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.

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:

JobControl® Vision: Software for precise laser finishing of printed materials

The software uses registration marks to determine the position and rotation of printed material on the laser’s work area. In addition, all distortions – linear and non-linear – are detected by the intelligent JobControl® Vision camera in the printed area.

JobControl® Cut: Get a perfect cutting result in a few easy steps

With JobControl® Cut, Trotec offers laser cutting software for high-quality and efficient laser cutting. CAM functionalities such as kerf correction, lead-in flags, path optimization or node processing enable precise and productive laser cutting. Directly integrated into JobControl®.

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The highlights of JobControl® at a glance:

Efficient job management

  • Every job sent to your laser is stored in a clearly laid out list. Filter by name, date, process type, resolution, etc. All jobs can be repeated at any time with just one click.
  • Job favorites allow you to save laser settings (size, resolution, material, cut lines, etc.) for frequently recurring jobs. This saves setup time and prevents errors.
  • From the queue, a job can be placed on the work surface as often as required and in a space-optimized manner. Duplicate and rotate jobs easily.

Precise work with positioning aids

  • Guides: Optimal for precise work. Position your job exactly where your material is on the table and save on waste.
  • Marker: Magnetic positioning aids allow you to quickly and easily design your own job templates. These can be saved and used for recurring jobs.

WYSIWYG

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

Photo-optimized engraving

  • For perfect and pin sharp engraved pictures.

Autofocus

  • Extremely accurate automatic focusing with just one click. The 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 engraving result.

Engraving Time Calculator

  • Indicates how long laser processing will take in advance. This allows you to calculate and plan properly.

MeshEngraving for optimal engraving results at maximum speed

  • A fast engraving speed creates a minimal distortion in the engraving image. To optimize the engraving result, the patented MeshEngraving was integrated into the JobControl® laser software. So engraving at the highest speed and optimum quality is possible. This is particularly important for fiber laser applications.

Maximum engraving resolution of up to 2540 dpi

  • The engraving resolution of up to 2540 dpi enables the engraving of high-resolution screen printing plates, the annealing marking of metal or the recoloring of aluminum with the fiber laser.