Trotec software is very flexible, and can easily be paired with any graphics software, able to interact with a standard print driver. Although, depending on your partiuclar choice of software, certain pre-settings are required to work most comfortably with the laser machine. We've included a list of suitable graphics programs and file formats here for your convenience.
Our laser software is able to comfortably process both pixel-based (e.g. from Photoshop) and vector-based (e.g. from CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator) graphics, and both formats are equally suitable for laser engraving and marking. Laser cutting however, will always require vector-based graphics as the starting point.
Here you will find all commonly used file formats that are compatible with your Trotec laser.
|File type||File extension|
|Vector||*.cdr, *.ai, *.svg|
|Bitmap / Raster||*.cpt, *.ps, *.bmp, *.jpg, *.tiff, *.gif, *.png|
|Office||*.doc, *.docx,*.xls, *.xlsx|
|CAD & 3D Design||*.dxf, *.dwg, *.3dm|
The table below lists popular software, fully compatable with our laser machines.
Please note that individual programs may have limitations in terms of the supported functions on the laser.
|Type of software||Compatible software packages|
|Photo-processing||Corel Photopaint |
|Adobe Acrobat |
|Office software||Microsoft Excel |
|CAD & 3D Design||AutoCAD |
|Specialized software||Gravostyle |
Yes! In the professional field, software such as AutoCAD® or SolidWorks® is widely used for precise cutting on the laser system. Trotec Laser machines are no exception.
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 barcode/data matrix output.
If you have any questions about the compatibility of your graphics software, we would be happy to help.
Also, please contact us if you are using older or specialty software versions such as school or university licenses.