CRICUT CRAFT ROOM® UPDATE: October 18, 2012

  • Firmware update for Cricut Create® machine allowing standalone use and compatibility with the Cricut Craft Room® design software
  • Firmware update for Cricut® Personal Cutter enabling cartridge linking
  • Improved Cricut Expression® 2 cartridge detection reliability
  • New project layers now add in front of existing layers
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements


Cricut Craft Room®  update: August 16, 2012

  • Simplified the installation of Cricut Craft Room®
  • New users can create an account from within Cricut Craft Room®
  • Improved the process of working with layers by adding layer tabs to the top of the mat.
  • Changed cartridge feature keys to feature tabs in the image drawer
  • Added the ability to enlarge images on the Cartridges/Image tab
  • Change the Options tools to Machine & Mat tools
  • Added a button to create a text box at the bottom of the image display
  • Improved the “Confirm Cut Settings” screen to make adjusting cut settings more clear
  • Added material selection on the Cut Settings screen
  • Removed the need to select machine to cut with if only one machine is connected
  • Improved Video Tutorials and Help Menu
  • Fixed a number of bugs and improved the overall user experience
  • Relocated Project Menu to “My Projects” on the Top Tools


Cricut Craft Room update: June 5, 2012

June 05, 2012

  • New image insertion cursor! Click on the virtual mat to position the cursor. Click an image from the image drawer and it will add to the mat to the right of the cursor.
  • Cricut Expression®, Cricut Create®, and Cricut® Personal Cutter machines have a new load and unload mat buttons. Now you can leave your mat loaded between cuts! This makes it easy to align scoring, drawing and cutting.
  • Cricut Expression 2 (1000 fw version) now can automatically cut from Cricut Craft Room with the Cricut Alphabet and Cricut Essentials cartridges.
  • Sort your saved projects two ways, by name or by date modified!
  • Bug fixes for placement of certain images
  • Bug fixes for importing Cricut DesignStudio® projects (that have been saved as .gypsy files) into Cricut Craft Room
  • Cutting speed improvements for Cricut Expression 2
  • ‘Save As’ added so you can easily make copies of your projects or use a project as a template.

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  • Cricut Craft Room: February 13, 2012

    February 13, 2012

    Please assure that you have the latest version installed (currently v1.0 build 132)

    • Supports all Cricut Expression 2 machines including those with the 1000 firmware version.
    • Bookmarks feature has been restored.
    • Fixes a bug in the Quantity feature when used with Mat Layers, which caused images to move to the first mat layer.
    • Remove Fill button added in the Colors & Pattern left tool tab.
    • Includes additional mouse over text and other helpful prompts.
    • Easy access to the Cricut Craft Room EULA (end user license agreement) through the Help menu.
    • Gypsy Linking to Cricut Craft Room is coming soon! This feature is currently being tested at Provo Craft. Stay tuned for more details to come on the ability to link all cartridges from your Gypsy device to your Cricut account in a few simple steps!
      Additional note and reminders:
    • When you purchase a digital image set from Cricut Craft Room, this image set will be added to your Gypsy the next time you connect it to Cricut Sync. For new images, you may need to wait for a Hello Thursday update in order for it to appear on your Gypsy. If you have ever had your Gypsy replaced for warranty or if you own more than one Gypsy, you may want to contact Cricut Support to make sure that your image sets are shared with the correct Gypsy. Cricut Imagine cartridges purchased in a digital format cannot be added to your Gypsy.
    • Cartridge linking: In order to link cartridges to Cricut Craft Room, make sure that your Cricut machine has been updated to the latest firmware.
    • Some Imagine users may experience problems cutting with Cricut Imagine machines from Cricut Craft Room. We are working on resolving these problems as quickly as possible. Please check back for updates.

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  • Cricut Craft Room Updates - Jan. 19, 2012

    January 19, 2012

    The Cricut Craft Room design tool has new updates available!

