Carveco / ArtCAM
Software for Artists Rather Than Engineers
Most CAD and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) tools are designed to enable engineers to design and manufacture products. From the very beginning Carveco software has been developed to enable artists and designer to create whatever they can imagine. Carveco Maker is used in a variety of sectors from jewelry and coin minting, to the design and manufacture of architectural cornicing and facades. The common theme across these sectors is the desire to produce intricate artistic forms with incredible detail that can then be quickly and easily machined or 3D printed.
Flexible 2D Design Tools
Begin crafting designs by working directly within Carveco software, whether using hand-drawn sketches or pre-drawn 2D vector artwork. Carveco Maker, the successor to ArtCAM software, supports most common vector and bitmap file formats, including EPS, PDF, BMP, JPG, TIFF, and GIF, and preserves all original layer information in DXF, DWG, and AI files.
Artistic 3D Design Tools
Carveco software’s 3D design tools are unique in both their power and ease of use. A wide variety of intuitive tools enable you to quickly craft beautifully detailed 3D pieces using flexible starting points. Even with basic Carveco training, users can create intricate 3D designs from scratch, pre-drawn vector artwork, or assemble them from imported triangle or surface models.
Precision Manufacturing Made Easy
The advanced manufacturing tools within Carveco software, an ArtCAM alternative, aid in preparing your designs for a variety of precision manufacturing methods. From routing wood, creating molds or press tools, laser cutting, engraving hard-wearing metals for production lines, or simply nesting your designs to achieve the minimum amount of material waste, Carveco Maker affords the necessary control to ensure your designs can be manufactured to your exact specifications.