VCarve Desktop & Pro Version 11 are OUT NOW

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VCarve Desktop & Pro Version 11 are OUT NOW

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VCarve Desktop & Pro Version 11 are available now!

We are delighted to announce the release of VCarve Desktop and VCarve Pro V11!

Version 11 is a free upgrade to everyone who has purchased version 10.5 for the first time in the last 12 months or upgraded from a previous version to version 10.5 in the past 3 months!

If you’re entitled to a free upgrade, your version 11 software has been credited to your V&Co account automatically. To access your version 11 software, simply sign into your V&CO account using your registered email address and click on ‘DOWNLOAD your software’.

https://portal.vectric.com/

Alternatively, If you are not entitled to a free upgrade, you can purchase the upgrade to VCarve Desktop V11 for $90 USD (excludes local taxes) or VCarve Pro V11 for $175 USD (excludes local taxes).

To see all of the new and enhanced features in action, click below to watch our short ‘What’s new’ videos:

VCarve Desktop:


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The release of version 11 includes lots of new features including; multi sheet support for easy management of multi material projects, spell checking, 3D rest machining for optimized machining times and much more!

MULTI SHEET SUPPORT
Enables you to organize your work through the new sheet management tab. Each sheet can become its own project, making it an ideal solution when you are working on projects with multiple materials.

3D REST MACHINING
Uses multiple tools to optimize machining time, material removal and tool lifespan. Within the 3D finish toolpath you have the option to use multiple tools with each tool removing any remaining material the previous tool was unable to.

3D ROUGHING - AVOID MACHINED AREAS
The 3D raster strategy in the 3D roughing toolpath now has the option to avoid machined areas. For some types of 3D models this will result in shorter machining times.

VARIABLE THICKNESS RELIEF SLICING
The slicing feature gives you the option to choose the thickness of individual slices to ensure there are no thin slices that can be problematic from an assembly point of view.

RESIZE VECTORS INDIVIDUALLY
We’ve introduced an option in the set size tool to allow you to resize vectors within a selection on an individual basis allowing you to resize multiple vectors to a value or percentage.

SPELL CHECKER
In various text entry fields spelling errors will now be underlined in red. You can locate the correct spelling from the right click menu to automatically replace the incorrect word.

RE-IMPORT 3D MODELS
When you import 3rd party 3D models as standard components in the software you can right click on the component(s) to take you back to the model orientation form where the software will remember the last settings used.

SWAP SIDES IN TWO SIDED JOBS
When working in a two sided project you can now take advantage of the new option to swap sides from the edit menu, where the software will swap over all of the content that is on one side to the other.

ONLINE POST PROCESSOR & MACHINE MANAGEMENT
From V11 it will be possible to add and configure different machines. Each machine can have a set of post-processors defined, and a separate tool database, so that machine settings, post-processors, and tool feeds and speeds can be kept in sync.

NESTING COMPONENTS & VECTORS SIMULTANEOUSLY [Aspire & VCarve Pro ONLY]
It is now possible to nest components and vectors simultaneously within your job, using the nest tool.

TEXT KERNING - WHOLE LINE
The edit text spacing tool has been enhanced so that you can now adjust the spacing between all characters on a line in one go.

3D ROUGHING - RASTER ANGLE
When using the 3D roughing toolpath there is now the option to specify a raster angle that no longer restricts you to the X or Y axis. Helping to avoid scenarios where there is excess material left for the finishing toolpath.

POCKET REST MACHINING TIME
When using the pocket toolpath, the detection of previously removed material has been significantly improved. If an area of material has already been cut by a larger tool that area should be skipped with subsequent tools resulting in faster machining times when multi-tool pocketing.

UNDO POLYLINE & DRAW CURVE
When creating vectors using the polyline and draw curve tool you can take advantage of the undo shortcut to be able to easily undo the last span.

MOULDING TOOLPATH - VECTOR SELECTOR
In the moulding toolpath form you can now make use of the automatic vector selector options allowing you to automatically select the rail and profile vectors for machining. In Aspire & VCarve Pro only, this also means it is now possible to save moulding toolpaths as toolpath templates, making their creation easily automatable for a much quicker workflow.

CHAMFER TOOLPATH OVERCUT
In the chamfer toolpath we’ve introduced a new overcut option which enables you to use the side of the tool to make the final cut along the edge of the chamfer. This helps to ensure that the tip of the tool stays off the finished part.

DELETE EMPTY LAYERS
It is now possible to delete multiple layers from the right click menu within the layers menu.

