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Vectric VCarve Desktop



Vectric VCarve Desktop is an excellent choice for those who are serious about making great signs and general projects.

VCarve Desktop provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for making art, decorations and functional parts with your MillRight CNC machine. There are tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths and along with the ability to import and toolpath a single 3D model (STL, OBJ, SKP etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create advanced 3D assemblies.

The software can import 2D designs from other programs but 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 as well as 2.5D strategies such as V-Carving, Prism carving, Moulding Toolpaths, Fluting and even a decorative Texturing strategy. For 3D you can Rough and Finish the model and there are options to project 2D and 2.5D toolpaths onto the 3D surface. Each toolpath includes appropriate options to customize the settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operation. In addition 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.

VCarve includes the functionality demanded for complex work while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced. The software is used by wood workers, sign makers, prop makers, plastic fabricators, hobbyists and in many others.

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. VCarve performs many similar tasks, but excels in certain areas compared to Fusion.



This is the desktop version of V Carve, which is different than VCarve Pro. 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. (The Power Route has a slightly larger movement range than this). Click here for a full comparison of Vectric VCarve Desktop vs VCarve 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 V Carve 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 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.

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.