What software does a CNC use? Is the software easy to use?

Alban BredouUpdated: Sep 17, 2022

Several software packages are available for the CNC user - each offers various capabilities.

Our primary recommended software for beginners is Easel; this web-based software provides an easy-to-use interface and is very user-friendly. The Basic version of the software offers ample resources for the average user.

For more advanced users or those who want to get into 3D carving, slightly more advanced software is required to facilitate the tool paths needed. Two software packages that offer these capabilities are Carveco and Vectric. These programs require a bit of a learning curve, with many online resources available.