Cricut Support FAQ
The information on this page will answer questions about uploading a rhinestone file into Design Space, why a traditional rhinestone svg won't work in Design Space and also how to format the file so that it will.
Rhinestone files are made up of 100's/1000's of objects (circles) to create the design. The standard SVG that is used by many other design programs will not work in your program because the number of objects will exceed what your program can handle. This doesn't mean that you can't work with rhinestone files, but instead your program requires them to be formatted differently.
I have started formatting files to include them with your purchase but due to the number of files I have to update this is a slow process to say the least and could take sometime for me to complete. If you have Sure Cuts A Lot or Inkscape I have 2 videos posted below that will walk to through the steps to format the files yourself should you come across a file that does not include the format that you need. Files that have been updated by me will include an extra SVG file in the zip folder that has either Cricut.svg or Cricut-Brother.svg at the end of the file name. I have also placed notes that the file is included in the description area of each design listing that includes either one of these file extensions. The difference between the two file extensions is the "Cricut" file was formatted before the June 2019 Design space update that added a resizing feature that will shrink files to fit into a 23.5" x 23.5" space. Occasionally after multi color designs have been separated into different templates the overall file can exceed 23.5". If you see a file come in at this size then you need to contact me to get resizing instructions otherwise the hole size will be made smaller and will no longer fit the rhinestone size that it was intended for. The "Cricut-Brother" files have been formatted after that update and include the measurements to resize the file if needed.
Files that do not contain the extra SVG file you can either follow one of my videos below to learn to do it yourself or contact me and I will email it to you. Often when I'm on vacation I will not have my laptop with me so there will be delays in receiving the file until I return home.
Note: Since this is a Design Space issue please be aware that not all sellers are able to provide you with this extra file format. They may not either be aware of your restrictions or don't know how to reformat the file for you. If you plan to continue to work with rhinestone files you should have a secondary program such as SCAL or Inkscape to do the reformatting yourself so that you are not stuck purchasing files that may not include the special formatted file that your program needs. The reformatting process is very easy to do and should be learned by all Cricut users.
This video below shows how to upload a svg file into your Design Space program and also shows the differences when you upload a traditional rhinestone svg file verses one that has been reformatted for your program.
This video below walks you through the steps to reformat the rhinestone svg file using Sure Cuts A Lot V5 (SCAL). The basic version of the program is all that you need to do the reformatting. This is the cheapest place I have found to purchase the program. Click Here
The video below walks you through the steps to reformat a file using a FREE program called Inkscape. You can download the program from Click Here
The below video walks you through Unzipping files, Viewing File Formats and Uploading files in Cricut Design Space.