How Do I Get My Cricut to Cut Exact Layout?

Cutting with a Cricut machine is an exciting way to create personalized projects for your home. It’s also a great way to make custom gifts, cards, and other projects for special occasions. But if you want to get the perfect cuts for your project, you need to know how to get your Cricut to cut exact layouts.

The first step in getting your Cricut to cut exact layouts is to create or find a design in the Design Space software. The Design Space software allows you to upload images, fonts and SVG files into the workspace so that you can easily create and customize designs. Once you have uploaded your design into the workspace, use the options on the right side of the screen to move, rotate and resize your design until it fits exactly where you want it on your material.

When you are ready to cut out your design, select the “make it” button at the top right corner of the Design Space homepage. This will take you to a new page where you will set up all of the details of your cut.

On this page, make sure that under “Cut Settings” you select “Exact Cut” from the dropdown menu. This will ensure that all of your cuts are accurate and precise for whatever material type you are using with your Cricut machine.

Next, make sure that all of your materials are loaded correctly into the machine and that they are secured in place before beginning any cutting operations. You can use either vinyl or cardstock materials depending on what type of project you are making with your Cricut machine. Once everything is properly loaded in place, push down on the ‘load’ button which will feed all of your materials into the cutting blade on your machine and start cutting out each piece in precise detail according to what was programmed in Design Space earlier.


By following these steps and setting up everything correctly in Design Space before beginning any cutting operations with a Cricut machine, you should be able to get perfect layouts every time! With patience and practice, soon enough getting exact cuts with a Cricut machine will become second nature!