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#1 Posted : Friday, March 14, 2014 10:33:35 AM(UTC)
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Hello Everyone, we are seeing a great deal of confusion concerning three features: Attach, Weld and Contour.

We want to make sure you have all of the best information available. We have made some very good and very informative videos that explain each feature and how to apply them.

Please take some time to watch these great videos and learn how to expand your creative freedom using the features in Cricut Design Space.

The Attach Feature has two purposes:
1) The feature tells Cricut Explore what layer it should write on
2) The feature will hold your cuts in the design position when they go to the cutting mat

http://www.youtube.com/w...itle=Cricut+Design+Space

The Weld feature allows you to take multiple images and merge them together into one to create an entirely new image.

http://www.youtube.com/w...=c4-overview&index=1

The Contour feature gives you the ability to hide a portion of any image layer so your images work the way you want them to.

http://www.youtube.com/w...=c4-overview&index=3

We hope this helps, and please pass this information around to your crafty friends!

-Cricut Gena
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#2 Posted : Friday, March 14, 2014 4:04:12 PM(UTC)
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Thanks CricutGena.
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#3 Posted : Friday, March 14, 2014 4:12:37 PM(UTC)
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Thanks! I'll add links to those videos in my Explore Video Collection on my blog. BigGrin
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#4 Posted : Friday, March 14, 2014 11:20:27 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, having a blast learning all the things I can do with the Explore...thanks for being open during the weekends Wink
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#5 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:39:14 AM(UTC)
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Loving all the PC Design Space videos. They're so clear and easy to understand. Smile

I've also been adding links to them on my blog.

Hope you keep them coming!
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#6 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 9:00:15 AM(UTC)
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These videos are so helpful! Is there the smallest possibility the directions in these videos have been written out somewhere for users to print for reference? While the videos are incredibly helpful, while actually working on a project it would be great to have a written reference. I also find when I read directions while working on something it's just much simpler for me to retain the info. Many thanks!
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This was a really useful post. Thanks a bunch!
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:52:08 AM(UTC)
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I'm having a problem it wont like me attach the font so that it cuts in order. When I go to cut my words it cuts them out of order? Example Olivia i l o i v a. I would like it to cut as I put it on the mat. Has this happen to anyone else??

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by: jamiemammarelli1db61857 Go to Quoted Post
I'm having a problem it wont like me attach the font so that it cuts in order. When I go to cut my words it cuts them out of order? Example Olivia i l o i v a. I would like it to cut as I put it on the mat. Has this happen to anyone else??

Thanks in advance


Take a look at these videos, they will help. If you are trying to use one of the features you probably have chosen images that have hidden layers that need to be deleted. You can tell by looking at your Layers box. The hidden layers will show an eye with a lie through it. To delete it ungroup the images, then click the eye to activate it, then delete it. Then follow all the directions to attach the images. This will fix the issue you are having.

-Cricut Gena
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:59:12 PM(UTC)
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I have done everything correctly, called Cricut and was told they are working on a fix for my issue. Hopefully it will get done quickly cause until then, I cannot weld properly. I am having trouble with welding in Google Chrome (already tried Internet Explorer and Firefox, doesn't work), when I go to cut, it doesn't go to the preview mat, just keeps spinning and spinning. Also get an error code about HTTP. This is a pain as I have some labels I want to do.

CarolineAngry
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#11 Posted : Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:26:48 PM(UTC)
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I get how it all works, but I don't like it. The functions and the freedom we had with Craftroom was better with each individual layer of an image than with design space. In design space you can't separate or maniputlate (contour) the individual layers of a composite image like you can in craftroom; just hide them so they won't cut. I have found that I can't do many things in design space that I can in craftroom, and not because I don't know how, but because the software doesn't allow it. I like the new stuff, but wish they had kept the functions and forms like craftroom. Really all they needed to do was to give craftroom more flexibility (ie using your own images and fonts, cutting svg files, etc)
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#12 Posted : Sunday, March 30, 2014 1:34:07 PM(UTC)
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I have loved the videos and found them very useful. When I was trying to plan out my project today, I thought I was using the "Group" option correctly. I thought it was supposed to group all of the objects so that they would cut as they were grouped on the mat. I grouped them and was able to move them as a single object, but when I went to the cut screen, it had the images all confused. I tried it again, after watching the video, but I still had issues. Then I had the HTTP error message when I tried to save. Very annoying but I don't know if that problem was me or cricut.

I wish there was a forum just for Explore.

