face.

A little note; this new update addresses many of the issues/bugs found in the current Studio 3. Silhouette America's support team and programmers have worked around the clock to get this released. The beta testers were also amazing with the feed back they provided through all of their testing.

Silhouette America will continue to make improvement in the Studio V3 version  software. Right now, they are so excited to be able to release this update to help make your Silhouette cutting experience much better.

If you wnat to check out the Sihouette download site for the release you can click on this link Silhouette Software Downloads. Remember to make sure it is released befor downloading. This new version will also include release notes you may want to read over to see the issues addressed.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Peek at Studio 3.0 Updates to Come

Good day Silhouetters, I thought I should take a moment to make a video showing you some of the features you can expect in the updated version of the Studio V3 software. We are still doing beta testing and reporting back to Silhouette. I just want all of you to know how very hard everyone is working to make this software fun, user friendly and the very best it can be. I've always loved using the wonderful Studio software and know I will continue to love it. There is no comapny I know of who is so dedicated to the best customer support a company can provide. They listen to their customers and take action. A big standing ovation for Silhouette :)

Here is a video giving you all a peek at what is to come.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Working as a Beta Tester fo Stuido 3.0

Good day everyone, I am so happy to announce; jut as i expected Sihouette Support and the Silhouette Programmers have been working just as hard as I knew they would be. Myslef and several others have been asked to be Beta testers. I've been really, really busy doing some thorough checks on the list of things they asked for their Beta testers to test. The list is below.

I loved seeing hte old cutting settings back. I know many of you will too. Now we just all have to be patient while we wait for the release of the update. I've found a couple of issues with the Beta version and I know Silhouette Programmers will get these fixed. I'm sure it won't be too long before we are all happy cutters again.

Soon, I'll be making a video showing some of the Beta features. Please, stay tuned.

Happy Crafting everyone! Hugs,

A list of adjustments is found below: ·         Removed [Cut Settings]-[Editing: XXX]-[Cut Line Pattern] (removed line styles in “Cut Settings” as these will be built out later in the “Line Style” menu)
·         Trace controls often lock up.  - Fixed
·         Include 'No-Go' area display when Reg-Marks are Applied (Crosshatch)
·         Removed ZOOM % from title bar.
·         Offset was reported by some users to be inoperative.  - Fixed.
·         Offset margin changed from 0.250 to 0.125
·         Implement Packet Size selection in Preferences (same as V2)
·         Eraser shows 'Not Responding' when used on designs with a moderate line count - partial fix (new processing bar to indicate action - also a new algorithm is in pipeline)
·         Save as Legacy does not retain Reg-Marks - Fixed
·         SSV3 crashes when opening files saved in SSV3 - Fixed
·         New “Standard” cut mode in “Cut Settings” panel to return to familiar style of cutting, but retained new abilities to also cut by color & layer
·         Fix SSV3 import of SSV2 Reg-marks .studio files containing Reg-Marks are now rendered correctly.
·         Render the Cut Preview on top of the Design View. This solution allows the selection of objects in the 'Cut-Preview'.
·         Fields now update with return key and typed value with just hitting 'Apply' button
·         Removed “Auto-Weld” and “Convert Strokes To Outlines” checkboxes from SSV3 – necessary due to return of “Standard” cut mode
·         Auto-weld (cut edge) feature in the Cut-by color/layer list
·         Enter key now updates Move, Scale, Rotate entry fields correctly
·         Send Dashed lines from Design Page to Cut Preview then to cutter.
·         Added back the Inverted Reg-Marks feature
·         Show Print Border available in Page Settings - Keyboard Shortcut:  Toggle Print Border on/off: CTRL + SHIFT + P
·         Show Cut Border available in Page Settings - Keyboard Shortcut:  Toggle Cut Border on/off:   CTRL + SHIFT + E
·         Fixed and developed the relationship between the Rotate Center and Replicate functions.    Keyboard Shortcut:  Toggle Center of Rotation:  'O'
·         Improved ability to load in Layers from SVG exported from Adobe. (Some SVG from Adobe come with all layer groups encased within an  enclosing node.)
·         Cut-by-Fill-Color function implemented.
·         Cut-by-Fill-Texture function implemented.
·         Cut-by-Fill-Gradient function implemented.
·         Clean-ups to Text Style Panel:
§  When text shape is not being edited
·         Up/Down arrow can be used to select the next/prev font in the list
·         Typing a font name can select fonts in the list
§  When text shape is being edited:
·         Up/Down arrow maintain the previous function.
·         Fixed ability to drag a pattern from library into a shape on the draw area.
·         Save As Legacy (V2)
·         Add warning message for Save As Legacy  (may not save all V3 data in V2 filedata, don't save over original file etc)
·         Allow cut area to extend to 5000.0mm height when carrier sheet = OFF.
·         Allow media height up to 5000.0mm
·         Changed default setting for SVG import - 'As-Is'.
·         Fix issue where using cancel button when shutting down cause an exception.
·         Printing issue with missing tiles fixed

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Studio 3.0 Cutting Card Inserts As A Print and Cut

After I made the previous video I had some emails and comments asking how to go about cutting card covers or card inserts so the words or images would only print and not cut. This video will walk you through the easy steps using "Cut by Layers" for those with the Studio Designer Edition and "Cut by Line Color" for those with the basic edition. I hope this will be helpful for those of you who are just now installing the Studio 3.0 software.

Below the video are the inserts I cut in Studio 3.0. You can see I did this quickly by the messing inking I

Monday, April 7, 2014

Studio 3.0 More Explorations and About Bug Reports

Over at the Silhouette Plus Forum we now have a new pinned topic just for "Suggestions and Bug Reports" thanks to Barbara (bdjeepers) excellent idea. You will find this post in the "Discovery and Discussions" forum in the newly created Studio 3.0 forum. We would appreciate any feed back you have to share.

Silhouette called me today and asked for me to go ahead and email the current list. Believe me, they are working hard to fix the issues so all of us Studio 3.0 users can enjoy better performing software.

As I learn more and figure out some of the things I'm doing wrong I'll be making videos. I really don't want to see others get as frustrated as I've been or lose their faith in such a wonderful company like Silhouette, I hope each video will be helpful and I hope we can all keep our pateince while Silhouette programmers work through these issue.

Here is to day's video. I hope it's helpful. P.S. Below the video is a picture of the bunny in the video I cut today. It turned out perfect! Sorry about the picture. The bunny is sucha a pale blue it was hard for me to get a good picture.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sharing A Technique from Patty used for the Jesus on the Cross Light Box

I am blessed to have met so many fellow Christian ladies and others through my blog and other sites. Patty is one of my newest treasures of people I've met. I've emailed the "Jesus on the Cross" light box cutting file and instructions to many and have been blessed by the responses of the people who have made them and are enjoying them as much as they are.

This file had to be sent by email to help prevent the naughty people who have taken designs and sold them as their own.From my heart and my love for our Lord; I bbelieve this is not a cutting file that should be sold. I will continue to email the file and instruction to anyone whom uses the "Email Me" link located on the right side of my blog page. I hope this cutting file will bring you and yours Easter reflections of the true meaning of Easter.

I am so pleased to share this photo and a link to Patty's blog Rosetresures Blog so you can check out more of her photos and a very nice technique she used to bring more light in. Thank you Patty for sharing this and for sharing the photos and your clever technique.