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Produce 2D patterns with profile, pocket, drill and inlay toolpaths

Why Choose Cut2D Pro?

Cut2D Pro gives you the power to produce complex 2D patterns with profile, pocket, drill and inlay toolpaths. With unlimited job and toolpath size, true shape nesting & job set-up sheets.

Cut2D Pro has easy to use vector drawing and editing tools with powerful 2D machining strategies for CNC routing, milling or engraving andprovides a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a CNC Router.

Complete set of 2D Design and Layout Tools

Easily create vectors from scratch or import and edit bitmap images

Create 2D Toolpaths

Including; Profiling, Pocketing, Drilling, Inlays and Quick Engraving

Ability to Merge Toolpaths

Combine toolpaths using the same tool to create one toolpath for efficient machining

Unlimited job and toolpath size

There are no limitations to the size of part or material that you can work with

$449 / £350 / €420 (excludes local taxes)

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2D Import & Editing

The software can import 2D designs from other programs but also provides a full set of drawing and editing tools.

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2D Toolpath Options

The toolpath options cover all typical 2D routing operations such as profiling, pocketing, auto-inlays and drilling.

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Easy for Complex Projects

Cut2D Pro includes the functionality demanded for complex work while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced.

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Customize & Control

Each toolpath includes appropriate options to customize the settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operation.

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Cutting Larger Projects

Cut 2DPro has no size project or toolpath size limitations enabling you to create designs of any size. The bigger the better!

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Instant Preview Updates

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.

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Adds the ability to create double-sided projects in the same session. It avoids the need to have 2 sessions, one for each side.

The software has a comprehensive set of drawing tools to let you easily create vectors from scratch or add to imported data.

Using the profiling toolpath strategy, objects can be cut out quickly and efficiently.

No size limit, true shape nesting, toolpath templates and more.

Including; Import Toolpaths, Printing, File Thumbnails, Video Tutorials, 64-Bit Support, Gadgets and more.

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Machine Parts on Two Sides

Two-Sided Machining adds the ability to create double-sided projects in the same session. It avoids the need to have 2 sessions, one for each side.

Job & Material Setup

In the Job Setup dialog, you can pick whether you want to create a single-sided, double-sided or a rotary job. You can change that, retrospectively.

Define how you want to flip the material for double-sided projects from the Job Setup dialog. This influences the positioning of the vectors and models so that geometry on each side is created in the appropriate positions relative to the opposite side.

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Multi-Sided View

You can view the opposite side’s geometry using the keyboard shortcut ‘=’, or through the ‘View’ menu.

In the 2D view, you will see the opposite side’s vectors as if you were looking at them through the material block.

In the 3D view, you will see the entire merged model as if it was simulated.

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Drawing & Layout Tools

The software has a comprehensive set of drawing tools to let you easily create vectors from scratch or add to imported data.

Vector Shape Creation

The software has a comprehensive set of drawing tools to let you easily create vectors from scratch or add to imported data. These include options for creating standard shapes (circle, elipse, rectangle, polygon and star) along with line, curve and arc drawing tools. There is also a powerful tool to create vector textures for panels and backgrounds. These tools can be controlled using typed input to create exact sized objects or can be used dynamically with the mouse to sketch your artwork. The tools also take advantage of the 'snapping' to let you use points on existing objects to 'snap' onto when you are drawing vectors.

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Picture Editing & Cropping

With the ability to import bitmaps into the software, you can further edit imported images using the 'Edit Picture' tool, this allows you to adjust the visual properties of a selected bitmap, enabling you to adjust the contrast, brightness and gamma of any selected image.

Borders of different sizes and radii can also be added to bitmaps for aesthetic purposes. Bitmaps can also be made black and white. The software also has the ability to crop images to any given vector allowing you to remove parts of the image you are not interested in.

