Since 2010 making

Guitars for CNC

Softwares


Below a list of the softwares used to make the guitars that you find in this website











  • All files are made in VCarve Pro 10.5 and an updated version on the current version.










  • All files are supported on VCarve Desktop 10.5 or current version.
  • There is a size limitation that you will need to rearrange the neck to fit in this space or create the toolpath in two parts.










  • All files are supported in Cut2D Desktop or PRO 10.5 or current version.
  • 3D elements cannot be manipulated or recalculated.
  • If you have this version and want to buy one of the 3DCNCGUITARS guitars it is advisable to add the option to have your files prepared for your bits and machine area.
  • There is a size limitation that you will need to rearrange the neck to fit in this space or create the toolpath in two parts.










If you use Cut2D Desktop or PRO it is interesting to use it together with CUT3D.

In this case you can buy DXF and STL files.










Aspire
is a very complete 2.5D software and with it you can manipulate some guitar reliefs and use 3DCNCGUITARS files to create your own guitars.










  • Most guitars were made in Rhino.
  • Rhino is a very complete software suitable for those who are aware of using software such as CAD.











  • The latest guitars are being made on Moi3D
  • It is a very easy-to-use and feature-rich software despite its simplified appearance.
  • Moi3D has everything you need to make guitars without having much more that we'll never use.


BUY MOI3D

The price of Moi3D is very attractive and they give you a 25% discount when buying with 3DCNCGUITARS












Carveco Maker
is very similar to VCarve PRO having some advantages and disadvantages.


Advantages compared to VCarve

  • It allows you to import as many 3D files as you want
  • It is possible to export the reliefs in different formats
  • It is possible to choose the initial and final level of 3D machining.
  • You only use the month you want to use or annuity, and the annuity is cheaper than an upgrade from VCarve.

Disadvantages of Carveco with VCarve

  • Does not have double-sided edition
  • Its interface is polluted and dark which makes it difficult to learn how to use it.
  • It doesn't have many tutorials on the internet regarding guitars.











Fusion 360
Guitars will soon be offered, but for now it's only made to order.

You can buy DXF files and order 3D files in IGES format.










VCARVE PRO (or DESKTOP)

VCarve PRO has everything we need to make our guitars.

I have only been using VCarve for over 5 years.
I purchased the Aspire 3 license and until version 9 I hadn't seen anything that would justify paying for its upgrade.
When I went to buy the update for 9 I had the bad news that version 3.5 had no way to update it and I would have to buy the full license again.
As I was already doing my work with Rhinoceros, I focused on using only VCarve and 3D coming from Rhino.



The new version 11
Now with the version 11 I was excited and bought it because I was delighted with the new features because I don't only work with guitars. I also work for decorative things to furniture, gun accessories and possibly a few more things that I can make them.

So if you have VCarve Pro or Desktop, you can rest assured that you will be able to follow the course and learn how to make your guitar.



VCARVE limitations
The limitation of VCarve PRO is the fact that it cannot do the surface part and the impossibility of importing more than one 3D file.

We will initially go with VCarve PRO as Aspire has all the features contained in VCarve.
This way users of both software can enjoy the same course.

You can join the course if you have VCarve Desktop as I will also include a part dedicated to how to machine guitars in separate parts.



VCARVE vs ASPIRE
Aspire differs from VCarve in the part of importing 3D files, being able to have more freedom of positioning and precise angles.
There you can import as many 3D files as you want, you can export them to use in other software and you can create more elements under an imported file or even make the complete guitar there with your modeling tools.

Aspire also has some machining features more.

Aspire is suitable for those who don't want to use a second software to make their 3D guitars.
Aspire's surface creation features are very intuitive and easy to learn.
Much easier to learn than in any 3D software, but it has its limitations


Limitations and Disadvantages of ASPIRE
Aspire is not 3D software. Fact.
I particularly see Aspire too expensive for not having really 3D features and even its 3D view is not 3D but an dirty simulation of both sides of a 2.5D surface.
Besides the side seams no matter how much resolution you put in, they never represent what they really are and importing 3D elements always has a loss of quality.

Even working with Vectric since version 1.0 of all software I have to be honest in saying that Aspire is not the 1000 wonders for making guitars, b
ut anyway it does a lot and the proof is that I use it!

On my Youtube channel you can see some videos I made with Moi3d and Aspire.
There you will see how the necks and bodies made in 
Aspire are compared to a 3D software.

Below two example videos.
Go to the youtube.com/3dcncguitars to see more and enjoy to subscribe and so we reach 1000 subscribers YT will start give some nice features for the channel.


MOI3D V4
I used Rhino for 12 years and something similar to what happened to me to update it occurred to me and so I looked for something that could better serve my customers looking for good and cheap software.

After 3 months trying some software I thought Atom3D and Moi3D would be the best. But Atom costs around 2000 dollars while the Moi 295 dollars.

Atom3d has a line of work like a CAD/Fusion and most luthiers are not engineers and want to focus on the time they have to make their guitars hassle free.
www.alibre.com

For that reason I decided on Moi3d.
An easy-to-use, fully open software for you to decide your appearance

In the last few videos I'll show you how I use Moi3D to make my guitars too, but Moi3D won't hurt this course. I'll show it as a curiosity, but I'll teach you how to make a guitar easily.
www.moi3d.com



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