Workflow Integration

Efficient from the design to the cut workpiece: Seamless integration into your data workflow

With the compatibility of RIP and CAD it is possible to quickly and easily integrate any Trotec laser machine into your workflow. Thanks to the fully automated PDF and DXF interface Trotec UniDrive, data can be sent to the laser cutter from the prepress, or work can be prepared via monitored folders, called “Hot Folders." This means that time-intensive preparation or parametrization of the cutting data is not required.

Monitored folders

The “Hot Folders” are provided with all the relevant information, for example, the laser parameters, the position of the job on the work table or the grid resolution. As soon as files are exported from the RIP and stored in the corresponding “Hot Folders”, these appear in the job queue of the JobControl® laser software and are released for processing by the operator. For a precise cut in Print&Cut applications, the camera-supported JobControl® Vision system completes the optimal workflow.

Calculated planning

Another important factor is that for production planning, the processing times can be very precisely calculated in advance. The pre-calculation of the cutting and engraving times allows efficient production planning for maximum utilization of the laser cutter and can be used for precise quotations as you can determine time before running the job. 

Maximum compatibility with all RIP systems, graphics or CAD programs is guaranteed. This ensures an efficient data workflow without operator interaction.