If you’ve been purchasing SVG cut files for awhile, you’ve probably loaded a file and needed to make a little tweak to it. You go to ungroup the file only to find out that the option is grayed out. Here’s a quick little tutorial video to show you how to ungroup an SVG cut file when the option is not available to you within Silhouette Studio Designer’s Edition.
It’s A Learning Process For Me Too!
So when I first started creating SVG cut files, I was creating them for me. My sole purpose in purchasing my Silhouette Cameo was to be able to make stenciled wood signs. I can’t draw a straight line to save my life and I really envy those who are able to paint free-handed. Using a vinyl stencil to create perfectly crisp, clean typography on farmhouse-style signs seemed like a perfect option for someone like me!
I didn’t have a need to have my files ungrouped. After all, these were just stencil files for my use.
I made the transition into selling my files. After I sold a couple hundred files, a few emails from customers arrived in my inbox telling me they couldn’t ungroup my files. I knew there was an option to ungroup, but I didn’t have a need for it. It wasn’t until I bought another designer’s file to see what theirs did, that I realized I had been doing it all wrong! When a user would open one of my files, the file was unable to be ungrouped by going to the Object Menu and selecting Ungroup. The menu item was gray. It wasn’t available!
I have since learned to create my files correctly. This is important for people who may need that ungroup option for making items with heat transfer vinyl. And I have replaced the files my customers have purchased and they are able to download the newest version.
How To Ungroup An SVG Cut File When It’s Not Available As A Menu Option
So does that mean my files are completely worthless to the end user? No!! You CAN ungroup an SVG cut file on your own with just a few quick steps! Silhouette Studio is the software I use in this tutorial. I have to assume there are similar options available to you in the Cricut software.
Here’s a quick video tutorial to show you how to ungroup an SVG cut file when you can’t. I hope it helps you!
What About The Free SVG Cut Files?
I designed most of the free SVG cut files with vinyl stencils in mind. These are not ungrouped files. Ungrouping a file is really most important for heat transfer vinyl projects. The one file that was created as more of an apparel type item is the file “I’m So Freaking Cold.” I have corrected that file here on the blog. I will not be correcting and uploading the other free files.
Now that I’ve shown you how to ungroup an SVG cut file, you can give it a try on your own!
While there is no free SVG cut file for this post (the Lucky Me cut file will be available soon in a future blog post), there are still many others in the free resource library!
How do you access the free resource library? Access it with a password, which you will receive via email just by signing up below:
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