Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - SVG Preview Feature - Personal Library

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Did you know that Sure Cuts A Lot has a built in way to organize and preview SVG files? No more wondering what SVG file you are trying to open and no more relying on 3rd party software to generate SVG thumbnails! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

Note: Make sure you are running Sure Cuts A Lot version 2.012 or later. Not yet available for MacOS.

  • How to access the Personal Library window
  • Creating and organizing your SVG collection
  • Adding new categories / folders
  • Specifying the location of your SVG collection so that it shows up in the Personal Library window
  • Navigating the Personal Library window
  • Personal Library Window vs. Windows Explorer
  • Renaming, deleting and adding files to folders / categories

Sure Cuts A Lot 2 Personal Library Window

Part 1

Part 2

29 Responses to “Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - SVG Preview Feature - Personal Library”

  1. Carmen Lucero May 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Thanks so much Leo! I already have my SVG folders on my external drive, all I have to do now is put them in the art files. That will save me soooo much time and I can preview them too.

    You are very appreciated!


  2. Belinda Brown May 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    Outstanding….I thought I had SCAL down but now I JUST learned something that I considered annoying “searching for my svg files!” Very cool- love it!

  3. Debbie Barba May 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! I have Windows 7 and the thumbnail viewing that I could do with my Windows XP didn’t work with this new computer. I love this new feature w/SCAL2 !!!

  4. Shutch3346 May 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Thanks, I like the new preview folder


  5. Chantelle May 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Thank you! This is great information.

  6. Martha May 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm #

    Wow!!! I’m loving this personal library thingy!!! Yipee!! no more guessing!!! :)

  7. Sandy Hoy May 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    As always Leo, your tutorials are well-thought out and definitely much needed information! Thank You!

  8. Sari May 16, 2010 at 5:21 am #

    Thank you. This was a helpful tutorial and I´m sure I´m going to use more SCAL2.


  9. Evelyn May 16, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    Doesn’t look like SCAL for Macs has that feature yet.

  10. lourdes May 16, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    thanks for the videos. they are excellent!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Cely May 16, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Very informative. Thank you for all the hard work put into this to help us become more organized with our files of svgs.

  12. Linda Weisholz May 16, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    Just learned another neat trick for SCAL2.
    Thank you so much,Leo.
    You’re super!

  13. Jane Perrin May 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    Thank you so much Leo … your tutorials are so easy to understand .. completely idiot proof… Time to tidy those files up I guess xx

  14. Jacqueline Scaroni May 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    Love all the videos, just anxiously awaiting more videos for my mac.

  15. Joanna Walker May 17, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Thank you so much. I spent a good part of the morning getting my files in order. what a great help this is going to be. Thanks for the easy to understand videos. I know just enough about computers to be dangerous. thanks again. Joanna

  16. Nancy May 17, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    This is great! I follow along the video, step-by-step. Thanks!

  17. Litzy May 17, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    This is a great video. I already did it… and it’s awsome…

  18. Debbie P. May 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Another GREAT video Leo! So easy to follow and understand. Thank you!

  19. Lorraine May 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    HELP!!!! I have SCAL 2 for the MAC and DO NOT have a “personal library” under “window”!

    What do I do?????

    • leokowal May 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

      You’ll have to hang in there until they make it available for Mac!

  20. Lorraine May 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    anyone know when it will be ready for the mac???????

  21. Melitza May 20, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    Very Cool! Is there a way to organize in alpha order “my Fav Fonts”

  22. Sherri Benson May 20, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Thanks so much, very helpful!

  23. Sara May 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm #


    I followed all the instructions in your tutorial (part 1) to use the SCAL 2 personal library window, but when I try to open the svg folder in the library Scal stops working and closes. Please could you help me?



    • leokowal May 25, 2010 at 9:26 am #

      Hi Sara,

      Make sure you have the latest version of Sure Cuts A Lot installed and make sure that you don’t have TOO many SVGs in the main folder.

  24. Rita July 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    This was a totally awesome video Leo. IT helped me so much !! Eliminated the need to have too many windows open and makes it soo easy to view the svgs. You rock , as usual!!!! Thanks

  25. Debbie September 22, 2010 at 1:54 am #

    You guys ROCK! Thanks for the videos and instructions and the super great freebies. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your site and your inspirations. It is definitely the goto place for sure cuts alot. THANKS again. Deb

  26. Sharalyn October 30, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    Thank you so much this was soooo helpful! I just bought this a week ago and was so frustrated that I was wondering if I made a right decision. I can tell you I made a fabulous decision and will tell my other crafters at church.

  27. Dixie February 14, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Oh thank you so much! I recently purchased a pc with Windows 8 and was unable to view the svg thumbnails in my folders. This makes everything so much easier without downloading any 3rd party apps. Thanks again!!!!!!