VCarve Design Online Class May 2, 9, 16, 23 - 2023

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VCarve Design Online Class May 2, 9, 16, 23 - 2023

All sessions are video recorded, so you can still view them if you miss a session.

By Randy Johnson

When and where

Date and time

May 2 · 5pm - May 23 · 6:30pm PDT



Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 21 days 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Four Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 PM (Central Time Zone)


Customer feedback

I am really enjoying your class and learning so much. There is no way that anyone who buys a CNC should not attend your class! - Mike

Very candidly, what a great way to spend an evening!!! Thank You. You were thorough and easy to understand, even for a newbie. I am already creating the, perfectly! - Bill

The 4 classes were extremely helpful, especially for a beginner with no CAD experience. - Ron

Thanks for the classes! I learned a lot, and I am anxious to try some new tools. - Warren

Looking forward to class 4. Really enjoyed the last three. - Richard


In this four-session class, you will learn how to use the essential drawing and design tools in VCarve and create tool paths for various projects, including VCarving and 3D carving. The class includes live instruction and demonstrations, plus detailed practice exercises. This class offers a solid "getting started" foundation for using VCarve Desktop or VCarve Pro.

After each session, you will receive the following:

• A link to the video recording of that evening's class

• A second video link to additional training

• Detailed "click-by-click" practice project handouts that walk you through the topics covered in class.

• Plus, additional helpful resources.

Your instructor for these classes is Randy Johnson - CNC trainer, author of CNC Router Essentials, and a life-long woodworker.

If you are new to VCarve or need a refresher on the essentials of using VCarve and setting up toolpaths, then this class is for you. This class shows you how to layout and design various CNC projects and provides an in-depth look at setting up and creating tool paths, including choosing your bits and setting feeds, speeds, and chip loads.

This class covers the following :

• Essential "getting started" VCarve drawing and design tools

• Bitmap tracing techniques and tips

• Creating and Editing Text

• Vector lines and node editing

• Toolpath creation and Tool Database management

• Selecting the right router bit for your project

• Determining the best feeds and speeds for your machine

• Combining and modifying 3D models

• Creating 3D toolpaths

• CNC Tips

• Q&A

To gain the most from this class, you should have the following:

• A full version VCarve Desktop or VCarve Pro or Aspire - V10.0 or higher.

• A Windows 10 /11 computer OR an Apple/Mac computer equipped with a "virtual machine" such as Parallels Desktop for Mac or Mac BootCamp. These programs allow you to run Windows 10/11 and VCarve on an Apple/Mac computer.

• A two-button mouse equipped with a scroll wheel.

• An internet connection that supports video streaming. (If you use ZOOM or watch Netflix or YouTube on your computer, you should be OK.)

•After registering, you'll receive an email with your class access link.

• After registering, you can also access the class sessions from the "Access Event" button on the right side of this page. Then click either the "Join Now" or "Open in Zoom" button to access the class.

About the organizer

Organized by
Randy Johnson