The complete software solution for CNC Routing, Sign Making, Wood Carving & Engraving at a truly remarkable price!
VCarve Pro and VCarve Desktop provide a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a CNC Router. There are tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths and along with the ability to import and toolpath a single 3D model (STL, OBJ etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create 3D assemblies.
The software can import 2D designs from other programs but also provides a full set of drawing and editing tools. The toolpath options cover all typical 2D routing operations such as Profiling, Pocketing, Auto-Inlays and Drilling as well as 2.5D strategies such as V-Carving, Prism carving, Fluting and even a decorative Texturing strategy. For 3D you can Rough and Finish the model and there are options to project 2D and 2.5D toolpaths onto the 3D surface. Each toolpath includes appropriate options to customize the settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operation. In addition all toolpaths can be previewed to show just how the part will look when it is actually cut, this allows instant feedback to allow toolpaths to be further optimized.
VCarve includes the functionality demanded for complex work while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced.
The software is used by cabinet makers, wood workers, sign makers, prop makers, plastic fabricators, hobbyists and in many other applications.
VCarve Desktop and Pro - Features
- Complete set of 2D Design and Layout Tools
- Layer control, Guide lines, Snap Grid
- Text Editing + Single Line Engraving Fonts
- 2D File Import - DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF, SKP
- Image File Import - BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF
- Vectorize images to create vectors for machining
- Single 3D File Import (STL, OBJ, 3DM, SKP etc.)
- Import Multiple Vectric 3D Clip Art Files for Layout and Assembly (V3M file format)
- 100+ 2D Clip Art Designs
- 300+ 3D Clip Art Models
- Robust V-Carving
- Raised 3D Prism machining
- Auto-Inlays with multiple options
- 3D Random Texturing Toolpath
- 2D Profiling with Interactive Tabs / Bridges, Lead and Ramp options
- Pocketing with optimization for 2 cutters
- Drilling with option for Peck Drilling
- Beveled Letters
- Custom Molding and Form Cutters
- 3D Roughing and Finishing Toolpaths
- Multi-color Toolpath Previews
VCarve Pro Only - Features
- Work on parts larger than 24"x24" (600mm x 600mm)
- True Shape Nesting for material optimization
- Toolpath Templates
- Merge Toolpaths
- Job Setup Sheets
- Gadget (scripting) support
- Rotary Axis (Wrapping)
In developing the VCarve products we have paid a great deal of attention to not only maintaining our well justified reputation for ease of use, but also making many common operations even easier and more logical. This simplicity while being core to our development philosophy has been done without compromising the strategies and automation required producution level work.
The VCarve Process
Creating anything from fantastic signs to beautiful custom cabinet doors with VCarve Pro couldn't be easier. Simply import or draw your design, select the regions to carve, choose an appropriate toolpath and the software takes care of the rest. Take a look at the videos shown below for a more detailed look at how the software works when working with different types of data and applications. These examples are all covered in more detail in the software tutorials (20+ hours of video) and can also be worked through in the Trial Version of the software.
VCarve Pro and Desktop have been designed to make calculating high quality CNC toolpaths for routing, milling and engraving machines, as quick and easy as possible. Whether it's high volume production runs, bespoke decorative pieces or simply cutting parts for friends and family on a home built machine, the software includes the tools needed to get the job done easily and quickly.
Projects can be drawn using VCarve or imported from a graphical drawing package such as Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, AutoCAD (and many others). Designs from standard clipart libraries such as Vector Art can also be directly loaded and used to create toolpaths. Drawing and layout tools are also included for converting images into machinable vectors, adding borders, scaling, sizing and positioning ready to cut.
The software is extremely good at handling potential problems in imported files such as duplicate copies of objects, small loops and coincident vector nodes. Drawings that may take many hours of editing in other packages can very often be machined in minutes using either edition of VCarve.