Which graphics programs are compatible with Trotec laser machines?

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

You can use any graphics software that can print via the printer driver of the operating system with Trotec laser machines. Depending on your software, certain pre-settings are required to be able to work with the laser machine. Here you can find a list of suitable graphics programs and file formats.


Vector-based graphics software for laser cutting

Using our laser software, you can process both pixel-based (e.g. from Photoshop) and vector-based (e.g. from CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator) graphics. Both formats are suitable for laser engraving and marking. For laser cutting, however, you always need vector-based graphics as the starting point.


Which file formats are supported?

Here you will find commonly used file formats that you can use with your laser.

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

Which graphics programs are compatible with Trotec laser machines?

The table lists popular software packages used to operate our laser machines.
Please note that individual programs may have limitations in terms of the supported functions on the laser.

Type of software Compatible software packages
Illustration CorelDraw
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Inkscape
Photo-processing Corel Photopaint
Adobe Photoshop
PDF Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader
Office software Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
CAD & 3D Design AutoCAD
AutoCAD LT
Rhino 3D
SolidWorks
DXF Viewer
Specialized software Gravostyle
Laserstyle
EngraveLab
Bartender

Can I use my CAD package?

In the professional field, software such as AutoCAD® or SolidWorks® is widely used for precise cutting on the laser system.


Can Trotec’s software use serial printing functions?

Yes. With the JobControl software for flatbed lasers, you can use the standard serial printing capabilities of your graphics or office software to output lists in the correct format.

In the galvo area, the Speedmark marking software offers the possibility of creating serial numbers or codes with consecutive, freely definable numbers. In addition, the software provides special features for the smooth import of external data to use them for plain text or for e.g. barcode or data matrix output.


You have not found your software in our list?

If you have any questions about the compatibility of your graphics software, we will be happy to help.
Please also contact us also if you are using older or special software versions such as school or university licenses.

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