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Getting Started
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Wing Spar

Wing Spar

This video shows a detailed description of how to setup a job, import a vector file, and then setup a simple profile toolpath to cut the part out. ...

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Avalon Nameplate

Avalon Nameplate

This video shows a detailed description of how to setup a job, draw a simple set of vectors and then setup a pocket and profile ...

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Bulls Head

Bulls Head

This video shows a detailed description of the process to open a vector design, re-position it and create a VCarve Toolpath. We also look at how we can make an edit to the ...

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Open Sign

Open Sign

This video shows a detailed description of how to create a sign by drawing simple border ovals, and importing some 2D clipart. We then use this data to create flat-bottom ...

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Importing Flower Model

Importing Flower Model

This video shows a detailed description of the process for importing a 3D model into the software then sizing and orienting the part. This model is then 3D rough machined, 3D ...

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Vector Drawing
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Vectophone

Vectophone

This tutorial demonstrates the inbuilt snapping features to help create and align vectors. It also demonstrates using the text tool and how to edit and convert to vectors in ...

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Rocket Nameplate

Rocket Nameplate

This tutorial demonstrates the use of the draw arc tool to create our curved nameplate. We learn how the offset tool works dependant on your vector selection, we use the join ...

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3 Legged Table

3 Legged Table

This tutorial demonstrates importing vectors that were drawn in another design program, we look at some of the potential issues and how to overcome them. We also look into ...

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Vector Textures

Vector Textures

This tutorial looks at the vector texture creation tool. Showing how to quickly and easily create wave based vector texture for applications such as textured panels and a faux ...

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Childs Name Plaque

Childs Name Plaque

In this video we import a set of overlapping letters and show how to prepare this to machine a two piece assembled nameplaque. This covers techniques to line up mating parts ...

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Magic Beans Coffee Sign

Magic Beans Coffee Sign

This tutorial touches on lots of different ways to create and edit vectors to generate the layout for a coffee shop sign. We start by drawing and combining different shapes ...

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Vectric Widget

Vectric Widget

This video shows how to create accurate vectors for an accurately drawn 'engineering' type part. While drawing the vectors we look at techniques such as corner radius ...

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Lily Leaf Molding

Lily Leaf Molding

This tutorial looks at some of the different tools used for creating and editing vectors to layout a design for a lily-leaf molding. It covers techniques from using the snap ...

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Five Star Coffee Sign

Five Star Coffee Sign

This in depth tutorial demonstrates how to construct shapes from simple drawn vectors, along with node editing and using the weld tool to combine the objects. We use the ...

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Banner/Ribbon

Banner/Ribbon

This tutorial shows how we can create smooth curves through editing vectors in the node edit mode to ultimately create a set of vectors that we can use to model a 3D banner or ...

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Gothic Quatrefoil

Gothic Quatrefoil

This detailed tutorial demonstrates different ways of creating geometric vectors using construction vectors to get your desired effect. We learn to organise and manage our ...

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US Buckle

US Buckle

This tutorial demonstrates a method we can use to create accurate, smooth vectors from an imported image by constructing guide lines so we can snap to points with our draw ...

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Image to Vector Logo

Image to Vector Logo

This video contains an overview of the vector to bitmap conversion tool. It shows how to import, position and size and image. Then examines the options in the vector fitting ...

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Working with Imported Vectors Guide

Working with Imported Vectors Guide

This video looks at the different methods for loading vector data into the software. It also looks at some of the typical issues you may encounter when doing this such as the ...

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Dimensioning - Quick Guide

Dimensioning - Quick Guide

This video is a quick guide showing how to create basic dimensions on a vector drawing. ...

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Text Creation Guide

Text Creation Guide

This in depth tutorial looks in to all the text tools included in the software. This includes creating text, creating text within a box, edit text spacing and curve, convert ...

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8.5 Enhancements

8.5 Enhancements

This video covers the individual functions added to version 8.5 within the drawing and file import area of the software. This includes editing how many files you can access ...

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2D Toolpaths
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Loco Wheel

Loco Wheel

This tutorial demonstrates importing vectors from another design program and then creating a combination of toolpaths at different depths to cut the part. The toolpath preview ...

