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VCarve Pro 9.0 Software for CNC

A professional quality suite of 2D vector design tools to drive your CNC router, including profiling, pocketing, drilling, V-carving and texturing.
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VCarve Pro provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a CNC Router, including large parts in excess of 24'' x 24''. It includes tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths, 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. Scroll down to see the additional features that VCarve Pro has over the VCarve Desktop version.

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 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. VCarve V9.0 software is also available in a "V9.0 Desktop'' version (#57318, sold separately) that is oriented toward hobbyists with lighter-duty CNC machines and parts smaller than 24'' x 24''.

Features Unique to VCarve Pro Only:
  • Work on parts larger than 24"x24" (600mm x 600mm)
  • True Shape Nesting for material optimization
  • Toolpath Templates
  • Merge Toolpaths
  • Job Setup Sheets
  • Gadget (scripting) support
  • Rotary Axis (Wrapping)

Features of All VCarve V9.0 Packages:
  • Complete set of 2D Design and Layout Tools
  • Layer control, Guide lines, Snap Grid
  • Text Editing + Single Line Engraving Fonts
  • Vectorize images to create vectors for machining
  • Robust V-Carving
  • Raised 3D Prism machining
  • Auto-Inlays with multiple options
  • 3D Random Texturing Toolpath
  • 2D Profiling with Interactive Tabs / Bridges, Lead and Ramp options
  • Pocketing with optimization for 2 cutters
  • Drilling with option for Peck Drilling
  • Beveled Letters
  • Custom Molding and Form Cutters
  • Multi-color Toolpath Previews

New Additional Features:
  • Smart Cursor
  • Two-sided Machinging
  • Export to pdf
  • Quick keys
  • Vector validator
  • Mirror mode
(1) VCarve V9.0 Pro Software Package for CNC
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number ATB004
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • File Import: DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF
  • Image File Import: BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF
4.5 / 5.0
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Great program well worth the money.
This program is very easy to use. There is a learning curve but it is rather easy. The main thing is to double check what you are telling it to do. Learn your speeds an feeds. But I am loving it. I am sure I will upgrade to aspire soon.
February 21, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have used Masterr Cam and other CNC software packages. This one is really user-friendly and efficient
I like that it has a very good variety of post processors. It has a simple way to determine where the part and zero is. It comes with a great deal of patterns in the clipart.
December 29, 2017
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
after my research I was happy to purchase.
samuel s on Apr 21, 2019
For Retirement
D. J. M on Mar 13, 2017
after my research I was happy to purchase.
samuel s on Apr 21, 2019
new cnc machine
David B on Apr 12, 2019
For Retirement
D. J. M on Mar 13, 2017
new cnc machine
David B on Apr 12, 2019
Can Vcarve pro 8 work with the touch probe, or is 3d cut still a requirement?
Bladesmaan on Oct 23, 2015
How do you import clipart from the intenet
J E on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: J: I'm sorry, but I have not done that yet. But I feel like you would import it just as you would any other file, once you find it on the net. Sorry I can't be any help
Can this software be downloaded on more than one computer?
Lanny S. on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: VCarve can be loaded onto up to 3 computers without purchasing additional seats directly from Vectric.
Does Vcarve come as a CD?
Edward B on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The standard purchase is an electronic download. You can also purchase a backup media kit for $45 more (with a cd I assume).
You can contact Vectric directly for more info. Just google Vectric Software to find their website.
Does VCarve Pro come with a printed manual?
Chris V on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, but there are built in tutorials, and hundreds of utube videos.
Router is shutting down mid cutout. I checked for software update but there wasn't any. New router do it can't be router. Suggestions?
LISA R on Dec 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Are you cutting a really long piece? We had it shut down once. We hadn't done any maintenance yet, and knew we should be checking the coolant periodically. There are different conversations in the proboards forum to help you know what type of coolant and how to flush it out and refill it. We did not have the time to do a full flush so we just added more coolant, and haven't had any more problems. We read that it will automatically shut off to prevent from overheating. Not sure if that's what you have going on, but it worked for us.
With vcarve pro 8, am I able to scan an image and import it?
James S on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, to a degree...the software is capable of taking an image file and applying vectors to it. The clarity, and complexity of the image will greatly affect this process, you may not always get the results you are looking for. I have found that simple line drawings with little to no shading work best, but colorful complex images are not so good. If you are looking to do complex images, I would reccomed a photo carving program such as PhotoVCarve. Hope this helps.
It sounds like when the ad copy says "PC" what it really means is "Microsoft Windows PC". I see no mention at all about a Mac. Is there anyone who is running this in Bootcamp?
John M W on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Im running the trail version of Vcarve Pro on Windows XP in Parallel Desktop on Mac. Im not sure if the full version does but It should.
What Windows operating systems will this software work with?
Devin H on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The minimum requirements to run this program are 2 Ghz multi Core CPU
2Gb RAM. It will operate with Windows XP(SP3), Windows Vista & Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
300 Mb Disk space (Program). Is this what you needed to know?
can I buy this in Canada?
Robert T on Jan 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is available as a download from Vetric which is the parent company Rockler should have it as a download as well
I received my Piranha FX but did not receive the V-Carve DVD. How can I make the unit work without the program? Shouldn't I have a disk?
Cliff L on Mar 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The program and support materials should be on a USB Thumb Drive included with the machine.
If you v-carve pro 8.0, do you have and upgrade to pro 9.0 ?
Arv A on Jan 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you are the registered owner of VCarve you can upgrade your software through