    • Please assure that you have the latest version installed (currently v 122)
    • Cartridges or digital images that are linked to your account will appear in bold in the cartridge list.
    • The Link button will appear in the Overlay and Images views so you can easily link your cartridges.
    • To link a cartridge, first make sure you have the latest firmware installed on your Cricut machine.
      • For Expression 2 and Imagine: The firmware numbers can be found in the Cricut's LCD screen in the ABOUT menu. These machines update differently than other Cricut machines. If your machine needs a firmware update, check out the Cricut Sync program at www.cricut.com/cricutsync.
      • For Expression, Create and Personal Cutter: The firmware numbers will appear on the Cricut's screen just after turning on the device. If an update is needed, Craft Room will automatically prompt you to update your machine when you connect it to Cricut Craft Room and then take you through the update process.
      • For Cricut Mini: If an update is needed, Craft Room will automatically prompt you to update your machine when you connect it to Cricut Craft Room and then take you through the update process.
      • Imagine: 0117
        Expression2: 0043
        Expression/Cake: v2.43
        Create/Cake Mini: v1.61
        Personal Cutter: v1.40*
        Mini: 23
      • *Updating the Original Cricut Personal Cutter to v1.40 firmware
        Some of the oldest Original Cricut Personal Cutters simply do not have the internal componentry to communicate with the latest technology in Cricut Craft Room. You can still use these machines to cut with Cricut Craft Room, you just can't use these older machines to link cartridges to your Cricut Craft Room account. We are diligently working on possible solutions, but if your Original Cricut Personal Cutter will not update to v1.40 FW, you will not be able to link your cartridges using that machine.
    • The Buy button will also appear in the Overlay and Images views so you can easily purchase the cartridge or digital images.
    • The Search feature has received a new update. Each Cricut® image is given a name (the name inside ), often related to the base layer or creative feature associated with it. Our keyword database included these image names, but this sometimes caused images unrelated to the search term to appear in the search results. We have now removed the image names from our keyword database and are now in process of adding back to the database any valid keywords that may have been lost. Please allow a time for this to be completed as we work to improve this feature.
    • In the Images view, images can now be added to the mat with a single click, instead of a double click.
    • Cartridge names have been updated, particularly unifying licensed cartridges.
    • In Select Device, you can now double click the machine you wish to select.
    • Corrected thumbnails on Cricut Everyday and Pagoda cartridges.
    • Replaced “My Bookmarks” filter with “My Cartridges”. “My Cartridges” is automatically populated with cartridges and image sets linked to your Cricut account.
    • Other small interface improvements.
    • We have additional updates coming very soon! Here is sample of what you can expect to see in the next week to come….Gypsy Linking! This feature is currently being tested at Provo Craft. Stay tuned for more details to come on the ability to link all cartridges from your Gypsy device to your Cricut account in a few simple steps!
    Gypsy Link added to Craft Room

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  • Cricut Craft Room Updates - Dec. 19, 2011:

    December 28, 2011

    • Please assure that you have the latest version installed (currently v 116)
    • Improved User Interface and Interaction
      • Placement of new images in Edit Group Mode
      • Wishlist – Selection and Scrolling in Cartridge View
      • Project Naming
      • Image placement – cannot be placed off the mat
    • Improvements to Search Function
    • Wifi Enhancements
    • E2 Cutting Improvements
      • Cutting Error Message Resolved
      • Recognition of Cartridges Inserted Before Requested
      • Multiple Mat Cutting
    • Improvements to Project Loading and Opening
    • Updated Submission page for User Feedback
    • Improved access to Cricut Mini Drivers through Help (upper left corner of browser)
    • Incorrect User ID Error when Cutting – Resolved
    • Improved functionality when using multiple Cricut machines with Cricut Craft Room
    • Cricut Craft Room Exclusives – Updated Content and added shadows to:
      • Arrows
      • Funny Faces
      • Gnomes and Mushrooms
      • Human Body
      • Labels
      • Missionary Icons
      • Mustaches and Glasses
      • Page Pals
      • Party Picks and Pennants
      • Thanksgiving Table Décor

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  • Cricut Craft Room Updates - Nov. 15, 2011:

    December 28, 2011

    Gypsy
    At this time, cartridges that have been linked to a Gypsy cannot be directly linked to a Cricut.com account. We will soon announce how you will be able to transfer all the cartridges that are linked to your Gypsy to your Cricut.com account in one simple action.

