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DE-3 Engraver Driver 1.30
10.44 MB
The following download includes the latest firmware and procedures for updating the firmware on the Roland DE-3 Desktop Engraver. Please refer to the PDF for installation instructions.
6.39 MB
The DE-3 manual will cover how to get started, basic operation, basic engraving knowledge, important maintenance procedures and troubleshooting.
23.77 MB
Output Directly to your Roland Machine with VCarve Desktop
303.01 KB
VCarve Desktop Product Guide
141.70 KB
This guide describes all the steps in setting up the DE-3 Engraver.
4.16 MB
Getting Started with VCarve Desktop
445.10 KB
How to Download and Install VCarve Desktop
442.89 KB
This video shows you all the accessories that come with the DE-3 engraver.
43.16 KB
In this video, you will learn how to install the collet into the spindle.
43.08 KB
This is a necessary operation to properly spin in and warm up your spindle. This is a must, for out of the box setup of your DE-3.
43.43 KB
This video will walk you through the setup and installation of your nose cone on your DE-3 Engraver.
41.47 KB
This video will walk you through the proper way to set up your tools into the spindle.
43.92 KB
This video will help to get you familiar with the keypad and how to operate the DE-3 Engraver.
43.99 KB
This video will walk you through the complete operation of tool setup to engraving with Dr. Engrave plus.
43.84 KB
Workflow Video for ADA Signage on the DE-3
373.83 MB
HELP!! I can't find the driver I need for my Roland!
The following document will guide you through the process of outputting tool paths directly to your Roland Machine.
HELP!! I lost the software DVD/CD for my machine!!
Roland DGA will begin shipping a copy of VCarve Desktop with every DE-3 engraver and
All Roland devices with a USB, Parallel (LPT), or Serial (COM) port need a driver to communicate with a computer. For Roland products compatible with Apple Macintosh operating systems, a plugin is used with Adobe Illustrator. For Roland devices with an Ethernet port, the output software (e.g. - RIP)includes the driver as part of the application.
When outputting a design to your engraver or milling machine, the software needs to be able to translate commands to the device. These commands tell the machine how fast to mill, at what revolutions per minute (RPM), and where to mill in 3D space. This is what makes up a toolpath. A Strategy is a combination of tool movements, material properties, software algorithms, and tool characteristics.