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For New Users - How to connect your computer to your Cricut

Nancy_Cre8iveCutzNancy_Cre8iveCutz Member Posts: 1,545
edited March 2010 in Tutorials
If you're new to Make the Cut! and just getting things set up, I've just posted instructions and photos for how to connect your computer and your Cricut on my blog.


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  • iggyloveriggylover Moderator Posts: 11,513
    Thanks Nancy!

    Great pictures! I'll link to your site for some of the directions I've given...

    btw, making your link clickable: http://www.cre8ivecutz.blogspot.com/

    You need to type in 'text' format and not 'Html' to make it clickable...

    "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke Jeanette in Orange County, CA Love my Italian Greyhound --> I.G.--> iggy Own a Create: Krikee, getting used to a Black Cat Cougar: Bagheera
  • Nancy_Cre8iveCutzNancy_Cre8iveCutz Member Posts: 1,545
    Thanks Jeanette! I'm new to this forum, still trying to get things figured out here.

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  • dkreylingdkreyling Member Posts: 9
    Thanks nancy I'm new and will check it out
  • sdba12sdba12 Member Posts: 3
    Hi. I am new to this site, and I wanted to purchase the program. I went to your blog, but I couldn't find anywhere where you explain how to physically connect the software to the cricut machine. I have one and it has the usb port on the back. How does the item that I create in the program gets downloaded into the machine once I finalize it? Any help would be greatly appreciate it.

    thank you again.
  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Member Posts: 14,967
    you have to connect an A/B usb cable into the back of the cricut and then the other end into an open usb port on your computer. then when you click teh scissors in MTC to cut the file it will automatically send it to the cricut.
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  • Nancy_Cre8iveCutzNancy_Cre8iveCutz Member Posts: 1,545
    edited September 2010
    Here's the link right to the post that shows how to do this.


    And here's some tips on how to cut and what to do if you get error messages:


    Hope that helps.
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  • happy2beherehappy2behere Member Posts: 2
    I am considering purchasing Make the Cut, if it will work with my Cri*** Create. I had considered buying SCAL a year or so ago, but didn't. In researching today, I find that PC has prohibited the use of cutting software. That is disappointing. I have 15 carts and CDS, but there's just so much they can do. I am often needing something that isn't in the carts I have. I found this MTC, and wonder if I can get it. I read about the PCCplugin.dll and have downloaded it. I also made a backup copy of the CDS firmware I purchased a year ago.

    My question is, if I purchase MTC, do you think it will work with the PCC plug in and the CDS ver 1.0.40422.0? I am assuming my usb cord from CDS will connect my laptop to the Cri*** Create just fine.

    Thanks for your help.
  • neldanelda Moderator Posts: 11,637
    The trial is free, download the trial and find out, that's the only way to know for sure.
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  • happy2beherehappy2behere Member Posts: 2
    It worked! Having some down time today (after a very busy two weeks due to county fair), I downloaded MTC and tried in demo mode with my Create. After the moment it took for MTC to recognize the Create was connected with the USB serial port, I was cutting away! Very happy and will be purchasing MTC.
  • Nancy_Cre8iveCutzNancy_Cre8iveCutz Member Posts: 1,545
    Glad it worked for you! :-)
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