Happy Crafting!
-Melissa
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#13 Posted : Friday, April 04, 2014 5:37:04 AM(UTC)
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Is there a Multicut feature on Cricut Explore?
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#14 Posted : Saturday, April 05, 2014 9:04:10 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: courtney_frazier2001e06971a4 Go to Quoted Post
I get how it all works, but I don't like it. The functions and the freedom we had with Craftroom was better with each individual layer of an image than with design space. In design space you can't separate or maniputlate (contour) the individual layers of a composite image like you can in craftroom; just hide them so they won't cut. I have found that I can't do many things in design space that I can in craftroom, and not because I don't know how, but because the software doesn't allow it. I like the new stuff, but wish they had kept the functions and forms like craftroom. Really all they needed to do was to give craftroom more flexibility (ie using your own images and fonts, cutting svg files, etc)


I have not had a problem with contour, I have been able to do everything I have ever done in ccr. You have to ungroup everything before you contour it. I really like having the layers all together makes it much faster, and you just ungroup and hide or delete what you don't want.
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Originally Posted by: craftgirl55861e56be1b Go to Quoted Post
I have loved the videos and found them very useful. When I was trying to plan out my project today, I thought I was using the "Group" option correctly. I thought it was supposed to group all of the objects so that they would cut as they were grouped on the mat. I grouped them and was able to move them as a single object, but when I went to the cut screen, it had the images all confused. I tried it again, after watching the video, but I still had issues. Then I had the HTTP error message when I tried to save. Very annoying but I don't know if that problem was me or cricut.

I wish there was a forum just for Explore.

Happy Crafting!
-Melissa


you want to attach, not group. In order to attach you need to first ungroup everything then the attach button will show up, select everything you want to attach and click attach.
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Hi Everyone I just joined because I thought I was the only one having issues with the Explore. I can not get my word to cut the way I want.The letters come out in a different order on the cut mat. I have never bought a product that did not come with a manual one that at least gave you the basic instructions on the different functions of the product. Why do I have to spend hours looking for a video to learn what I want to do. I feel they rushed this out before all of the glitches were resolved.
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Originally Posted by: ttgd441162aa42 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Everyone I just joined because I thought I was the only one having issues with the Explore. I can not get my word to cut the way I want.The letters come out in a different order on the cut mat. I have never bought a product that did not come with a manual one that at least gave you the basic instructions on the different functions of the product. Why do I have to spend hours looking for a video to learn what I want to do. I feel they rushed this out before all of the glitches were resolved.


Select all your letters the right click and select Attach. That holds the letters in their correct position.

And yes... a manual would have been helpful. Cool
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#18 Posted : Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:23:04 AM(UTC)
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Hi,
I am looking at buying the explore, but I want to double check a few things first.
Do any of you know if the previous replacement blades work, because I have several, lol?
Do you know how my digital downloads transfer between ccr & ds, is it just with my sign in?
Any tips on best ways to sell & price my explore 2?

Thanks TONS in advance,
Jenn

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#19 Posted : Friday, May 16, 2014 10:00:53 AM(UTC)
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If you linked your carts to Craft Room they will automatically show up in Design Space.
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Is this going to be like the Imagine? Never could get that to work properly, then it's been discontinued. Going to wait and see what others are experiencing with this machine and looking at alternatives.
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I'm having issues when trying to weld images.
I've uploaded some of my own files-- intricate silhouettes-- but when I try to weld them together, I get all sorts of crazy results. Often times, whole portions of what I'm trying to weld together are now just solid black. Frustrating doesn't even begin to describe it. Any thoughts/suggestions on why this keeps happening?
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#22 Posted : Friday, September 12, 2014 10:01:27 PM(UTC)
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Thank you for the video on Welding, Contour, & Attach features. Very helpful.

Is there a way to unattach or unweld after you have created the image without undoing everything? I ask this because sometimes I want to change things after I add more images or words to the canvas. Will the Design Space team add the unweld or unattach function to the right click?

Thank You
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Originally Posted by: ttgd441162aa42 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Everyone I just joined because I thought I was the only one having issues with the Explore. I can not get my word to cut the way I want.The letters come out in a different order on the cut mat. I have never bought a product that did not come with a manual one that at least gave you the basic instructions on the different functions of the product. Why do I have to spend hours looking for a video to learn what I want to do. I feel they rushed this out before all of the glitches were resolved.


THIS IS MY EXACT COMPLAINT!!!
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Originally Posted by: kristinhart707bce319cc Go to Quoted Post
THIS IS MY EXACT COMPLAINT!!!


We actually have an online manual. Here are the links to them:

Design Space Guide - http://content.cricut.com/b/pdfs/CDSGuide.pdf

Explore User Manual - http://us.cricut.com/hom...port/explore-user-manual

Hopefully this helps.

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Originally Posted by: stellaluna_goodwitchee9443d3 Go to Quoted Post
I'm having issues when trying to weld images.
I've uploaded some of my own files-- intricate silhouettes-- but when I try to weld them together, I get all sorts of crazy results. Often times, whole portions of what I'm trying to weld together are now just solid black. Frustrating doesn't even begin to describe it. Any thoughts/suggestions on why this keeps happening?


I am having the same issue. I select both image and click weld and the entire image becomes one (all black) image instead of creating the cut out effect (when placing the smaller image inside the bigger image). I can't figure out what I am doing wrong!!!!
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