Tooling for the woodworking industry

Aspire 3D

3D Modelling Tools

  • Build 3D relief from vectors – add, merge, subtract
  • Import 3D models / mesh files and components
  • Interactive sculpting and blending + pressure sensitive control
  • Extrude – 2 rail sweep
  • Convert 2D image to a 3D model
  • Interactive 3D component tilt and fade
  • 3D model smoothing with interactive control
  • Independent 3D component colour / material properties
  • Export 3D model as STL mesh
  • Automatic 3D model slicing
  • Save 3D model as 2D image file – bmp, jpg, gif

Design and Drawing Tools

  • True shape nesting with multiple sheets
  • Import filters – DXF, EPS, AI, PDF Vector files
  • Import AutoCAD 2D DWG files
  • Export – DXF, EPS, AI
  • Layer management – visibility, locked, colour
  • Rulers and guide lines, snap grid and snap options
  • Interactive scissor trimming tool
  • Interactive snapping options
  • Offset vectors – open / closed and sharp or rounded corners
  • Image tracing / vectorization – JPG, BMP, TIF, GIF
  • Draw standard shapes – circles, rectangles, stars, polygons, polylines
  • Text with TTF fonts to specified height – single line engraving fonts, interactive letter / line kerning, arc text interactively, fit text too curve, auto-fit text to selection, convert text to curves
  • Weld, merge, subtract vectors
  • Scale, mirror, rotate & array block copy and paste
  • Copy shapes along vectors
  • Fillet corners and T-Bone and Dog-Bone fillets
  • Curve smoothing / node reduction / arc fitting
  • Node editing – Interactive move, smooth, delete
  • Auto & manual join open shapes
  • Auto select duplicate / open vectors
  • Measuring tools – distance, angle
  • Align vectors to model or other shapes
  • Import Cut3D, PhotoVCarve & VA3D machinists files

Toolpath Functionality

  • 3D rough machining – multiple Z level and 3D raster
  • 3D Finish machining – complete model or selective regions, raster or offset strategy
  • 3D VCarving with single and multiple cutters – flat bottom VCarving, project onto 3D model
  • Engraving with 3D corner detail moves – project onto 3D model
  • Automatic cutter diameter / shape compensation
  • Raised prism machining toolpaths
  • Profile machining – outside, inside on, profile left / right open vectors, tabs for holding job in place, 3D tabs for smoother cutting, lead in / out, advanced ramping options, sharp internal / external corners
  • Auto-inlay toolpaths with multiple option types
  • Project profile toolpath onto 3D model
  • Pocket machining with simple ramp entry
  • 2 tool pocket machining with advanced ramping options
  • Fluting toolpaths with ramp options
  • Project pocket toolpath onto 3D model
  • Drilling with peck cycle option – project drilling depth onto 3D model
  • Production plate / merge text layout
  • 3D texturing toolpath – project texture toolpath
  • Quick engrave – diamond drag marking, outline and fill patterns
  • Multi-colour 3D toolpath preview
  • Toolpath 3D preview with material and fill colour
  • 2D wireframe toolpath preview with cutter direction
  • 2D solid colour toolpath preview
  • Tool database – user definable
  • Form cutters – user definable cutter shapes
  • Estimate machining times
  • Auto-recalculate all toolpaths
  • Standard postprocessors for most CNC machines – auto tool change support, wrapped rotary axis output, configurable postprocessor

Cut3D can also be used with Cut2D or VCarve Pro, to combine the 3D with 2D or 2.5D toolpaths.
To download a trial version of Cut3D, please visit