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Con Rod

Con Rod

This tutorial demonstrates importing vectors created in a different CAD Drawing package and creating toolpaths to cut the part using this data. After toolpaths are calculated ...

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Vectophone

Vectophone

This video shows how to create pockets around text, profile cutouts with tabs for hold downs and drill holes. We also use the toolpath preview form to check the results and ...

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Vectric Widget

Vectric Widget

This video shows how to efficiently pocket, profile and drill a part using the layers and vector selection tool to help pick the areas to machine. At the end we show the ...

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3 Legged Table

3 Legged Table

This tutorial shows how to create toolpaths to cutout the 3 leg stool assembly. Initially a quick profile toolpath is created, then we explore how to use the options in the ...

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Raised Panel Door

Raised Panel Door

This video shows the process for adding a specially shaped cutter to the tool database and then how to use that to profile the edge of a raised panel for a cabinet door. ...

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Vector Textures

Vector Textures

This video takes the vectors created in the drawing tutorial and apply simple Profile toolpaths to them to create textured panels and woodgrain effect. In the tutorial we look ...

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US Buckle

US Buckle

This tutorial takes the vectors we created from a bitmap image and then uses them to create Inlay toolpaths using two separate sessions of the software. We explain the ...

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Toolpath Tiling

Toolpath Tiling

This tutorial demonstrates the use of the Toolpath Tiling feature. This enables you to create projects which are larger than the available machining area or material and cut ...

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Pocket Toolpath Guide

Pocket Toolpath Guide

This video provides an in-depth overview of the Pocket Toolpath strategy. We work through all of the options for this feature and showing their effect on the toolpath that you ...

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Profile Toolpath Guide

Profile Toolpath Guide

This tutorial takes an in depth look at all the features within the Profile toolpath strategy. We begin with the standard options and then move on to the advanced options, ...

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Childs Name Plaque

Childs Name Plaque

This video shows how to create toolpaths to cut a two part assembled nameplaque. It focuses on profiling and pocketing strategies using the vector selection option to ...

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Auto Inlay Toolpath Guide

Auto Inlay Toolpath Guide

This video provides a guide to the Auto-Inlay Toolpath function. The toolpath automatically rounds sharp corners to allow a cutout part to slot into a hole or pocket. The ...

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Quick Engraving Toolpath Guide

Quick Engraving Toolpath Guide

This tutorial takes an in depth look at the quick engraving toolpath. We then walk through all the options available and discuss their ...

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8.5 Enhancements

8.5 Enhancements

This video covers the additions to the toolpath functions within version 8.5. This includes the increased simulation resolution for more detailed toolpath previews and the new ...

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2.5D Toolpaths
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Rocket Nameplate

Rocket Nameplate

This Tutorial looks at grouping vectors to make selection for toolpath creation simpler. To machine the part we work with pocketing and drilling along with using the texturing ...

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Five Star Coffee Sign

Five Star Coffee Sign

This tutorial takes an in depth look at VCarving and all the points we need to consider to achieve good results with this strategy. We also take a look at outputting a virtual ...

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Fluting Toolpath Guide

Fluting Toolpath Guide

This video provides an overview of how to use the Fluting toolpath and some of the different applications for it. There are four examples covering simple straight fluted ...

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Vector Textures

Vector Textures

In this video we take the vectors from the Vector Texture Creation video and look at how we can apply the Texture toolpath to them. We create varying depth output to cut ...

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Howling Wolf Sign

Howling Wolf Sign

This video starts with opening a vector file of the sign design and adjusting part size to fit. Then we cover a combination of Pocket, VCarve (with a flat bottom), Prism and ...

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Gothic Quatrefoil

Gothic Quatrefoil

This tutorial takes the data from the drawing tutorial and shows how to create simple toolpaths to make a complex looking 2.5D decorative quatrefoil. We cover Profiling, ...

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Moulding Toolpath

Moulding Toolpath

This video describes a new feature added in V8.5 that allows you to take a vector profile and create a toolpath that in effect extrudes that profile along another vector ...

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3D Assembly
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Lotus Cottage

Lotus Cottage

This tutorial looks at how you can take the clipart that's provided with the software and create a new design with it. Using a step by step process we look at importing the ...

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Simple Crest

Simple Crest

This tutorial shows how you use pieces from the clip art provided with the software to create a simple crest. We begin by importing models from the clip art tab and look at ...

