Sure Cuts A Lot 3.0 Q&A

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Sure Cuts A Lot 3.o was released this week and with it came lots of questions. We'll do our best to try to answer them all! If you have additional questions, leave a comment below! For more information, please visit Craft Edge, the official home for Sure Cuts A Lot software. Sure Cuts A Lot 3.o was released this week and with it came lots of questions. We'll do our best to try to answer them all!

Sure Cuts A Lot 3

Yes!
Yes and no. While you can save projects in the form of SCUT3 files in Sure Cuts A Lot 3, you cannot open these SCUT3 files in Sure Cuts A Lot 2. But you CAN save your projects as SVG files in SCAL 3 and open them in SCAL 2. To do this, simply click File >>> Export SVG in Sure Cuts A Lot 3 and then import the file using Sure Cuts A Lot 2.
The Cricut compatible version of Sure Cuts A Lot is no longer available for retail sale by Craft Edge (the manufacturer) and/or the resellers. You may however be able to purchase the software from an independent party on sites like Ebay! (Edited 2/28/2014 - Beware that these programs are usually pirated). The new Cricut Explore includes Cricut Design Space which supports SVG files.
To the best of our knowledge (based on public information), it was settled out of court.
SCAL 3 currently supports the Craftwell eCraft, Black Cat Cougar / Lynx, BossKut Gazelle, Silhouette SD, Craft Robo / Graphtec, Wishblade, select USCutter machines, Sizzix Eclips and KNK Zing. There are additional machines that will be added to that list in the near future!
Of course! Our SVG files will always be compatible with SCAL 2
No, there is no need to upgrade to SCAL 3 if you are only using the Cricut.
We have confirmed that it will always be free as long as you have a valid copy of SCAL 2.
No, if you install SCAL 3, it will install as a separate program leaving SCAL 2 intact. You will still have the ability to cut to your Cricut.
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We’ve not confirmed this, but it’s likely due to the pending lawsuit between Craft Edge (makers of Sure Cuts A Lot) and ProvoCraft (makers of the Cricut). Our best guess is that if and when the lawsuit is settled, (based on the results of ProvoCraft Vs. Make-The-Cut!) Craft Edge will not be able to sell Sure Cuts A Lot with Cricut support, so this is their way of continuing the program without Cricut Support
No, you will have two separate copies of SCAL. SCAL 2 and SCAL 3. SCAL 3 will install as a separate program.
Upgrading from SCAL 2 to SCAL 3 is completely free (as of April 14th, 2011)! Click here to visit the upgrade form, follow the instructions on the page to get your upgrade key! (Note: When typing in your SCAL 2 activation code, make sure you type the dashes too (15422-15444-14111-15484-15472)
Yes and no. While you can save projects in the form of SCUT3 files in Sure Cuts A Lot 3, you cannot open these SCUT3 files in Sure Cuts A Lot 2. But you CAN save your projects as SVG files in SCAL 3 and open them in SCAL 2. To do this, simply click File >>> Export SVG in Sure Cuts A Lot 3 and then import the file using Sure Cuts A Lot 2.

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