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Manuals and instructions for the Shapeoko 4.
Manuals and instructions for the Shapeoko 3.
Manuals and instructions for the Nomad.
Running a Shapeoko
Welcome to Shapeoko! We'll cover the basics of what you need to know to get started making things.
We'll cover power and computer connections as well as considerations for placement of your power source and machine.
Carbide 3D provides all the software required to begin making things with your machine. Let's get it installed and ready to use.
Checking the Machine
You're so close to starting up your new Shapeoko. These five checks will ensure you are ready for initialization. Spend a small amount of time now to save time later.
Let's power on your machine for the first time. Perform these last second checks and then have your Shapeoko make its first movements.
Movement and Zero
Learning how to move your machine with precision is step one in setting up your projects.
BitSetter is the best accessory in the Shapeoko Universe. Allowing the use of multiple tools across a single project, BitSetter automates your workflow and saves you time.
The BitZero Touch Probe offers you the option to automate finding the edges and top of your stock.
Hello World functionally takes you through the basics of setting a zero, running your machine, and producing your first thing.
Let's get cutting!! Hello Contour shows you just how useful the most basic of toolpaths can be.
We'll show you how to use basic pockets to create a fun and functional item.
V-carve excels at text creation for sign making, or any other project. V-carving is easy-to-use and powerful.
BitSetter automates tool changes to save you time and improve accuracy.
BitZero simplifies the process of setting your zero point.
BitRunner is a plug-and-play accessory to control the power to your router.
VFD Spindle is a high-performance spindle for your Shapeoko.
The humble Drop Tray, or Valet Tray, can incorporate simple utility or be a creative endeavor.
Signs are one of the most popular CNC projects out there.
Take an off-the-shelf clock movement and create a unique gift or product.
Kevin illuminates additional techniques and strategies for making your CNC skills grow by adding a little light to your projects.
Design with Carbide Create
Learn how to setup your job size and set your zero position.
Create basic shapes and learn how to edit them.
Offsets are a powerful way to create new shapes from existing ones.
Types and Uses of Toolpaths
Toolpaths let you move your design into the real world. Learn about the different types and how to use them.
Tabs keep your parts from moving around while they are being cut out. Learn how to add them to your design.
Save that piece of scrap wood! Learn how to simulate your toolpaths before you cut them.
Carbide Create Pro
Engraving will have you exploring new avenues by marking metals, plastics, glass, granite, ceramics and more. Fine details are simple and fast with Diamond Tip Drag Engravers.
Save machining time with this efficient two-tool strategy.
3D Tool Introduction
The 3D Tool inside Create Pro 7 takes your art to eleven. Add 3D features to existing projects as accents or create stand-alone items.
3D Tool Add Shape
Whether you're tracing an image or drawing with the design tools in Create Pro, Add Shape will turn 2D art into a 3D experience.
3D Tool Add Image
Photos, terrain maps, textures, and illustrations can all become 3D objects in Create Pro.
3D Tool Import STL
STL Files are typically utilized for 3D printing but Carbide Create Pro 7 can load them to create a 3D element.
Just 2 toolpaths will be responsible for cutting your 3D designs.
G-Code is the language being used to command your CNC machine. Exporting G-code gives you the added flexibility of being allowed to view and manually edit the raw code.