VCarve Pro

VCarve Pro: complete software solution for creating toolpaths

VCarve Pro is a powerful 2D drawing software, tool path calculation and cutting strategies for CNC machines. It offers a complete set of drawing and editing tools with advanced layout options for 2D/ 2.5D and 3D drawing, it can also import projects from other programs.

The toolpath options cover all typical 2D operations, such as profiling, hollowing, drilling and much more. Each toolpath includes options to customize settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operations.

Technical features - VCarve Pro

2-sided processing

  • Work and material setup
  • Preview and multi-sided view
  • Import of 3D models [STL]

 


 

Drawing and layout tools

  • Creation of vector shapes
  • Tracing image
  • Advanced text tools
  • 2D file import [DXF – DWG – EPS – AI]

 


 

Resizing

  • Transformation and modification of vectors
  • Vector layout
  • Level management
  • Rulers, guidelines and snap grids [Magnetized grid]
  • Creation of vector textures
  • Quick keys to simplify the creation of shapes
  • Smart snapping to align vectors and nodes
  • “Vector validator” for vector control

 


 

3D assembly tools

  • Editing 3D components
  • 3D view for file manipulation
  • Mirror mode for creating perfectly symmetrical projects
  • Management and modification of 3D components
  • Import of 3D models [STL – 3D DXF – OBJ – 3DS – VRML – 3DM – SKP] and clipart [V3M]
  • Clipart browser for accessing and reusing 3D clipart or 2D projects
  • Free 3D clipart

 


 

Tool paths

  • Setting up the material
  • Production of 2D profiles
  • Easy and efficient pocketing
  • Drilling
  • Precise “V” notch
  • Raised prism processing for the creation of lettering and relief shapes
  • Internal and external fluting toolpaths [Toolpaths for grooves]
  • Efficient toolpaths for textures
  • Automatic inlays for creating clipping and emptying profiles for assembling notches and inserts
  • 3D roughing and finishing
  • 3D toolpath strategies
  • High quality 3D preview
  • Estimation of processing times
  • Tool path tiling: divides the project to adapt the size of the material and the limits of the machine
  • Toolpath templates
  • Shape tool to customize cutting profiles
  • Toolpaths for CNC machines with rotary axis
  • Plate engraving
  • Quick engraving for diamond tools

 


 

Additional features

  • Merging paths
  • Management of 1 worksheet that allows you to create a summary of all the information necessary for correct processing
  • Toolpath templates
  • Duplication and serial arrangement of the project
  • [True shape nesting] Placement of the shapes to optimize the tool path and to minimize the waste of material
  • No size limit
  • Gadgets: additional programs that increase the functionality of VCarve Pro and automate work sequences