You have probably come across the phrase SVG Cut Files, especially if you own a Cricut or Silhouette Cutting Machine.
SVG is an acronym for Scalable Vector Graphic. This is a two-dimensional XML based vector image format. Think of it like a recipe for your cutting machine telling it what to do in order to cut out a design.
How can you open an SVG File?
If you like downloading Free SVG Files from our site for example, then you will need a program to open them. We primarily deal with Silhouette and Cricut machines here and that’s what we will mostly talk about today.
Silhouette Cutting machines use software called Silhouette Studio and Cricut uses Design space. Both have free versions, however only Cricut Design Space can open SVG Files. Other software you can use to open SVG Files include: –
- Programs within the Adobe Creative Suite, for example Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Coral Draw.
- Silhouette Designer Edition.
- Paint Shop Pro.
Where to get Free SVG Cut Files?
Opening Zipped up SVG Files
Typically when you download a Free SVG File or purchase one, they will packaged in a zip file. Before you can open the SVG File contained within, you need to extract it from the ZIP File.
- See our guide on Unzipping SVG Cut Files in Windows.