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Woodturner PRO

Segmented Woodturning Simplified


Software Overview

3D Design PRO, Woodturner PRO and Lamination PRO


For pre-sales questions about of software, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Since its introduction in 2002, Woodturner PRO has been a leader in providing computer aided design software for woodturners and woodworkers. With the introduction of Segment PRO and Version 3 of Woodturner PRO, Lamination PRO and 3D Design PRO, you now have more capabilities, faster execution and more design possibilities than you can imagine. Whether you're a woodturner or a woodworker, you'll appreciate the user interfaces that make the software easy to use and capable of extremely complex designs. Each software title has its own page with information regarding new features (click on the pictures or the software title to go to these pages):

Segment PRO is a radically different method of designing a segmented vessl. Using 3D technology, you simply select a wall profile from more than 100 sample profiles or draw your own and your bowl is instantly created for you as a Painted Segment, Feature Ring or Tornado Bowl in skill levels of Advanced, Intermediate or Novice.

Once your bowl has been created, single keystrokes let you change properties of the bowl including segments per row, species, wall width, closed/open segments, etc. This software has been designed for people with limited computer skills and little experience with creating segmented bowls but has power and features that will meet expectations of professional segmenters.

3D Design PRO is a 2D editor that uses Classic Bezier Curve technology to create a wall profile. That profile is then rendered in a second 3D window. You can create a vessel by either opening one of the nearly 150 samples, start from scratch or import a photo for tracing.

Once you have created your wall profile, you will transfer it to the next piece of software, Woodturner PRO, where you will create the segmenting plan.

Screenshot from Woodturner PRO

Woodturner PRO allows you to add rings to your segmented bowl designs. Flat rings, compound rings, staves and veneer rings can all be added to your wood turning with a single mouse click. You decide how many segments there are to a ring and use arrow keys to identify the inside and outside diameters. All trigonometric formulas are calculated instantly

You can print out a cutting summary to take to the shop that will show you how to make all the segmented rings for your bowl or vessel.

Screenshot from Lamination PRO from Woodturner PRO Lamination PRO, lets you design and construct multi-generation laminations starting with a laminated board. Whether you make a simple first generation chevron pattern or an amazing 4th generation pattern, the software will allow you to see exactly what it will look like before ever going to the shop. New features include 11-strip laminations, 4th generation, faster and more accurate graphics, and a powerful virtualization engine that lets you be on any generation board and change parameters of any prior generation and immediately see the result.