How Do I Find My Silhouette License Code?

If you have recently purchased a Silhouette electronic cutting machine and would like to activate the software, you may be wondering where to find the license code. The license code is essential for unlocking the full features of the software that comes with your machine. Fortunately, it is easy to locate your Silhouette license code and get your software up and running in no time.

How To Find Your Silhouette License Code

The first step in locating your license code is to locate the original packaging of your Silhouette cutting machine. Inside the box should be an activation card which contains a unique 16-digit alphanumeric code. This is your license code and will be required for activating the software that came with your machine.

If for some reason you cannot find the original package or if you’ve misplaced the activation card, don’t worry—you can still retrieve the code online. Simply go to the Silhouette America website, click on “My Account” and log in with your account credentials.

Once logged in, select “My Software” from the drop down menu and then click on “View Details & Download” next to any product listed under “Software Products.” On this page, you will see an option labeled “Activation Code” which contains a 16-digit alphanumeric code—this is your license key.

Activating Your Software

Once you have located your license key, it’s time to activate your software. Navigate back to the Silhouette America website and click on “My Account” then select “Activate Software” from the drop down menu. On this page, enter your 16-digit alphanumeric activation key into both of the fields provided and then click on “Continue Activation Process.” You will then be prompted to register or log into an existing account. If registering for a new account, follow all on-screen instructions until you reach a confirmation page indicating successful activation.


Finding and activating a Silhouette License Code is fairly easy once you know what steps need to be taken. Locate or purchase an activation card containing a 16-digit alphanumeric code; use this key either directly or through their website to activate your software; register or log in with an existing account; follow all on-screen instructions until confirmation of successful activation appears.