How does the Makerspace Program work?

"So far the MakeSpace Edition has been great! I have had the program running for about a month, and my members love it, they can practice at home without feeling the pressure of working on the shop computer." - Andy Romes - The Village Workshop (Northville, MI)

The Makerspace can install the specially licensed software on up to 5 PC’s, these MUST be connected to the internet. When a member opens a file which they have been working within a Makerspace Client Edition of the software on their own computer, VCarve Pro Maker Edition will contact a web server run by Vectric to get permission to open the file.  When permission is received, the file will open as though it was written by any normal version of VCarve Pro; from there they will be able to save their toolpaths to run on the CNC at the Makerspace.

To obtain a Makerspace Client Edition a member just needs to download the free Trial Edition of VCarve Pro and activate it with a MakerspaceID code that can be generated from the Makerspace Edition installed at the main facility. Full details of this are available in the PDF document downloadable by clicking the button below.  





The Makerspace Edition will be licensed on an annual basis for a fee of US$99 per year for qualifying Makerspaces. This license fee will entitle the Makerspace to install the software on up to 5 machine located at the Makerspace and all upgrades to the software are free during the 12 month period. We have adopted this license model to ensure that we can keep the Makerspace software up to date at all times to ensure compatibility with the Makerspace Client Edition.

The license agreement for the Makerspace Edition only allows licensed makerspace users to load files from the Makerspace Client Edition for cutting on CNC machines at the licensed makerspace, it is expressly forbidden to generate toolpaths from a Makerspace Client file for use on CNC machines not present at the Makerspace premises. The Makerspace Edition of the software must only be installed at the Makerspace location. If these conditions are violated, the VCarve Pro Makerspace license will be revoked.

"The VCarve Pro Makerspace edition software has been very useful for us at the makerspace as it has allowed us to provide a unified interface to help our members design and then prepare those designs to be engraved or cut using the CNC. We love that there are so many different ways that the software helps turn our ideas into real life, it follows our ideal of "Think it, Make it"." - Evaristo "Roo" Ramos, Jr. – Proto MakerSpace (Houston, TX)

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