Just wanted to share a feature I found in the Vectric software, As far as I can tell it is available in both Vcarve and Aspire (I have Aspire)
This feature is called ‘plate production’ and allows you to create a single item, then have the software create an array of that item with variables that can be drawn from an excel spreadsheet or text file. It even allows you to have the toolpaths as part of the array so takes another step of work out of the process.
This is a really powerful tool for making something like place names for weddings, or if you’re selling a personalized item - it removes a huge amount of time from the design process.
I would do a tutorial but the Vectric video is far clearer than I could be!