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Silhouette Connect® plug-in overview

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The Silhouette Connect® plug-in allows you to send jobs to a Silhouette cutting machine directly from Adobe Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® and includes the ability to add registration marks for "print & cut" jobs that work with the Silhouette machine's registration mark sensor.

The Silhouette Connect® plug-in license key is offered at a cost of $39.99. The license allows the user to utilize the plug-in on up to three different computers. Once installed, the Silhouette Connect® plug-in is accessed inside the Adobe Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® programs. Proper installation of the plug-in requires Adobe Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® to be installed on the computer before installing Connect. Purchase of the Silhouette Connect® plug-in does not include the Adobe Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® software.

The Silhouette Connect® plug-in license can be purchased here.

Once the license is purchased, the plug-in can be downloaded here.

The license key should be applied during the installation process, when prompted. 


Compatible Vector Programs:

  • Adobe Illustrator®* CS4 – CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2018
  • CorelDRAW®** X4 - X8, 2017 - 2020 (Windows only)

    Does not support illegal copies of Illustrator
    ** Full version only. Does not support "Home and Student", "Essentials" edition, or illegal copies of CorelDRAW

Compatible OS Versions:

  • Mac® - OS X 10.7 and higher
  • PC - Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Compatible Cutting Units:

  • Silhouette Cameo® 1
  • Silhouette Cameo® 2
  • Silhouette Cameo® 3
  • Silhouette Cameo® 4
  • Silhouette Cameo® 4 Plus
  • Silhouette Portrait®
  • Silhouette Portrait® 2
  • Silhouette Portrait® 3
  • Silhouette Curio™
  • Silhouette SD
  • Original Silhouette
  • Graphtec Craft ROBO (CC100 - CC300 series only)
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