I think Rick uses Aspire but you could certainly create these in VCarve Pro. The 3D part of it would be limited to using a VectorArt 3D model and Vector Art 3D Machinist to toolpath that part of the design. If you go to this page you can download the software for free and some samples to try out: http://www.vectorart3d.com/machinist_free
- also on that page is a link to some video tutorials. One of those (VCP-Import) shows you how to take data from Machinist into VCarve Pro.
If you want a custom piece of art in the middle you would either need to model it yourself in Aspire or have us quote to create the model for you in the Machinist format: http://www.vectorart3d.com/quote
Hope this info helps?
Rick - as always terrific job on the latest board (I have still not learned how to play yet!)