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Cricut Design Space Changes Coming

Julie Flanagan
 

Changes coming to Cricut Design Space-Good and BAD! Cricut Design Space will soon be adding an offset feature (AKA outline, shadow layer). This is a good, long overdue feature. Now for the BAD new feature. If you do not purchase their membership plan, Cricut Access, you will be limited to uploading ONLY 20 of your own designs from other software per month. This is a problem for me, and for many people who share free designs with Cricut Design Space users. All users who collect free SVG files to use with their Cricut Explore or Maker machines will be limited to using only up to 20 of those designs per month, or be forced to pay for a subscription. I don't need access to Cricut designs, because I design my own. But if I want to cut them on my Expore or Maker I have to use their software. Now they want to force me to PAY to cut more than 20 of my own designs per month?

I hope there will be an uprising among Cricut users to stop this foolishness!!!!!! I suspect that this is illegal. People should be able to cut their own designs on machines that they purchased without having to pay for a subscription. Especially since there is no other software that allowed to cut to these machines.

I already feel like a slave to illegal mask mandates and lockdowns. This new Cricut policy smacks of further control that I cannot tolerate.

What do you think? If this new policy bothers you, I hope you will join me in complaining to Cricut.

Julie

 
 
 
 


Re: MTC program

Julie Flanagan
 

You can download the trial version of MTC here:
 
Julie

On 02/09/2021 12:55 PM tracylitsinger@... <tracylitsinger@...> wrote:
 
 
 
i can not access my old computer, it needs a video card or something
 
 
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 03:53:13 PM EST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
 
 
You can copy the entire MTC directory from the old computer to the new one. You registration code should work.
 
Julie
On 02/09/2021 12:39 PM tracylitsinger@... <tracylitsinger@...> wrote:
 
 
I am not sure how to post with this new io group stuff, hope this is correct,
i found my registration key, i got my old cricut expression back, but do not have MTC on this computer it is on my old one, how do i get the program back and will my registration code still work??
 


Re: MTC program

tracylitsinger@att.net <tracylitsinger@...>
 

i can not access my old computer, it needs a video card or something


On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 03:53:13 PM EST, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:


You can copy the entire MTC directory from the old computer to the new one. You registration code should work.
 
Julie
On 02/09/2021 12:39 PM tracylitsinger@... <tracylitsinger@...> wrote:
 
 
I am not sure how to post with this new io group stuff, hope this is correct,
i found my registration key, i got my old cricut expression back, but do not have MTC on this computer it is on my old one, how do i get the program back and will my registration code still work??


Re: MTC program

Julie Flanagan
 

You can copy the entire MTC directory from the old computer to the new one. You registration code should work.
 
Julie

On 02/09/2021 12:39 PM tracylitsinger@... <tracylitsinger@...> wrote:
 
 
I am not sure how to post with this new io group stuff, hope this is correct,
i found my registration key, i got my old cricut expression back, but do not have MTC on this computer it is on my old one, how do i get the program back and will my registration code still work??


MTC program

tracylitsinger@att.net <tracylitsinger@...>
 

I am not sure how to post with this new io group stuff, hope this is correct,
i found my registration key, i got my old cricut expression back, but do not have MTC on this computer it is on my old one, how do i get the program back and will my registration code still work??


Re: Question

Julie Flanagan
 

You may post your used machine for sale at the Used Craft Cutters for Sale Facebook group.
 
Julie

On 02/03/2021 6:33 PM christine prato <chrisrn44@...> wrote:
 
 
Is there somewhere I can list my 15" Blackcat Cougar machine for sale?  I have a ton of accessories to go with it.  It is more than I need and too large for the space I have now.  I only used it like 2 or 3 times.
Thanks,
Chris Prato
 
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Question

christine prato
 

Is there somewhere I can list my 15" Blackcat Cougar machine for sale?  I have a ton of accessories to go with it.  It is more than I need and too large for the space I have now.  I only used it like 2 or 3 times.
Thanks,
Chris Prato

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Re: MTC Registration Key

Sandy Beebe
 

Not if you purchased it with an email address that is not valid anymore, unfortunately.


On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 5:15 PM, Monica Aulich via groups.io
<monica_aulich@...> wrote:
In my case, I was emailed the key, so its always there when I need to re-install. Perhaps that is always the case?


