2D Design, Vectors and Bitmaps

Drawing Vectors

Drawing Vectors

In this short video we'll be showing you how to use the Vector Drawing tools to create Vector lines and Vector shapes. Carveco's vector drawing tools can be used in both the 2D and 3D views. Vectors are the backbone of both design and machining within Carveco allowing you to define areas you would...

Snapping

Snapping

In this short video we'll be showing you how the Snapping tool can speed up the vector design process by allowing your cursor to quickly snap onto a point within your design. 

Using Guidelines

Using Guidelines

Guidelines are a useful aid when designing with vectors. In this video we'll explore how to easily add guidelines in the 2D view, set specific distances for guidelines, lock them in place and delete unwanted guidelines.

Editing vectors

Editing Vectors

When a vector is selected, you can perform a variety of transformations and editing operations. In this video we will look at using the Transform Tool to Rotate, Resize and Skew vectors.

Mirror Objects

Mirror Objects

Using the Mirror tool allows you to Mirror a vector either about itself, or in a variety of directions. You can also use a selected vector line to further control the direction of the mirror.

Joining Vectors

Joining Vectors

Joining Vectors or closing open vectors is an essential skill to ensure problem free machining. In this tutorial we'll show you how easy it is to automatically close vectors, amend tolerances to ensure the correct vectors are joined and also we'll look at the different options available for manually joining vectors together.

Offset Vectors

Offset Vectors

Using the Offset Vectors tool allows you to create a copy of your original vector at a specified distance. You can offset a closed vector inwards or outwards, or an open vector left or right. You can also create an offset dynamically, by dragging the vector inwards or outwards. 

Trimming Vectors

Trimming Vectors

Remove overlapping vector intersections with the Trim Vectors tool within Carveco. The option to auto-join vectors can also assist you in effortlessly creating clean, machinable vectors; removing the need for additional steps.