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Image Tracing (Vectorization)

Image tracing also known as vectorization allows you to take an imported image such as a scanned drawing, graphic design or photo and to convert colors in that to vector outlines. These outlines can then be used as part of your design to create toolpaths or to generate 3D shapes using the modeling tools. The software will import many file formats including jpeg, bitmap, gif, png, tif, it will also extract images from a PDF file.

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Advanced Text Tools

The 'advanced text' tools let you access true type or open type fonts on your PC to create text outlines for your design. In addition, the software comes with a selection of specialist single stroke / stick engraving fonts for efficient machining when making things like badges or small signs.

When creating text you are able to see live feedback of the text that you create and edit. The text can be controlled using automatic sizing and layout options. There is an inbuilt spell checker where errors will be underlined in red, where you are able to locate the correct spelling as well as having the ability to add words to the software’s dictionary too!

There are also editing tools for fitting text to a curve and interactive text arcing and spacing (kerning) where the text maintains formatting, allowing you to easily make edits after the text has been created. This text can be dragged dynamically along a curve so you can perfect the placement of your text.

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Import 2D Data (DXF, DWG, EPS, AI, SKP, SVG etc.)

Data can be imported from a huge range of other design programs using a variety of industry standard file formats. These include DXF, EPS, AI, SVG and SKP (SketchUp) as well as PDF files. Once imported, the program has a wide range of tools to make working with this data as efficient as possible.

A very important set of tools are those used to identify duplicate vectors and identify and rejoin open vectors. These tools can save an great deal of time when working with poor quality data to get it ready to machine.

As well as importing vectors from other programs the software also offers the ability to export your data in either DXF, EPS or AI file formats. This feature is very important if you need to share data with a customer in order that they can use it to plan a layout or installation.

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Basic Dimensioning

The dimensioning tools allows you to create a variety of different types of measurements on your drawing. These can be oriented in any direction or fixed horizontally or vertically. There are also options to add angular and arc dimensions. You can control the text height, font number of decimal places and position for each one. Dimensions can be snapped to vectors, guidelines and the corners or mid-points of each side of your work area.

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Vector Transform & Editing

Whether your design vectors have been created in the software or imported you have a large choice of editing options to prepare your part for toolpath creation or modeling. Vectors can be easily scaled, moved, mirrored, distorted, grouped, welded, trimmed, filleted, extended, offset, smoothed and joined together. As with the drawing tools you either have precise control over the editing values adjust the vectors very accuratelyor can use the mouse to dynamically make adjustments until your layout looks correct.

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Vector Layout

In addition to the editing tools the software also has tools to let you layout parts either in a rectangular array to create a grid of objects or in a circular array to create symmetrical layouts around a center point. When laying out a grid you can adjust mirroring options and shift alternate rows and columns to make more complex layout patterns.

Vector shapes can also be pasted along the path of another vector by specifying the distance between each copy or just fitting a specific number on the guiding object.

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Layer Management

The Layers are a very efficient way to keep your 2D data organized, one of the main uses is to allow you to temporarily hide data you were not currently working with. Layers could also be used to group vectors you might be using to model related shapes in a 3D design to make it simpler to work on a small part at a time.

The ability to associate toolpaths with specific layers and types of data means you can create Toolpath Templates which can be assigned to other parts that share the same layer structure. This is particularly powerful for applications like Cabinet Making where different designs can be automatically machined once a template has been set-up.

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Multi Sheet Support

Not only can you organise your design onto layers but you can also make use of multiple sheets in your projects to help manage and organise your work on a per sheet basis when working with multiple materials in your designs. Each sheet can have it's own dimensions and settings, making it an ideal solution for when you are working on a project that requires multiple materials. The sheets tab lists all of the current sheets and allows you to create, update and delete them. You can create sheets of different sizes and thicknesses as well as having the ability to control the material appearance for each sheet to better visualize your toolpaths as part of the overall project. All sheets within a project can be managed individually or collectively, making it simple to resize or update a specific selection of sheets.

