Basic CNC Training Online-Access Video Recording

Basic CNC Training Online-Access Video Recording

  • $ 175.00

ShopBot has offered a Basic Training class at our Durham, NC headquarters for many years. The intent of this course is a focus on beginner and intermediate CNC users to teach them how to use their machine: everything from loading software and creating a design using the software, to generating a toolpath and actually cutting a project on the tool. Experienced users also find Basic Training to be useful as a refresher for tool maintenance, updates to design software, and control software. 

We are now making this Basic Training available online and have broken it down into a set of 10 video modules. It will provide you with an overview of how the tools work and how to get started, as well as learning to work on file creation, and much more. 

Here is a list of some of the topics that will be covered: 

      • Introduction to ShopBot Control Software and mechanical systems.
      • Basics of loading software.

      • Basics of moving a ShopBot tool.

      • What is a cutting file, and how do you run one? Creating a design in VCarve Pro software. Toolpath generation for efficient and safe cutting of your design.
      • Converting your project file into a ShopBot cutting file.
      • How to preview your part file in the ShopBot Control Software before cutting.
      • What is the difference between all the bits and why to choose one vs. another.

      • Cutting out of the final project.

Prior to starting on these training modules, it is suggested that you download the demo version of VCarve Pro (if you don't already have it) and familiarize yourself with the software to get the most out of the information in these training sessions. You can find the demo version of VCarve Pro on the Vectric website: 

The cost for one-year of access to this training is $175.


If you are a school in the US and would like to order with a PO or multiple tools for a classroom, please contact us or fax to 888-680-4466.

Shipping Methods

Our goal is to offer you the fastest and lowest-cost shipping method. The shipping charge will be noted at Checkout. Delivery of oversized items (Desktop Tool included) or special handling orders will require an adult signature at the time of delivery. Most orders ship via FedEx Ground for domestic orders and FedEx International Priority for international orders. The Desktop ships via YRC Freight.

We cannot ship to PO Box addresses. Please use a physical address. 

Shipping Locations

Orders ship from our production facility in Durham, North Carolina.

Shipment Delivery Time

Your purchase of in-stock merchandise will be shipped on the day you order if we receive the order prior to 12 PM, Monday through Friday, not including holidays. Orders of in-stock items received after 12 PM local time will be shipped the next business day. Special orders and out-of-stock merchandise may require additional time prior to shipment.

Time in transit is typically 1-7 days depending on your location; international orders that are slow to move through customs may require additional time for delivery. If the shipment of your order is delayed, we will notify you by email. If multiple items are ordered where one or more items are out of stock, by default all items will ship when out-of-stock items are available. If you wish to receive in-stock items sooner, you may order these items separately in which case they will be subject to the delivery schedule above.

International Shipping

We ship via FedEx International Priority. You will be responsible for paying any duties and taxes, including GST and VAT. FedEx ships to more than 220 countries and territories. Check the FedEx International Countries Served list to see if you country is included. At this time, we are not shipping the Desktop or Desktop MAX outside of the US. If you are interested in placing an international order for the Desktop or Desktop MAX, please contact us or call 1-888-680-4466.

Shipping Charges

Your shipping charge will be based on the weight of your order. This includes items shipped in multiple boxes. To get a shipping estimate based on your cart, enter your country, state and zip here.

Receiving a Freight Shipment

When receiving a freight shipment from a freight company do the following upon delivery:

  • inspect the crate immediately for any signs of damage, note any damage on the receipt
  • compare the number of shipping units received to the number listed on the delivery receipt
  • sign and date the delivery receipt
  • if you have any questions, ask the driver making the delivery
  • contact us to let us know if your shipment was short or damaged

Orders Damaged in Shipping

If you believe a package received from us was damaged in transit, please refuse shipment and tell the carrier that you are refusing delivery because the package is damaged. Contact us to let us know about the damage via email or call 888-680-4466

Shipping Refunds

Your original shipping charge will be refunded for a part sent to you in error, a defective part, or an order you refuse due to damage in shipping. This refund will automatically be credited once we receive and inspect the part. If only a portion of your order is returned, the refund for shipping costs will be prorated. Details can be found in the Returns Policy.

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