Carveco Maker

Carveco Maker: The first step to making great products on your CNC

Featuring easy-to-use design tools and the ability to create highly accurate, dependable toolpaths; Carveco Maker is a great, affordable option to pair with your new CNC router or engraver.

Whether you’re a weekend maker, traditional craftsmen, or entirely new to working with a CNC router or engraver, Carveco® Maker provides you with all the tools you need to create high-quality 2D and 3D products, quickly and easily.

Carveco Maker’s simple yet powerful design and make features guide you through the entire process, from conceptual sketch to finished design.

It’s the perfect introduction for woodworkers, sign-makers or makers looking to produce artistic, personalised products on their own CNC hardware.

Total Vector Control

From Vector Clipping, to effortless Offsets and Fillets – have total control over your vectors with powerful editing features.

Identify Problem Vectors

The Vector Doctor helps you identify any potential problems with your vector artwork before you try to machine it.

Automatically Generate Vectors

Automatically create machinable vectors from imported non-vector images with the Bitmap to Vector tool.

Easily Work with different file types

  • AI Files *.ai
  • DGK File *.dgk
  • DXF (AutoCAD) File *.dxf
  • DXF (AC1009) File *.dxf
  • EPS File *.eps
  • Duct Picture *.pic
  • SVG File *.svg
  • PostScript Files *.eps
  • PDF Files *.pdf
  • AutoCAD Files *.dxf;*.dwg
  • Autodesk Files *.pic;*.dgk
  • Bitmap Image *.bmp
  • GIF Image *.gif
  • JPEG Image *.jpg
  • TIFF Image *.tif
  • PNG Image *.png
  • Carveco Relief *.rlf
  • Carveco Model *.art
  • ArtCAM 9 Relief *.rlf
  • ArtCAM Model *.art
  • Simple Relief Format *.srf
  • Bitmap File *.bmp
  • 16-Bit TIFF Image *.tif
  • Picza Files *.pix
  • CopyCAD wrap map with normals (*.asc,*.ccb)
  • 3D Studio *.3ds
  • Carveco Assembly *.3da
  • Carveco Projects *.3dp
  • Autodesk DXF File *.dxf
  • Autodesk DWG File *.dwg
  • Autodesk DDZ File *.ddz
  • Autodesk DGK File *.dgk
  • Autodesk DDX File *.ddx
  • U3D File *.u3d
  • Autodesk Machining Triangles *.dmt
  • Wavefront Object File *.obj
  • 3D PDF File *.pdf
  • ASCII STL File *.stl
  • Binary STL File *.stl
  • IGES File *.igs, *.iges
  • STEP File *.stp, *.step
  • 3DM File *.3dm

Relief From Greyscale

Carveco maker lets you create 3D relief models from imported Greyscale artwork.

Smooth Out Rough Relief Artwork

Run smoothing passes over low-quality relief artwork to remove imperfections.

Invert Relief Artwork

Easily invert relief models to produce Male and Female parts or simple molds.

Carveco Maker comes with over 600
3D relief models included!

Free to use in your CNC projects as many times as you like.

Total Visibility On Toolpaths

Get detailed reports on all your generated toolpath settings and view accurate machining times.

Work With Multiple Toolpaths

Combine multiple toolpaths and strategies to make quick work of machining your projects.

Choose your machining strategy

Create Profiles (Cut-outs), Area Clearance, Fluted, V-Bit, Bevel, Drilling, Inlay, Lazer and 3D Machine Relief toolpaths.


Quickly cut-out your design using profile cuts. Add bridges (breakout tabs), control the depth of your cut with ramped lead moves and profile allowances.

Area Clearance

Create recessed areas or pockets using Area Clearance, allowing you to remove large amounts of material quickly using multiple tools, including automatic 2D Rest Machining and ramping moves.

V-Bit Carving

Fast, efficient toolpaths for V-carved designs are easy to create within Carveco® Maker. Preview your design within the simulation before machining, limit the tool depth and add a roughing tool to avoid tool wear on your expensive V-bits.

Bevel Carving

Also known as ‘Prismatic Lettering’, Maker’s Bevel Carving feature allows you create proud-standing letters or features on your design.

Relief Machining

Machine 3D artwork with Spiral or Raster 3D machining strategies with the option to use a selected vector as a boundary.


Create perfectly inlaid parts with easily adjustable allowances (without needing to offset the vectors) and auto-calculated corner radius.


Fluting allows you to precisely control ramping moves for gradually deeper material cuts. Perfect for creating channels or cool material effects.


Carveco® Maker includes inbuilt support for drilling toolpaths with options for Peck drilling denser materials to avoid clogging up your bits.


Make allows you to create Laser toolpaths with adjustable controls for slices and angles.