Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does Aspire include the functionality from the other Vectric products?
A. No – Aspire does include all of the Cut2D and VCarve functionality plus the Lithophane machining from PhotoVCarve and single sided 3D model machining from Cut3D. But does not include,
The Automated Multi-sided 3D model machining available in Cut3D.
The Photo V-Groove engraving available in PhotoVCarve.
Q. Will the Vectric software run on my Vista PC?
A. Yes – All of the software products are compatible with Windows Vista, XP & 2000. For details of the recommended minimum PC specifications see the FAQ section.
Q. Do I need any other software to run my CNC machine?
A. Yes – the Vectric software products all save CNC toolpath files – GCode, HPGL, XYZ points etc. and this information need to be opened in the machines CNC controller software – Mach3, DeskCNC, Flashcut, Fanuc, Woodwop, ShopBot etc. The control software transfers the XYZ toolpath information to the CNC machine.
Q. Is the Vectric software compatible with my CNC machine?
A. The Vectric software products include standard postprocessors / drivers for most CNC control systems – GCode, ISO Code, 3D HPGL, XYZ Points etc. The postprocessor is also configurable and can usually be modified to run most CNC machines.
If you have any questions about postprocessors please email – email@example.com
Q. Does VCarve include all of the Cut2D functionality?
A. Yes – VCarve includes everything from Cut2D + additional toolpath options.
Q. Does VCarve Pro include the PhotoVCarve functionality?
A. No – VCarve Pro cannot convert an image to a 3D model for machining lithophanes or create the photo v-groove toolpaths.
Q. Does Cut3D include the machining options in Cut2D?
A. No – Cut3D is a dedicated 3D model machining engine with no 2D toolpaths other than a simple cutout pass around the model.
For more information see the FAQ section on the web site or email us at – firstname.lastname@example.org
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