    When you purchase a digital cartridge from Cricut Craft Room, this cartridge will be added to your Gypsy the next time you connect it to Cricut Sync. For new images, you may need to wait for a Hello Thursday update in order for it to appear on your Gypsy. If you have ever had your Gypsy replaced for warranty or if you own more than one Gypsy, you may want to contact Cricut Support to make sure that the cartridge is shared with the correct Gypsy.

    Linking Cartridges
    Cartridge Linking is a new feature available in Cricut Craft Room. When you link a cartridge, the images on that cartridge will be unlocked in your Cricut.com account. You will no longer have to physically plug that cartridge into your machine to cut from Craft Room. Your Cricut machine may require a firmware update in order to access cartridge linking.

    A cartridge can only be linked to one Cricut.com account. You DO NOT have to link a cartridge if you do not desire. You can click "Continue" to cut your project without linking the cartridge. If you do not link your cartridges, you will be prompted every time you cut to insert your cartridge.

    If you do link a cartridge to your Cricut.com account, you will still be able to cut with the cartridge outside of Cricut Craft Room if you insert the physical cartridge—similar to a cartridge after it has been linked to a Gypsy.

    Minimum firmware requirements:
    Imagine: 117
    Expression 2: 43
    Expression/Cake: v2.43
    Create/Cake Mini: v1.61
    Personal Cutter: v1.40

    To link a cartridge to your Cricut.com account, follow these steps:

    1) Log in to Cricut Craft Room with your Cricut.com account.
    2) Create a project, click Cut and select your device.
    3) View the Preview screen and adjust settings if desired. Click Cut again
    4) Insert the cartridge into your Cricut machine as Craft Room prompts.
    5) When the cartridge is detected, click Link Cartridge.
    6) Read the End User License Agreement and click I Accept, Link Cartridge. Craft Room will then link your cartridge to your Cricut.com account.

    Next time you use your Craft Room account to cut images from that cartridge, you will notice a green "link" in the Cartridges Used list. You will now be able to cut images from the linked cartridge without physically plugging it into your Cricut!

    Bookmarking Cartridges
    When you Bookmark a cartridge or image set, those images will be added to the Bookmarks filter. You can then use the Bookmarks filter to view those images.

    When you bookmark a cartridge, IT IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY LINKED TO YOUR ACCOUNT so that you can cut without the physical cartridge. To link a cartridge, follow the instructions for Cartridge Linking.

    Make sure you have the latest software and firmware updates
    Please make sure that you have installed the latest Cricut Craft Room update and latest firmware associated with your Cricut machine for the best design experience.

    Cricut Craft Room: 103 (build or version)

    Latest machine firmware:
    Imagine: 0117
    Expression 2: 0056
    Expression/Cake: v2.43
    Create/Cake Mini: v1.61
    Personal Cutter: v1.40
    Cricut Mini: 21

    Updating the Original Cricut Personal Cutter to v1.40 firmware
    Some of the oldest Original Cricut Personal Cutters simply do not have the internal componentry to communicate with the latest technology in Cricut Craft Room. You can still use these machines to cut with Cricut Craft Room, you just can't use these older machines to link cartridges to your Cricut Craft Room account. We are diligently working on possible solutions, but if your Original Cricut Personal Cutter will not update to v1.40 FW, you will not be able to link your cartridges using that machine.

    Imagine
    Some Imagine users may experience some problems with Cricut Craft Room cutting with Cricut Imagine machines. We are working on resolving these problems as quickly as possible. Please check back for updates.

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