Vcarve is software for CNC routing, sign making, wood carving, & engraving made by Vectric Ltd. It has tools for 2D design and for calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths. It can import and toolpath a single 3D model (STL, OBJ, SKP etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create advanced 3D assemblies.
Vcarve can import 2D designs from other programs and also provides tools for drawing and editing.
The toolpath options cover 2D routing operations such as profiling, pocketing, auto-inlays, and drilling as well as 2.5D operations such as V-carving, prism carving, moulding toolpaths, fluting and decorative texturing. For 3D operations, options include rough and finish the model and projecting 2D and 2.5D toolpaths onto the 3D surface. All toolpaths can be previewed to show how the part will look when it is actually cut; this instant feedback allows toolpaths to be optimized.