Okay, now we find a solution for this whole problem, at least for some folks.
First, for Make the Cut users: all you need is a plug in. Google “pccplugin.dll” and search for a working download. You should be able to find it within a few minutes of looking around on Google, which is the hardest part of the whole process. After that, you just need to bring it to its new home. Find your file, and put it in this folder (follow my arrows):
My Computer>>C Drive>>Program Files (x86)>>make the cut!>>plugins
Make sure Make the Cut is not open when you do this. After you move the pccplugin.dll file into the plugins folder, you should be able to use your Cricut with Make the Cut.
SCAL users, your situation is either easier or harder. SCAL 3, if you already have SCAL 2, can be downloaded and used with your Cricut without trouble. But you’ll still end up using SCAL 2 with the Cricut, so there’s not much point. If you don’t already have SCAL 2, you’d have to download it illegally, since no one can sell it legally. And while I’m fine with circumventing Cricut on a couple of issues, I don’t condone stealing software from Craft Edge.
-- The Cut Source