What we know is that without a new (3.3.622 or higher)/patched version(2.9.67), after June 22, you will not be able to:
1) Shop through Silhouette Studio
2) Download purchases
3) Activate a new upgrade (to DE or BE)
4) Reactivate an existing upgrade if necessary
5) Restore your library using V3’s File>Library>Import library (this is not confirmed but it does require server interaction)
If you do not update, your existing upgrades and store purchases will remain in place.
Everything else in Silhouette Studio should remain unchanged and run fine (perhaps better and faster without internet interference).
-There was/is already posted a version 3.3.638 for Win that works fully going forward. This is the
second third iteration, as version 3.3.622 and version 3.3.632 failed to open for many Windows users.
The latest version for Mac that works going forward is incorrectly labeled 3.3.638 but will install as 3.3.631 (you will see this after install) so autoupdate incorrectly reports a newer version available, when there is not. The current Mac download is correctly labeled but is no different from 3.3.631. An identical to 3.3.631, but now labeled 3.3.638, is available for Mac.
– There are many people on the Windows side who can not get 3.3.632 to open and SA is working that. The problem seems to be related to graphics card drivers. Update: 3.3.638 seems to have solved the opening problem, there are other issues being worked, and limited information as this is brand new.
-3.3.631/2/8 have not corrected existing issues with sluggishness, preference errors, diagonal draw bug, Mac resource hogging, etc. Please keep pressing SA for fixes!
-3.3.632/8 will not work with Win XP
-SA has promised a patch version of V2, to be called the Heritage version, for those who would like to remain with version 2. We plan to hold them to this promise. Update: the patched version of 2.9.45, now version 2.9.67 is available for download here.
–Default cut settings for various materials has changed as of 3.3.632. A headsup to those who are not diligent about writing down your own preferred settings (and you know who you are).
-back up your library and license file immediately if you have not already. This way you can restore your own store files and DE/BE license if you need to, independent of SA servers. The location of these files can be found here.
–if you do not wish to update your software, you don’t have to. Please let email@example.com know that you will not be shopping at the store until your preferred version is supported. (If you have a subscription, respectfully request a fee suspension until your preferred version is supported.) Note: You will still be able to support many of your favorite designers through their web sites, Etsy stores, etc. and I hope that you will do so.
-if you do not mind updating, try 3.3.638 and if it works you are good to go. If not, roll back and sit tight for SA to fix things. Windows users may want to make sure their graphics card drivers are up to date first. Really, there is no rush and you can wait and see if things stabiiize if you like.
-for Mac users it is fairly simple to install more than one version of Silhouette Studio so this is a good alternative. Win users who are computer savvy may want to consider this option as well.
SA’s FAQ is here. (Note:This is a fluid document that has already changed at least 4 times that I am aware of.)