JobControl® Laser Software

Manage your laser jobs with maximum operator comfort

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Simple and fast handling of your laser jobs

The laser software JobControl® assists you perfectly during laser engraving and laser cutting. Innovative JobControl® features simplify your daily work - for perfect cutting and engraving results. Work in your usual programs (CorelDraw, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InkScape, Word etc.) and send your layout to the laser, no matter whether from your PC or Mac. The Trotec printer driver uses Quick Print to send the file directly to the laser or the laser software JobControl®. A host of clever features allow you to optimize your workflow. No other laser software supports you better in working with your laser. That´s how you get the maximum out of your Trotec Laser.

The screen as a "virtual laser machine"

With JobControl®, you can make use of the size of your computer monitor instead of searching for your laser jobs in a mini display. By clicking in the screen with your mouse, you can move engraving jobs that have not yet been processed from the job list to any position in the virtual laser machine. Thanks to bidirectional communication, you can start the engraving job without leaving your workplace. In addition, JobControl® includes a large number of useful and intelligent functions that will make your work easier. Because your productivity is our goal.

The highlights of JobControl® at a glance:

Job favorites

Save laser settings (size, material, resolution, cut lines, etc.) for repeating jobs. Saves setup time and reduces the risk of errors.

WYSIWYG

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

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.

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.

Bi-Directional Communication

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

Guides

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-optimized manner. Duplicate and rotate jobs easily.

Marker

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 processing will take in advance. This allows you to calculate and plan properly.

Photo-optimized engraving

For perfect and pin sharp engraved pictures.

Enhanced geometries

Cutting lines are transferred to the laser in perfect arcs/tool paths. For optimum cutting results on all materials.

Material Database: The Heart of JobControl®

Predefined settings for different standard materials help you achieve the best possible engraving and cutting results.
In addition, you can also save and manage your own materials.

Processing via Color Mapping:

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

  • Automatic Z-Axis Control: Helpful for objects with different focal point positions.
  • Multiple engraving passes: Allows you to achieve the best possible engraving or cutting quality when dealing with sensitive materials
  • Webs: By interrupting the 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 cutouts.

All settings are carried out in a single production step. No additional work steps are required.

Import/Export of laser parameters:

Easy import and export of 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: