Silhouette Studio

Download the latest Silhouette Studio ® software

Silhouette Studio® software gives you the ability to design projects to send to any Silhouette electronic cutting machine. The basic edition of Silhouette Studio® is included with the purchase of each Silhouette and can also be downloaded for free on this page. You can download Silhouette Studio® even if you don’t have a Silhouette electronic cutting machine yet. That way you can practice creating projects using the software’s design tools and the fonts on your computer. You can also build up your library and take advantage of Silhouette Design Store sales and promotions. You can even begin collecting the weekly free shapes to use once you finally get your Silhouette.

Compatible with Windows Vista and higher, Mac® OS X 10.6.8 and higher. Compatible with original Silhouette, Silhouette SD, Silhouette CAMEO®, and Silhouette Portrait™ electronic cutting machines. This is the newest version of the Silhouette Studio® software. If you have an older version of the software, installing this version will simply ensure that you have all the latest updates. Shapes in your library will be unaffected. These updates apply to both the Basic version of the software and to Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition.


  • Download Silhouette Studio® and save it to your computer
  • Locate the setup file and double-click it to begin the installation process
  • Follow the on-screen prompts during the installation process (don't forget to register your Silhouette)

Silhouette Studio® Version 3.3.277 (released 10/6/2014)

This software is recommended for all users. View the software release notes.

User's Manual

The complete Silhouette Studio® User's Manual is accessible through the software under the Help menu and is also availabe for download here.

Silhouette Studio® 3 User's Manual

Upgrading to Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition

While the basic version of Silhouette Studio® above is free for all Silhouette users, you may be looking for additional features. The Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio® software may be just what you're looking for.

Questions about Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition
Questions about Silhouette Studio® Business Edition

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have some questions about this new software and we're prepared with answers. Please see the frequently asked questions below before contacting customer support with questions about the new software. Thank you.

Questions about Silhouette Studio®

Legacy Versions

Silhouette Studio® Version 2.9.45 (released 01/10/2014)

This software is recommended for all users. View the software release notes.


Basic Edition
Designer Edition
Business Edition
Font access (for font files on your computer)
Ability to use JPG, BMP, PNG files
Image effects (b/w, tint, color saturation)
Print & Cut
Ability to use SVG files
Advanced eraser & knife features
Sketch conversion tools
Nesting feature
Basic rhinestone conversion tools
Multi-cutter support
Advanced Nesting feature
Weed line options