For 2D work we generally recommend starting with a program like Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator as they allow for effective manipulation of complex vectors. Our Easel has some limited vector editing capabilities as well as some very useful apps for creating boxes, gears, etc., but for general purpose work, a dedicated program is ideal. Easel has an svg file import tool to bring in files from your 2D design software. Generally any CAD program capable of exporting a .stl mesh file will work nicely for 3D design. This file will then be imported into a CAM package like VCarve, MeshCAM or Fusion 360, from where you will have to export a gcode file using the proper Carvey post processor and import it with Easel. This ensures that the tool-paths will be compatible with your Carvey.
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- What else will I need to use Carvey?
- Does the Carvey machine and Easel software work with both Windows and Mac OS?