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How to weld in Cricut Design Space

Why welding is important before you cut your design.

What is welding and why is it important?

Welding is an easy, but important step when you are designing in Cricut Design Space. You can weld both shapes, images and fonts thanks to the Weld Tool. This tool joins shapes to create a single customized image by removing any overlapping cut lines.

You can use the Weld Tool to simplify a design, keep the letters of a word connected or create a new shape by combining multiple designs!

 

How to weld a font

If you have spent a lot of time designing a text, you will want to make sure to weld the font before you cut it. If you do not weld the font together, all the characters will be cut individually.

Note that the text needs to overlap in order for the welding to work successfully. You can read more here how you can adjust the letter spacing of the characters by using kerning.

To weld the font, you first need to mark the whole text. Click Weld located in the toolbar to the right.

The characters will then be connected into one layer and create a one cut line. Since we have written two words, the cutting machine will cut this design as two words.

Once the characters are welded together it isn’t possible to editing the spelling or the arrangements of the characters. If you’ve misspelled or simply would like to change the layout you need to Ungroup the characters again. You can do this by undoing the welding by pressing Undo.

How to weld a shape

Select the shapes that you want to use in Shapes located in the left menu. In this example we have selected three different sized circles to create a simple snowman shape.

Place the shapes the way you like them, but make sure that they are overlapping. As you can see in the image below, the shapes are now overlapping, and if we did not weld these, they would cut as three individual circles. 

Next, mark all the shapes and press Weld.

The shapes will now be joint together with one cut line! 

In this mode you cannot rearrange the three shapes. If you want to edit the shapes, you can edit the welding by pressing Undo.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

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