Step 1 – Creating A Registration Account

If you already have a CarveWright account, proceed to Step 4

Designer 5 requires a registration login to run. An account must be created if none already exists.

Fill out your name and email address and a verification email will be sent.

Step 2 – Verification Email

Once you receive the verification email, simply click the
Complete Registration button.

Step 3 – Complete Registration

Complete your registration on the validate page by creating a password for your account.

Step 4 – Download the Installer

After you created your password, you will be directed to the download page where you can choose your installer.

Step 5 – Install the Software

Windows Installation

Download the installer from the CarveWright website. 

If you are using MS Edge and Defender is preventing it from downloading, you may need to disable the security settings in the browser. Follow these steps

Run the installer. 

Windows Defender may try to “protect your PC” If it does, click “More Info” and then “Run Anyway” 

Next, you may see a screen asking if you want to allow the software to make changes. Click Yes. After that, the installer will run normally.

Apple Installation

Download the DMG from the CarveWright website. Open the DMG file and a window will display showing the Designer icon and the application folder icon. Drag the Designer Icon into the Application folder. Then double click on the application folder to open it. 

In the application folder, find the Designer icon and double click on it to open. You will see a message saying Designer can’t be opened because it can’t be checked for malicious software. Click OK. 

Then right-click on the Designer icon and select Open. This time the popup will give you an option to Open the software. Once this is done, it will open without these messages again. 

Step 6 – Open Software and Login

When you open the software you will be greeted with a login screen. Put in your registration login information. Once logged in, the software is in full demo mode. In demo mode, save and compile (upload) are disabled, except for Pattern Depot licensed projects which can be compiled and carved without purchasing a license. 

Step 7 – Enter License Code

In order to save or compile your own designs, the software will need to be licensed. A license can be obtained by purchasing it through our online store. PURCHASE LICENSE

After purchasing the license, you will receive an email with a license activation code. Copy and Paste, or type in the code into the license code box in the Licenses tab in your Designer’s manage dialog. Then click Activate License. Your software will then be ready to use.