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Our Favorite Design Space v3 Features

It's official now.  Cricut Design Space has gone live! It is a change so many Cricut users have been waiting for - and with good reason too.

We love so many things about the new version.  But, here are our favorites:

1.  No more Flash!

How many of you have had issues with loading Design Space before?  The screen would prompt you to install or update your Adobe Flash.  It would go on a loop, no matter how many times you updated or reinstalled.  Well, that's not a problem anymore with the new Cricut Design Space.  It's not built on Flash - so you don't get the annoying Adobe Flash error loop!  No Flash = faster and smoother Design Space experience.

 

2.  Bigger Print and Cut space

The new print and cut space is now 6.75" x 9.25". That's a big improvement over the old 5.5"x8" - depending on the browser you are using.  Of course, there's a way to go beyond this size.  There are various ways to do this.  This is the best one I've come across so far.  You're welcome!

3.  See the fonts!

Now, you don't have to second guess anymore how the fonts look like.  In DS v3, the font menu is BIG.  It's now easier to visualize how your font will look with your design.  

4.  Make It Now Projects

The Make it Now projects in Design Space v2 was (and still is) one of my favorite features.  It's like a recipe.  It shows you your ingredients (materials you need) and procedure (how to assemble).  It even shows you the level of difficulty (ranked from easy to difficult) and the time you need to make the project. The folks over at Cricut made it easier for us to access these projects by adding the "Projects" button on the left of the screen.  

And the great thing about the Make it Now Projects is - you can customize them! This feature wasn't available before.  You can edit the texts and images to personalize it.  

There are so many other new features on Design Space v3 - we haven't had the chance to test them all.. yet!  But before you upgrade, here are the requirements:

 

Internet

  • Broadband connection
    • Minimum 2-3 Mbps Download
    • Minimum 1-2 Mbps Upload
  • Standard data rates may apply

 

Window® OS*

  • OS: Windows® 8 or later
  • CPU: Intel Core series or equivalent AMD® processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Browsers: Latest version of Mozilla® Firefox®, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge™
  • 50MB free disk space
  • Available USB port or Bluetooth® connection
  • Display: Minimum 1024px x 768px screen resolution
*Based on Microsoft OS support

 

Mac® OS*

  • OS: Mac® OS X 10.11 or later
  • CPU 1.83 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Browsers: Latest version of Safari®, Mozilla® Firefox®, Google Chrome™
  • 50MB free disk space
  • Available USB port or Bluetooth® connection
  • Display: Minimum 1024px x 768px screen resolution
* Based on Apple OS support

 So what are you waiting for? Go to design.cricut.com.  Instructions are available here:  https://help.cricut.com/help/install-design-space