Can Vectric software use CarveWright's PTN (pattern) files?
No, not directly. The PTN format is a copy-protected proprietary format developed exclusively for use with CarveWright machines.
However, any PTN (pattern) you create yourself in the CarveWright Software can be exported as STL as long as you own the CarveWright Pattern Editor and STL Importer software. The STL version of a PTN can easily be imported into the Aspire and/or Cut3D software.
Additionally, if you create relief scans using the CarveWright Scanning Probe, the scans can also be saved as STL (again, provided you own the CarveWright STL Importer...the Pattern Editor software is included with the CarveWright Scanning Probe). More information can be found by contacting CarveWright.