I would have updated my previous attempt at configuring Inkscape to work with the Silhouette Cameo, but got so swept up in the excitement of cutting vinyl stickers, I forgot to do it until now. Unless something has changed since my last relevant post, InkCut doesn’t really work.
This post demonstrates how to configure the open-source inkscape-silhouette extension on Ubuntu 16.04.
Do the usual system prep before adding the software upon which Inkscape and the Silhouette extension depend:
Just as with a conventional printer, the Silhouette Cameo requires some drivers be installed before it can work with Ubuntu.
The Inkscape vector graphics tool has an extension that enables you to send your own SVG files to the Cameo.
Add the Inkscape repository and install:
Run it from the command line to make sure it works:
These steps are adapted from the
This extension depends upon
Next, you’ll need to download a copy of the extension’s latest release. At the time of writing, you could obtain it from the command line like this:
inkscape (from the command line, if you wish):