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Rulers, Snap Grid and Guidelines

Rulers, Snap Grid and Guidelines help to make vector drawing and 3D part layout much simpler. These options can be switched on / off as required. When combined with Snapping options that automatically detect and snap the cursor to key regions on a design these tools make it easy to create very accurate part.

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Create Vector Texture

Repeating vector patterns can be quickly created using the 'create vector texture' tool. It's easy to modify the settings to create an infinite number of variations from regular wave patterns through to uneven natural looking grain lines.

These vectors can be machined using the profile and texture toolpaths to create decorative wavy texture panels along with wood-grain and sand-blast effects.These can also be projected onto a 3D surface to add even more variation.

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Smart Snapping

This allows you to snap to lines and extensions, which don’t necessarily exist as geometry. It reduces the need to create construction geometry, and would be helpful in aligning vectors or nodes.

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Quick Keys

This allows you to add more precision to your shape creation and editing process more easily by allowing typed values while creating geometry. This is supported for creation of circles, ellipses, rectangles, polygons, stars, polylines and when in editing nodes or transforming vectors.

For example, while dragging to create a circle, you could type ‘3R’ to create the circle with a radius of 3. Or, also while dragging, you could type ‘3D’ to create one with a diameter of 3.

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Vector Validator

The Vector Validator is intended to help find issues with contours after file imports that are stopping tool-path creation such as overlapping contours or intersections. It also indicates zero-length spans.

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Toolpaths

Using the profiling toolpath strategy, objects can be cut out quickly and efficiently.

Material Setup

Referencing the software to how your CNC will be setup is one of the most important elements of the process. A summary of the material set up is displayed at the top of the toolpath tab allowing you to quickly check the settings before you start calculating toolpaths. Any of these values can be easily adjusted to change the tool reference for its X,Y or Z zero location, move the position of a model in the material, adjust the position where your machine starts from or specify distance to ensure the tool lifts above any clamping that is being used.

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2D Production Profiling

Using the profiling toolpath strategy, objects can be cut out quickly and efficiently. Simply select the vector shapes you wish to profile, select the tool from the tool database and the software will do the rest. The profiling automatically offsets for the tool radius and sorts nested shapes to ensure that inner shapes such as the center of a letter 'O' are cut before the outer shape (so parts are not released from the material before they are cut). Full control of cut direction is offered along with either automatic or manual control of tool entry point for each shape.

Profile machining includes production cutting options that ensure parts can be held in place and accurately machined with high quality edges and corner detail.

  • 3D tabs for smoother profiling plus advanced options for automatic positioning to hold parts in place when machining
  • Lead in / out and overcut distance to prevent dwell marks appearing on components
  • Advanced ramp options for controlling how the cutter enters the material, reducing heat build-up and cutter wear
  • Profile around the outside / inside of open shapes
  • Sharp internal and external bevelled edges and corners
  • Last pass allowance

Cut-outs can be done in multiple passes depending on the maximum cutting depth of the tool used and a positive or negative allowance can be specified to either 'under cut' or 'overcut' the shape if required. The number of passes on a cut can be edited very precisely to allow very thin final cuts or to individual add or remove particular cut depths.

A separate last pass allowance can be specified for the last pass in a profile toolpath. If this allowance is given, then all but the last pass will be over-cut by the specified allowance with the final pass being the only pass which cuts to the actual edge of the part. This can significantly improve the finish on the cut-edge.

The ability to specify that square corners are required is another powerful feature. This is often used when profiling with a v-bit tool, where with a conventional toolpath the tool will 'roll' round a sharp external corner leaving a radius on the top of the chamfer created by the tool, with the'square corners'option an angular chamfer will be created instead.

The profile toolpath is probably the most important toolpath option available. It is used for some of the simplest and also the most complex things you may do with your CNC. The software has been structured to let you customize whether you just want simple options for quick cut-outs or whether you want to access more advanced features to control cutting on particular material. This allows both new and experienced users to decide how much information they need to be presented with when creating this frequently used function.

