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 Posted: Thu Aug 11th, 2016 08:56 pm
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Alwin
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Herb,

I have also bought a Curio recently. The software on the cd is not the right one!. You have to download the latest version from the silhouette website. The update option doesn't work either. The new software resolved a lot of my problems.

You can download it here:
http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software

The latest version is 3.8.something. The software wich came with my curio was 3.4. This version is not usable with a curio. I use 3.7.something, I updated it about 2 weeks ago, so the updates of the software come in a high speed.

I don't know wich version you use but this could be the problem.

Alwin

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2016 01:35 am
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You know Alwin--that just might have been the problem. I was trying to use the 3.4 that came with the machine. Damned outfit sends machines out with the wrong software. Place must be run by a bunch of drunks.

Oh well I get to wait some more---

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2016 07:50 pm
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understanding that you have a curio, did you try to cut some thicker materials ?
and how well thas its cut ?
maybe i like to buy one , i have the cameo, just good for thick paper

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 Posted: Sat Aug 13th, 2016 09:01 pm
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Cor, I can't tell about ticker material. I don't own the deep cut knife. Just learning the settings for the machine. The machine came with the embossing tools, I have tried that on thin paper and it works quite well.

Alwin

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 Posted: Sun Aug 14th, 2016 07:27 am
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I paid the extra for the designer version hoping it would pick up layers from my drawing package. It did not but seems to run better overall than the standard version.

I save files from the drawing package in scaleable vector .svg format. I save in the Inkscape variant which works fine except in one respect. Loaded into Silhouette I find it is oversized by exactly 1/16. It can be scaled back in silhouette but I tend to reduce the original CAD drawing to 15/16 of the original before sending it to the drawing package, DrawPlus 8.

It is,obviously a software quirk as the precision up to six decimal places remains intact. I think it might be using the Inkscape version of .svg files. However the other option of the Adobe version changes the size by 1/3!

In some ways it is nice to know that still computers and software have quirks requiring human intervention.

David

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David, are you sure that the units in your drawing programm and in the Studio software are both the same? You van set the import units in Studio, and I'm pretty sure you van Tell your drawing programm wich units you are using.

I use autocad and once I figured out the units it works perfect.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 14th, 2016 09:14 pm
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Definitely not the units. I think .svg files are open source so my suspicions are on that. It is exactly 1/16 the error which suggests software.

I check regularly as these things have a habit of being subtly corrected within an update.

As for double posting have had the same problem myself.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 15th, 2016 08:48 pm
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Guys--We can fix double posting as soon as we see it--so no worry!


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After much beating my head on the computer, I found what my problem is--besides behavioral.

Curio only wants to work with VECTOR files--this means a file composed of lines and arcs. Vector files are what CAD drawings are made in. Almost all other files--scans, copies and the like are RASTER format--where the image is made up of little dots--pixels, like photos are.

And never the twain shell meet--not even at the station.

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Beating your head on the computer won't help the Vaster files.

So, did the Curio finally start earning it's keep?



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