Graphics Machines Compatible with Trotec Laser Machines

Graphics Software & File Formats for Trotec Laser Machines

You are free to use any graphics software you want with our machines, provided it can print via the printer driver of your operating system. Depending on your software, pre-settings are required to work the laser machine. Here, you can find all the suitable graphics programs and file formats.


Vector-Based Software for Laser Cutting

When using your laser machine, it is possible to process both pixel-based (Photoshop) and vector-based (CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator) graphics. Both formats are suitable for laser engraving and marking. However, if you wish to laser cut, you'll need to have a vector based graphics program on hand.


Which File Formats are Supported?

Here, you can find common file formats to use with your laser machine:

File Type File Extension
Vector *.cdr, *.ai, *.svg
Bitmap / Raster *.cpt, *.ps, *.bmp, *.jpg, *.tiff, *.gif, *.png
Compound *.pdf, *.eps
Office *.doc, *.docx,*.xls, *.xlsx
CAD & 3D Design *.dxf, *.dwg, *.3dm

Which Graphics Programs are Compatible with Trotec Laser Machines?

The following table lists all the popular software packages that are used to operate our laser machines. Please note that individual programs may have limitations regarding some of the supported functions within the laser machine. 

Type of Software Compatible Software Packages
Illustration CorelDraw
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Inkscape
Photo-Processing Corel Photopaint
Adobe Photoshop
PDF Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader
Office Software Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
CAD & 3D Design AutoCAD
AutoCAD LT
Rhino 3D
SolidWorks
DXF Viewer
Specialised software Gravostyle
Laserstyle
EngraveLab
Bartender

"Can I use my CAD package?"

In the professional field, software including AutoCAD® / SolidWorks® is widely used for precise cutting with your laser machine. 


Can Trotec’s software use serial printing functions?

Yes. With the JobControl software for flatbed lasers, you can use the standard serial printing capabilities of your graphics or office software to output lists in the correct format.

In the galvo area, the Speedmark marking software offers the possibility of creating serial numbers or codes with consecutive, freely definable numbers. In addition, the software provides special features for the smooth import of external data to use them for plain text or for e.g. barcode or data matrix output.


Haven't Found Your Software in Our List?

If you have any further questions about the compatibility of your graphics program, we are always happy to help in any way we can. You can also contact us if you're using older / speciality software versions, including school and university licences.

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