Design Software


VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition v8.0

Design software suite included with all new ShopBots

VCarve Pro V8.0 ShopBot Edition provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a ShopBot CNC Router. 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 etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create 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, 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 Pro ShopBot Edition includes the functionality demanded for complex work while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced. The software is used by cabinet makers, wood workers, sign makers, prop makers, plastic fabricators, hobbyists and in many other applications.

PartWorks 3D (Cut 3D) is now integrated into the VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition program.

Learn about features of VCarve Pro

(#11008) VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition; INCLUDED WITH ALL NEW SHOPBOTS; PRICE $650 (when sold separately)

(#11011) Upgrade to current VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition ...Call
(#11010) VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition upgrade For PartWizard/MillWizard owners ...$600

See below for other fine Vectric Software Products. Call ShopBot at 1-888-680-4466 to order

Autodesk 123D

Free 3D Modeling Software

The Autodesk 123D family is free* products that connect simple 3D modeling tools together with content, community, and fabrication services, so anyone can create, explore, and make their project.

  • 123D—A free solid modeling tool for moving quickly from 3D model to 3D print
  • 123D Catch—Automatically convert ordinary photos into extraordinary 3D models leveraging the power of the cloud.
  • 123D Make—Transform 3D models into a cut pattern with animated assembly instructions for making artful physical creations.
  • 123D Sculpt—Sculpt and paint interesting and realistic 3D shapes with your fingers digitally on the iPad.

Vectric Aspire V3.0 now available

Vectric's new 3D modeling and CNC machining software - the easiest way to convert a 2D drawing into high quality 3D relief and CNC toolpaths! Aspire's new and unique 3D component construction tools make it quick and easy to create your own 3D shapes from drawings and sketches and to work with existing 3D CAD and clipart models.  Aspire is perfect for designing and machining 3D projects such as carved decorative panels and doors, swept flourishes and appliqués, custom millwork, architectural moldings, dimensional signage, bespoke company logos, jewelry pieces, custom gifts and awards.

Go to Vectric's website for more information on What's New in version 3.0.

You can also download a free trial version.

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Vectric VCarve Pro and Photo V-Carve

The outstanding Vectric CNC Design Tools (VCarve Pro) are now included with every new ShopBot as a special version know as VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition. For current ShopBot owners, we are able to offer attractive upgrade pricing on the VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition package (see above).  We also sell the unique Vectric Photo VCarve, a tool for creating striking v-cut renditions of photographs and similar graphics.  For owners of other CNC tools, we highly recommend the Vectric products, which can be ordered from us.

Feature details. Free trial version available for download.

(#11151) Photo V-Carve; PRICE $149  

(#11150) V-Carve Pro; PRICE $699 (w/all post-processors) 

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VisEdit is a visual editor for ShopBot code created by ShopBotter Jason Fullmer who wanted to make it easier to manually edit ShopBot Part Files.  VisEdit combines a feature-rich text editor with tool path simulation software specifically designed around the ShopBot Part File format (.sbp). These tools allow the user to create and modify part files while getting immediate feedback from the simulation, promoting quick file creation and development. Problems can also be pin-pointed, tested, and fixed immediately. VisEdit allows the user a broad range of customization in many different areas including the code editor, the simulation preview, printing and much more. Jason has generously made this program available free to all ShopBotters.

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CabinetParts Pro

CabinetParts Pro automates and simplifies the creation of toolpath files for standard cabinet components.  While not providing renderings of finished kitchens or projects, it does enable the fast and efficient generation of routine cabinets.  CabinetParts Pro automatically calculates each cabinet component based on cabinet dimensions.  It creates a nested optimization of the components and allows further user manipulation, while outputting dxf and sbp (ShopBot) file types.  Includes many customized features to allow you to set CabinetParts Pro to the way you build cabinets in your shop.

Feature Details Free Intro Version available

(#11145) CabinetParts Pro; PRICE $250    

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Rhino 3D

Rhino is the leading affordable, general-purpose 3D modeling program.  It can be used for any kind of 3D project from making engineering models to creating sculpture (e.g. the ShopBot models on the Product page were done in Rhino).  Rhino has extensive 3D CAD tools and can be used with its own or add-in rendering tools to create impressive representations of objects.  Be aware that it is much more difficult to learn to work in 3D than in 2D or 2.5D (Rhino also does not have the convenient tools of ArtCAM PRO for turning outlines into 3D shapes), but if you are interested in trying 3D modeling, Rhino is the way to go.  Note that Rhino does not export any CNC cutting files.  It will export 3D files that can be turned into a ShopBot Part File or CNC toolpath file by a CAM program such as VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition.

Feature details

(#11129) Rhino 3D

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Vector Art Mega Collections (1, 2 & 3)

These clip art collections are especially useful for sign making.  There is a lot of 2D clip art available on the web, much of it available for free download.  The problem with these images is that most of them are based on pixels (e.g. jpg, bmp, gif), rather than the vector type entities (lines, circles, arcs; e.g. dxf, dwg) that are needed for CNC toolpaths. Even when you find vector files, they typically are messy, that is, the lines or arcs do not end at common points, there are duplicate or missing lines or other errors that make them difficult to use as the basis of tools paths.  The files in the Vector Art Mega Collections were created with CNC cutting in mind.  All files contain vector entities and they are clean and ready to use in signs, carvings, awards, wall designs and other projects.

More details

(#11141) Vector Art Mega Collection 1; PRICE $249.95

(#11142) Vector Art Mega Collection 2; PRICE $249.95

(#11143) Vector Art Mega Collection 3; PRICE $249.95

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