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v carve pro vs desktop

Postby Bb0901 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:35 pm

i see the pro version includes ability for
* true shape nesting
* wrapped rotary toolpaths
*toolpath templates and toolpath merging

as a beginner is it worth the extra money for the pro version
I will be using the powermatic 2x2 cnc

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Re: v carve pro vs desktop

Postby Adrian » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:01 pm

It's really one of those questions that only you can answer. To me it's worth the extra (leaving aside that my machine is 8x4) as I use nesting, toolpath templates and gadgets every day.

Fortunately the way the upgrades are priced means that if you buy the desktop version and later decide you want the Pro version then it won't cost you anymore than if you bought the Pro version in the first place.
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Re: v carve pro vs desktop

Postby Rcnewcomb » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:53 pm

I'd recommend starting with Desktop. You can upgrade to Pro when you specifically need those features.
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Re: v carve pro vs desktop

Postby Bb0901 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:55 pm

thanks guys
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Re: v carve pro vs desktop

Postby Leo » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:21 pm

I agree, upgrade only when there is a limitation that you NEED to overcome.
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Re: v carve pro vs desktop

Postby Kayvon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:10 pm

Pro also does gadgets, which I really enjoy because I've written a couple of my own. I agree you're just fine without the Pro options, especially to start with. You may eventually decide you'd rather have Aspire over VCarve in the end.
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Re: v carve pro vs desktop

Postby jaarden561011 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:14 pm

All the gadgets downloadsfiles are empty. How can I download en instal the Gadgets into Aspire V8
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Re: v carve pro vs desktop

Postby Adrian » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:30 pm

jaarden561011 wrote:All the gadgets downloadsfiles are empty. How can I download en instal the Gadgets into Aspire V8


Are you running the trial version? Gadgets don't work in the trial. If not are you executing the file after downloading it?
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