Engrave 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Unique Identification Marks, and Direct Part Mark (DPM) using the 2L PRO 3 Engraving Software Program
PRO 3 Engraving Software Program
Create 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Unique Identification Marks (UID), and Direct Part Marking (DPM)
3 Axis CAD/CAM Engraving Software for CNC Milling Machines
The 2L PRO 3 Engraving Software Program engraves 2D Data Matrix Barcodes (UID) and Direct Part Marking (DPM) on Standard CNC Milling Machines Or Multi Axis Lathes.
The 2L PRO 3 Engraving Software Program has a simple to use Interface that allows virtually any cnc machine operator to create 2D Data Matrix Barcodes (UID) for Direct Part Marking as well as engrave text, serialized part numbers, logos, and more.
In addition to performing 2D Data Matrix Barcoding the PRO 3 Engraving Software Program can engrave and edit text, lines, numbers, characters, incrementing serial numbers, logos, JPEG, GIF, and DXF Files. Monitor engraving cycle times, perform pocketing, reverse pocketing, mirror text, and engrave text on a radius or incline, and much more with the 2L PRO 3 Engraving Software Program.
The program also performs 3D Surface Engraving to engrave at a constant depth on an Imported 3D surface. Place and modify complex geometry onto a 3D surface in just a few steps.
The PRO engraving software programs create generic G-code programs which use only G0 and G1 moves to ensure CNC control compatibility. It has a simple to use interface that allows virtually any cnc machine operator to create G-code programs.
2D Data Matrix Features
PRO 3 Version
- Create G-code programs for producing 2D Data Matrix Barcodes (UID - Unique Identification Marks) with 3 or 4 Axis CNC Milling Machines or C Axis or Multi Axis Lathes.
- Use standard 2L engraving tools to create the 2D Data Matrix Barcodes with either a rigid toolholder or a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
- Includes all the functionality of the Pro 1 and Pro 2 Versions.
- Engrave text and logos in addition to the 2D Data Matrix Barcodes all in one simple operation.
- Control barcode data cell spacing for different size marks.
- Changing machining parameters such as feedrates and depths is quick and simple.
- Add Ascii codes to the barcodes for macros or pad characters.
- Simple to use interface allows virtually any cnc machine operator to create G-code programs.
PRO 3 Version
- Functions as a complete drawing program. Draw shapes, (circles, rectangles, etc.) freehand lines, and straight lines. There is no need for an external drawing program.
- Include multiple font styles and sizes, imported image files (company logos, drawings), drawn items (shapes - circles, rectangles, freehand and straight lines, etc.), and incremental serial numbers in one output cnc G-code program (.nc file).
- Engrave at a Constant Depth on an Imported 3D Surface. Project the engraving onto a surface of an imported 3D model. This creates an engraving that maintains a constant depth in relation to a 3D model. Place and modify complex geometry onto a 3D surface in just a few steps. See more details.
- Image trace feature allows importing and editing any photo images (jpg, bmp, gif formats).
- Converts image into lines and points which can be engraved. Also imports dxf files.
- Converts 2L single line engraving fonts or any font installed on your computer into standard G-code.
- Perform Pocketing and Reverse Pocketing (Reverse Engraving), Spiral or Back and Forth Toolpaths.
- Use guidelines, any drawn objects, or imported image files as reference geometry to precisely locate text or other objects to be engraved.
- Control text orientation, alignment, spacing, and size on multiple instances of text.
- The Cycle Time Monitor automatically calculates the amount of time it will take to perform the engraving job. The effect of changing font styles, sizes, and feedrates can be seen instantly to help reduce cycle times.
- The output CNC G-code is saved as a text file that may be edited with Notepad or other text editors.
- Creates Absolute (G90) and Incremental (G91) G-code output (3 Axis - XYZ).
- Purchase of the PRO 3 Engraving Software Program includes all eleven (11) 2L Single Line Stick Fonts.
4 Axis, C-Axis and Multi-Axis Lathe Features
- Includes the ability to wrap the engraving geometry around a cylinder and create G-code for 4th axis rotary engraving (for a 4 axis cnc milling machine or a multi axis lathe).
- Creates G-code for wrapping the engraving geometry around the cylinder (Outer Diameter) of a rotary axis.
- Creates G-code on the face of a part on a rotary axis lathe with polar interpolation.
- Use with rotating live spindles or for drag engraving with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
- The program automatically displays the cylinder size unrolled so it is easy to create layouts to determine how the engraving will fit on your workpiece.
- The rotary axis letter is easily modified in the output G-code depending on your cnc machine (any letter can be used - A, B, C, H, U, V, W, etc.).
- Creates generic G-code programs which use only G0 and G1 moves to ensure CNC control compatibility.
Image Edit/Trace Features
Import, Edit, Engrave JPG, BMP, GIF and DXF Files
PRO 3 Version
- Import JPG, BMP, and GIF bitmap images (photos) and convert them into lines (vectors) which can be engraved. The Engraving Software automatically places a cutting tool path on the lines.
- Edit the imported photo image to improve the finished look of the engraving.
- Place text, incrementing serial numbers, drawn objects such as straight lines, freehand lines, circles, rectangles, and multiple imported images all in one layout and create one G-code nc program.
- View complete detail and sample images of this feature here.
PRO Engraving Software Program
- 2L PRO Programs operate on Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, XP, and Vista.
- Recommended minimum RAM 512 MB.
- Approximate program file size is 287 MB.
- 2L PRO Engraving Software Programs are installed on your PC. Installation and registration requires Internet access, as well as email and/or print capability on the installation PC.
- We offer several PRO Engraving Software programs with different functionality. Compare all Programs here.
Example for the capital letter "L" - one inch tall:
PRO 3 - 2D Data Matrix Engraving Software Program
For 3 & 4 Axis, C-Axis and Multi-Axis Lathes