Once your machine is fully installed and commissioned by one of our engineers, the training is split into 2 sections; machine training and software training.

Machine Training

The first part of your machine training will cover the safety aspects towards your machinery and the importance of maintenance and housekeeping. You will be taught how to look after the machine to ensure longevity and consistency.

The second part covers the main processes of how the machine is set up to process jobs and the full capabilities the machine offers. Tooling will also be discussed to show you which tools are suitable for different materials and cuts.

Software Training

All of our CNC router machines come with VCarve Pro software. VCarve Pro provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a CNC Router. There are tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths and along with the ability to import and toolpath a single 3D model (STL, OBJ, SKP etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create advanced 3D assemblies.

The software can import 2D designs from other programs but also provides a full set of drawing and editing tools. The toolpath options cover all typical 2D routing operations such as Profiling, Pocketing, Auto-Inlays and Drilling as well as 2.5D strategies such as V-Carving, Prism carving, Moulding Toolpaths, Fluting and even a decorative Texturing strategy. For 3D you can Rough and Finish the model and there are options to project 2D and 2.5D toolpaths onto the 3D surface. Each toolpath includes appropriate options to customize the settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operation. In addition all toolpaths can be previewed to show just how the part will look when it is actually cut, this allows instant feedback to allow toolpaths to be further optimized.

VCarve includes the functionality demanded for complex work while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced. The software is used by cabinet makers, wood workers, sign makers, prop makers, plastic fabricators, hobbyists and in many other applications.

Our engineers will ensure you are fully understanding of the VCarve Pro software and it’s functionalities during the software training.