Vectric’s VCarve Desktop is a powerful but affordable CAD/CAM software for use with 3D carving machines like the X-Carve. While it doesn’t have all the functionality of VCarve Pro, it offers some of the same features at an appealing price point.
Please note that the work area in VCarve Desktop is 24″ × 24″. That does not cover the full bed size of the 1000mm X-Carve. It still works with this size machine if you are ok with the size limit. This software is NOT Mac-compatible.
24″ × 24″ work area Complete set of 2D design and layout tools Layer control, guide lines, snap grid Text editing + single line engraving fonts File import – DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF Image file import – BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF Vectorize images to create vectors for machining Robust V-carving Raised 3D prism machining 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
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