This is what the site looks like for you to download cutepdf. After you install the program then...
Create your file how ever you normally would, then click print, make sure you select CutePDF writer as your printer. This is how it allows you to save it in PDF format.
You then will see this window pop up and this allows you to then save it as PDF. Bingo. This is what we need to be able to send it out to be printed and then bring it back for print and cut. Just make sure you save your file as a silhouette file and as a pdf so you will have identical files to open for the print and cut. Also be sure and have it marked for registration marks to print as well.
I hope this has helped. It has allowed me to use the print and cut feature with professional results. I also like to use a printer's bleed too just so I make sure I get a clean cut without any white showing, which happens occasionally.