I do all my design and g code generation for my router with Vcarve pro and really like it. So far it has done everything I need. Aspire has a lot more features and I may upgrade to it but for now Vcarve is great. I am looking at getting cut 3d and trying some stuff with that.
Thoroughly recommended - we use Aspire exclusively after upgrading from VCarve. It has done everything we asked so far. They are continuously improving it and have great support. Plus the price is very affordable compared to others.
Still using v-carve pro, haven't had the need to upgrade to Aspire, but it's done everything we've ever wanted it to do. I've seen a lot of work out of aspire and it's very powerful. I've programmed CNC machines since 1986, from manually writing g-code to using very expensive software that only ran on Unix workstations. When I saw what you could do with Vectric's software, I was impressed, when I saw the price, I was shocked. To get that much power for that amount of money is a bargain. We had software we paid $30,000 for that wouldn't do a fraction of that stuff.
It's really come a long long way and it's all so inexpensive, and it's very easy to use, very user friendly.