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Fast and Efficient Pocketing – optimizes use of multiple tools

The pocket toolpath makes machining the material away from inside a vector shape efficient and easy to achieve. Just select all the vectors defining the shapes you want to cut and the program will sort the vectors to identify islands automatically and offset the boundaries for the selected tool radius.

The 2D pocketing toolpath has the ability to control pass depths very precisely, either automatically based on the tool settings or where required the user can specify any combination of depths for a particular tool.

Either climb or conventional cutting directions can be specified in order to produce the best edge finish for your selection of material and cutter. The tool can also be ramped into the job to reduce cutter stress when entering the material.

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Helical Arc Support

Output helical arcs in a way that your machine understands. Makes for smoother cuts and smaller file sizes.

Helical arcs are like regular arcs when viewed in 2D but where the start z and the end z differ. They are typically found in toolpaths where ramping occurs.

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Drilling

Whether you are drilling a single hole or hundreds, just select the vectors representing the holes and the software will drill the center of each vector to the specified depth. The grouping feature makes it easy to associate all vectors for a particular toolpath strategy together so only one needs to be selected. The tool database includes a dedicated drill tool type so that the true tool geometry can be seen in the toolpath previews.

As well as a single Z plunge you also have the option to activate peck drilling, which drills to a specified depth, retracts the tool to clear the chips, drills down to the next step, retracts the tool and so on until the required finish depth is reached.

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Thread Milling Toolpath

The thread milling toolpath enables you to machine holes for standard size screws in metals, woods, and acrylics, and is also useful for the creation of decorative wood fasteners.

The thread milling toolpath has the option to create both internal and external threads, for example if you wanted to create a cavity to screw something into or if you wanted to create an exterior thread on something like a bolt!

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Auto-inlay Toolpaths

The auto-inlay toolpath options calculate profile cut-out and pocketing toolpaths for parts that need to be assembled to make inlays and inserts.

  • Automatic cutter radius compensation on corner regions to ensure male shapes will fit into female pockets or cavities
  • Allowance option to ensure a sufficient 'gap' is created to allow parts to fit together
  • 4 different Inlay options that are designed to make machining inlays very simple and straightforward (straight, stepped, pocket and hole)
  • Ideal toolpath option for sign makers, woodworkers, plastic and solid surface fabricators who need to cut parts that fit closely together

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Quick Engrave for Diamond Drag Tools

Quick Engrave can be used to create toolpaths for Diamond drag tooling. This is typically used for marking engraved products such as gifts, awards, plaques, badges, pens, trophies etc.

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High Quality Toolpath Preview

One of the most important productivity tools available in the software is the realistic 3D toolpath preview support. The results of each individual or the combination of all the toolpaths can be previewed cutting into a 3D preview model. This means that whether your job is a simple toolpath with one tool, or created from a complex combination of tools and strategies at different levels you can be sure that when the job is cut, it is right first time.

As well as showing that the toolpaths are correct, the high quality rendering and ability to use real world material textures and fill colors is a very valuable sales tool. Using the simulation you can create customer proofs and evaluate design options without actually having to cut anything!

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Tool Database

The software has a built in tool database to make cutter management quick and easy. Tools can be organized in any way that suits your workflow. There is automatic support for machine management and material management. Tools can be filtered for your current material and machine settings, which makes selecting the right tool for the job simple.

The tool database contains a powerful tool naming system. This allows you to have consistent tool names, and for those tool names to match the properties of your cutter.

Your tool database can be synced with your online V&Co account so that changes made to the tool database on one machine can be easily transferred to other running instances.

