Mach CNC/Vectric Software
Our customers have many options for software. One we recommend to new users is Mach CNC Software. Mach is highly respected shareware program which incorporates a user friendly interface with unrivaled functionality. Mach is pioneering in its features and continuing development. There are over 10,000 users of Mach who swear by its ease of use and great features.
Mach can be downloaded for free at from their website www.machsupport.com and full license use is only $179 and should be purchased direct from Mach.
We highly recommend Vectric's complete line of software. Vectric is dedicated to providing software products that are quick and easy to learn, precise, self-supporting and importantly, affordably priced.
VCarve Pro is a powerful, flexible industrial strength software package that includes all the design, layout and machining functionality demanded by commercial shops and users, while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced. VCarve Pro is a complete solution For CNC routing, sign making, woodcarving and engraving.
As well as world class V-Carving strategies, VCarve Pro offers all the tools you need for 2D CNC machining as well. Features such as user definable tabs / bridges, ramping, lead in / out, automated tools for identifying open and duplicate vectors, an advanced toolpath simulation engine and many more, have all been designed to enable you to work more quickly and efficiently.
In developing VCarve Pro we have paid a great deal of attention to not only maintaining well justified reputation for ease of use, but actually making many common operations even easier and more logical.
Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD or Graphics design product such as AutoCAD, Rhino3D, 3D Studio etc. or scanned using a laser or touch probe device. Cut3D's exceptionally easy to use interface leads you step-by-step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, interactively placing tabs to hold the job in placecalculating single, double or four sided roughing and finishing toolpaths, previewing the results and finally saving the CNC code to run on your machine. 3D Models that are to large / thick to machine because of gantry height, cutter length or limited material thickness can be 'Sliced' into separate pieces. Each slice can then be machined and the complete job assembled.
Cut3D quickly and easily converts 3D models into CNC toolpaths (3D XYZ point data) that can be machined on conventional 3 axis CNC machines.
PhotoVCarve has been developed to allow CNC machines to carve and engrave in a way that until now could only be done using an expensive laser marking systems.
PhotoVCarve instantly converts photographs and images into high quality toolpaths that can be run on virtually all CNC routing and engraving machines.
The ability to permanently CNC machine pictures onto jobs has been a challenge to many machine users and although there are software products that appear to offer the facility, they often fail to deliver in reality. PhotoVCarve is also perfect for machining 3D Lithophanes directly from photographs, that make perfect gifts, keepsakes and mementos that will last for generations.
The opportunities PhotoVCarve offers are endless and it can be used by all CNC machine users. From the hobbyists who build their own ?home brew? tables to professional engravers running high cost industrial machines, the software offers something for everyone.