How-To Articles

Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Path Menu - Video Tutorial


The Path menu in Sure Cuts A Lot 2 is very powerful if used correctly. Learning how to use the path menu will open up a world of possibility with the SVG files and fonts you already have in your collection! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • Union Feature
  • Copy and Paste
  • Weld vs Path Menu Union
  • Selecting Multiple Elements
  • Union Feature With Text
  • Intersection Feature
  • Exclude Feature
  • Excluding Text From Shapes
  • Front Minus Back / Back Minus


Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Working With Layers - Video Tutorial

Learning how to work with Layers in Sure Cuts A Lot 2 is important and will allow you to have a higher level of control over your creativity. Start looking at Sure Cuts A Lot as a canvas rather then a cutting mat! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • Locating the Layers panel
  • Hide / Show layer
  • Lock / Unlock layer
  • Assigning outline color for each layer
  • Naming layers
  • Creating a scrapbook layout using layers
  • SVG


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

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


Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Fonts 101 Video Tutorial

Sure Cuts A Lot gives you the ability to cut thousands of fonts with your cutting machine. Knowing how to download and install fonts is a necessary skill that will help you expand Sure Cuts A Lot's font list! In this video tutorial, you'll learn about:

  • How to access currently installed fonts
  • Downloading fonts from the Internet
  • Choosing optimal fonts for Sure Cuts A Lot
  • Working with new fonts in ZIP format (Unzipping ZIP


Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Basic Text and Shapes Video Tutorial

Understanding how to add type and shapes to your mat is one of the fundamentals of Sure Cuts a Lot. Understanding how to manipulate them is equally as important. In this video you'll learn about:

  • Adding Text (Type Tool)
  • Dragging Shapes (Rotate, Stretch, Move)
  • Modifying Text (Bold, Italic, Size, Width, Tracking, Vertical Offset, Rotation)
  • Modifying Text (Horizontal Align, Vertical Align)
  • Font Table
  • Shapes Library (Adding Library Elements)
  • Grouping
  • Preview Button

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - File Menu Overview Video Tutorial

The file menu is one of the most commonly accessed menus since it handles opening and saving files as well as importing SVG files. In this video you'll learn about:

  • Importing SVG Files
  • Previewing SVG Files
  • Copy / Paste
  • Saving Projects (Creating SCUT2 Files)
  • Keep Proportions

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Properties Panel Video Tutorial

The Sure Cuts A Lot properties panel is used to manipulate text, objects and SVG files in various ways. In these videos, you'll learn about:

  • Mat Size, Orientation, Units, Zoom
  • X and Y Coordinates, Nudge Arrows
  • Horizontal Align, Vertical Align
  • Width and Height
  • Keep Proportions
  • Shadow, Blackout, Shadow Blackout
  • Flip (Horizontal and Vertical)
  • Welding
  • Preview Button

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Workspace Overview

In this video tutorial you'll learn about the various panels in Sure Cuts A Lot including:

  • Virtual Cutting Mat
  • Tools Panel
  • Properties Panel
  • Font Table (Keyboard Panel)
  • Shapes Library Panel
  • Layers Panel
  • How to create and delete a custom workspace

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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - Software Activation Video Tutorial

In order to use Sure Cuts A Lot without a watermark, you must activate your software! The standard activation is the most common and only takes a minute. If for some reason the standard activation does not work, or you don't have an available Internet connection on the computer that you have Sure Cuts A Lot installed on, you can use the manual activation to register your software.
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Sure Cuts A Lot 2 - USB Driver Installation Video Tutorial

In order to use your Cricut Personal Cutting Machine with Sure Cuts A Lot, you'll need to ensure that the USB driver is properly installed. The driver can be installed a couple of different ways. It can be installed manually or by using the automatic USB driver installation feature built in to Sure Cuts A Lot. If you are installing the driver manually, click here to visit the ...