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Higher model resolution

Carveco offers higher resolution models (up to 8,000 x 8,000, which is 64,000,000 pixels), enabling you to create even more detailed artwork.

Project history

With the project history, you can easily trace the steps of project creation and quickly go back to the desired stage.

2D Design

Carveco offers additional 2D design tools to create more complex designs faster and more efficiently.


Use this tool to create unique, intricate vector patterns using the guilloche technique. The resulting patterns are difficult to reproduce without knowing the exact settings used.

Vector shadow

Vector shadow is a tool that allows you to create 3D illusion in 2D designs. Based on the 3D relief, 3D effect vectors will be created.

3D design

Carveco’s 3D design tools are exceptional in both performance and ease of use. A wide range of intuitive features allows you to quickly create beautiful, detailed 3D elements. Complex 3D designs can be created from scratch, built from pre-drawn vector graphics or assembled from imported surface models or triangle meshes.

3D relief layers

Interactive relief layers allow you to organize your design and control the interaction between different 3D elements.

Composite Relief

Save composite reliefs or add them to your own 3D clipart library for easy re-use in other designs and projects.

Relief Embossing

Emboss reliefs onto 3D models or transform into an embossed low-relief with additional perspective controls.

Organic Sculpting

Carveco’s Sculpting tools enable you to easily build and blend areas of your artwork to give it a hand-crafted look and feel.

Creating Advanced Textures

Generate geometric patterns and organic textures directly from your artwork or from the geometry of the cutting tool itself.

3D Face Profile Wizard

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

Latent Image

Produce a 3D design that changes when viewed from different angles.

Dynamic angled plane creation

Use interactive drag-handles to dynamically adjust the plane of a relief in real-time.

Scale Relief

Dynamically scale Z heights of your entire relief, or specific vector-defined areas of your artwork, all while preserving surface detail.

Extrude, Spin & Turn

Use dynamically controlled drive-rails to create unique spun shapes with Z-level modulation.

Texture Flow

Drag textures along or around a vector to create fully controlled, organic and natural effects.

Back reliefs

Carveco also allows you to create a back relief layer. You can both turn your relief backwards, offset it backwards, and create a layer for double-sided processing.

3D Blend

3D Blend creates relief using vectors or points and profile shape. With this tool you can easily create unique shapes with complex surface curvatures.

Grayscale image from relief

You can also easily create a grayscale image of the relief. This is especially useful for identifying areas of the model to which you want to add texture, since the entire relief is colored in one color by default.

Mirrored reliefs

With this tool you will be able to quickly create repeatable, symmetrical 3D designs – mirror the reliefs from one half of the selected layer to the other half, while preserving the original reliefs.


Additional tools included in Carveco make it quick and easy to create advanced engravings and 3D relief milling.

Relief Analysis

Carveco includes relief-analysis tools which overlay colour information indicating both heights and gradients across your design. This is particularly beneficial in the creating of foiling and embossing dies, where height or angle thresholds are critical to the manufacturing process.

Smart Engraving

The Smart Engraving Wizard saves a lot of time – this unique feature will not only quickly remove unnecessary material, but also use the option to sharpen corners for clean edges perfect for stamping, which is extremely useful for any stamping and die maker.

Projects & Assemblies

Carveco’s projects and assembly modelling tools enable you to build a complete 3D model of your work by combining imported 3D models and reliefs. Full positional controls let you easily orientate and position all elements prior to production.

Save the simulation result as a relief

Carveco offers the possibility to save the result of a toolpath simulation as a relief. In this way, you can use the “in-progress” half-finished model for other purposes (e.g., to verify the real state of the half-finished product, or to use as a starting material for rough machining to eliminate many “in the air” passes).

Custom movements between paths

These settings allow you to choose between safe exits over the material and faster connections across the model surface. This gives you more control over machining time and safety.

Optimization of toolpath parameters

Carveco offers more advanced options for optimizing machining feeds, offering greater control over the manufacturing process.

Advanced 3D strategies

Carveco offers a number of additional machining strategies that can be used to produce reliefs, dies or stamping dies.

Feature-machining toolpath

Use the feature machining tool to create engraving toolpaths that take account of the underlying relief. You can machine a raised, recessed or centreline engraved feature that you have created from a vector with a depth or height relative to the composite relief. The contour of the composite relief is preserved in the feature that is combined with it.

3D cut-out toolpath

Use the 3D cut-out toolpath to machine inside or outside the boundary of a selected vector using absolute Z values. This toolpath differs from the 2D profiling toolpath because it does not use the current settings for the material block. The values you enter in the 3D Cut Out panel are absolute Z values, not depths relative to the material block and origin.

3D offset strategies

These strategies create a series of offset paths relative to the shape being machined, starting from the outer boundary of the machining and converging toward the center of the model. They work efficiently on horizontal or nearly horizontal surfaces.

Z-level roughing toolpath

Use the Z-level roughing toolpath to quickly remove unwanted material from the composite relief in planar slices. The machining process involves a series of passes in the Z direction at a specified depth. You can remove material across the entire surface of the composite relief or within a specific area, as defined by a selected vector.

3D rest-machining toolpath

The rest-machining toolpath enables you to find all of the areas of the composite relief that cannot be machined based on one tool size, and then machine only these areas with another, smaller tool.