Routing and cutting systems supplied by AXYZ International to the sign and graphics industry are now supplied as standard with the VCarve Pro and optional Aspire design and production software programs developed by VECTRIC. Both programs are said to provide all of the necessary tools for 2D and more advanced 3D applications.
VCarve Pro is said to be the complete solution for 2D work, incorporating advanced design and production tools. The program enables users to import and toolpath a single 3D model as well as providing support to import multiple VECTRIC Clipart 3D models to create more advanced 3D constructions. Key features include the ability to process parts in excess of 600 x 600mm (24 x 24 inches) in size, a toolpath preview function that allows operatives to see how the parts will look when the routing/cutting process has been completed and true shape nesting for material optimisation.
Aspire is described as the easiest route by which users can progress from a 2D drawing to a high definition 3D design and the subsequent creation of machine toolpaths. In addition to all of the design and production tools provided by VCarve Pro, Aspire incorporates 3D construction tools that enable engagement with a wide range of applications beyond sign-making, enabling machine owners to maximise new market opportunities.