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Release Notes For Silhouette 3D®

V1.2.129 - 12 Jul 2019

12 July 2019

New Features

  • Multi-Alta support
  • 15 New Basic Shapes
  • Mirror Tools
  • Align Tools
  • Knife Tool
  • Stretch Tool
  • Sculpt Tool
  • New Notification System for features
  • Pause Print Jobs
  • New Print Profiles added
  • Improved Adv. Print Settings
  • A Snap to Grid can now be found in preferences
  • 64-bit support for Windows
  • JPEG's and PNG's can now be imported as Lithophanes:
    • Flat Lithophane
    • Elevation Map
    • Lithophane Tube
    • Lithophane Tube Half
    • Lithophane Tube Third
    • Lithophane Tube Quarter



  • Improvements to the Modify Tools
    • Moved to the left-side toolbar
    • Shapes that will be applied now highlight red
    • Updated Error message with troubleshooting advice
  • The ‘ESC’ key will now select the Select tool
  • The Rotate tool now snaps to 1-degree increments and 15-degree increments when SHIFT is held
  • Updated UI for the Library expand/collapse button
  • Object handles are now hidden when an object is too small
  • Objects now move in the expected direction for all viewing angles when using the arrow keys
  • Duplication shortcuts now move in the expected direction for all viewing angles 
  • Titles now translate correctly when changing languages
  • New mouse cursors added for object manipulation
  • “Free with machine” library folder now translates

3D Print

  • Manual Controls have moved to the main print widget
  • Manual Controls now display the current printer head temperature
  • Prevent machine from sleeping while a print is active
  • Closing Manual Controls after turning the temperature on no longer crashes Silhouette 3D™
  • Silhouette 3D™ no longer crashes when more than one Alta is connected
  • Silhouette 3D™ now automatically re-slices models when changes to a print profile are saved
  • “Nothing on the print bed” message has been removed


  • Updated the Send system to improve the connection between Silhouette 3D™ and Silhouette Alta®
  • Sending to Silhouette 3D from Silhouette Studio no longer causes Silhouette 3D™ to hang
  • Ellipses under 0.1 inches from Silhouette Studio no longer open as a rectangle in Silhouette 3D™
  • Reduced CPU usage on Mac
  • Overlays now use Silhouette Blue
  • Japanese language added
  • Updated translations