Vcarve Suite is a collection of Vcarving tools done with a 60 or 90‐degree v‐groove bit including Vector Groups (Vcarved designs), Centerline text (Vcarved text), Conforming Vectors (Vcarve surface merging), and edit outline for editing and cleaning up vector shapes.
Advanced drawing capabilities similar to popular graphics drawing programs along with other powerful features.
- Smart Spline (drawing tool for faster drawing and tracing)
- Import Tracing Image (import background images for tracing)
- Offset Path (offset a specified distance in or out of a vector)
- Trim Tool (join or remove overlapping vector segments)
- Copy Offset (repeat a pattern or shape)
Model your own patterns! This tool set allows you to model your own custom models and patterns.
- Puffing Tool (puffs vector shapes into curves, bubbles, bevels, and flats)
- Sweeps (sweep a profile along a vector path)
- Sweep with Rails (sweep a profile between two different vector paths)
- Extrude (extrude a profile inside a vector shape)
- Revolve (revolve a profile around a circle)
- Tilt Tool (tilt a pattern vertically and/or horizontally)
DXF Layout allows the user to import 2D vector files created in 3rd Party software packages. DXF is a common format that can be exported from any vector drawing program, such as, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Inkscape, and more. DXF Layout’s tools allow for scaling, rearranging, flipping, rotating, auto-connecting of lines, splitting (tiling designs), create boards to layout shapes, and ultimately, importing those boards into Designer to be carved or cut out.
Slicer enables importing of full dimensioned 3D STL files and slicing them for carving on flat boards. This is done by scaling the model to the desired output size, and then slicing, or cutting, it into pieces that can be carved on a flat board by the machine. The cut angles and depths can be customized to give the best possible strategy for retaining the details of the model. These slices, once carved, can then be reassembled into a physical 3D model.
Sculptor is a sculpting and editing software tool for 3D relief models. Quickly and intuitively, smooth, smudge, and add or remove details to prepare patterns for carving.