I am a total newbie and have the 3018 Pro. Do I have to purchase the Carveco software to do 2d and 3d carving?
No Easel will do 2D carving. For 3D carving you will need something like Carveco or VCarve Desktop
You could use the Carveco 90 day Free Trial if you wanted to try 3d. . .
BUT as you said you’re new to cnc, so I recommend sticking with Easel for a few months getting some good carves in so that you’ve got some success under your belt before venturing out, because other software’s (all of them) have a much steeper learning curve than Easel does.
ok thank you! I am just so excited about it that I am trying to learn it all…overnight! lol