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Complete software solution for creating toolpaths.
VCarve is a powerful 2D drawing software and calculator of toolpaths and cutting strategies for CNC machines. VCarve is available in two versions: Desktop and Pro.

Price: VCarve Desktop €330,00/VCarve Pro €660,00

VCARVE SOFTWARE

Vcarve Pro provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5 D tool paths for cutting parts on a CNC Router. It includes the functionality demanded by commercial shops and users while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced. Vcarve Pro is used by combiner makers, wood workers, sign makers, prop makers, plastic fabricators, hobbyists and in many other applications.

The software can import 2D designs from other programs but also includes a full set of drawing and editing tools with advanced layout options such as True-Shape Nesting. The toolpath options cover all typical 2D routing operations such as Profiling, Pocketing, Car-Inlays and Drilling as well as 2.5 D strategies such as V-Carving, Prism, Fluting and even a decorative carving Texturing strategy.

Each tool path includes appropriate options to customize the settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operation. In addition, all tool paths can be previewed to show just how the part will look when it is actually cut, this allows instant feedback to allow tool paths to be further optimized.

VCarve includes the functionality demanded 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/Pro – Features 
Details 
Two-sided machining
  • Two-sided machining
  • Job & Material setup
  • Multi-sided view
  • Importing STL model
Drawing & Layout Tools
  • Vector Shape Creation
  • Image tracing (Vectorization)
  • Advanced text tools
  • Import 2D data (DXF – DWG – EPS – AI)
  • Basic dimensioning
  • Vector transform & editing
  • Vector layout
  • Layer management
  • Rulers, snap grid and guidelines
  • Create vector texture
  • Quick keys
  • Smart snapping
  • Vector validator
3D Assembly
  • 3D component editing
  • 3D view component manipulation
  • Mirror mode components
  • 3D component manager
  • Import 3D models (STL – OBJ – 3DM etc.) & Clip Art (V3M)
  • Clip Art Browser
  • Free 3D Clipart
Toolpaths
  • Material setup
  • 2D production profiling
  • Fast and efficient pocketing – optimizes use of two tools
  • Drilling
  • Precision V-Carving
  • Raised prism machining
  • Fluting toolpaths – Ramp In/Out
  • Efficient texture toolpath
  • Auto-inlay toolpaths
  • 3D roughing and finishing
  • Project toolpath onto 3D model
  • High-quality toolpath preview
  • Estimated machining times
  • Toolpath tiling – Divides toolpaths to fit material or machine limits
  • Toolpath templates
  • Form tools – custom shaped cutter profiles
  • Wrapped rotary axis toolpaths
  • Production plate engraving
  • Quick engrave for diamond drag tools

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DESKTOP AND PRO

VCarve has 2 versions: Desktop e Pro.

The Desktop editions are specifically designed for small CNC machines, typically aimed at hobby or non-production ‘maker’ environments. They include all of the non-production drawing, editing and toolpathing features of the Pro editions, but they cannot output large toolpaths as a single file and do not have all the production oriented tools in the Pro version.

Pro Edition Features
Create merged toolpath
Create job sheet
Toolpath templates
Array copy toolpath
True shape nesting for reducing material costs – Increased profits
No size limit
Gadgets – Small programs that add additional functionality. They can be used to add new features to the software or automate common sequences of tasks.