YoraHome Partners With Carveco!

Alban BredouUpdated: May 19, 2021

High-quality 2D and 3D products: this is the whole idea behind our partnership with Carveco.

What is Carveco?

Carveco is a professional all-in-one 3D CNC design software solution for flexible design and manufacture. Carveco gives you the power to create truly artistic, precision products for a wide variety of applications from ornate individual pieces right through to production at scale.

What are some of the key features of Carveco?

Flexible 2D Design Tools: Begin crafting designs by working directly within Carveco software, whether using hand-drawn sketches or pre-drawn 2D vector artwork. Carveco software supports most common vector and bitmap file formats, including EPS, PDF, BMP, JPG, TIFF and GIF, and preserves all original layer information in DXF, DWG and AI files.

Total Vector Editing Control:  Carveco software gives you the tools to create and edit a large variety of shapes or freehand vector curves, while intricate designs can be built-up using multiple vector layers. Join, Merge, Fillet, Trim, Offset, Wrap, Splice and Spline.

Easily Add Text To Your Designs: Text can be easily created, edited, manipulated and distorted to suit your design. Wrap text on any specified curve or vector path, whether open and closed.

3D Relief layers: Interactive relief layers enable you to structure your design and control how different 3D elements interact with one another. Import a range of 3D file types including STL, OBJ, IGES, 3DM and more.

3D Face Profiles: Using an imported photo, easily create a 3D face profile to add to your designs.

Do I need a constant internet connection?

Carveco will need to be connected to the internet when you activate your subscription to allow for communication between your software and our licensing server. The software can then run happily without an active internet connection for just over thirty-days, before it needs to be reconnected to the internet, to check that you have a valid subscription for the following month. And so on… For many internet-connected customers with an active subscription, Carveco will seamlessly re-license itself in the background. But, if Carveco is having trouble accessing our License server, the software will let you know.

Who provides the support?

Carveco provides technical support for all of their software products in the form of 1-on-1 support, as well as tutorial videos, FAQ, and user community. YoraHome does not provide a technical support for Carveco products.

What are the Carveco system requirements?

The following system requirements cover all Carveco products. Like any software that involves aspects of 3D modelling (to different degrees across their range of software and use cases), the specification of your PC is extremely important in ensuring you get a good experience when designing, modelling and generating toolpaths.

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU:  64-bit single- or multi-core Intel® or AMD® processor with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM recommended)
  • Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024 (1920 x 1200 or higher recommended) with True Color
  • Graphics Card: 2 GB RAM, OpenGL® 4.0 compliant and DirectX® 11 compliant.
  • Disk Space: Installation 5 GB free disk space
  • Pointing: Device MS-Mouse, 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® or Wacom® tablet

Do they have a Mac version?

Unfortunately, all of the Carveco products are Windows only. While they do have a few customers using Carveco products in Bootcamp or through Virtual Machines (such as Parallels/Azure/Fusion), the operation and installation in these environments can be problematic. From community feedback, they’ve seen that Carveco performs best in BootCamp or Paralells Desktop 16 (since their recent move to support OpenGL4.0). But, as they aim to provide a high-level of customer service and satisfaction – please be aware that they can not officially support the use of Carveco products on any platform outside of Windows. That being said – if you choose to install Carveco in these environments, they’ll still do their very best to assist you in any way they can.

Is it compatible with YoraHome CNC Routers?

Yes, Carveco is compatible with our Yora 3018 and Yora 6060 (coming soon) routers. If you’d like to use a 3D printer, Carveco also allows you to export your design in the STL format.

What kind of licenseing does Carveco offer?

Carveco offers both perpetual licensing with 12-months software maintenance, and subscription licensing for all products.

Where can I find Carveco video tutorials?

To give you a solid foundation in the basics of all Carveco products, we strongly recommend viewing the Carveco Fundamentals Training Course. This in-depth series of video tutorials cover 2D Design, 3D Design, Machining and we also dive into some example projects to get you up and making as quickly as possible.

Is YoraHome partnering with Carveco?

Yes, and as part of our ongoing partnership with Carveco, we are now offering to all our customers with a Yora CNC Carving machine 3018-Pro, a 90-day free period on Carveco Maker monthly subscriptions, then $15 per month after the free period is up. You can cancel the subscription at anytime if you want to stop using it or decide to upgrade.

If you are interested to get a free 3-month Carveco Maker subscription, please submit your order information and details here.

For any questions related to this partnership, feel free to send us an email at support@tyorahome.com.

Happy Carving With Carveco!