Does anyone know anything about the Cricut Design Studio? I have done some googling and it looks like it is a CD disc you put in your computer...and you can hook your computer up to the cricut? And that gives you access to ALL of the cartridges and what they have to offer? That cant be right...is it?
I have design studio. Yes you do have access to see what is on all the cartridges. But you can only cut things off of carts that you physically have. Design Studio is great and I love mine. It is so easy to weld things, see layers better, resize and all. You can now use DS to group things together and weld (I'm just learning this one.)
There was a trial download available on the cricut.com website. It would only allow you to use the cartridges that came with your cricut. At the time I got mine the trial was only available for George and Plantain Schoolbook, not sure if that is the case now though. HTH
Edited by Pattycake92 on 04-14-11 11:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
You can design with and look at all the cartridges, but you can only cut with those you own. But it's a great way to preview carts you're thinking of buying. I love it so much. It has most of the functionality of the Gypsy, except you do have to insert the carts into your Cricut to cut with them - the trade-off is that it's cheaper (suggested retail is like $90, but I got mine for $25, new, on Amazon), and that you get the whole screen of your computer to see what you're doing. I definitely recommend it.
The trial is still available, and yes, with the trial you can only cut with the carts that originally came with the machine you're using (George for the Personal, I forget what for the Create, and Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials for the Expression - even if different carts came bundled with yours, the trial still limits you to what I've described). However, you can design and save whatever you wish in the trial.
I would be happy to answer any other Design Studio questions you have.
Ok cool. I saw it on sale somewhere and thought it was too good to be true! It sounds like a great way to combine elements of different cartridges. So if I have a picture on one cartridge, I can weld it with an imagine on another cartridge? Or can you only weld within the same cart?
No it is not the CD that comes with the machine. Design studio comes in a separate green box.
And yes you can weld things from more than 1 cart together. Its also great because you can cut every character a different size if you want. Whereas on the cricut alone you can only cut 1 size every cut.
One thing, if you do choose to buy a Design Studio disc but are running a more recent computer - install the program using the install file from Cricut's website, and use the registration code from the disc you bought. This is the Cricut-approved workaround for the fact that the CDs have not been updated to a newer version of the software.
I'm aware of Cricut Craft Room, but I have zero interest in having to be connected to the internet to use it, free or not.
The Cricut Craft room will be great to use, However you have to be on line to use it. Design Studio, you don't have to be on line when using it. I also have a Jukebox that holds 6 cartridges so I don't have to change the cartridges as much. I love the whole set up!!!
Edited by debby_westbrook on 04-14-11 04:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.