ShopBot Tools

ShopBot Basic Training

Get to know the tools and the people who design, develop, build, and support them. You’ll experience what it’s like to become a part of the ShopBot Tools community; see how the tools are manufactured, learn from our staff and meet other ShopBot users.


Our 2-day Basic Training classes are scheduled at least once a month and are limited in size. The group training takes students from an introduction about how ShopBots work to hands-on design and machining.

Classes begin each day at 9:00AM and end at 5:00PM.

Prior to coming to your training, we ask that you please download the demo version of VCarve Pro, which can be found on Vectric's website, and familiarize yourself with the software to get the most out of the class.


No CNC experience necessary. The focus of this training is on beginner to intermediate users. Experienced users often find basic training to be useful as a refresher for tool maintenance and updates to design and/or control software.

Upcoming Classes

Visit the website of our training partner, the North Carolina Furniture School for a current schedule of live, in-person training sessions.

Sign Up

Call (252) 916-8226 or register on the North Carolina Furniture website to reserve your seat. Classes are limited in size and fill up quickly.

Day 1

Introduction to the ShopBot Control Software and mechanical systems.


  • Get to know ShopBot and the ShopBot tools
  • Learn how they work and how they are made
  • Let’s get cutting!
  • Learn about thetools, software, commands, and movements
  • Overview to CNC Terminology, CAD to CAM, V-Carve Pro, SB3


Lunch is provided every day. it is also a chance to mix with ShopBot employees.


  • Digital Fabrication in Your World - talk by Ted Hall
  • Accessories: what they are and how/when to use them.
  • CNC Techniques &Troubleshooting.
  • Digging into V-Carve Pro.
  • Importing/Exporting.
  • Q&A.

Day 2

Using design software to create a ShopBot Part File.


  • Review of Day 1.
  • Demonstration on full size ShopBot.
  • Chipload and Bits.
  • V-Carve Pro - Toolpathing
  • Q&A.


Lunch is provided every day. it is also a chance to mix with ShopBot employees.


  • V-Carve Pro - 3D
  • Design and make your own project, with individual assistance as needed, using what’s been covered during training.
  • Q&A.

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Toll Free: 1-888-680-4466

Phone: 919-680-4800
Fax: 919-680-4900

ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm EST

After Hours Tech Support
Monday–Friday: 5pm–9pm EST
Saturday–Sunday: 10am–5pm EST

Office Closure
ShopBot Tools, Inc. is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Outside of normal office hours, we regularly check for support requests, email and phone messages. To make sure we can get back to you as soon as possible, leave a phone number or return email address where you will be available.