What does it mean to design offline?
It means that you won’t need an internet connection in order to design, edit, and cut projects saved to your computer before going offline.
Will Design Space for Desktop be free, including the ability to design offline?
Yes, Design Space for Desktop is free.
How will Design Space for Desktop be different from Design Space for Web?
Our current version of Design Space runs on web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc. Design Space for Web will not support the Offline feature. The Design Space desktop app, on the other hand, makes it possible to edit and cut any project that you previously saved to your computer. Because you are not connected to the internet, you will not be able to search and browse Ready-To-Make projects or Community projects, nor will you be able to access your profile or other Community features, including project details, sharing, and favoriting.
Will I lose Design Space for Web?
No. Design Space for Web will still be able available. If you plan to stay connected, it’s a great way to design!
How will Design Space for Desktop work with multiple devices?
About the same way it works right now. You can cut from multiple machines if you have multiple connections open from multiple windows, i.e. your computer can cut to both your Cricut Explore machine and your Cricut Maker at the exact same time if you have different projects open in different windows. Like today, the key is having multiple windows open. If you have only one window open, you can only connect and cut from one machine at a time.
Are you adding other new features to Design Space in this release?
Not yet. This version of Design Space for Desktop includes only the ability to design and cut projects while offline. We do have amazing plans for the future of Design Space for Desktop that include a host of new features that are already in the works, but we will announce those separately when they are ready.
Will we have to buy new software or a new cutting machine?
Absolutely not. Design Space for Desktop is just an exciting evolution of Design Space.
How does the offline feature work?
You must be connected to the internet to browse the Cricut library. But once connected, you can browse through our entire project library, and save what you like for offline use. That saved content will be available for 30 days from the last time you were connected to the internet.
Will my projects sync across all devices?
Yes. You will get the best of both worlds - you'll be able to sync across all devices as well design projects while not connected to the internet. Users will need to connect to the internet periodically to verify their Cricut Access subscription, synchronize content in the cloud to be available across all devices, and to keep Design Space for Desktop up to date.
Can I use Cricut Access content offline if I am not a Cricut Access subscriber?
If your project includes Cricut Access content that has not yet been purchased, you will be prevented from completing a cut offline.
When will the ability to design offline be available to all users?
In mid-September, the Offline feature will start rolling out to members who downloaded the early-release version of Design Space for Desktop (the Beta version of the software). By the end of 2019 – maybe sooner – this feature will be available to everyone who downloads the Design Space for Desktop app.
Will I be able to sign in to Design Space if I don’t have internet?
You’ll need to be connected to the internet to download the Design Space for Desktop app as well as to launch and sign in to the app using your Cricut ID for the first time. If you quit the app you will remain signed in and won't need an internet connection to launch the app again unless you intentionally signed out of Design Space for Desktop.
How can I start using Design Space offline?
To use Design Space for Desktop without an internet connection, you must first download, install, and launch the early-release version of Design Space for Desktop (the Beta version of the app). Starting in mid-September, and over the course of many weeks, we’ll begin rolling out the Offline feature to users who downloaded the app. The ability to design offline will NOT be available on Design Space for Web (like Safari and Chrome).
Will Design Space for Desktop be similar to the iOS app?
Yes. You will be able to design and cut your projects offline. Though when compared to iOS, you may notice a few differences. For example, the desktop app gives you the ability to save a project and all of its content, including images and fonts, to use offline. So even if you lose internet connectivity, you will still be able to open, edit, and cut any project saved to your computer. Instead of saving individual projects one-by-one like in the iOS app, the desktop app lets you choose a default save setting to include Cloud & Computer so every new project will also be saved for offline use automatically. If you experience an internet outage while you have an open Canvas with unsaved changes, that Canvas is automatically saved to your computer so you can continue to edit and cut your current project while offline.
Will I be able to access my projects and images when I am not connected to the internet?
Yes! When you’re working online and choose to save your project, select the option to save your project to the cloud and your computer. That way, the project, including the images and fonts within that project, will be available for offline use.
Will I be able to cut when I am not connected to the internet?
Yes. If you choose to save a project to your computer and the cloud, you can edit and cut that project offline. You can even create and cut a new project using fonts, images, patterns, etc. from projects you’ve already saved! Also, if you have an unsaved Canvas open during an internet disruption or server outage, you will be able to continue to edit and cut that Canvas while offline – without saving it! To edit offline again in the future, once you reconnect to the internet, just be sure to save the project to your computer for offline use before closing the Canvas.
Note: You will not be able to cut projects that include content you haven’t purchased or that is not included as part of your Cricut Access plan. Purchases must have been completed while connected to the internet, or must be part of your existing Cricut Access plan.
Will I be able to search for projects and images while not connected to the internet?
Searching while offline is currently disabled for projects, images, and fonts.
Will I be able to upload images while not connected to the internet?
Image uploading is not supported while offline. However, if you upload images while connected to the internet and save them in a project, those images will be available to use in your project editing if you are offline.
Will I be able to transfer all of my saved projects?
Yes, you can. When you save your first project, you’ll be prompted to select a default save location. We recommend that you select the first option – Cloud & Computer. This will automatically save all future projects to both the cloud and your computer so every new project will be available to edit offline. You can also retroactively save existing projects for offline use. Go to My Projects, then click the three dots on the project tile, then Save for Offline.
Will my project automatically be saved if I am disconnected?
No. While your Canvas will still be available and editable if you lose connection while editing, it will not automatically save changes made to your Canvas.
How can I get selected to get the offline feature when it rolls out?
By downloading Design Space for Desktop and signing in you are automatically enrolled to receive the offline version when we begin rolling it out. When we begin rolling it out it will not go to all of our users at once, but will be rolled out gradually. The selection of users who receive the auto-update during the roll-out is completely random so, while you may be enrolled, you may not get it immediately. Visit our help article about our new feature roll out system to learn more.