To make you quickly productive with your ShopBot, we provide powerful design software with every tool.
VCarve Pro V9.0 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 V9.0 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.
Aspire provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for creating and cutting parts on a CNC router.
There are tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D toolpaths such as profiling, pocketing, and drilling as well as 2.5D toolpaths including;
V-Carving, prism carving, moulding toolpaths, fluting and even a decorative texturing strategy.
What makes Aspire Vectric's premium package is the added 3D design tools which enable you to create your own 3D relief models and machine them with 3D machining 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 2D and 3D parts from scratch as well as the ability to import and edit external 2D and 3D data.
Aspire v10 with a ShopBot Tool purchase, instead of VCarve Pro v10 PRICE $1,500
Aspire v10 (new license) PRICE $1,995
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 V9.0.
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