Re: MTC Registration Key

Monica Aulich
 

In my case, I was emailed the key, so its always there when I need to re-install. Perhaps that is always the case?


Re: MTC Registration Key

Liz Ackerman
 

So glad to hear you got your MTC back and are able to cut again! We appreciate that you posted back to let us know! Thanks!

Liz

On 1/26/2021 2:07 PM, mprzybelski wrote:
Thank you all for the information on retrieving the registration key. I had to get my computer fixed I was afraid I would lose the program but fortunately I didn’t. I was also afraid because I am not computer savvy to try and retrieve the key by unregistering it and then re-registering it. I asked them at the place they fixed my computer if it was possible for them to help me and they did. Cm At first I thought I lost it and my heart dropped but then I did know how to access the clipboard and there it was. I re-registered it and at first it didn’t accept  it and then suddenly it did so I still have the program.  But through all this experience I’ve aged and I also learned I needed to broaden my horizons and I’ve learned cricket design space after buying a new cutter. But MTC is still my favorite. So thanks again to all who investigated and let us know how to do it.

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 1:24 PM Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
Julie, I want to thank you for the info on how to find and save my MTC REG #. I got it!!! Yeah!!!
Cheryl Rotnem, CZT 11
Certified Zentangle® Teacher
CA/USA







On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 5:03 PM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
Check this document to try to recover your MTC registration Key. https://www.iloveknk.com/Support/Tutorials/Make-The-Cut/Retrieving-MTC-and-PCS-Registrations.pdf
 
If you cannot find it, and really don't like using other software, you might need to purchase it again. It is well worth it for what it still does. But this time make sure that you save your registration key somewhere OFF of your computer, so that you can access it if you should need it. 
 
Julie
On 12/31/2020 4:49 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
 
Miss the whole MTC group. I'm trying to learn Canvas and SCAL. Would rather have my MTC back. Lost my registration key.
           Salley 

 

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 5:25 PM, Sharon Finnie
<slfinnie@...> wrote:
Oh, I agree. I miss Andy. I just bought Sure Cuts Alot from Leo Kowal at
Dreaming Tree and installed it today, way to complicated if you are not
computer literate. I am not...I am a crafter!

On 12/31/2020 6:27 PM, Liz Ackerman wrote:
> LOL MTC is STILL better!!!
>
> This Group is MTC-Tuts which stands for Make The Cut! Tutorials =)
>
> On 12/31/2020 2:27 PM, Sharon Finnie wrote:
>>
>> MTC was a program used to design svgs. the developer was Andy
>> Heinlein. Unfortunately he was sued by Provo Craft who makes the
>> Cricut because it was a far better program than Design Space.
>>
>> MTC-Make the Cut
>>
>> On 12/31/2020 1:08 PM, judestrmn wrote:
>>> Not sure what MTC is? I am new to this cutting world.
>
>





-- 
Liz A.

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: MTC Registration Key

mprzybelski
 

Thank you all for the information on retrieving the registration key. I had to get my computer fixed I was afraid I would lose the program but fortunately I didn’t. I was also afraid because I am not computer savvy to try and retrieve the key by unregistering it and then re-registering it. I asked them at the place they fixed my computer if it was possible for them to help me and they did. Cm At first I thought I lost it and my heart dropped but then I did know how to access the clipboard and there it was. I re-registered it and at first it didn’t accept  it and then suddenly it did so I still have the program.  But through all this experience I’ve aged and I also learned I needed to broaden my horizons and I’ve learned cricket design space after buying a new cutter. But MTC is still my favorite. So thanks again to all who investigated and let us know how to do it.

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 1:24 PM Cheryl Rotnem <crotnem@...> wrote:
Julie, I want to thank you for the info on how to find and save my MTC REG #. I got it!!! Yeah!!!
Cheryl Rotnem, CZT 11
Certified Zentangle® Teacher
CA/USA







On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 5:03 PM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
Check this document to try to recover your MTC registration Key. https://www.iloveknk.com/Support/Tutorials/Make-The-Cut/Retrieving-MTC-and-PCS-Registrations.pdf
 
If you cannot find it, and really don't like using other software, you might need to purchase it again. It is well worth it for what it still does. But this time make sure that you save your registration key somewhere OFF of your computer, so that you can access it if you should need it. 
 
