'Design & Make Machinist', Download Free.

This free software enables you to preview Design and Make 3D model files, create tooling for your free or purchased models and run them on your personal CNC.

  • Have you built your own DIY CNC?
  • Work with or are a member of a Hacker or Maker Space Community? 
  • Maybe just interesting in trying your hand at carving a 3D relief on your CNC? 

This software is perfect for you and a great place to start.


'Design & Make Machinist'.

This free software can be used to preview Vectric 3D Viewer files in a, fully interactive, virtual 3D environment on your own PC (XP SP3 or later). This allows you to see the quality and variety of the individual models in our store before you make a purchase : There are free models for you to try too.

You can also find the associated Vectric 3D Model in our store for any preview you have previously downloaded using Design and Make Machinist - simply open the saved preview file, click Next and follow the instructions.

If you do not already own Vectric Machining software, Design & Make Machinist, allows you to preview and create 3D toolpaths for any models you have downloaded free or purchased from our store.

You are welcome to use these files as a sales tool to help sell 3D design ideas to your customers.



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Looking for more versatility, functionality, and options than what Design & Make Machinist offers?

Download Vectric's fully functional VCarve Desktop, Pro or Aspire trial software.

The trial version can be used to cut a selection of our extensive collection of Free Projects. These files can be opened, adjusted to suit your CNC setup and then saved to carve on your machine. Use the button to the right to access the Projects that can be used with the Trial Version.

Step by step tutorials and videos are also available to guide you through the complete process, so you will be cutting on your CNC faster than you would have thought possible. You can view the tutorials using the links on the right and access them from within the trial version itself by using the Tutorial Video Browser link.

With onscreen simulation functionality, you can see exactly how your own designs will cut using the full versions of the software. These color shaded images are ideal for customer quotes and approval, or your own marketing purposes.


Note: Preview files cannot be machined.
In order to produce toolpaths from our models you will need to purchase the full Vectric 3D Model (*.v3m) file associated with preview you have downloaded.