Vector Art 3D do not supply PTN files (for CarveWright and CompuCarve machines) directly through our website but the files are available exclusively from the Pattern Depot on the LHR Technology website, click the link below to access it:
If you are looking for individual models on the site then you can use the file names and our Image numbers to search on the Pattern Depot to find what you want.
Directions for importing a PTN file
1 Make sure the file you downloaded from us is unzipped so you can see a PTN file extension and make a note of where you have saved it
2 Open the CarveWright Designer software and create a New Project
3 Look for an icon which looks like a Blue Sea Shell (18th icon from the left). That icon activates the Pattern Tool (you can also hit the "P" key to activate this option)
4 This will bring up a menu on the right of the screen
5 RIGHT mouse click in that area over the word "favorites" and select Import from the menu
6 Now you can browse to find the PTN file and hit Open
7 You will see the file is added to the list there and has the word "STL File" next to it (you can rename it by Right mouse clicking on it and setting that option)
8 To use the file you can now just drag it from the library menu into the work area of your file and then use the normal options to re-size and position the part
Any questions or problems please email email@example.com.