Creates a New VCarve Desktop job.

New from template...

Creates a new job based on existing VCarve Desktop job template


Opens an existing VCarve Desktop job


Closes the current file but leaves the software running


Saves the current VCarve Desktop file over the last saved version of the file.


This command will overwrite the old file with any changes made since the last save. If you are not sure of your changes then use the File ⇒ Save As... command instead option and give the file a new name.

Save As...

Opens the standard File Save dialog so you can save the current file with a new name.

Save As Template...

Opens the standard File Save dialog so you can save the current file as a job template.

Increment and Save

The Increment and save operation allows you to automatically number iterations of files you are working on. If you select this operation when editing a file which ends with an underscore, or a hyphen followed by a number, then the number will be increased by 1 and the file will be saved using this number.

For example, MyFile_1.crv3d becomes MyFIle_2.crv3d MyFile-1.crv3d becomes MyFile-2.crv3d


The increment and save option will keep incrementing until it finds a file that does not currently exist. It will not overwrite an existing file.


Opens the Print Setup box to Print your design

Print Preview

Displays a Preview of the design to print

Print Setup

Opens the Print Setup box to Print your design

Import... ►

Import various entities into the job

Export... ►

Export vectors from the job

Open Application Data Folder...

Opens the Windows folder where files used by the software are stored. This is useful for adding to the default files installed initially.

Application files include: Bitmap textures for creating custom materials. Gadget scripts for customized automation of the software. Postprocessors The Tool Database Default toolpath strategy settings Vector texture files.


Closes the job and exits the software.


Import Vectors...

Import Vector data.

Import Bitmaps...

Import Bitmap data

Import Component / 3D Model...

Import 3D Model or Component

Import PhotoVCarve or Cut3D Toolpaths...

Import a toolpath file created in another Vectric application, such as, Cut3D or PhotoVCarve.


Allows you to export selected Vectors as either an eps, dxf, ai, svg or pdf format vector file. If no vectors are selected, the all visible vectors will be exported.


When exporting in DXF format, the layer information relating to the exported vectors is preserved.

Printing and Print Preview

The contents of either the 2D or 3D view can be printed using the Print... command on the File menu. Simply select the view you wish to print (2D or 3D) and then click the Print... command. The standard Windows printer dialog allows you to select the printer and adjust its properties. When the OK button in this dialog is clicked, the view will be printed. To adjust the printer settings without printing, you can open the same dialog using the Print Setup... command on the File menu. When used in this way, the button on the dialog will store the settings without printing immediately.


By default printing the 3D view does not print the shaded background; this behaviour can be changed using the Options dialog, which is opened using the Options command on the Edit menu.

The Print Preview... command on the File menu allows you to check the layout of your page before you print. If you are happy with the preview, use the button to begin printing the document directly from the Print Preview page.


The printed view is always scaled to exactly fit the currently selected page size (including allowance for margins). Drawings are not, therefore, printed at actual size and are not printed across multiple pages.