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Trotec releases beta version of new laser workflow software

Laser engraver and cutting machines manufacturer Trotec has introduced the open BETA version of Ruby — its new generation of laser workflow software designed to support efficient processing of jobs.

"Thanks to a connected, web-based and digital-to-the-core setup, this technology will offer laser users unmatched added value and will be setting new standards," said Dr. Andreas Penz, managing director of Austrian-based Trotec Laser.  "Trotec makes the work of every single laser user simpler, faster and more profitable. The basis for this vision is our numerous innovations since the company was founded over 20 years ago, and now it's time to take the next step.”

Integrated workflow for increased efficiency

Ruby integrates several editing and design tasks into the software, in some cases replacing the need for third-party software. Some of these tasks include editing object layers, line widths and text, and several design tasks—such as adding photos, and adding and editing text elements —without the need for additional graphic design software.

 Other features include the ability to set up multiple jobs with multiple materials on the bed at same time, and the ability to drag and drop files directly into the software instead of using the “Printer Driver” JobControl workflow. Trotec Ruby will also connect all laser devices in one network, locally or in the cloud.

 Single web-based platform

Users will be able to distribute jobs to multiple machines from a PC or Mac, and jobs will be loaded onto the laser machine's integrated memory and processed without an additional PC. Thanks to the innovative workflow, jobs can be prepared by one user and produced by another at any time and from anywhere. 

Penz said the Ruby software platform is a more customizable software solution that will not just allow laser users to increase efficiency, but also include “more options intended to support the unique and changing needs of modern businesses by providing features and options they need to take advantage of new opportunities that will help them grow business — in the short and the long term.”

More information from Trotec Laser Australia can be found here.