If you are looking for software exclusively for use in a MakerSpace

Upload to:01-04 2019

If you are looking for software exclusively for use in a MakerSpace

Are you a MakerSpace?

If you are looking for software exclusively for use in a MakerSpace then please take a look at the pages describing the VCarve Pro MakerSpace Edition.


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, SKP etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create advanced 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, Moulding Toolpaths, 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.




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.

Please take a look at the feature list and download the Free Trial Version to see for yourself the amazing ease of use, robustness and speed of the software.

Be sure to visit the Vectric forum and see what our users have been doing with the software and ask any questions you may have.


VCarve Desktop and Pro - Features

Two-Sided Machining & Multi-Sided 3D Simulation

Wrapped Rotary Axis Machining and in Software Simulation

Complete set of 2D Design and Layout Tools including Smart Snapping & Transform Shortcuts

Layer control, Guide lines, Snap Grid

Text Editing + Single Line Engraving Fonts

2D File Import - DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF, SKP, SVG

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)

Includes 100+ 2D Clip Art Designs

Includes 300+ 3D Clip Art Models

Robust V-Carving

Raised 3D Prism machining

Moulding Toolpaths - to create constant cross section profiles, arches, frames etc.

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 Features in Full >

VCarve Pro Only - Features

Work on parts larger than 24"x24" (600mm x 600mm)

True Shape Nesting for material optimization

Toolpath Templates

Merge Toolpaths

Array Copy Toolpath

Job Setup Sheets

Gadget (scripting) support