New to the Cameo 4 is the Auto Tool Detection feature. This allows the software to detect what tool is inserted into the machine, and the software automatically populates the tool and action options in the Send panel.

This feature is available only with the Cameo 4 and the Cameo 4 tools. If you look on the back of the Cameo 4 tools or tool adapters, you can see a little metal strip. When a tool or tool adapter is inserted into Tool Holder 1 or Tool Holder 2 of the Cameo 4, that metal strip tells the machine—and in turn, the software—what tool is inserted into the tool holder.

When a tool or an action is automatically selected, you’ll see the word “Auto” before you see the action or tool in parentheses.

Here you can see that the tool we’ve inserted is the AutoBlade (for Cameo 4) and the action has automatically been selected to “Cut.”

And here you can that we’ve inserted the adapter for the Pen Holder (for Cameo 4), and the action has automatically been selected to “Sketch.”

With the Auto Tool Detection feature, options that are not available with the tool you have inserted won’t be available from the drop-down menu.

With this feature, you’ll find that you’ll save time when it comes to selecting your options and sending your designs to your Cameo 4!