What is the difference between the basic-, designer- and business edition

The basic edition is the software anyone can download for free.
Even if you don’t have a Silhouette yourself, you can already gain experience with the software!
Paid editions have many advantages. You can see the full feature comparison of all Silhouette Studio editions over here:


I have the business and love it. It opens all and ever feature. I believe swing design have the upgrade on sale right now.

I have business as well, it’s great.

Business edition is a game changer, I love the extra features as well as being able to cut with multiple machines

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I highly recommend upgrading to business edition. It has all the functions available and being able to export as a svg is a huge plus!

Love the business edition!

The business edition is worth the upgrade cost- even if you don’t run a business. One of my favorite features is saving in various formats (like jpg or pdf). It makes it easy to send designs I create on the Sil Software to other people or to my local copy shop.

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Thank you for that info. I have been working in the basic edition for a while but I feel like I’m missing out on better options. I think it’s time to upgrade.

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Just curious, what version of silhouette studio are you all running? I have business edition 4.1.479ssbe and wanted to upgrade but don’t know which version I should upgrade to without having any issues (bugs). I have a Silhouette Cameo 1 and 2.

Thank you for the insight. I’m currently running on the free version but looking to upgrad.