Ahhhh, the Design Studio. It took me a few tries to master the technique behind welding, I'm almost there but not good enough. I "heart" this program A LOT! It allows you to actually cut on your layout page if that's your choice. You have access to all the carts but you can only cut out using carts that you actually have. Kudos to Provo Craft for this software. It's user friendly if you are computer literate. All in all, I highly recommend this software. Explore the link below, they actually allow you to download a trial version, trust me, you will not be disappointed.