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Silhouette Studio v4.5 Updates – SVG Files Opening Blank

Recently there has been a new update rolled out by Silhouette America for the Silhouette Studio software. This is version 4.5 of the software and if your program is set to check for updates, you may have already received a little notification that a new update is available to install.

The great part is that you have a choice on if you install the update or not. Silhouette never forces you to update the software. However, there are times that you may need to update in order to access new features – like the new Silhouette Auto Sheet Feeder for instance.

I did a quick video this week to share one of the current changes in the software. I have reported this issue and stressed to them how big of a change this is. They are investigating it and I will update this post and my video description if/when it is changed.

In the v4.5 software, unfilled svg files are saving with a transparent line color. This means when you open them back up in Silhouette Studio and a few other programs such as Google Chrome, Siser Leonardo Design Studio, Affinity, etc. that it looks like it is a blank file.
I understand that this is not ideal and is more steps when you save as a svg.
But, for now, I am providing 3 ways you can work with this issue.

Find this video on my Silhouette Secrets+ YouTube channel HERE or click the photo below.

If you do not want to deal with any of these steps, you can install a Legacy version of v4.4.554 and it will work as we’ve been used to.

HERE is how to install a Legacy Version of the Silhouette Studio software

This change only affects users who have updated to a v4.5 version of the software or higher. I wanted to bring it to your attention in case you have noticed when you test your own files or if a customer were to mention it to you after a purchase.

If this changes in future updates to the Silhouette Studio software I will update this post and the description on my YouTube video.

If you do not know how to save as a svg file, check out this post
Let’s Explore v4 – Save As a SVG

Hope it helps!

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