Thursday, 18 May 2017

Make the Leap! How to Update to V4

Hi! Marie-Clare here. Like the others on the Design Team I've just made the leap to Version 4, and thought I'd do a speedy step-by-step guide on making the big update!

Step 1

Go to the Silhouette homepage at - you'll see a handy big button in the top right hand corner of the page saying "Update Software".

When you have clicked on this, you'll see the following table. Select the appropriate download link for Silhouette Studio for either Mac or Windows.

The file will start to download and will save to your usual downloads location. It is a 183MB file, which took around three minutes to download on my laptop.

Step 2

Either select the downloaded file from your browser's toolbar, or navigate to your usual Downloads folder on your computer. The file is called silhouette-studio_v4.0.623.exe and the icon is the recognisable Silhouette logo.

Open the file. The installation wizard will begin, and in three simple clicks your software will start to install!

After approximately four minutes, you'll see the following screen:

And there you have it! Your rather beautiful new launch screen and new user interface will appear straight away!

Enjoy the update, and don't forget to check out the lovely Thelma's guide to her first impressions of the new features!

Marie-Clare x


  1. I have Designer edition V3. How do I update that without losing the designer extras?

    1. You will always have your designer edition

  2. You keep you designer edition level when you update John and will have acces to the new designer features as well.

  3. Thanks for the reassurance. Did update and designer level maintained. Thanks again.