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Golf Award

Golf Award

This tutorial looks at how you can take clipart that's provided with the software and create new layouts. Using a step by step process, we look at the tools to size and ...

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CNC Mini Project

CNC Mini Project

In this video we take a project from the Design & Make website (www.designandmake.com) and show how to import and assemble the 3D models to create a wine-themed sign. We look ...

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Two Sided Leaf Bowl

Two Sided Leaf Bowl

This tutorial looks at how we can import a third party model and bring it into the software where we can use the option to 'create both sides' allowing us to machine both ...

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8.5 Enhancements

8.5 Enhancements

This video covers the enhancements to version 8.5 within the 3D component assembly and editing section of the program. This includes; fixing Z-heights when scaling a ...

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3D Toolpaths
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Lotus Cottage

Lotus Cottage

This video looks at a variety of toolpaths to cut the Lotus Cottage sign. We start by creating a roughing toolpath followed by a finishing toolpath where we will create and ...

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Golf Award

Golf Award

This video looks at some different approaches to cut the the golf award model. We start by creating a basic roughing toolpath, and then look to create the 3D Finishing ...

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CNC Mini Project

CNC Mini Project

In this video we create toolpaths on the part which was created using a project from the Design & Make website (www.designandmake.com) in the assembly tutorial. We look at a ...

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3D Tiling

3D Tiling

This tutorial takes a look at using the toolpath tiling option to allow us to cut a part which is longer than the cutting area of out machine. Using a 3D mantel we show how to ...

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8.5 Enhancements

8.5 Enhancements

This video shows the changes made to the 3D toolpaths within version 8.5 including adjusting Model Height from the Material Setup form and controlling retract distance when a ...

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General Topics
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Getting Help Guide

Getting Help Guide

This video provides a generic overview of how to access the many help and support resources that are available for your Vectric ...

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Interface Guide

Interface Guide

This videos provides an overview of the software interface showing how to navigate around the tool tabs and icons and also looks at working within and manipulating the 2D and ...

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Layer Guide

Layer Guide

This video gives an in-depth overview of how the Layers are used to manage 2D entities and shows how to work with and use the tools to control the Layer Manager. ...

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Clipart Guide

Clipart Guide

This video provides an overview of using the clipart that's included with the software. We look at where models are located, various file types and show you how to import and ...

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Tool Database Guide

Tool Database Guide

This videos provides an overview of the Tool Database, showing how to manage your library of tools in the software. You will see how to navigate the tool list, copy and create ...

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Toolpath Admin and Time Estimate Guide

Toolpath Admin and Time Estimate Guide

This video covers toolpath management, showing the difference between toolpath selection and visibility and their uses. It also shows how to edit, duplicate, delete and ...

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Toolpath Preview Guide

Toolpath Preview Guide

This video contains an overview of the Preview Toolpath function. It covers how to adjust the appearance of the material and machined areas along with controlling the preview ...

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Toolpath Saving Guide

Toolpath Saving Guide

This videos has an overview of the process to save toolpaths to create the data file to drive your CNC machine. It covers how to select a single toolpath or multiple toolpaths ...

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Slicing a 3D Model

Slicing a 3D Model

This tutorial looks at how you can slice a 3D model to machine from material that is thinner than the overall depth of the finished part. Then we examine how we can set up the ...

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Working with Nested Cabinet Files

Working with Nested Cabinet Files

In this tutorial we take a look at using the toolpath template feature which is designed to save you time by creating one set of toolpaths you can then apply to similar jobs. ...

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Importing and Exporting 3D Data

Importing and Exporting 3D Data

This tutorial looks at how you can import and export 3D Data into Aspire and VCarve. We start by looking at the standard ways that you can import 3D models into both VCarve ...

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Application Data Folder Guide

Application Data Folder Guide

This video looks at the Application Data Folder which is the location on your PC where various files are stored that the software uses to populate different areas of the ...

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Importing PVC Files

Importing PVC Files

This tutorial looks at how you can import Photo V Carve toolpaths into Vectric software. ...

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2-Sided Machining Guide

2-Sided Machining Guide

This tutorial combines a slide show and practical example of two sided machining. We start with a general discussion of the concept and look at options for how you can ...

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