Monday, February 16, 2015

CRICUT: What's new in Design Space 2 - Part 5 - Uploading SVG's

Whilst the main focus of the 2.0 update is to address the speed, reliability and performance of Design Space, there has been one feature added that should make everyone who uses SVG files very happy!

Currently SVG's don't import into Design Space at the size they were designed. Not only that, each piece of the design comes in at the incorrect size. Eg. the image below is from the Luxury Handbags svg from SVG Currently when I upload all the layers for the file they import at 2.4" in height. I then have to refer to the PDF that comes with the handbag kit and adjust the size of each piece individually so they cut at the correct size.

Well, in many cases that is about to change!

Depending on how the SVG has been designed (or which program it has been designed in) some files are now being imported into Design Space at their correct size and in proportion to each other.  This is certainly true for the files from SVG

Using the same kit as above here is how the layers appear when I import them.

All the layers are their current size and in proportion to each other! No need to resize anything. Just import, choose your paper and cut!

Not all SVG's are created equal though! I have tested files from 12 different svg sellers. Most worked (or were very close) but four didn't.

Admittedly, I only tried one or two files from each seller. The ones that did import correctly were:

Birds Cards
Lori Whitlock
Miss Kate Cuttables
Omar's Awesome SVG's
SVG Cuts
Treasure Box Designs
Willowdown Lane

The ones that didn't work for me were:

Cre8ive Cutz
Jessica Weible Designs
SVG Attic

I'll be trying these (and more) again once the update is live!

Happy crafting!  ♥

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Cocoa's Mom said...

This is the best news EVER, Narelle! Yahoo! TFS : )

elf1023 said...

I own two cricuts but not the explore, can i get into designspace2? I have a silhouette and can use the files.....i think.

Narelle said...

Design Space only works with the Explore.

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