Compatible graphics programs: Trotec laser

Suitable graphics software and file formats for use with Trotec laser machines

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.

Vector-based graphics software for laser cutting

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.

Supported file formats

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

Trotec laser machines: Compatible graphics programs

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
Illustration CorelDraw
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Photo-processing Corel Photopaint
Adobe Photoshop
PDF Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader
Office software Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
CAD & 3D Design AutoCAD
Rhino 3D
DXF Viewer
Specialised software Gravostyle

Is my CAD package compatible?

In the professional field, software including AutoCAD® or SolidWorks® are widely used for precise laser cutting.

Can Trotec’s laser software use serial printing functions?

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.

Is your software not on the list?

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. Contact us

Because individual requirements require individual advice.
We’ll advise you free of charge.

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