Carveco Maker: The first step to making great products on your CNC

Featuring easy-to-use design tools and the ability to create highly accurate, dependable toolpaths; Carveco Maker is a great, affordable option to pair with your new CNC router or engraver.

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Only $15 p/m on subscription

Turn your new hobby into a passion... then a business

Whether you’re a weekend maker, traditional craftsmen, or entirely new to working with a CNC router or engraver, Carveco® Maker provides you with all the tools you need to create high-quality 2D and 3D products, quickly and easily.

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Carveco Maker’s simple yet powerful design and make features guide you through the entire process, from conceptual sketch to finished design.

It’s the perfect introduction for woodworkers, sign-makers or makers looking to produce artistic, personalised products on their own CNC hardware.

Let’s start with some 2D design work

Carveco Maker lets you begin the design process from a variety of flexible starting points.

Our inbuilt vector drawing tools allow you to create clean vector designs from scratch, add text to personalise your work, or maybe import some artwork to combine with your initial design.

The impressive Bitmap-to-Vector tool allows you to automatically create vectors from imported bitmap images within a few clicks, supporting most common image formats including JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP.

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Clipping and vector offset

 

Total Vector Control

From Vector Clipping, to effortless Offsets and Fillets – have total control over your vectors with powerful editing features.

 

Identify Problem Vectors

The Vector Doctor helps you identify any potential problems with your vector artwork before you try to machine it.

Bitmap to Vector

 

Automatically Generate Vectors

Automatically create machinable vectors from imported non-vector images with the Bitmap to Vector tool.

Taking your designs to the third dimension…

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Carveco Maker helps you move beyond 2D/2.5D work by letting you import 3rd party relief artwork and even full 3D files!

Easily position imported artwork where it best fits your design, then use the dynamic scaling tools to change height, width and Z-scale of the artwork to suit. Full 3D models can be scaled, postioned, then embossed into relief models.

From bold, raised elements to a more subtle, embossed effect, you have full control over the final look of the design.  Smooth away or preserve the fine detail of your imported models and choose how they interact with other 3D elements in your design.

We don’t impose limits on how many imported models you can use in a single design.

3D octopud relief model from a grayscale image

 

Relief From Greyscale

Carveco maker lets you create 3D relief models from imported Greyscale artwork.

Smooth out imperfections in relief artwork

 

Smooth out rough relief artwork

Run smoothing passes over low-quality relief artwork to remove imperfections.

 

Invert relief artwork

Easily invert relief models to produce Male and Female parts or simple molds.

Carveco Maker comes with over 600+ 3D Relief models included!

Robins nest
Football helmet relief model
Eagle flying relief model
Cards
Tomcat fighter plane relief model
Anchor relief model
Pheonix
Sign base
Decorative Flourish

Included at no additional cost and available to use in your projects as many times as you like!

Powerful & Flexible Machining Options

From simple profiling cuts to detailed 3D Relief machining, Carveco Maker’s inbuilt machining strategies enable you to go from design to finished piece quickly and easily.

Maker lets you increase the efficiency of your cuts through the use of multiple toolpaths in a single project. For example, let a large tool quickly rough-out material ready for your smaller tools to reveal the finer detail.

With mathematically optimized toolpaths, you’ll experience dramatically reduced cutting times that let you fit in more projects on your CNC!

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Toolpath Summary and Vbit simulation

 

Total Visibility On Toolpaths

Get detailed reports on all your generated toolpath settings and view accurate machining times.

CNC router bits and multiple toolpaths

 

Work With Multiple Toolpaths

Combine multiple toolpaths and strategies to make quick work of machining your projects.

Profile and area clearance

 

Choose your machining strategy

Create Profiles (Cut-outs), Area Clearance, Fluted, V-Bit, Bevel, Drilling, Inlay, Lazer and 3D Machine Relief toolpaths.

Machining Strategies Include:

Tool Database & Dedicated Post-Processors

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All Carveco variants include an extensive and customisable CNC Tool Database that helps you keep track of your cutting tools and their associated parameters. Available in both metric (mm) and imperial (inch) measurements – the tools are safely set up for a number of different material choices and applications right out of the gate.

The Tool Database is completely editable, allowing you to customise the bits and settings to meet your exact tooling requirements. Control a variety of parameters including Stepover, Stepdown, Spindle Speed, Feed Rate and Plunge Rate. Save your favourite tools and even add your own custom form tools in to the database.

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Dedicated Post Processors For Over 300+ CNC Machine Tools

What’s more – Carveco Maker comes with a growing library of dedicated post-processors for over 300+ CNC Machine Tools, including Carbide3D, X-CarveOoznestMillright3018 and many more…

Simulate Your Cuts Before Machining

Carveco Maker lets you simulate your toolpaths before you commit time and materials on your CNC.

Choose to simulate each toolpath individually or simulate all your toolpaths for a look at the final design. With the dedicated playback controls, you can scrub through the toolpath for a closer look at specific tool moves, watch your cuts in real-time (1-to-1 speed) or jump to the completed simulation.

Whats more, you can preview your simulation in a wide range of realistic materials and save out your design as an interactive 3D PDF. A great pre-visualisation tool to send your clients and get a design signed-off before hitting the CNC.

Download 3D PDF Of Birdwell – American Pride model

Simulate A Wide Variety Of Materials

Beech Material

Beech

Red Marble Simulation

Red Marble

Pine Simulation

Pine

Light Oak Simulation

Light Oak

Chestnut Simulation

Chestnut

Brass Simulation

Brass

Gold

Corian simulation

Corian

… and many more.

Let’s Work Through Some CNC Projects…

V-Bit Carving

In this Carveco® Maker tutorial we will show you how Maker can automatically convert imported images to smooth vectors and take a detailed walk through the V-Bit Carving Toolpath.

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V-bit Carve A Photo

Learn how to V-Carve photographs to create a visually stunning effect with very little effort. This tutorial will explain what to do and what not to do in order to get a great end result.

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Designing a plaque

In this initial Carveco® Maker project, we guide you through the process of creating a basic plaque in preparation for machining.

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Machining a plaque

In the second part of this Carveco® Maker project, learn how to machine the plaque created in part one. In the process, find out how to overcome potential machining issues and to save your work in a format compatible with your CNC machine.

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Create Stacked Text

In this Carveco® Maker tutorial we’ll show you how to design and machine stacked text within Carveco Maker.

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Create Inlaid Text

In this tutorial we will take a look at using the Inlay Toolpath which will automate the process of editing and machining mating parts so they seamlessly fit together.

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Adding & Machining Textures

Building on our previous ‘Stacked Text’ project, we take a look at adding and machining a texture on the bottom of the model pocket.

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Watch More Tutorials

From 2D DesignVectors & Bitmaps, Working with 3D Designs & Relief Models through to Generating Toolpaths & Machining – we’ve covered everything you need to know to get up, running and making with Carveco Maker.

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