Which graphics programs are compatible with Trotec laser machines?

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Suitable Graphics Software and File Formats for use with Trotec Laser Machines

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.


Vector-Based Graphics Software for Laser Cutting

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 markingLaser cutting however, will always require vector-based graphics as the starting point.


Which File Formats Are Supported?

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
Compound *.pdf, *.eps
Office *.doc, *.docx,*.xls, *.xlsx
CAD & 3D Design *.dxf, *.dwg, *.3dm

Which Graphics Programs Are Compatible with Trotec Laser Machines?

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
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
Specialized software Gravostyle
Laserstyle
EngraveLab
Bartender

Can I Use My CAD Package?

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.


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 barcode/data matrix output.


Is Your Software Not On Our List?

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.

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