Easel Tutorials

Designing in Easel

Adding Elements (Shapes, Icons, Image Import, Text) Pen Tool Fill and Outline Combine Shapes Align Shapes Points Editor Layering and 2.5D Infinite Undo Adding Elements Not sure where to begin? Adding an...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Time Estimates and Toolpaths

The "Simulate" button, found in the top right corner of the 3D design pane, allows you to get an estimated completion time for your project and visualize your toolpaths. ​The time estimator helps determine h...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Toolpath Animation in Easel

Toolpath animation allows you to visualize the exact toolpaths and movements your machine will make. Rather than just view the toolpaths and see a rendering of your project, the toolpath animation panel allows ...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Two-Stage Carves (Roughing and Detail Carves)

Two-stage carves, or roughing/detail carves, allow you to use two bits on the same project. This allows you to carve as much of the project as possible with a larger (roughing) bit, and then swap in a smaller (...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: HD Detailed Preview

Easel’s High-Definition Preview feature allows you to generate vivid 3D renderings of your projects before carving them. You can get clear visuals about every element of your design and how your project will lo...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Adding and Removing Tabs

When you are cutting out a design entirely from your material, there is a risk that your design will break free and become damaged by the bit. Tabs act as small bridges between your cutout design and the stock ...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Image Trace

Let's say you find an image online that you want to turn into a carving, or maybe you want to add a picture to one of your existing projects. With Easel's Image Trace, you can upload an image and Easel will hel...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Pen Tool

The Easel Pen Tool allows you to draw lines and custom shapes in Easel to carve with your machine. You can also use this tool to edit points on imported SVG and image trace files, too. To draw a shape, s...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Cut Depth and Depth Per Pass

Although "depth per pass" and overall “cut depth” may seem insignificant for some carves, taking a moment to adjust these two settings can save you a lot of time when carving your project. These two settings im...

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Walkthrough Tutorial: Enabling Beta Features in Easel

Want to try something new in Easel? You can enable some of our beta features directly in Easel and start using these advanced options in Easel today! First, log in to Easel. Go to Machine > Advanced. Onc...

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