Hello Super Cutes!
When we are new working with our Silhouette Cameo 4, we always ask ourselves: What is the first thing I should do?… Here we will explain shortly what are the first steps you must take to operate your machine and the software, join us!
Plug the power cord into the designated port and the other end to a power source, then press the Cameo 4’s power button.
Plug the USB cable into the USB port of the machine and the other end into the USB port of your computer.
When we are new to this and it is our first time on the Silhouette America page, we must create a user account that allows us to login. On the other hand, if you have already had a Silhouette machine in the past, your email must already be registered with a user account on the page so, in this case, you should go to step 3.
To create a user account on the Silhouette America page, click here.
Having a user account on the Silhouette America website will give you multiple benefits, among these are:
Now we must register our machine on the Silhouette America page, this will activate the one-year warranty offered by the manufacturer.
To register your Cameo 4 on the Silhouette America page, click here.
In this tab you must select your native or preferred language and when you do, the following tab will open:
In case it is your first time, you must create an account with your email as we explained in step 2. If you have already created your username or already have it before, enter the name and password.
In the registration process you will need the serial number of the machine, this has 11 digits and is located on a sticker on the back of your Cameo 4.
The operation of your Cameo 4 depends directly on the operation of the Silhouette Studio software that you have installed on your computer.
This software is not available on CD, so users must download it from the Silhouette America website.
To download the Software correctly you require an internet connection. Once the software is downloaded and installed, you do not require an internet connection for its operation.
To download the Silhouette Estudio software, click here.
Select the software you want to download according to your computer’s operating system, and double-click to start the download.
The current versions are now ready to be used, the trial versions may be in the development process, for which I personally recommend downloading the current version.
Once the software has been downloaded to your computer, you must go to the downloads folder, find the file and finish the installation process by double-clicking on the file name.
You must complete the installation by following the instructions that appear in your PC’s dialog box.
Just as in step 2, if you are already a user of the Silhouette Studio software you must have a Silhouette Cloud account in your library and you can use it for your Cameo 4, but if you are a new user, we will explain how to configure it.
The Silhouette Cloud account is important for accessing the free designs that come with the Cameo 4, and for storing designs that we purchase or download from the Silhouette Design Store.
To download and synchronize the designs with the Silhouette Cloud account we require an internet connection, however once they are synchronized we do not require an internet connection to access them from our library.
To access the Silhouette Studio cloud you must click on the access button to the library located in the upper right part of Silhouette Studio, at that moment the library will open and ask you to log in, for this you must use the same email and password that you used to create your account in step 2.
Once you enter, your name will appear at the top of the left menu of the library and below it will appear all the storage folders of your designs, your creations will be automatically stored in the folder called user designs unless you choose another.
Very well! We have finished with our first steps, now we are going to know the physical structure of our Cameo 4 to familiarize ourselves and feel more comfortable with it before starting our first cut! it’s exciting, go ahead! and let’s do it together!