Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Top features of December 2008 Cricut Design Studio Update

I've been playing with the new version of Cricut Design Studio and gone to several blogs & here's what I've found out so far (more to come):

  • You can click on an image, then click on any line in that image; it will turn red. Now right click. The bottom line on the box that pops up says "Hide Selected Contour". If you click on that, the corresponding line will turn purple. Then, when you click on another line, the line that was purple line will turn blue. Bottom line? That line (the line that was purple & then blue) won't cut. Imagine the possibilities...I did find it interesting that after I clicked on several lines, "hid" them, then copied & pasted the image that the new image did not have any lines "hidden". It was an original image with nothing taken away. And also oddly enough, you can't "hide" lines with this copied shape (the shape that was copied from the shape that had lines or contours hidden). I'll have to play with this one some more to make sure I'm understanding it correctly. UPDATE: I saved a project with some lines hidden & when I reopened it, those lines were no longer hidden. Bug alert!
  • This works with 32 bit and 64 bit computers
  • The purple box to the left of the keypad that says "Cricut Cartridge Library" now has another selection, called "This Project". When you select it, it will tell you which cartridges were used to create the project on the current page. THIS IS WONDERFUL WHEN YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED PROJECTS FROM OTHER PEOPLE & DON'T WANT TO WONDER IF YOU HAVE ALL THE CARTS BY GOING THROUGH THE SHAPES ONE BY ONE.
  • Right click on one of the keys on the keypad-you can "add a keyword". Very interesting. On some of the shapes, when you click on "remove" at the bottom of that box, it will tell you what that shape is supposed to be. I found that it doesn't work for all of them though.

The link for this update is in the previous post (just the post below).

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