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Online Post Processor and Machine Management

Vectric assists with the management of your CNC machine, its capabilities (for example rotary or laser add-ons), associated post-processors and default tool cutting feeds and speeds for a selection of materials. As always our software is fully customizable for those who want to have full, low-level, control but Vectric's 'Kickstarter' wizard can help you get started with a set of tools with reasonable initial settings using our constantly updated online list of the most common machine brands and models. The ‘Kickstarter’ wizard not only ensures that you have the right post-processors and machine configurations straight-away, but the management system also allows you to optionally stay up to date if relevant newer post-processors for your machine are released in the future all from within the software.

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Estimated Machining Times

To help estimate how long toolpaths will take to cut the software will calculate a time based on the length of the toolpath and the specified feeds and speeds that have been entered for the selected tool. This can be tweaked by the operator by editing the 'scale factor' so over time a value can be optimized based on actual machine performance to ensure the estimate is as close as possible to the actual cutting time.

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Toolpath Tiling – Divides toolpaths to fit material or machine limits

Using the Toolpath Tiling options it is possible to machine objects and designs that are many times larger than the available area of your CNC machine bed.

This process is also invaluable if the maximum sizes of your material pieces are limited. In both cases, a much larger project can still be machined by breaking the toolpath down into manageable tiles or strips, each of which can fit within the machineable area of your CNC machine, or on the available material blocks.

Once cut, the tiles can then be re-assembled to form the finished piece.

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Form Tools - custom shaped cutter profiles

The software allows you to add your own custom tools shapes to the tool library and generate toolpaths and simulate the finished result!

Now you can simulate the effects of complex roman ogee cutters, round over bits and any other custom tool shape you desire. Simply draw the tool profile using the vector drawing tools or import the profile from the manufacturer and you can add your custom tool to the list. In the tool database you can specify feed rates, spindle speeds, cutting depths etc. in the same way that you do for any of the standard tool types.

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Production Plate Engraving

Production Plate Engraving lets you merge text lists into templates for badges and industrial plates. It can be used to merge CSV and text based lists using variables that can automatically scale to fit a pre-made design layout.

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Pro Edition Features

No size limit, true shape nesting, toolpath templates and more

True Shape Nesting

True Shape Nesting lets you automatically arrange and fit vector shapes into your material size or user definable area, to get optimal material usage and minimum wastage.

Part Nesting is perfect for Sign and Cabinet makers who need to minimize material wastage and cut as many parts – letters & cabinet doors / panels – as possible from sheet materials.

Reduce Material Costs = Increased Profits

The nesting routine places vector shapes as close to each other as possible ensuring a sufficient gap to allow the parts to be cut out correctly. The nestingincludes options to control part direction to reflect material grain or machine orientation. It intelligently determines what parts of your geometry should be nested together. It can also automatically nest objects on both sides of a job together to create two-sided nested geometry.

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Toolpath Templates

Toolpath templates allow you to improve the efficiency of your production processes by saving the complete toolpath settings for common operations. These settings can then be re-used at any time on different design geometry. Frequently used strategies and tooling can thus be applied to similar jobs, quickly and easily.

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Create Merged Toolpath

The create merged toolpath function allows you to combine toolpaths that use the same tool into a single, new, toolpath that is generally more efficient than cutting the constituent toolpaths independently. This can be particularly useful if you want a complete individual part to be cut before the CNC moves onto the next piece as it can merge the toolpaths into individual components.

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Array Copy Toolpath

Similarly to the area copy tool, this toolpath allows you to duplicate one or more toolpaths (its children) as a block, based on the dimensions you enter in its properties.

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Create Job Sheet

The create set-up job sheet command allows you to create a summary sheet that details all the important information you will need at your CNC machine when you come to run the toolpaths. This can be used as a reference to ensure you have the setup correct, have loaded the correct tool etc. It can also be used to archive with an old job as a quick reference file to see what the job the looked like and the machining that was involved for that project.

You can also edit this to change the logo to an image of your own choice, adjust the header, footer and border colours and even customize which sections of information to include.

