VCarve allows you to create an exciting 3D carving from a simple 2D image. Routing or engraving using standard tools produces square-edged cuts of a set depth.
If you want to replicate the subtlety of hand-carving for more delicate work then VCarve is an ideal and simple solution. VCarve uses a 'V'-pointed engraving tool and automatically
controls the depth of cut so that engraved lines can be wide (ie., deep) to give bevelled edges or increasingly narrow (ie., shallow) to give sharp edges to corners and delicate
serifs for fine font engraving.
The software has a number of interesting design tools of its own but, at its simplest, most schools will start by importing a vector-based graphic image - 2D Design drawings are ideal. Areas of the design to be carved deeply are then identified and edge-treatments for where ‘low’ meets ‘high’ are selected. The machined effect can then be simulated any number of times before committing to machining.
VCarve provides a maximum machining area of 600 x 600mm and is therefore ideal for use in schools with the Roland 3D capable millers/routers. VCarvePro offers further sophisticated options and has no maximum machining area limitation, making it ideal for the TechSoft RouterCAM range.
VCarve designs can be added to both
hand made products as well as being combined with CAD/CAM.
V-Carve the negative parts of the design in jelutong or
modelling wax, to create a mould. Cast stunning jewellery pieces, badges or
plaques in Precious Metal Clay (PMC), pewter or resin.
Refresh a tried and tested design and make project, by including VCarving as a decorative option.
V-Carve designs directly into wooden furniture parts or create discrete inserts for branding, personalisation or simply descorative effect.
Use VCarve to create 3D relief signs. Use the texture toolpath to create an even more interesting hand carved finish.
A classroom licence allows the software to be installed on up to 40 computers in one single classroom plus one teacher’s laptop which may be used outside of the classroom. It must not be installed on students individual or personal laptops.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows XP (SP3) / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10.
1366 x 768 minimum graphics display.
Microsoft recommended minimum hardware specification advised.
When ordering a classroom licence the full name and address of the educational establishment must be given along with an email address belonging to the school, college or university. For single licences an email address must be provided in order to receive the software activation code.