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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.

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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

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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 ...


Video Tutorial: SCAL Lib It Up Tutorial for SCAL 2.0

In this video, we'll show you how to create a library file for Sure Cuts A Lot using Craft Edge's SCAL Lib It Up software.

Note: Based on personal experience and testing, it seems that too many library files can substantially slow down Sure Cuts A Lot's start-up time and possibly its stability. It is recommended that you do not install too many library files. Rather then taking all ...


Video Tutorial (Windows XP): File Organization and How to Burn a CD

Is your SVG Collection starting to pile up and you're worried about what might happen if your computer crashes? Do you want to take some precautions to protect your data?

The hard drive is one of the most vulnerable components in our computers because it contains parts that are constantly moving. A hard drive is made up of a stack of platters or disks that are constantly spinning at very high ...