December 5, 2011

Silhouette Illustrator Plug-in Updates

UPDATE: As of November, 2013 Silhouette Connect was released for Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw users on Windows and Mac to be able to cut directly from their programs to their Cameo or Portrait.



Silhouette & Illustrator for Mac Users

Heads up Mac users. You might be aware of this already, but the Illustrator plug-in for the Original Silhouette and Silhouette SD models is now available. For some of you Silhouette users this may mean absolutely nothing. But for those of you running using Mac OS X Lion (10.7) this is excellent news! You can finally cut directly from Illustrator!


As I don't have Mac to test on, I would love to hear feed-back in the comments. Is it working? Any problems with installation or use of the program? Please fill us all in!

Silhouette Cameo & Illustrator

There are those of you, I'm sure, that are thrilled you can cut directly to the Silhouette from Illustrator. Before running out to buy a machine please note that the new Silhouette Cameo does not have a plug-in for Illustrator and there are no plans to do this. Silhouette Design Studio is the new way to go, and the recommendation from Graphtec. You can still export from Illustrator as a .dxf to get it to work in Silhouette Studio, or in other formats accepted in Silhouette Design Studio, but there will be no future updates to this program to get it working with the Cameo.

More to come on Using Illustrator and Silhouette. Soon.

9 comments:

InrDmons said...

I just installed the plugin on my Mac OSX v. 10.7.2 using Illustrator CS5. Said it installed properly, yet I cannot seem to find the plugin in Illustrator.

Maggie Muggins said...

In Illustrator, under File you will see "Cutting Master Robo 2" if the plugin was installed correctly. I made the mistake of running the .exe file in the zip folder and thinking that was it, but it only unzips all of the files to a new folder. From there you have to run the "Setup.exe" file to actually install the program. Let me know if you have more problems.

kristimontague said...

Worked for me! I wasn't sure which setting to choose though, so I googled it and someone suggested C300L, and that one worked.

Molly Campbell said...

SO glad I found this! I saw the option on the Illustrator menu, just haven't tried it yet since I didn't have anything I needed to cut at the moment. But I was really contemplating buying the $50 software upgrade, since I use Illustrator so much - really glad I don't have to, since I only paid $100 for the whole machine and wasn't looking to spend so much more on software!

The Sterling Life said...

Thanks for this. Any specific settings for exporting the dxf file? It wasn't working for me.

kali brayfield said...

My dxf file won't work either any suggestions?

kali brayfield said...

The dxf file wanpsnt working for me either any suggestions?

Jay Curts said...

You might have to fiddle a bit with the dxf file. If its a complex design and loads of grouped items, it wont load. I hade to export different layers into different files and then grouped them on SDS.

Rachel McGregor said...

I have been using the Silhouette Cameo for more of a fine art thing... I am making something in illustrator where each layer is a different paper color. When I export the layer as a .dxf it doesn't keep proportions what do I do?