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Gadgets

Gadgets are small programs that add additional functionality to Vectric products. They can be used to add new features to the software or automate common sequences of tasks. Examples include adding the ability to cut dovetail style joints with a standard end mill and applying toolpath templates to every sheet in a nested job followed by automatically post-processing and saving the files for your machine tool. You can also associate specific key combinations to these to very quickly access them as part of your standard work-flow.

You can browse the gadgets available here: http://gadgets.vectric.com.

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No Size Limit

Our VCarve Pro and Cut2D Pro allows you to work with any job size meaning that there are no limitations to the size you want to work with.

VCarve Desktop & Cut2D Desktop only support job sizes up to a maximum of 25.0 inches x 25.0 inches without tiling. You can cut jobs larger than this limit but you will need to use theToolpath Tilingfeature to cut the job in sections.

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Other Features

Including; Import Toolpaths, Printing, File Thumbnails, Video Tutorials, 64-Bit Support, Gadgets and more.

Import Toolpaths from other Vectric Programs

Toolpaths generated in PhotoVCarve can be imported into the software to combine with other toolpath types.

Multiple PhotoVCarve projects can be imported and positioned, where additional elements can then be added and machined. All of the toolpaths can then be previewed and saved from the software.

Please Note: Photo VCarving toolpath strategy is included with VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro and Aspire.PhotoVCarve can also be purchased on its own, for more details see thePhotoVCarvearea of the web site.

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Printing

The contents of either the 2D or 3D view can now be printed using the Print command on the File menu. Simply select the view you wish to print (2D or 3D) and then click the Print command. The standard Windows printer dialog allows you to select the printer and adjust its properties. When the OK button in this dialog is clicked, the view will be printed.

The Print Preview command on the File menu allows you to check the layout of your page before you print. The printed view is always scaled to exactly fit the currently selected page size (including allowance for margins). Drawings are not, therefore, printed at actual size and are not printed across multiple pages.

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Integrated Help

Help for all forms can now be found using the handy integrated help functionality. Click on the question mark icon on the top of each form to get the help for that specific function.

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Video Tutorials

All of our products have in depth video tutorials anddata files you need to work through the examples. These are split into sections beginning with getting started projects to let you see the process to produce a complete part and start to understand the general workflow. Then there are videos to cover each area of use within the program.

The videos are designed to take you step by step through different types of projects to explain the key methods you will use in the software and to demonstrate these on real-world examples. You can just watch and absorb the contents or follow along pausing where necessary to complete a task. In addition to learning how to use the program the videos include tips and tricks for better use of the software. The result of each project (along with the Clip Art) provides a library of parts which can be machined to create sample files to improve your CNC skills or help you to demonstrate your capabilities to potential customers.

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The Vectric Forum

We are very proud of the quality of our software, and maintain an active and open forum atforum.vectric.com. The forum lets users ask questions and discuss techniques related to CNC and the software. In addition to direct input from Vectric, there are a large number of enthusiastic users who are always willing to help on any topic associated with CNC machining. Another very interesting section of the forum is the gallery area where users can post images of projects they have done using Vectric software. Please take a look, there are some very nice examples of work on there.

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64-Bit Support

The new versions have installers for both 32-bit and 64-bit computers. The installer will detect and install the appropriate version for your machine.

The 64-bit build will enable the software to make use of all the RAM on the PC, this will allow the processing of very long toolpaths, complex nesting jobs and the import and export of very large(STL, OBJ etc.) files.

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File Thumbnails

Files saved from the softwareinclude a thumbnail image. Windows explorer can make use of these thumbnails to show you a preview of each file when you browse a folder.

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Learn even more about our software

We have only been able to give a brief overview of some of the software capabilities here. To really understand the speed, ease of use and full scope of what the program can do then please download the trial version and try it for yourself.

Video Tutorials

The video tutorials will get you up and running quickly and the trial version is supplied with a number of standard demonstration files which you can scale and cut on your own machine using your own tooling to verify the quality of the toolpaths from the software and compatibility with your machine. In addition to the standard demonstration files we supply, you can load any of your own data files and preview them using the standard toolpath simulation capabilities of the program.

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Finally, if you have reached this far, we'd like to thank you for your interest in Vectric software and encourage you to download the free, no registration required trial version now and see what the software can do for you!

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V Carve Pro is about double the price and includes some additional features that are more apt to a production environment (such as part nesting). The main difference is that VCarve Desktop is limited to a 24×24″ work area, which is perfect for most of our machines.

What is cut 2D? ›

Cut2D Desktop provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a CNC router and includes tools for 2D design and editing and efficient 2D toolpath calculation. Vectric Ltd. 43.3K subscribers.

What is the difference between VCarve Pro and aspire? ›

Aspire gives you all of the functionality of VCarve Pro but adds 3D design tools to enable you to create your own 3D reliefs.

Can you do 3D carving with VCarve Pro? ›

VCarve Pro gives you the power to produce complex 2D patterns with profile, pocket, drill and inlay toolpaths, plus gives you the ability to create designs with v-carving textures as well as import and machine unlimited Vectric 3D clipart or single model files.

How many computers can I install VCarve on? ›

You can install VCarve Pro on a maximum of 3 computers for a single user. The software cannot be installed on any computers that are shared with colleagues.

Can you do 3D on VCarve Desktop? ›

VCarve Desktop includes the ability to import multiple Vectric 3D models as well as a single 3rd party model, where they can be assembled to suit your design.

Is VCarve a CAD? ›

VCarve has a combination of CAD and CAM capability. This means you can design in the software entirely, or you can import a bitmap image, trace it, save as a vector, and use the VCarve CAM functions to create the toolpaths. 1. Set the dimensions of your material and start designing your image.

Is VCarve Pro CAD and CAM? ›

VCarve Pro compliments SmartBench well due to its compatibility with a wide range of design software. It's also fairly intuitive for a CAD/CAM package and has the SmartBench post-processor built in, which compliments our own user-friendly products well.

Can you design in VCarve? ›

VCarve Pro contains a number of vector creation and editing tools which are covered in this manual. As well as creating vectors within the software many users will also import vectors from other design software such as Corel Draw or AutoCAD.

What is Vectric aspire used for? ›

Aspire lets you dynamically edit 3D components using the mouse as well as giving you the ability to enter specific values to manipulate the part.

Does VCarve Pro work on Mac? ›

VCarve Pro only supports Windows operating systems. So if you are a Mac user you will need to run Windows as a VM to use this software on a personal device.

What files types can VCarve Pro use? ›

This option opens the File Save As dialog window and allows the job to be saved as a VCarve Pro file. Navigate to the required folder, enter a suitable name for the job and click the Save button. This opens the File Open dialog window and allows 2D DXF, EPS and AI and PDF files to be imported into the 2D View.

Can you create 3D models in VCarve Pro? ›

As well as creating toolpaths directly from 2D drawings, VCarve Pro can produce extremely flexible 3D toolpaths.

Can VCarve open STL files? ›

This file type will need to be imported using the Orientate 3D Model to size and position it before it is brought into VCarve Desktop. Note: If you wish to read data from a 3D digitizer or scanning device then STL is typically the best format that should be used to import the data into VCarve Desktop.

Can you transfer VCarve to another computer? ›

You need to re-install from the original setup program you received when you purchased VCarve Pro and re-enter your licence details. You can copy your existing tool database to the new computer after you have installed the program.

Does VCarve work on iPad? ›

Only by remote desktop type connection to a PC or Mac running it already. You can't install Windows on an iPad so you can't install VCarve.

What machine uses VCarve? ›

VCarve PRO provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for making art, decorations and functional parts with your MillRight CNC machine.

