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
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
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
Array Copy Toolpath
Job Setup Sheets
Gadget (scripting) support