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V4.2.471 - 30 Apr 2019

30th April 2019

Standard Edition and above fixes


  • Newly pasted items are now selected as expected
  • New preference within Tools to decide whether newly pasted items should be selected or not - "New Shape Becomes Selected" is selected by default
  • Page width can now be set above 12”
  • The line effect spacing for hash patterns now successfully updates below 0.079 inches
  • Input fields no longer lose focus when a tooltip opens
  • Replicated objects no longer lose their z-order
  • Right-clicking an empty space no longer deselects all before opening the context menu
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Scale By’ was not scaling by the expected amount
  • Right-click “Show Registration Marks” is no longer greyed out
  • Advanced Fill Gradient handles can now be removed via a new right-click context menu or by the new 'x' icon
  • Line effects can now be opened in Standard Edition once saved
  • Terminology updates for file extension within the File > Open dropdown
  • Panel menu order has been updated
  • .Studio3 will no longer appear on the operating system’s title bar
  • Label for the "Enable Performance Improvement data collection" preference has been reinstated
  • The drawing area is now appropriately renamed when designs are saved to the Library
  • Silhouette Design Store and user-created files opened from the Library no longer appear as “data.xxxx” within the File > Open Recent menu
  • DXF files now import as expected
  • New Project Wizard is no longer truncated
  • Buttons are now greyed out correctly in the pop-up panel when no shapes are selected
  • Removed the unexpected blue box that appeared in the 'Restore Factory Defaults' window
  • Minor UI update to document tab toolbar
  • Line Effects panel can now be used by all users, not just those with a CURIO / CAMEO3
  • Fixed an issue in Line Effects panel that caused some effects to apply an emboss effect to the selected objects
  • Fixed an issue in Line Effects panel that caused the Spacing and Angle sliders to apply incorrect values
  • Closing a MacBook lid, while Studio is active, will no longer crash Studio when the lid is re-opened
  • Studio no longer crashes when cancelling the 'Restore Defaults Material' modal window
  • Studio no longer crashes if words are added to the dictionary after closing the first document tab
  • Accented characters will now display correctly within the Spelling tab
  • Selected dictionary section now displays correctly while the dark theme is in use
  • The Spelling tab's back button will no longer trigger the undo action
  • Spelling tab will now only compile of misspelt words for the document tab in use
  • Using the Eraser and Knife tools no longer cause a crash
  • Using the Offset feature no longer causes a crash
  • Using the features in the Modify panel now work as expected
  • Modified the Sketch Panel to include Emboss options
  • Added padding in Trace Panel to conform to SS Standard
  • Buttons that are ‘greyed-out’ now show correctly on Popup Panel
  • Added a scrollbar in the Updates section of the Preference Window
  • ‘Rotate By’ can now use negative values in Transform Panel


  • Library folders now open as expected when double-clicked in Grid view
  • Library split-screen view opens as expected when selected
  • Silhouette Studio no longer crashes when Unicode characters are used in Library file names
  • .GST files that were purchased from the Silhouette Design Store now open correctly within Silhouette Studio
  • Fixed an issue where some users could not sync to the library correctly
  • File directory is now shown when hovering over library thumbnails
  • Added a ‘Select All’ option and label to the Library’s File Types dropdown menu
  • The ‘Are you sure?’ prompt no longer appears twice when deleting snapshots
  • Library designs are now marked as “Seen” when the expanded thumbnail is opened
  • Email addresses now truncate if too long to display within library menu
  • Updated Library slideshow to clearly identify what the library update does
  • Added a ‘Select All / Deselect All checkbox in the Library Filter
  • Using the Expanded Thumbnail View on designs in the library now mark the design as ‘seen’
  • Deleting snapshots no longer display the ‘Are you sure’ prompt twice
  • Studio no longer crashes when dragging the Library view across two monitors
  • Studio no longer crashes when double-clicking 'OK' to save a file to the Library
  • Studio no longer crashes when scrolling over a tooltip within the Library
  • The context menu, that appears when right-clicking library designs, no longer closes when a tooltip opens


  • The Silhouette AutoBlade will no longer readjust after each row within Action by X if the blade settings for each row are the same
  • The Send tabs simple mode will now show as expected even when a perforated object is on screen
  • Pauses are no longer ignored when designs are sent to Silhouette devices
  • Fixed an issue where cut lines were defaulting to 'No Cut'
  • Text objects will now default to ‘Cut Edge’
  • Trace and Detach now defaults detached objects to ‘Cut’


  • Newly installed system fonts are now recognised by Silhouette Studio (Windows 10 only)
  • SS_Bluetooth now closes correctly on the exit of Silhouette Studio resolving future installation issues

Designer Edition and above fixes


  • New SVG Import preference allowing you to set default cut style (Cut, Cut Edge, No Cut, Cut 0.1pt lines)
  • Opening the Advanced Line Effects tab with an emboss-filled shape no longer causes a crash
  • You can now click and drag to select objects that appear on top of locked layers.
  • The Eye-dropper tool now successfully transfers properties when used on text
  • Frequently using Trace by Colour on a large bitmap image will no longer crash Studio
  • Improved ability to select objects on top of locked layers
  • Reinstated the ability to select objects behind locked layers
  • Re-implemented the updates to Guides and Ruler behaviour:
    • While rulers are visible, guides can be created
    • While rulers are invisible, guides cannot be created
    • While 'Show Guides' is active, guides will be shown. This option does not rely on rulers being visible
    • While 'Show Guides’ is inactive, guides will not be shown
  • Toggling the SVG Import preference for 'Join lines into polylines' now correctly updates the 'Apply' button state
  • PDF files no longer open as black rectangles when the file contains a pattern


  • Imported SVG's now default to 'Cut'

Business Edition fixes


  • SVG's created in Studio now open correctly. SVG files that display a “File type not supported” error when opened will need to be re-saved within Studio
  • Editing a new Glyph now updates the current document tab rather than opening a new tab
  • Can no longer open more than one Font Creation Glyph at a time
  • Double-clicking a Glyph within the Digital Font Creator panel acts as ‘Edit Glyph’
  • The name of selected font will now display in the remove created font warning message
  • The file extension will no longer be added to font names when imported via a photo
  • Cut Border is now locked to an active state when Media Layout View is in use