Carveco Software Comparison

The Carveco range of design and manufacturing products have been designed to serve the needs of solo makers right through to creative professionals large and small. Here you’ll find a detailed breakdown of every feature included in Carveco Maker, Carveco Maker Plus and Carveco. If you’re unsure of which Carveco product may meet your specific needs and requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have around any of our products.

Model Resolution

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Carveco Maker
Carveco Maker Plus Logo
Carveco Maker Plus
Carveco Logo
Maximum Model Resolution (points) 2000 x 2000
2000 x 2000
4000 x 4000

Bitmap Tools

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Bitmap Editing
Adjust Resolution
Bitmap Layers

Vector Tools

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Vector Editing
Mirror, Trim, Block-Copy Rotate
Vector Doctor
Clip, Spline, Fill, Outline
Vector Layers
Basic Offset
Vector Library
Envelope Distortion
Vector Sheets
Advanced Offset
Vector Shadow

Text Tools

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Create Text
Text On a Curve

3D Design Tools

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Relief Clipart Library
Scale Relief
Smooth Relief
Invert Relief
Relief Boundary
Magic Wand
Zero In/Out to Vector
Remove Small Holes
Paste Relief
Preview Relief
Create Mesh
Relief from Greyscale
Sculpting: Smooth  
Sculpting: Erase  
Sculpting: Deposit  
Sculpting: Carve  
Shape Editor  
Weave Wizard  
Texture Relief  
Turn Tool  
Spin Tool  
Fade Relief  
Relief Cookie Cutter  
Add Draft  
Shading Parameters    
Calculate Surface Area    
Scale to Volume    
Greyscale from Relief    
Relief Mirror-Merge    
Paste Relief On Vector    
Face Wizard    
Two Rail Sweep    
Relief Offset    
Slice Relief    
Create Ring    
Constant Height Lettering    
Back Reliefs    
3D Blend    
Contour Blend    
Create Cross Section    
Relief Layers    
Advanced Sculpting Tools    
Angled Plane    
Relief Analysis Tools    
Envelope Distortion    
Texture Flow    
Latent Imaging    

2D Machining

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Drilling & Peck Drilling
V-Bit Carving
Inlay Wizard
Bevel Carving
Custom Model Origin
Bridges (Breakout Tabs)
Ramping Moves
Final Pass Cut
Texture Machining
Guillotine Cuts
Toolpath Templates
Toolpath Panelling
Toolpath Ordering
Advanced Profile Options
Batch Calculate Toolpaths
Toolpath Merge/Copy/Transform
Edit Toolpath Parameters
Raised Round
Fluted Weave
Smart Engraving

3D Machining

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Raster & Classic Raster (X&Y)
Spiral In A Box & Classic Spiral In a Box
Roughing Raster
Offset Raster
Ramping Moves
Support For Laser Machines
Advanced Raster & Advanced Raster (X&Y)
Toolpath Transform (Project, Drop)
Advanced Spiral & Advanced Spiral In a Box
Constant Z
3D Offset
3D Offset Spiral
3D Offset Inside
Z-Level Roughing
Feature Machining
Surface Links
3D Cutout
3D Rest
Flip Machining
Ring Machining
3D Printing
3-Axis Rotary


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Machining Simulation
Custom Shading Options
Simulation Options
Material Colour Simulation
Save/Copy To Relief Layer

Carveco Supported File Types

  • AI Files *.ai
  • DGK File *.dgk
  • DXF (AutoCAD) File *.dxf
  • DXF (AC1009) File *.dxf
  • EPS File *.eps
  • Duct Picture *.pic
  • SVG File *.svg
  • PostScript Files *.eps
  • PDF Files *.pdf
  • AutoCAD Files *.dxf;*.dwg
  • Autodesk Files *.pic;*.dgk
  • Bitmap Image *.bmp
  • GIF Image *.gif
  • JPEG Image *.jpg
  • 8-Bit TIFF Image *.tif
  • PNG Image *.png
  • Carveco Relief *.rlf
  • Carveco Model *.art
  • ArtCAM 9 Relief *.rlf
  • ArtCAM Model *.art
  • Simple Relief Format *.srf
  • Bitmap File *.bmp
  • 16-Bit Grayscale TIFF Image *.tif (Carveco only)
  • Picza Files *.pix
  • CopyCAD wrap map with normals (*.asc,*.ccb)

For information about supported Autodesk ArtCAM ® files, please view our FAQ post.

  • 3D Studio *.3ds
  • Carveco Assembly *.3da
  • Carveco Projects *.3dp
  • Autodesk DXF File *.dxf
  • Autodesk DWG File *.dwg
  • Autodesk DDZ File *.ddz
  • Autodesk DGK File *.dgk
  • Autodesk DDX File *.ddx
  • U3D File *.u3d
  • Autodesk Machining Triangles *.dmt
  • Wavefront Object File *.obj
  • 3D PDF File *.pdf
  • ASCII STL File *.stl
  • Binary STL File *.stl
  • IGES File *.igs, *.iges
  • STEP File *.stp, *.step
  • 3DM File *.3dm
  • Tool Database Files *.tdb
  • Toolpath Templates *.tpl

Please note: This list does not include posts, but we do include a variety of posts as standard with all variations of Carveco. For a full list of supported CNC machine tool manufacturers please click here.