The cutter will cut your design starting from the right edge, so line the edge of the paper up over there.For this particular sheet of bristol board, I adjusted the knife dial to the "2" setting.You can also use Adobe Illustrator or other programs that can export SVG format.Update: Actually the 'Make the Cut' software has it's own vector drawing ability which you can access through the File-Connect the cricut to your computer using the USB cable.
I started by plugging a known-good power supply into it, just in case, but it didn't make any difference.when it's done cutting, press the "unload paper" button to release the finished piece. Woo woo, I'm now 6 for 6 on repairing the "broken" Cricuts I got off e Bay. gets 95% of the credit for the one with the busted middle-layer board traces) The last holdout was a Personal model, which would beep three times when powered up.At the "1" setting, it did little more than score the cardstock.Line up the mat alongside the plastic guide and press the "load paper" button.The second driver comes from the Cricut Design Studio trial which you will need to tell windows about specifically.You'll also have to use the Cricut Design Studio trial to update the firmware on your cutting machine.Reboot and guide windows to the Cricut USB driver Reboot your computer and windows will ask again about the driver it couldn't find.Direct it to the install directory for the cricut trial: C:\Program Files (x86)\Cricut Software\Cricut Design Studio It should find the driver in there. Quote from the Make The Cut website: “On 8/17/2012 a new version of Make The Cut!was released (version 4.1.1) which no longer allows the Cricut Plug-in to be loaded.