Carveco (which is basically ArtCAM under a different name) is the gold standard of relief carving and 2.5D sculpting CAD software programs. Originally designed for sign-making and relief carving, it still remains even now the best software of its kind for bas-relief carving and 2.5D sculpture.
Features of the software include: relief creation and sculpture tools, a series of jewellery-specific creation tools (inherited from the ArtCAM Jewelsmith extension), and a full CNC toolpath generation suites for interfacing with your CNC mill or engraving machines. The combination of all these means you can create textural and sculptural relief shapes unlike any other CAD program.
Ironically, Carveco’s strength has always been its weakness. That is to say, Carveco is a relief carving program rather than a fully 3-dimensional CAD tool. But it is designed to build, control, and assemble reliefs in ways that no other program can. For this reason, it has often made a brilliant second CAD program to combine with other 3-Dimensional CAD software.
Of course, there’s more to it than just that. Contact me to discuss the advantages of Carveco relative to other jewellery CAD programs, and whether Carveco is the best jewellery CAD software package for you.
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