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Vectric Cut2D Desktop



Vectric Cut2D Desktop is an excellent choice for easy to use yet powerful tools for 2D design and editing PLUS efficient 2D toolpath calculation.

Cut2D can import 2D designs from other programs and also provides a full set of drawing and editing tools. The toolpath options cover all typical 2D routing operations such as Profiling, Pocketing, Auto-Inlays and Drilling. Each toolpath includes options to customize settings and provides a high level of control for different types of operation. All toolpaths can be previewed to show just how the part will look when it is actually cut, allowing toolpaths to be further optimized.

Please note that you do not need this software to run our machines. Many of our customers use Autodesk Fusion 360, which is free to enthusiasts. Cut2D performs many similar tasks, but excels in certain areas compared to Fusion.



This is the desktop version of Cut2D, which is different than Cut2D Pro. Cut 2D Pro is about triple 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. (The Power Route has a slightly larger movement range than this). Click here for a full comparison of Vectric Cut 2D Desktop vs Cut 2D Pro.

This comes as a digital download which will be issued after you purchase. You have the option of selecting “software only” as the shipping option to prevent the website from charging you shipping if this is the only item ordered.

You are strongly encouraged to download the trial version of Cut 2D Desktop (available here) before purchasing this product. It is your responsibility to make sure the software runs on your system. We can not refund any software for any reason.

Please use the Grbl MM or Grbl Inch Post Processors with our machines.

2 GHz Multi-Core CPU
Windows 10, 8,7, Vista, XP with 2Gb RAM
300 Mb Disk space
1366 x 768 Graphics display

It's best if your specifications exceed the minimum requirements.

You will receive a physical package for this software that includes an installation USB drive, Video Tutorials and PDF Documents, and a "Getting Started" Card. The USB does not have to remain plugged in to use the software. Your unique license key and username will be on the box. You can create a Vectric account and access the license again if, for instance, your computer were to crash.

You receive free upgrades for one year through your Vectric Customer Portal (you'll be able to create your account once you get the software). The software continues to work after that point, unlike some other programs that are subscription based. This is a permanent license.

  • Two-Sided Machining with Mutli-Sided 3D Preview Simulation
  • Complete set of 2D Design and Layout Tools Including Smart Nsapping & Transform Shortcuts
  • Layer control, Guide lines, Snap Grid
  • Text Editing + Single Line Engraving Fonts
  • File Import - DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF, SVG
  • Image File Import - BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF
  • Vectorize images to create vectors for machining
  • Auto-Inlays with multiple options
  • 2D Profiling with Interactive Tabs / Bridges, Lead and Ramp options
  • Pocketing with optimization for 2 cutters
  • Drilling with option for Peck Drilling
  • Custom Molding and Form Cutters
  • Multi-color Toolpath Previews

Need financing?

Financing for individuals is available through Affirm at checkout.

Financing for your business is available through American Bank Equipment Finance by clicking this link.