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Design & Make Machinist

This free software enables you to preview Design & 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.

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.

D&M Machinist

You can also find the associated Vectric 3D Model in our store for any preview you have previously downloaded using Design & 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.

Design & Make Machinist Tutorial Videos

Introduction to Design & Make Machinist

Rustic Key Hook Project

Make a Holiday Decoration with Design & Make Machinist

Getting You Started With The Round Pill Box Project

Vectric CNC Software

Try Vectric fully functional free trial software

Vectric software is designed to make cutting parts on a CNC an enjoyable and productive experience, the combination of power and simplicity lets you efficiently generate or manage your design, then quickly create precise toolpaths to drive your CNC. We back this up with a friendly and knowledgeable community of staff and customers who provide a user-experience that we believe is second to none.

We think the best way to prove how good our programs are is to let you try them, so we offer free trial software, training videos and project files that can be downloaded and used to test your machines compatibility with the software.

Vectric's VCarve and Aspire programs make it easy for you to integrate Design & Make clipart into your projects. To find out more about Vectric software or download your free trial software, simply click the button below.

Try before you buy

Try out all the features in Vectric software with no obligation to buy

Customise your Clipart

Vectric software gives you the ability to add text to your clipart to make it your own.

Integrate your Clipart with your Software

Design & Make content is easily accessed through Vectric software’s Clipart tab.

VCarve and Aspire CNC Software

Easily import clipart in to VCarve or Aspire to edit, preview and cut your designs.

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.