Quick post today sharing a new feature!
I had previously shared this in a post about getting a new computer- find that HERE.
But, I feel it also needs it’s own blog post as well.
Export User Designs from Silhouette Library – New Feature!
If you have downloaded the current version or a version higher than v4.4.552, there is now a new feature that allows you to export all User Designs from the library as individual files.
Click on your name in the top left corner of the library tab and choose Export User Created Designs.
While I do NOT recommend storing your personal files in the Silhouette library, there are times that it is handy when you are accessing files on multiple computers or using Pattern Fills in the Silhouette software.
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One big thing to note
when exporting these User Designs, is that it will export the entire library folder structure.
However, any designs from the Silhouette Design Store, the folders will be empty.
Only the user created designs will be exported.
This is due to the proprietary nature of the .studio files and to protect the designers of those files from theft.
I would HIGHLY recommend using this export feature when you update to the software of v4.4.552 or higher because it is a really nice feature.
However, as a general note, I do not recommend that all users update to this version or higher. There are many factors that I consider before advising a user on whether they should update. It really comes down to the user’s choice, however, before I make a recommendation I do ask for more information.
If you would like to know what I’d recommend for your situation, feel free to post on the
Silhouette Secrets+ with EllyMae Facebook group and we can take a look at the factors.
If you are on an older software prior to v4.4.552 or before you plan to update the software, I would recommend making a backup of your library. Check out Tip #1 in this post for how to do a library backup in the older software versions of v4
5 Silhouette Studio Secrets HERE
Keep in mind that the Silhouette library is not designed as an all inclusive storage area but as a syncing device. This is one reason the Silhouette cloud storage is limited in size. All users get 1 GB of storage space, but if you are a Silhouette Club Member or a Silhouette Design Store Subscriber, you get 5 GB of storage.
Hope this tip helps!
This is an awesome new feature!
We love seeing what you are creating with your Silhouette machines or software.
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