Layers support (Designer Edition)
The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software (V3.0 and higher) supports layers. To access the layers panel, you can go to the Edit > Layers menu option, or click on the Layers icon located along the bottom of the software screen:
Cut by Layer
Once you have your layers to your liking, you may then go to the Cut Settings panel to cut your document according to the layers:
Here, you can select your cut conditions by the layers present in the document. An example is shown below:
You can select the material type conditions for each layer option by clicking on the layer name and then clicking on the desired material selection below. If you desire to have the Silhoutte pause between layers with different material conditions, you can select a material and right-click to "Add Pause". Doing so will add a pause after the selected material type so that the Silhouette stops before going on to the next layer.
If you desire to turn the layer off (so that it is not cut at all), you can un-check the checkmark box to the left of the layer name in question in the Cut Settings panel.