Easel Guides

Offline Easel Usage

If you don’t have access to the internet where your X-Carve is located, you can export your file and use a separate communication/control program to send the file to your machine. Please note that you still nee...

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SVG Import Guide

Easel supports only certain SVG files that can be imported. Here are some common hiccups that you might encounter and some suggestions on how to fix them: Text Due to variations in fonts, Easel does n...

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Easel G-code Spec

Changelog - 12/18/2015 : Add note to always include unit system (G20/G21), Published This document describes the format of g-code files that can be sent by Easel. The range of allowed options is currently...

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Making and Sharing a Project

Congrats on making your project! We're excited you want to share your design with our community. Once you make a project, it will appear in the Projects section of our website. There are two ways you can make ...

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Sharing and Publishing

Once you're done carving and your design looks great, you might consider sharing your success with others! Under the File Menu, click Share to adjust your sharing settings. Your project is “Not Shared” by d...

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Previewing the design

As you’re working, keep an eye on the 3D view on the right side of your Easel sceen. Any areas in red on your design will not be carved. This is usually because the bit is too large to carve part of your design...

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Carvable area

Depending on your bit size, some of your design may not be carvable because the bit is too large to fit into some areas. That is why it is extremely important to look at the 3D preview before starting the job, ...

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Choosing Your Milling Bit

End mills, also called milling bits, are the most commonly-used bits used with CNC machines. They are designed to cut horizontally (laterally) across a surface. (Drill bits cut into or through a piece of materi...

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Changing Materials and Bits in Easel

Selecting and editing material When starting a project, Easel’s default material is birch plywood. You can select a different material from the Material Library by clicking "Material" in the top right corner...

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Adjusting Design Depth

Once you’ve added an element to the work area, you can adjust its depth using this slider. As you adjust the depth, notice that the 3D view changes. If your shape’s depth goes all the way through your materi...

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