Laserworx Vector Software
Laserworx vector software is used to create and/or process vector files to cut on a Vytek laser engraving system. Files can also be created with other vector programs like AutoCAD, CorelDraw, and Adobe Illustrator, and then imported into Laserworx. Once your vector artwork is in Laserworx you have a multitude of tools to work with to optimize your file for output.
When creating toolpaths on your vector artwork you have three choices: Male, Female and Online. Male places the toolpath on the outside of the vector artwork. Female places the toolpath on the inside of the vector artwork, and Online places the toolpath directly on top of the vector artwork. When creating tool paths you have the choice of selecting a tool that takes into consideration the size of the optic you are using, thus offsetting the tool path to accommodate for the width of the laser beam.
Basic and Advanced Versions of Our Laserworx Vector Software
Nesting is a feature that reorganizes the vector objects in a document so that the least amount of material is wasted. Our Laserworx Vector Software is available in 2 versions; Basic and Advanced. The Basic version includes nesting, but the features are not as robust. With the Advanced version, nesting the actual shape of the object is used instead of the bounding box of an object like in the Basic version. Also the degree of rotation is limited to 90-degree in the Basic version. In the Advanced version you can create a vector shape the size and shape of a left over piece of material and then nest the objects to fit inside of that shape, saving your company material and money. If you are not sure which version is best for you, don't worry, it's not a decision you need to make now. You can purchase the Basic version and if in the future you find that you need the Advanced version simply pay the difference in price and we will send you a code to enable the advanced features.
The cut order of the tool paths can be changed very easily by using one of the sorting features. Sorting options include manual and automatic. Click the link to watch a video on Sorting by Trait, or by Sorting by Vector.
The Badge feature reduces layout and design time by automatically laying out anywhere from a few to 1000’s of templates that utilize the same design but require text or numeric substitutions. This easy to use, variable data replacement tool is ideal for name plates, door plates, and just about anything when you have lots to do!
Lineart can be imported directly into Laserworx. Photographs processed with Photoshop and Photograv can also be imported into Laserworx and combined with vector tool paths to create a file that rasters and cuts.
Raster Photo and Image Engraving SoftwareOur Laser Engraving Software, The Raster Photo and Image Engraving Software package is used to prepare photographs, logos, and text to engrave into solid surfaces such as stone, glass, and wood.
The package includes Photoshop Elements and Vytek's templates for the most common material types and sizes grouped in libraries to make them easy to find and use. Templates make learning easier and decrease the amount of time it takes to process a file for output on your laser system. Of course you are not limited to the supplied templates. We will teach you how to make a file for any size substrate.
Also included in the Raster Photo and Image Engraving Software package is Vytek's image processing automation system. This system is used for creating quality images on your laser system. We don't just sell you a laser system and teach you how to turn it on and send a file to it. We teach you how to make a quality product. A product you will be proud to sell. A quality product will be able to command higher prices and build customer loyalty.
Photograv is also included in the package. Photograv was developed specifically for the laser industry to prepare images for the best possible output on a laser system.
Icut Vision Cutting Software: Another Laser Engraving Software
icut is another option for cutting substrates that have been previously printed. The software, combined with a camera system mounted on the optic assembly, locates registration marks on the printed piece and also in the cut file and not only lines up the tool path with the registration marks but also compensates for distortion created during the printing process. Laserworx is not needed if you are using icut software. Watch a video of an iCut enabled FX3 laser system.