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Choosing your FREE trial
Our free trial software allows you evaluate each program's capability to see which of our software packages is right for you. You can test the ease of use by creating your own designs and test compatibility with your machine by cutting the sample files included. The free trial will let you use all functions within the software with the exception of saving the toolpaths and performing some 'Export' functions. The Pro versions of the trials also do not allow you to use additional Gadgets.
Once you’ve downloaded the free trial of your chosen software package, work your way through the built in tutorials which give you step by step instructions to creating your first project or choose from a one of our specially selected free projects to cut with your machine.
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Test Machine Compatibility
There are a variety of free projects available to you to cut from within the free trial.
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Choose which software package to try
Perfect for the hobbyists, Cut2D Pro gives you the power to produce complex 2D patterns with profile, pocket, drill and inlay toolpaths. With unlimited job and toolpath size, true shape nesting & job set-up sheets.
Making the move to 3D? VCarve Pro brings the third dimension under your control with the ability to import and toolpath a single 3D model. With unlimited job and toolpath size, true shape nesting & job set-up sheets.
Aspire boasts all of the features of Cut2D and VCarve with added 3D design tools which enable you to create your own 3D relief models and machine them with 3D strategies. Aspire’s unique 3D modeling tools coupled with the comprehensive set of 2D design and editing tools make it easy to create your own designs from scratch.
Cut2D Desktop gives you the power to produce complex 2d patterns with profile, pocket, drill and inlay toolpaths. The Desktop edition is designed for small CNC machines, aimed at hobby or non-production ‘maker’ environments.
Making the move to 3D? VCarve brings the third dimension under your control with the ability to import and toolpath a single 3D model. The Desktop edition is designed for small CNC machines, in hobby or non-production environments.
Desktop or Pro?
- 24" x 24" work area limit
- No Nesting
- No Toolpath Templates or Merging Toolpaths
- No Gadget Scripting/Automation
- No Job Set-up Sheets
- No Size Limit
- True Shape Nesting
- Merging Toolpaths
- Toolpath Templates
- Gadget Scripting/Automation
- Job Setup Sheets
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Why Choose Vectric?
90+ hours of FREE video tutorials
Try before you buy
Switch to different package? Pay the difference
FREE lifetime support
Free Minor Upgrades
No maintainence fees
Forum community is 20,000 strong
Full access to V&Co
FREE Video Tutorials
Learn how to use Vectric software in your own time from the comfort of your own home. All of the tutorials have been created to enable you to follow along and learn at your own pace. Each video is full of useful hints and tips to get you started with the software and ensure you get the most out of it.
Try Before You Buy
Our free trial software has been designed to allow you to test all the elements of the software to ensure it is the right product for you before you buy it. The trial is not time limited, nor does it require you to sign up with your personal details. All of the features are enabled and there are a selection of free CNC projects available for you to download and cut on your CNC machine to check the compatibility.
- Test machine compatibility
- No sign up needed and no obligation to purchase
- No time restrictions or timeouts
- Free video tutorials
- A variety of free projects available to cut in the trial software
We pride ourselves on ensuring you only purchase the products you need. We don't penalise our customers for starting with our introductory package and working their way up. This is why we offer everyone the option to upgrade to the next product by just simply paying the difference.
FREE Lifetime Support
Regardless of when you purchased your software, we are always here to help!
- You will never pay extra for support
- We will support you for as long as you own the software
- 90+ hours of free online training materials
- With over 20,000 members the Vectric Forum is a wealth of information
Free Minor Upgrades
Minor updates are always free to anyone who has the same major version (e.g V11.5 will be free to all owners of V11.0 software).
Any major version of the software released within 12 months of you purchasing the software is supplied free of charge and available from your V&Co account.
You can upgrade to the latest version of the software for the same price, regardless of the version you are currently running. For example, the price to upgrade to the latest version of the software if the same, regardless of whether you are upgrading from version 4.0 or 11.0.
If you upgrade your software to a new version (not a new product purchase) you will get a bonus 3 months FREE upgrade period (as a 'safety net' in case Vectric release another version within 3 months of your most recent upgrade purchase)
The upgrade eligibility timescales are as follows:
- If you have purchased a brand new product for the first time - You will receive FREE upgrades to any new versions released within 12 months of your purchase date.
- For upgrading to a new product - for example from VCarve Pro to Aspire - You will receive FREE upgrades to any new versions released within 12 months of the date you upgraded to Aspire.
- For upgrading from one version to another for example from VCarve Pro V9.0 to VCarve Pro version 11 - You will receive a FREE upgrade to any new version of VCarve Pro released within 3 months of you purchasing the upgrade.
No Maintenance Fee's
When you purchase Vectric software it is yours. We have never and will never charge a maintenance fee. We regularly develop the software to include new features and these are available to you if you choose to upgrade to latest version.
Discover Our Forum
Whether you have advice that you want to share, you're looking for inspiration or you want to join your fellow creatives in an exciting new project, the Vectric Forum is the ideal place to head over to. There’s strength in numbers and our community has more than 20,000 members and is growing every day.
Put your question out the experts who are using the software everyday or simply share some pictures of your latest project.
Need more help to decide? Here's a breakdown
|Key Features||Cut2D Desktop||Cut2D Pro||VCarve Desktop||VCarve Pro||Aspire||Cut3D||PhotoVCarve|
|Import 2D Drawing Files (DXF, DWG, EPS, AI, PDF, SVG)|
|Import Image Files (BMP, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, JPEG)|
|Import SketchUp 3D Models (SKP)||Single Model||Single Model|
|Import 3rd Party 3D Models (STL, OBJ, etc.)||Single Model||Single Model||Single Model|
|Import/Assemble Vectric Clip Art (V3M)||Single Model|
|2D Design Drawing Tools|
|True Shape Nesting|
|Multi Sheet Support|
|MODELING & ASSEMBLY|
|3D Model Segmenting|
|3D Model Slicing|
|2D Machining: Profile|
|2D Machining: Pocket|
|2D Machining: Drill|
|2D Machining: Thread Milling|
|2D Machining: Inlay|
|2.5D Machining: VCarving/Engraving|
|2.5D Machining: Fluting|
|2.5D Machining: Texture|
|2.5D Machining: Prism|
|2.5D Machining: Moulding|
|2.5D Machining: Chamfer|
|2.5D Machining: Photo VCarving|
|3D Machining: Roughing & Finishing|
|3D Machining: Rest Machining|
|2 Sided Machining|
|4 Sided Machining||Manual Flip||Manual Flip||Manual Flip||Manual Flip||Manual Flip||Semi Auto|
|3D Toolpath Preview|
|Tile Toolpaths To Cut Large Projects In Sections|
|Wrapped Rotary Axis Support|
|Cut Parts Larger Than 24"x24" Without Tiling|
|Online Post Processor And Machine Management|
|PRICE (excludes local taxes)||$149/£110/€135||$449/£350/€420||$349/£275/€330||$699/£540/€660||$1,995/£1,500/€1,800||$299/£230/€275||$149/£110/€135|