Any graphics software that can print via the printer driver of the operating system with Trotec laser machines. Certain pre-settings are required depending on your software to be able to work with your laser machine. Following the links allows you to discover suitable graphics programs and file formats.
Our laser software allows you to process pixel-based graphics, such as Photoshop adn vector based graphics, such as CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator. Both of these file types can be laser engraved and laser marked. However, vector graphics must be used for laser cutting.
The below table details commonly used file formats that can be used with your laser machine.
|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|
Popular software programs used with Trotec lasers are shown below.
Individual programs maybe limited in terms of the supported functions on the laser machine.
|Type of software||Compatible software packages|
|Photo-processing||Corel Photopaint |
|Adobe Acrobat |
|Office software||Microsoft Excel |
|CAD & 3D Design||AutoCAD |
|Specialised software||Gravostyle |
In the professional field, software including AutoCAD® or SolidWorks® are widely used for precise laser cutting.
Yes it can. Using the JobControl software for flatbed laser machines, you can use the standard serial printing capabilities of your graphics or office software to output lists in the correct format.
SpeedMark laser marking software for our industrial laser markers offers the ability to create serial numbers or codes with consecutive, freely definable numbers. Additionaly, the laser software provides special features enabling the smooth import of external datafor use as plain text or for barcode or data matrix output, for example.
We are happy to advise you if you have any queries about the compatability of your software.
You should contact us if you are using an older version or special software versions such as a school or university license.