Segmented Vessel Design Software


3D Vessel view

Main Vessel

Profile view

Vessel Profile

Ring - Segment Grids

Vessel Data

Ring Top view

Ring Top View

Segment Pattern Editor

Ring Top View

Painted Pattern Editor

Ring Top View

App Defaults

App Defaults View

Vessel Parameters

Vessel Parameters View

A Program to Design Segmented Vessels

- That is easy to use for both a beginner or an advanced segmented turner

- That can be used to design vessel with shapes spanning from bowls to vases

- Allows an iterative design process with immediate 3D visualization

- No limit to the number of rings and segments on a ring

- Rings can be specified with horizontal or vertical segments with or without open gaps

- Design traditional vessels with feature rings or painted vessels with patterns spaning the entire vessel or a combination of both

- The profile is based on Bezier curves and is easy to modify

- Easy to use pattern editor for feature ring segments that are composed of multiple woods

- Easy to use editor for painted vessels

- Text output of the plans for constructing the project

- Plus many more features

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Program Image

The program provides a multi panel layout with a main panel that displays the views for data specification and different aspects of the design. There are also two side panels on the right that display a 3D image of the current vessel design and the current profile. As data is changed on the main panel the side panels provide immediate feedback.

The 3D Views allows manipulation of the image by zooming in and out and repositioning the image with the mouse

Specification Views

App Defaults

Parameters that are persisted when the program is closed. The defaults are used to populate the vessel defaults when a new vessel is initialized

Vessel Parameters

Values that apply to the current vessel. These include vessel wall thickness, wall offset, saw keft, and values thaat apply as defaults when inserting rings.


The view that allows the manipulation of the profile. The outer profile is based on a Bezier curve that is defined by user specified points. Changes to the profile causes the vessel to be recalculated resulting in the profile view displaying the inner wall profile, the offset profiles and the minimum and maximum radii for the segments on each ring.

Ring List

A master-detail view that has a top master grid for the rings and a bottom detail grid for the selected ring that defines the segments that make up the ring. Each grid allows certain attributes to be specified and columns that show the calculated results

Segment Pattern Editor

A graphics editor used to define the wood pattern that will be used when constructing a segment. The pattern editor is an option available for a selected segment.

Painted Pattern Editor

A graphics editor used to define a wood pattern for the entire vessel. The painted pattern editor can be used on any vessel although it is specifically designed for a painted vessel.

Additional Views

2D Ring

A view that shows a top view for the selected ring

3D Rings

A 3D view that shows the ring stack prior to being turned

3D Final

A 3D view of the turned vessel

Program Features

For a full description of all of the features see the user guide

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Program Requirements


Main Vessel Vase Image Spiral Vessel > RAllen Vessel Zigzag Vessel Open Bowl Open Bowl Open Bowl