How can I open V3M files in Aspire or VCarve?

Vector Art 3D and Design & Make files (V3M) cannot be opened directly in Aspire or VCarve, neither can you set Windows up to automatically open the Vectric software using a V3M file from Windows Explorer. 

V3M files must be imported using one of the following methods:

  • Use File > Import > Import Component / 3D Model
  • Use the Import a Component or 3D Model icon  on the Modeling Tab 
  • Drag and Drop the thumbnail of the 3D Model from the 3D Clipart tab into the 2D or 3D view
  • Drag and Drop the thumbnail of the 3D model from the Windows folder into the 2D or 3D view of the software