How to fill a shape/design in cricut design space for foiling

1- To fill shapes you will need to download and install 13d25a6142a9f51eceafd48891734c0e Once this is installed you will need to download and install a crosshatch extension for Inkscape. Go to 23f564f5154c12362ab6fc1934365f7d and download the Axidraw software for your PC/mac.

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2- Once downloaded install the extension.

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3- Open Inkscape. Insert your design or click on the shape tool.

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4- Resize your design.

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5- Click on extension- Axidraw utilities- Hatch fill.

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6- A new window will pop up. Click on live preview.

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7- The fill lines will appear. you can adjust the pixels between the lines so you can have a wide or narrow gap.

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8- adjust to suit your needs. The closer you make the fill, the more it will appear when you foil to be a full fill.

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9- You can also click the cross hatch option to fill a different way. Click apply.

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10- With the shape selected, right click and ungroup.

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11- This will now separate the original shape from the fill. you do ont need to do his if you want the edge to foil.

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12- Once you are happy, go to file - save as.

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13- Save as a SVG file.

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14- Open Cricut design space. Click upload.

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15- Click on upload.

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16- Click on browse.

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17- Your design will now appear for you to name and save.As you can see the fill lines are there.

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18- Select the design and insert.

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19- Your design is inserted into the design space. It will appear filled and no lines. This is because the file automatically converts to a cut file when you upload it.

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20- Go to the line type drop down box and select the draw option. You will see that the fill lines are now visible.

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21- Click on go and then adjust where you want the design on your cutting mat. Click continue.

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22- Select the media type and insert the foil quill into clamp A.

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23- Make sure the dial is set on your media type. Click Go.

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24- your machine will start to foil your design.

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25- Your design is not filled.

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*3rd party software is required to fill shapes as cricut design space does not have this capability. using 3rd party software is at your own risk.