This beginner’s guide to the Silhouette Cameo mobile app will teach you to create your first project in minutes. The Silhouette Cameo mobile app will make it easy to craft with the Silhouette Cameo machine on the go. This blog will discuss Silhouette Cameo Mobile App, its features, and more. Let’s get started on it.
What is the Silhouette Cameo Mobile App?
The Silhouette Cameo mobile app will allow you to be more mobile than ever. Use your Silhouette Cameo machine in any room or on the go from your mobile device. Quickly and easily choose patterns/designs from the Silhouette Cameo library and send them to a Silhouette Cameo machine using a Bluetooth wireless connection.
Which Machines Work With the Silhouette Cameo Mobile App?
The Silhouette Cameo mobile app works with some of the machines with Bluetooth, which means the mobile app only works with Silhouette Cameo 3, Cameo 4 Plus, Cameo 4 Pro, Cameo 4, Portrait 2, and Portrait 3 machines. This Silhouette Cameo mobile app can be used with Android devices, even iPhones and iPad.
Major Features of Silhouette Cameo Mobile App
Silhouette Cameo mobile app and Silhouette Studio software are two totally different apps.
The Silhouette Cameo mobile app has no design features. The desktop Silhouette Studio is a powerful software program that can’t be limited to a mobile app.
You can’t design in the Silhouette Cameo mobile app. It was created to quickly and easily open and cut pre-created designs on Bluetooth Silhouette Cameo machines. So do not think of this as a design app. It’s a remote “send button” with access to your Silhouette Cameo library. That means the Silhouette Cameo mobile app works with the Silhouette Cameo 3, Cameo Plus, Portrait 2, Cameo 4, and Portrait 3.
Mobile app users can open designs right from their Silhouette Cameo Studio library. Editing of cut files is limited to resizing/scaling, moving, rotating, mirroring, aggregation, ungrouping, copying, adding print and cut registration marks, and deleting.
Who Will Find the Silhouette Cameo Mobile App Useful?
Its use comes in when you need to send a pre-created design to be cut from the library, and you’re not right next to the computer, or the PC is turned off. It can be regular cut or printed and cut on different smart materials.
If the computer is turned off or not around and you need to quickly cut a design you’ve already created and saved in the Silhouette Cameo library, you can access it from the app, set it up to cut quickly that can load the material, and cut it all without a computer.
You can still use the Silhouette Cameo mobile app if you want to repeat a task without returning to the computer.
Users who want to customize, like at a craft fair or crop, and who don’t have a laptop to bring along can also use the Silhouette Cameo mobile app.
Always remember that its usage will be limited. One can’t access the text tools and fonts via the Silhouette Cameo mobile app. So customizing with names or dates will not be possible. Also, designs with text that is not welded, grouped, or transformed into a compound path are not supported.
But you can cut out pre-created designs on different colors or types of smart materials or adjust the size and shapes of the designs to fit different sized spaces as a way to customize remotely.
Can the Silhouette Cameo Machine Be Used Without a Computer?
While Silhouette Cameo launched the app for beginner users as a possible way to use Silhouette Cameo machines without a computer, it shouldn’t be considered a replacement for having a computer.
With the limited ability of the Silhouette Cameo mobile app to only open designs that are in the Silhouette Cameo Library, if you do not have a computer, which means you can open and cut patterns/designs from the Silhouette Design Store software or Silhouette Design in the library and those where the text has been converted to a path.
Since the Silhouette Cameo mobile app does not connect directly to the Silhouette Design Store, you’ll need to visit the Design Store in your mobile browser and log in and shop that way if you want new designs.