A: Design Space likes to skew things to be much larger than designed when an svg is uploaded. Our older rhinestone designs were not the knocked out "craft" versions we create today. Design Space needs the template to be knocked out or sliced for you to resize it properly.
Here are the steps for svgs with the black dots on a yellow box. The yellow box represents your template material.
Click the yellow box and hide it in your Layers panel by clicking the little eye next to the box.
Highlight the rhinestone design. WELD them.
Click the little eye in the layers panel to unhide the yellow box.
Select both the yellow box and the welded rhinestone design and click SLICE in your layers panel of Design Space. You will be left with 3 objects. 1) the original rhinestone design that you can now delete 2) the SLICE RESULT which looks like yellow rhinestones which you can delete and 3) The yellow box with several holes -- you KEEP this as it is your template.
Select the template and click CONTOUR in the layers panel. Click HIDE ALL CONTOURS, let Design Space grey out everything and then click on one single dot. Close out the Contour box.
You will have one dot on your screen. Resize this dot to .135" by .135" if you are using ss10 rhinestones. If you use ss06 rhinestones, resize the dot to .097" by .097".
Now you can go back to your Contour command, click SHOW ALL CONTOURS and close the contour box. Your template will be perfectly sized for rhinestones.
Remember, you do not mirror rhinestone designs when you send the template to your vinyl cutter.