Vectric are very pleased to announce the release of VCarve Pro Version 8.
The most significant new tool is the ability to import an individual 3D model from another design system (STL, OBJ, 3DM, SKP etc.) along with the addition of 3D roughing and finishing toolpaths to machine the shape. The 3D cuts can be combined with the 2D and 2.5D toolpaths in the software, dramatically expanding the type of parts that can be made with VCarve Pro.
To take this a stage further the software can also import multiple pieces of Vectric 3D Clipart (V3M file format). These can be combined and overlapped to make more complex 3D part assemblies before generating the toolpaths. The upgrade includes over 300 pieces of 3D clip art, with over US$2000 worth of 3D models from Vector Art 3D!
VCarve Pro has also seen new features and enhancements made to the current set of drawing tools and the 2D and 2.5D toolpath strategies. Options such as the vector texture creator make it easy to cut decorative textured panels or create realistic grain backgrounds. Finish quality and efficiency has been improved with the "Last pass allowance" on profile machining and the "Merge Toolpath" function to join toolpaths using the same tool. The software is also now available as a 64-bit install, increasing performance on compatible operating systems.
These are just a small selection of all the improvements in the new version, to find out about upgrade eligibility and pricing, read a more in depth description of the new features, watch demonstration videos and to access the Free Trial download, please visit the What’s New in VCarve Pro 8 Page
IMPORTANT: All existing VCarve Pro customers should now have received an email from Vectric regarding the new release, including information about the upgrade options. If you have not seen this message then please check your spam folder for an email received from “firstname.lastname@example.org” – if you are still unable to find the original notification then please contact email@example.com as soon as possible to let them know.