JobControl® Laser Software

Manage your laser cutting and engraving jobs with maximum operator comfort

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Simple and fast handling of your laser cutting and engraving jobs

Trotec's JobControl® laser software assists you perfectly during laser engraving and laser cutting. The innovative laser software features simplify your daily work - for perfect laser cutting and engraving results. Working in your usual graphics programs (CorelDraw, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InkScape, Word etc.) and send your layouts and designs to the laser from your PC or Mac. The Trotec printer driver uses Quick Print to send the file directly to the laser or the JobControl® laser software. A host of clever features allow you to optimise your workflow. No other laser software supports you better in working with your laser machine. That´s how you get the most from your Trotec Laser.

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Using you monitor as a "virtual laser machine"

JobControl® allows you to make use of the size of your computer monitor rather than searching for your laser in a mini display. Clicking in the screen with your mouse allows you to move laser engraving jobs that have yet to be processed from the job list to any position in the virtual laser machine. With bidirectional communication, you can begin the engraving job without leaving your workplace. JobControl® also includes many useful and intelligent functions which make your work easier. Your productivity is our goal.

An overview of the benefits of JobControl®:

Job favourites

Save laser settings including size, material, resolution, cut lines, etc. for your common jobs. This saves setup time and reduces the risk of errors.


"What you see is what you get.“ Check your print output with a true to original on-screen representation to avoid material wastage.


Extremely accurate automatic focusing with just one click. The laser engraving result, material thickness, focal length of the lens, cutting table, etc. can all be saved in the material database. The software calculates the correct position to engrave precisely at the focal point - this achieves the best laser engraving result.

Job Management

Every job sent to your laser machine is stored in a clearly laid out list. You can filter by name, date, process type, resolution, and more. All jobs can be repeated at any time with just a single click.

Bi-Directional Communication

Your laser machine and JobControl® are in constant communication. You know where your job is on the work surface, how it is progressing and you can control your laser.


Ideal for precision work, position your job exactly where your material is on the table and avoid material wastage.

Duplicate and Rotate Jobs

 From the queue, a job can be placed on the work surface as often as required and in a space-optimised manner. Duplicate and rotate jobs easily.


Magnetic positioning aids allow you to quickly and easily create your own job templates. These can be saved and used for recurring tasks.

Engraving Time Calculator

Indicates how long laser engraving will take pre-processing, allowing you to calculate and plan your workload properly.

Photo-optimised laser engraving

For perfect and pin sharp engraved pictures.

Enhanced geometries

Cutting lines are transferred to the laser in perfect arcs/tool paths, for optimum laser cutting results regardless of materials.

Material Database: The Heart of JobControl®

Predefined settings for different standard materials help you achieve the best possible laser engraving and laser cutting results.
Alongside Trotec materials you can also save parameters for your own personal materials. 

Processing via Colour Mapping:

Define processing settings such as laser engraving or laser cutting, speed, power level, number of passes, Z-offset, etc. by using colours:

  • Automatic Z-Axis Control: Helpful for objects with different focal point positions.
  • Multiple laser engraving passes: Allows you to achieve the best possible engraving or cutting quality when dealing with sensitive materials
  • Webs: By interrupting the laser cutting line at defined intervals cut parts do not fall away from the raw material. This is very useful when producing entire stamp plates or filigree cut-outs.

All settings are carried out in a single production step, with no additional work steps required.

Importing/Exporting of laser parameters:

Easily import and export your material parameters for creating a backup copy or for use on another PC.

How to import laser parameters
How to export laser parameters

Administrator Mode:

The administrator is able to lock individual materials, material groups or the entire material database. Consequently, elaborated parameters will never be lost.

Additional Job Control® functions simplify your daily work: