VCarve is an innovative piece of software which allows you to get a whole lot more from your CNC miller/router. It allows you to create an exciting 3D carving from a simple 2D image. The software has a range of drawing tools of its own and can import various vector formats. However, most users will probably start with a drawing created in 2D Design. (Using 2D Design V2 most clip art and even scans can be converted for use.) From the drawing, the VCarve software automatically generates a tool path to “V-carve” the image.
V-Carving produces a constantly varying and flowing 3D carved effect on the job, which is similar to how a craftsman would carve by hand. Imagine a stone mason cutting letters into a piece of marble, starting at a sharp corner, pushing the chisel deeper where a font stroke gets wider and pulling the tool out to form precise, sharp corners. V-Carving allows a V shaped routing or engraving tool to cut at varying depths to create a manually carved effect. Whilst very sophisticated, VCarve is user friendly, and has a short learning curve.
From VCarve, designs can be manufactured extremely quickly and give a really interesting 3D effect. VCarve designs can be added to both hand made products as well as being combined with CAD/CAM (see below for a range of possible uses).
VCarve outputs directly to all Roland 3D capable miller/routers and the TechSoft RouterCAM range.
A Site Licence allows a school/college to install the software on any number of computers on the school site.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7.
Microsoft recommended minimum hardware specification advised.
In order to avoid software theft, the software is encrypted with the name of the licensed user, typically the name of a person, or the name of an individual establishment.
When ordering please state:
a) Name of licensed user/site (max 28 characters, including
b) Address for site license if appropriate.