Julie
On 12/31/2020 4:49 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
 
Miss the whole MTC group. I'm trying to learn Canvas and SCAL. Would rather have my MTC back. Lost my registration key.
           Salley 

 

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 5:25 PM, Sharon Finnie
<slfinnie@...> wrote:
Oh, I agree. I miss Andy. I just bought Sure Cuts Alot from Leo Kowal at
Dreaming Tree and installed it today, way to complicated if you are not
computer literate. I am not...I am a crafter!

On 12/31/2020 6:27 PM, Liz Ackerman wrote:
> LOL MTC is STILL better!!!
>
> This Group is MTC-Tuts which stands for Make The Cut! Tutorials =)
>
> On 12/31/2020 2:27 PM, Sharon Finnie wrote:
>>
>> MTC was a program used to design svgs. the developer was Andy
>> Heinlein. Unfortunately he was sued by Provo Craft who makes the
>> Cricut because it was a far better program than Design Space.
>>
>> MTC-Make the Cut
>>
>> On 12/31/2020 1:08 PM, judestrmn wrote:
>>> Not sure what MTC is? I am new to this cutting world.
>
>






Re: How to still use MTC gallery within program

Liz Ackerman
 

Very clever, my friend! Thanks for sharing your discovery, Jan!!!

On 1/25/2021 1:53 PM, Jan Fox wrote:
Hi everyone, have found a way to still use the gallery from within MTC, just in a different way. First find the image you want. If not available to download, then click on image to enlarge and then simply clip or screenshot it. Copy and paste into pixel trace in normal way....done! I thought the program might also pick up the grid background, but that has not been the case in the ones I have tested. Quick, easy and don't have to leave the program to go searching for the image you want. As I am sure everyone knows, Sandy has very kindly saved most of the images for us all to access, which is much appreciated, but I find this method makes the process much more like how the program was designed to work in the first place. :-)

Hugz
Jan
-- 
Liz A.

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: How to still use MTC gallery within program

Pamela Rezach
 

Thanks!


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 7:01 PM, Jan Fox
<janfox54@...> wrote:
Hope it works for you, It doesn"t work on every file, the simple ones where all pieces are shown on the mat work best. More detailed ones, those with heavy grid background or those with notes you will still need to get from archive.

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 9:13 AM Pamela Rezach via groups.io <pamela.rezach=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Such good news. I'm going to my computer as soon as I push the send button! Thanks!


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM, Jan Fox
<janfox54@...> wrote:
Hi everyone, have found a way to still use the gallery from within MTC, just in a different way. First find the image you want. If not available to download, then click on image to enlarge and then simply clip or screenshot it. Copy and paste into pixel trace in normal way....done! I thought the program might also pick up the grid background, but that has not been the case in the ones I have tested. Quick, easy and don't have to leave the program to go searching for the image you want. As I am sure everyone knows, Sandy has very kindly saved most of the images for us all to access, which is much appreciated, but I find this method makes the process much more like how the program was designed to work in the first place. :-)

Hugz
Jan


Re: How to still use MTC gallery within program

Jan Fox
 

I think it depends on how dark the grid is whether it shows up or not. Lowering the threshold can help as long as your outlines are still traced. I had a play with the balloon and found that at 80 threshold the grid disappeared but the black box around it was a problem. It chops off the top of the balloon and if removed, you don't get the correct shape. The first one I tried was "rolled flower" which creates a 3D flower when cut and rolled. You might notice the grid is much lighter and traced well at 135 threshold without bringing in the grid. I then applied shape magic- advanced-thin lines to get rid of the double line. File attached


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:01 PM Pamela Rezach via groups.io <pamela.rezach=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Maybe I don't understand "pixel trace in normal way" because mine did include the grid. :( I typed in "ball" and selected the first balloon, used snip it and got the balloon plus the grid.


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 3:40 PM, Pamela Rezach
Such good news. I'm going to my computer as soon as I push the send button! Thanks!


