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V4.4.090 - 23 Mar 2020

23rd of March 2020

New Features!

  • Smart Snapping - re-position shapes easily with smart snap guides! Press ‘S’ to toggle Smart Snapping.
  • Print Preview - see a preview of how your Print & Cut job will print before you send.
  • Transparent PNG Auto-Trace - drag PNG files with transparent backgrounds to create instant cut lines around the solid areas of your image!

Standard Edition Fixes

  • 32-bit Release versions are no longer displaying the beta dialog upon startup
  • Font installer is now verified
  • Application window size is now remembered on start-up
  • 'Restore factory defaults' no longer causes SS to crash
  • Performance improvements
  • Fixed log file cleanup
  • Crash no longer occurs when trying to use Studio in a very small window
  • OK button is now visible on the 'Device detected' pop-up on Windows 7 machines
  • Added a right-click context menu to document tabs
  • UI is now better aligned in Preferences
  • Default blade choice in preferences is now working
  • All options in the Display tab of preferences now work as expected
  • Preference window buttons now fit Mac OS OK/Close conventions
  • Reduced the size of the Preferences window
  • Removed 'Silhouette Device Connections' options from Preferences
  • ‘Restore Defaults’ is now correctly restoring changed settings in Preferences
  • Tutorial text is easier to read when using the Grey theme

Design Fixes

  • You can now hold shift while panning a pattern to constrain it to a vertical or horizontal direction
  • It is possible to collapse panels again
  • Image scale is now transferred correctly when using the eyedropper tool
  • Warping no longer creates many more points than necessary on a filled shape
  • Specify Dimensions section is now disabled when no object is selected
  • Using the Move tool in the Quick Access Toolbar will no longer move objects when the distance is set to 0
  • Moved Print Bleed to the 'Registration Marks' panel
  • Restored the Custom option in the media size dropdown of Page Setup
  • Page Setup sliders are now more accurate
  • You can no longer snap to hidden guides
  • The eraser cursor no longer appears to snap to grid
  • Pressing 'i' to select Eyedropper no longer causes Cross-hairs to become frozen
  • Applying a new default orientation now greys out the "Apply" button
  • Text panel advanced options now work with Dark Theme
  • Made Pixscan warning text more readable on the Dark Theme
  • Added an 'X' to Sticky Note top-right corner when a Sticky Note is active
  • Sticky Notes can now be edited once the file has been saved
  • Added a 'Do you want to delete this Sticky Note' warning when a note with text is deleted
  • Sticky Notes can now be re-scaled
  • Created a Dynamic Toolbar for Sticky Notes
  • Sticky Notes can no longer be resized to the point the text is pushed out of the note
  • Pan Pattern icon now moves with a shape
  • The Silhouette icon on the Toolbar is no longer pixelated
  • Zoom is no longer reset when you switch from design to send
  • Glyphs panel is no longer white in the Dark Theme
  • Add a checkbox on page setup for ‘constrain media to cutting mat’
  • Spanish translation for reg mark on/off checkboxes are now correct
  • Updated Japanese text for certain materials
  • Commercial font indicator is now displaying for commercial fonts
  • Files saved in a .jpg/png format now respect DPI settings
  • Increased size of the grid lines on the Cameo 4 Plus 15" cutting mat
  • Improved the time it takes to change the line and fill properties of text objects

Send Fixes

  • Extended media-only cutting range to 60ft for machines which support the roll feeder
  • Carriage now returns to origin after a Test Cut
  • Updated the "Load Media" text when a Cameo 4 is connected
  • Enabled advanced users to turn off Smart Cut loop generation in Material Settings
  • Smart Cut can now raise blade when traversing loops
  • Removed unusable 'cut' settings from CAMEO4 Tool 2 materials
  • Renaming a duplicated material no longer crashes Studio
  • Sketch Pen settings have been updated to improve the "Dragging lines" issue
  • Stipple sorting has been re-added
  • Barcode cuts are now more reliable
  • Adjusted the Send Panel dropdown UI
  • Cardstock, Plain and Cardstock, Textured Emboss settings have been corrected
  • Updated Wood Paper settings
  • Sketch action has been removed from the materials "Metal Sheets, Etching" and "Metal Sheets, Stippling"
  • Default Punch force is now 7 and can be set higher if required
  • Added Rotary Cut action to Crepe Paper
  • Renamed 'Skim Force' to 'Loop Force' in Rotary cut settings
  • Increased the maximum force to 23 for Rotary Blade
  • Made the force 1 by default on all newly created custom materials for Tool 2
  • Blade Depth dial for 3mm Kraft Blade now goes up to 30 in all areas
  • Calibration distance adjustment lines are now printing
  • Red and Blue circles have been removed from the Calibration sheet to avoid confusion
  • Changed '(Auto) Tool Name' to 'Tool Name (Detected)' in the Tool dropdown
  • Cameo 3 is no longer defaulting to ratchet blade when 'Choose Automatically' Preference is enabled
  • Studio no longer crashes when you send a stipple design to a Curio
  • 'Other' is now at the bottom of the material categories list
  • Weed Lines now cut with settings for Tool 1
  • Languages are now changing appropriately on the Send panel

Library Fixes

  • 'Could not sync' message is now more obvious
  • Update to Library cached image access
  • Speed improvements to Library UI
  • Color changes to improve readability in the Snapshot panel
  • Library banner no longer appears if you click 'X' while an account is syncing
  • Changed Right-Click 'Open' label to 'Use' for fonts
  • Made the Font drop-down wider and longer
  • There is now a warning when users are about to remove a user from the library
  • Tooltips have been added for show/hide library icon and library status icons

Designer Edition & Above Fixes

  • It is now possible to adjust the color of crosshairs
  • Pop-up now uses its own line colors, rather than the default line style
  • Right-clicking with the Magnet Trace tool selected will now start undoing the Magnet Trace
  • Exported SVGs with Compound Paths should now render correctly in other programs
  • Studio no longer crashes when opening the glyph tab of the font creation panel or the text panel on Mac
  • Media area is now correct when editing font glyphs
  • Reduced the number of points created when saving a font
  • Improved the time Studio took to save a Handwritten Font
  • Opening another panel whilst editing a glyph no longer closes the glyph
  • UI no longer flickers when upgrading/downgrading
  • Nesting boundary is no longer incorrect when using registration marks
  • Puzzle sliders no longer intermittently fail
  • Using 'Puzzle Selected Shape' on an image fill no longer results in a tiled image
  • Designs should no longer be able to be pasted into locked Layers
  • Page no longer resets to 12 inches when adjusting size in Media Layout view
  • Added units of measurement to 'Margin' and 'Nesting' sliders in Media Layout View
  • Studio no longer crashes when turning on crosshairs after setting a default line color
  • Shape no longer invisible when the angle of the Rhinestones is set to Perpendicular
  • Rhinestone Spacing and Angle Offset sliders no longer snap back to default values when using the arrows