If you have a Cricut Maker, a Cricut Easy Press or a Cricut Explore, then you’ll be familiar with Cricut Design Space. This is the software which lets you design and cut your images.
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If you’re new to creating and cutting your own designs, then it has lots of good features to help you get started.
One potential drawback is that you need to keep connected to the internet and this can sometimes cause problems, so what can you do if your Cricut Design Space isn’t working?
There is no simple answer and some things are tried and tested ways of fixing other problems too, but here are some ways to fix some of the most common errors (fix the remove exclusive content error here).
One thing you may experience is the program freezing or taking a long time to do anything. If you do, then first check your internet speed as a slow speed can cause this. You may be paying for a high speed, but in reality you may not be getting this.
There are many sites where you can run a free speed test. To run Cricut Design space you will need both good upload and download speeds.
If either your upload or download speeds are not enough, the best thing to do is get in touch with your internet service provider. They can often tell you the best way to increase these or upgrade your contract so you can get the desired speed.
It’s possible you may need a new modem or router and they will be able to tell you.
Most households these days have several people sharing one internet connection. This can put a strain on it and even slow it down. Streaming movies and TV programs can affect the speed of everyone else in the house.
If you find your Cricut Design space is lagging or freezing, check to see what else is being used and if necessary turn it off. This could give you the extra speed you need.
You also need to look at your own computer to see what’s running in the background. It’s sometimes easy to forget that you have other programs open and these can be slowing your system down. If you can hear the processor working hard, then something is using it.
Some of the things to look out for are:
Every now and then it can help to turn off your router and restart it. Many people don’t like to do this, but it can help to keep your connection running smoothly.
If your computer doesn’t meet the required specifications for using Cricut Design space, then you may experience freezing.
The recommendations for a Windows machine are:
If you use Windows, then always use the most up to date version of your chosen browser. Cricut Design space will work in Chrome, Firefox and Edge, but if you notice lag, check to see if there’s an update to your browser.
The recommendations for Apple machines are:
If you do not have the required specification, you may need to look at upgrading your computer.
Over time your cache can get very cluttered, and if you don’t turn your PC off every night, you might find things slowing down. Clearing your cache can improve your speed.
Like a lot of software, Cricut Design Space uses Flash. This can cause problems of its own. If you start working on a project and leave it open while you have a break, then you may come back to a message telling you that Flash is not working.
This is because it has an automatic time limit and if you do not complete what you are doing within that time, it closes down.
There is no easy way around this one but make sure you save your work regularly so you still have it if you encounter a Shockwave error.
Sometimes when you encounter problems, all you have to do is close the program and re-open it. If all else fails, then you may need to uninstall the software and reinstall it.
This can be done using the same method that you use for uninstalling other programs, but you may need to restart your pc before you reinstall it.
Here’s an excellent video for beginners if you’re having difficulties.
Learn all about the costs of cricut design space here.
When you’re working with images and design software there are many problems you can encounter. Some may require technical help but the three most common are these:
As Cricut Design Space uses Flash you will need to install Adobe Flash before you use it. This is free software which you can download from the Adobe website.
Some browsers such as Chrome will ask you every time you open Design Space if you want to allow Flash to run. You must click to allow this or you won’t be able to use the software.
If you find that your image has gaps or is all one color after you’ve uploaded it then this is most likely to be a problem with the layers. Click ‘Ctrl+A’ to select all of the elements of your design, and then change the fill color so that it is transparent.
You may find that you have a hidden layer which was causing the problems. Now that you can see it, you can continue your editing.
As with all programs, you may experience problem when you first start to use Design Space. As you get more experienced and try more features you will soon be able to trouble shoot when you have any problems.
Update (10/7/2019): The wait is over! We've completed rollout of the Offline feature and it's now available for everyone using Design Space for Desktop Beta. You can design and cut offline right now! If you haven't downloaded the beta app, please review the article below for links and Help articles!
Today we are absolutely thrilled to announce Design Space for Desktop Beta – an early-release version of our Windows and Mac OS software that lives on your computer.
In the coming weeks, our beta app will receive an update to support the ability to design offline. This means you can design and cut offline without an internet connection.
To get to the front of the line for this feature, we recommend that you download Design Space for Desktop Beta by September 10th. Go download it now!
Many of you use the web version of Design Space to create and cut. Design Space for Desktop Beta is a version of Design Space that lives on your Windows or Mac computer. You will launch the beta app right from your computer instead of going to design.cricut.com on the internet. The benefit of using the beta app is that we can give you features like offline (and seamlessly rollout future features) that will make Design Space an even better experience.
When you download Design Space for Desktop Beta, you’ll sign in with your Cricut ID and access your projects as you typically do across your devices. All your content and favorite design features are in the same place.
Only soon, on top of the peace of mind you get from having your projects safe and sound in the cloud, you’ll also have the choice to save them to your computer, too, so you can design with your saved project any time, even without an internet connection.
To learn how to download the beta app and get an overview the offline feature, watch this video.
For more information, you can also visit help.cricut.com.
Because we are releasing Design Space for Desktop in beta first, there are certain features that will be available right away and others that will come in time. If you receive the offline feature during this first rollout, you can expect to:
In the future, you’ll also be able to:
If you have an iOS device, you can cut offline right now! For those of your designing on Android, we will plan to roll out the offline feature in the future.
Ready to get in on the action? Just download and install Design Space for Desktop Beta here.
If you have more questions, check out this help article.
We will roll out the offline feature to the beta app in phases over several weeks starting in September. This means some members may get the feature before others. We can't give you an exact date of when you'll get it, but the sooner you download the beta app, the better!
It is our top priority to make Design Space the best possible experience. To us, that job will never be “done.”
We have approximately 100 amazing software engineers working on Design Space and we’re making tons of improvements.” – Ashish Arora, CEO of Cricut
Your feedback inspires us. You motivate us to make sure that Design Space delivers on our mission to help you live your most creative life.
We look forward to hearing what you think, and eventually, launching a full Design Space Desktop experience for everyone.
The Cricut Team
To keep us better connected about all things Design Space, we opened our first Official Cricut Software News Facebook member page. We’ll share real-time feature announcements (including the moment offline rolls out), give news about planned software outages, and even surprise you with a product giveaway here and there. Join us!