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM, Jan Fox
<janfox54@...> wrote:
Hi everyone, have found a way to still use the gallery from within MTC, just in a different way. First find the image you want. If not available to download, then click on image to enlarge and then simply clip or screenshot it. Copy and paste into pixel trace in normal way....done! I thought the program might also pick up the grid background, but that has not been the case in the ones I have tested. Quick, easy and don't have to leave the program to go searching for the image you want. As I am sure everyone knows, Sandy has very kindly saved most of the images for us all to access, which is much appreciated, but I find this method makes the process much more like how the program was designed to work in the first place. :-)

Hugz
Jan


Re: How to still use MTC gallery within program

Pamela Rezach
 

Maybe I don't understand "pixel trace in normal way" because mine did include the grid. :( I typed in "ball" and selected the first balloon, used snip it and got the balloon plus the grid.


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 3:40 PM, Pamela Rezach
<pamela.rezach@...> wrote:
Such good news. I'm going to my computer as soon as I push the send button! Thanks!


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM, Jan Fox
<janfox54@...> wrote:
Hi everyone, have found a way to still use the gallery from within MTC, just in a different way. First find the image you want. If not available to download, then click on image to enlarge and then simply clip or screenshot it. Copy and paste into pixel trace in normal way....done! I thought the program might also pick up the grid background, but that has not been the case in the ones I have tested. Quick, easy and don't have to leave the program to go searching for the image you want. As I am sure everyone knows, Sandy has very kindly saved most of the images for us all to access, which is much appreciated, but I find this method makes the process much more like how the program was designed to work in the first place. :-)

Hugz
Jan


Re: How to still use MTC gallery within program

Jan Fox
 

Hope it works for you, It doesn"t work on every file, the simple ones where all pieces are shown on the mat work best. More detailed ones, those with heavy grid background or those with notes you will still need to get from archive.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 9:13 AM Pamela Rezach via groups.io <pamela.rezach=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Such good news. I'm going to my computer as soon as I push the send button! Thanks!


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM, Jan Fox
<janfox54@...> wrote:
Hi everyone, have found a way to still use the gallery from within MTC, just in a different way. First find the image you want. If not available to download, then click on image to enlarge and then simply clip or screenshot it. Copy and paste into pixel trace in normal way....done! I thought the program might also pick up the grid background, but that has not been the case in the ones I have tested. Quick, easy and don't have to leave the program to go searching for the image you want. As I am sure everyone knows, Sandy has very kindly saved most of the images for us all to access, which is much appreciated, but I find this method makes the process much more like how the program was designed to work in the first place. :-)

Hugz
Jan


Re: How to still use MTC gallery within program

Pamela Rezach
 

Such good news. I'm going to my computer as soon as I push the send button! Thanks!


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM, Jan Fox
<janfox54@...> wrote:
Hi everyone, have found a way to still use the gallery from within MTC, just in a different way. First find the image you want. If not available to download, then click on image to enlarge and then simply clip or screenshot it. Copy and paste into pixel trace in normal way....done! I thought the program might also pick up the grid background, but that has not been the case in the ones I have tested. Quick, easy and don't have to leave the program to go searching for the image you want. As I am sure everyone knows, Sandy has very kindly saved most of the images for us all to access, which is much appreciated, but I find this method makes the process much more like how the program was designed to work in the first place. :-)

Hugz
Jan


How to still use MTC gallery within program

Jan Fox
 

Hi everyone, have found a way to still use the gallery from within MTC, just in a different way. First find the image you want. If not available to download, then click on image to enlarge and then simply clip or screenshot it. Copy and paste into pixel trace in normal way....done! I thought the program might also pick up the grid background, but that has not been the case in the ones I have tested. Quick, easy and don't have to leave the program to go searching for the image you want. As I am sure everyone knows, Sandy has very kindly saved most of the images for us all to access, which is much appreciated, but I find this method makes the process much more like how the program was designed to work in the first place. :-)

Hugz
Jan


Re: Help Needed - MTC & Cricut cutting problem

Julie Flanagan
 

Maybe try a different USB cable.
 
Julie

On 01/06/2021 7:34 PM Laurie via groups.io <fivehickmans@...> wrote:
 
 
Yes, I have tried the double pass. It doesn’t make a difference. 😞 It’s perplexing. I’m not sure if it’s a software or hardware problem. But it’s definitely a problem! 


Re: Help Needed - MTC & Cricut cutting problem

lindas1942
 

Could it be that she needs to set the offset or re-calibrate the machine


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On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 9:55 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

Did you try doing a double pass when cutting? That might take care of the problem.

Julie

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