RAMPING ON VCARVE
It is now possible to ramp plunges moves for all end mills and other types of clearance tools for which the corner sharpening option is unchecked. Helping to reduce the chance of your tools breaking, and can reduce wear and tear on the tools.

LASER MODULE
The laser cut & fill toolpath has seen improvements to the hatch fill option, when selecting multiple vectors in your job to hatch fill, you can now specify to 'fill together' or 'fill regionally'. When using the fill together option the laser head will fill out selected regions in one motion, in some cases this would result in faster machining times as the laser head doesn't need to slow down on a per region basis. The 'fill regionally' option will fill in each region before moving on to the next.

We've also added the ability to specify whether you want to outline your hatch fill too, so now you can create hatching that would simulate shaded areas without the solid outline.

Everyone running VCarve V10+ on a computer with internet access will see an update notification in the top right-hand corner of its main window. Simply click on the notification link, log in to your V&Co account and checkout the latest V11 features.

If you run VCarve on a computer without internet access, you can still access your account and download version 11 from any other internet enabled computer by visiting the V&Co site directly using your web browser.

https://portal.vectric.com/

Please note: V11 is a complete installation that will install alongside and independently of your existing software. Once you've installed V11, your previous version will still be available so make sure you are running the latest version by checking the text in the main window title bar (top-left). As soon as you are happy with your update, you can go ahead and uninstall your previous version.

Forgotten your V&Co password?
Just follow the forgotten password link under password entry box on the V&Co login page to reset it.

Forgotten your V&Co username?
This is usually the email address you registered with us when you first purchased your software. If you are still not sure, follow the link to email support and we can help you get back up and running.

Enjoy V11 from everyone at Vectric 😊

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Downloading NOW.....THANKS!! :)
(LIKE I now have Rest Machining!! That will be the first thing I check out for a new job! :)
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scottp55 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:54 pm
Downloading NOW.....THANKS!! :)
(LIKE I now have Rest Machining!! That will be the first thing I check out for a new job! :)
scott
I just tried a few samples, and they look GREAT.. :D :D :D

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Thanks Gerry!
Doing a LOT of "Tinys", and using only a .25mm TBN, and a 30Engraving with .005" flat.
(Carving is only .13" deep, on .23" Bloodwood stock)
I'll Definitely be interested to see results with multiple small carvings!!

Is there any new/changed stuff on the Clipart?
Don't want to have to download everything all over from VCP 10.5**
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Do you know if V11 of Vcarve Desktop will be able to open crv files from previous versions?

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VCP 11 will be able to load any previous versions,
but prior versions will be unable load VCP 11s.
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Unable to successfully download and install. Lots of missing items in the display screens shown during download and install like no terms in that page and just a blue box, “Accept”. Totally white screen when process finishes.

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I too have downloaded it. Seems to download ok and install ok but won't start up.
Tried runing it as admin and still wont start.

Any ideas?

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Daz2264 wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:38 am
I too have downloaded it. Seems to download ok and install ok but won't start up.
Tried runing it as admin and still wont start.

Any ideas?
What happens when you try to open it? Do you get any error messages?? :lol:

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PawPrints wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:31 pm
Unable to successfully download and install. Lots of missing items in the display screens shown during download and install like no terms in that page and just a blue box, “Accept”. Totally white screen when process finishes.
I am bad. Apparently 11 is sensitive to Windows version. I updated Windows and everything worked OK.

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martin54 wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:48 am
Daz2264 wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:38 am
I too have downloaded it. Seems to download ok and install ok but won't start up.
Tried runing it as admin and still wont start.

Any ideas?
What happens when you try to open it? Do you get any error messages?? :lol:
Nothing happens. No error messages, nothing. ??

i have uninstalled it, rebooted and reinstalled it.
The VTransfer seems to open up and the Browse VCarve link is ok but not the program

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Daz2264 wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:12 am
Nothing happens. No error messages, nothing. ??

i have uninstalled it, rebooted and reinstalled it.
The VTransfer seems to open up and the Browse VCarve link is ok but not the program
What version of Windows are you running? Do you have an antivirus running that might have blocked part of the install or needs you to allow the program to run?

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I've installed V11 on Windows 7 without incident.
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My machine is custom made. I suppose I can pick the "generic" label but how to I pick a post processor? If it automatically loads post processors based on your machine, it won't know which post processor goes with my machine. Is there a window that lists all post processors that I can pick from?

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turosan wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:58 pm
My machine is custom made. I suppose I can pick the "generic" label but how to I pick a post processor? If it automatically loads post processors based on your machine, it won't know which post processor goes with my machine. Is there a window that lists all post processors that I can pick from?
You can select one or more post-processors and associate it with your machine using Machine Configuration dialog.

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