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.
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.
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|
|Office||*.doc, *.docx,*.xls, *.xlsx|
|CAD & 3D Design||*.dxf, *.dwg, *.3dm|
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|
|Photo-processing||Corel Photopaint |
|Adobe Acrobat |
|Office software||Microsoft Excel |
|CAD & 3D Design||AutoCAD |
|Specialized software||Gravostyle |
In the professional field, software such as AutoCAD® or SolidWorks® is widely used for precise cutting on the laser system.
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.
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.