How to Download Cricut Design Space for PC? [System Requirements]

Cricut Design Space for PC
May 5, 2023 by
Richie Remington

Before getting an expected project from an electric cutting machine, one must know how to download Cricut Design Space for PC. It can’t be denied that it is an essential element during the crafting process. It is an app that gives freedom to users to form their creative ideas with a proper structure. Users also use pictures, fonts and pre-prepared for various events to add creativity to their projects.

Besides that, it also provides many features that make it required during crafting. However, the most important thing related to it is how one can get the program and start the creation process. This article aims to offer you all the essential facts needed to make you learn about the program.

What are Design Space System Requirements?

Everyone must know about the basic system requirements to ensure that the software runs smoothly on their devices. If a system fails to attain those requirements, it will not support the app and will immediately cancel the app from getting downloaded.

You are reminded that the requirements for both Windows/Mac are poles apart. So, you need to be very careful and ensure that your software fulfills the asked conditions or not. Have a look at the following table:

Operating SystemWindows 10 or latermacOS 11 or later
CPUIntel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor1.83 GHz
RAM4 GB & 2 GB free disk space4 GB & 2 GB free disk space
Screen ResolutionMin. 1024 px x 768 px1024 px x 768 px
Broadband ConnectivityDownload: Min 1-2 Mbps Upload: 2-3 MbpsMin 1-2 Mbps (download) 2-3 Mbps (upload)

After coming across the conditions needed to run the program on the device, you need to know how to download the Design Space on PCs. You shouldn’t have to worry, as we’ve covered the steps for downloading in Windows as well as Mac.

How to Download Cricut Design Space (Windows)?

This Cricut designing software works as per the instructions with Windows. However, you must complete the stepwise download process to make it run on your computer.

  1. To start the process, open the web browser and visit Cricut's official page.
  2. After getting connected to the page, select the Download option.
  3. Ensure that you don't stop downloading; otherwise, you have to start the procedure again.
  4. The downloaded file will be available at the bottom of the page when the download process ends.
  5. If this isn't visible on the page, then directly open your computer's Downloads folder.
  6. After opening the folder, double-click on the file and select the trust application option.
  7. A setup window will show the app installation status.
  8. Go back to the desktop screen after the app successfully gets installed.
  9. Open the app and start creating your account by entering the familiar details.
  10. Now, sign in to the app using your Cricut ID & password.
  11. Greetings, your app is installed on Windows and ready to be used for creating projects.

If you prefer Mac rather than Windows and want to know about the downloading process for your software, then have a look at the section below:

How to Download Cricut Design Space (Mac)?

After learning about the program installation process on Windows, look at this section also. This section will introduce you to the steps needed to be taken to download the app for Mac.

  1. To begin downloading, you must open the Cricut official website
  2. After connecting to the home page, look for the Design Space link.
  3. Once you locate it, tap on the link, and the app will start getting downloaded on your PC.
  4. When the file gets downloaded, please select it in your Downloads folder and double-click on it.
  5. To start the installation process, drag the icon to the Applications folder & the installation process will automatically begin.
  6. To launch the app, open the Applications folder and double-click on the Cricut Design Space.
  7. A note will appear asking whether you want to open the application.
  8. Tap on the Open button, and you’ll get connected to the Sign-In page.
  9. Sign-In to your account by using the details or create your account.
  10. After signing into the account, you are prepared to use the program to create various projects.

However, it would help if you remembered some of the essential things while downloading the software, like the app doesn’t auto-save the project. So, it would help if you kept saving the project timely before closing the application.


As I have shared in the above sections of the article, Cricut Design Space is an important part of the cutting process. It saves all the projects of the user and transfers them to the smart cutting cricut machine. Besides, the app easily gets downloaded on respective PCs by following some steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I launch the Design Space for Desktop?

Launching the app for Desktop (Windows/mac) is straightforward and can be done within a few minutes. You just have to search for the app inside the Search box, then double-click to launch it. Besides you can also drag it to Pin To Shortcut for easy reach.

How can I resolve the issue of facing errors in Design Space?

This is a common issue faced by many users while they are using the program. However, you can resolve it by retrieving your password. You will receive an email to reset your password. Click on the link and change your password.

What is Cricut Access in Design Space?

Cricut Access is a subscription-based program that comes with Design Space. In the program, you get high-quality images, fonts, and ready-to-use projects. To use the program, you’ve to take monthly/yearly subscription plans available at various price ranges.