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Vectric Releases Version 8.57/23
Vectric Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of version 8.5 for their core design and machining software range, this includes their flagship products VCarve Pro and Aspire. This release is a free upgrade to any Vectric customers who already have version 8.0 of these programs.
VCarve and Aspire 8.5 offer enhancements in all key areas, such as file-import, drawing and toolpath management. The new version also sees support added for importing SVG and SketchUp 2016 SKP files. There is also two other major new functions available, the Moulding Toolpath
For VCarve 8.5 and Aspire 8.5 users the new Moulding toolpath will save time and increase finish quality for those who make constant cross section moulding, arches or frames. The cut-path created for the CNC by this feature is defined by a vector shape for its location and length and another profile shape to define the cross section. The cross section is effectively “extruded” in lines along the positioning vector to create a very clean toolpath.
Adam James, one of Vectric’s senior software developers remarked that, “There has been an excellent response from customers when previewing this new option. In testing there have been savings of over 25% for cutting time and better quality finished parts straight off the CNC.”
Create Texture Area
Aspire 8.5 builds on the software’s 3D modeling functionality with a powerful new Create Texture Area option to help model decorative textures. This can be used for creating architectural panels, detailed sign backgrounds, interesting effects on furniture or any other textured application. The Create Texture Area tool lets you choose an existing 3D component and then “tiles” this into a larger area. The size and spacing of the texture can be dynamically updated to easily and quickly customize the layout and can be used to model seamless organic textures or intriguing geometric patterns. To make it easy to use out-the-box the software includes 40 specially created texture Clip Art models.
You can read a description of all the enhancements along with video demonstrations and download the “What’s New” documentation or a free Trial version of Version 8.5 from www.vectric.com