Can you do 3D carving with carbide create? ›

CAD/CAM Software for CNC Routers

Combine the power of 2D sketching and machining with 3D simulation to see your designs come to life on your CNC router! Check out Carbide Create Pro if you need 3D design and machining or if you don't have a Carbide 3D machine.

Where is axiom CNC made? ›

Axiom Precision is in Westerville, Ohio.

Our team has done our research to know what our prospective customers require in an ELITE-level CNC machine.

Can VCarve open DXF files? ›

Import DXF Files in Cut2D VCarve and Aspire - YouTube

Does VCarve Desktop have gadgets? ›

Gadgets are small programs that add additional functionality to VCarve Pro and Aspire. They can be used to add new features to the software or automate common sequences of tasks.

Is VCarve a CAM software? ›

Vectric VCarve Pro software. Multi-purpose CAM software to integrate perfectly with PolyBoard and StairDesigner and a huge range of CNCs. Plus carving, engraving, moulding, sign making, nesting and many other design and manufacturing features.

What is V carving? ›

V-carving is a method of cutting that leverages a v-shaped bit to generate designs with varied widths. The shape of the v-bit creates carves that are narrow at the tip of the bit and wider at the base of the bit, opposing the use of straight-cut bits that provide a uniform cut all the way through.

How do you design in Vcarve pro? ›

VCarve Pro 9 - How to Design from Scratch in VCarve - YouTube

How do you scale in Vcarve? ›

The default mode is to enable selected items to be scaled interactively by clicking twice with the mouse.
...
Size Interactive
  1. Select the vectors.
  2. Click a second time to activate the interactive options - handles on the selection box.
  3. Click and drag on the white handles.

Is aspire cam a software? ›

Aspire: CAD/CAM complete software

Aspire is the only software that includes a complete set of tools to import, design and modify both 2D and 3D files, giving the possibility to create your own works from scratch.

Is aspire free? ›

The Aspire program is a free program for scientists in the United States and Canada* and is designed to help them achieve their highest scientific aspirations with exclusive resources, free full-size product trials, rewards and more.

What is the latest version of VCarve? ›

Upgrade today to version 11.5 and push the boundaries of your creativity with ease. The new and improved features released include; freehand drawing, live manipulation of components in the 3D view, support for SVG files containing images, level deletion even when containing components and much more.

Can you run Vectric on a Mac? ›

Re: Vectric and Apple Mac

I run it on my iMac M1 processor and Monterey 12.1 with Parallels and Windows 11 virtual environment running VCarve. It works quite well. The Parallels software is very good with sharing of the Windows environment files to the Mac environment with some permissions configuration.

Is Carveco maker free? ›

Carveco Maker includes over 600+ 3D Relief models!

3D models included with Carveco Maker free to use in your projects!

Can you design in VCarve? ›

VCarve Pro contains a number of vector creation and editing tools which are covered in this manual. As well as creating vectors within the software many users will also import vectors from other design software such as Corel Draw or AutoCAD.

Can you do 3D carving with carbide create? ›

CAD/CAM Software for CNC Routers

Combine the power of 2D sketching and machining with 3D simulation to see your designs come to life on your CNC router! Check out Carbide Create Pro if you need 3D design and machining or if you don't have a Carbide 3D machine.

Does Carveco have a free trial? ›

However, we do offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on perpetual purchases, and a 14-day money-back guarantee on Subscription to ensure that you're completely satisfied with your Carveco™ software.

Can you create 3D models in VCarve pro? ›

As well as creating toolpaths directly from 2D drawings, VCarve Pro can produce extremely flexible 3D toolpaths.

How do you design in VCarve pro? ›

VCarve Pro 9 - How to Design from Scratch in VCarve - YouTube

How do you scale in VCarve? ›

The default mode is to enable selected items to be scaled interactively by clicking twice with the mouse.
...
Size Interactive
  1. Select the vectors.
  2. Click a second time to activate the interactive options - handles on the selection box.
  3. Click and drag on the white handles.

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