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Engraving Software Programs for 3 and 4 Axis CNC Mills and Multi-Axis Lathes

2L Engraving Software Programs - Feature Comparison List


The table below identifies the features that are available in each of the different tiers/versions of 2L PRO Engraving Software Programs.

A downloadable Demo is available for the 2L PRO Engraving Software Programs.

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2L PRO Engraving Software Programs:

  • Operate on Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, XP, and Vista.
  • With recommended minimum RAM 512MB.
  • The approximate program file size is 287 MB.
  • 2L PRO programs and Single Line Fonts are download programs which are installed on your PC. Installation and registration requires email and Internet access, and print capability on the installation PC.
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2L inc. Engraving Software Programs - Feature Comparison List
Basic Program Features
Pro Light
Basic 3 Axis

Pro 1
3 Axis

Pro 2
3 & 4 Axis, Multi Axis Lathes

Pro 3
2D Data Matrix
Engrave a single instance of text - (a line or a paragraph) Y Y Y Y
Engrave a single instance of text, a DXF file, or an incrementing serial number   Y Y Y
Import Photographs and logos (JPG, BMP, GIF files) - convert bitmap images to vectors   Y Y Y
Includes the 2LStick1 Single Line Stick Font Y Y Y Y
Engrave at a constant depth on an imported 3D Surface   Y Y Y
Engrave layouts using a Database (.csv file)   Y Y Y
Includes 10 additional 2L Single Line Fonts   Y Y Y
Pocketing of Geometry - Spiral and Zig Zag Toolpaths - Includes Reverse Engraving   Y Y Y
Engrave text or serial numbers next to imported logos (DXF, JPG, BMP, GIF files)   Y Y Y
Engrave multiple text objects, imported image files, drawn shapes, serial numbers   Y Y Y
Functions as a complete drawing program with complex layout capabilities   Y Y Y
Cycle Time Monitor to help reduce engraving cycle time   Y Y Y
Produce 2D Data Matrix Barcodes       Y
Output G-Code Features
Pro Light
Basic 3 Axis

Pro 1
3 Axis

Pro 2
3 & 4 Axis, Multi Axis Lathes

Pro 3
2D Data Matrix
3 Axis X, Y, Z Engraving output - Universal G-Code (G0 and G1 Codes) Y Y Y Y
4 Axis Engraving (Rotary Axis Engraving wrapped around O.D. of cylinder)     Y Y
Easily adjust the Origin Point location Y Y Y Y
Control the Engraving Plunge Depth, Step Increments, and Rapid Height Y Y Y Y
Control the Cutting Feedrate and Rapid Feedrate Y Y Y Y
Text Features
Pro Light
Basic 3 Axis

Pro 1
3 Axis

Pro 2
3 & 4 Axis, Multi Axis Lathes

Pro 3
2D Data Matrix
Engraves Text, Numbers and Characters entered from the keyboard Y Y Y Y
Use any Fonts on your computer plus 2L Single Line Stick Fonts Y Y Y Y
Control Text Height Y Y Y Y
Adjust spacing between letters, words, and lines   Y Y Y
Align Text (Left, Right, Center), Rotate Text, Wrap Text around a Radius (coin)   Y Y Y
Engrave different font styles and sizes in one G-Code program   Y Y Y
Drawings/Logos
Pro Light
Basic 3 Axis

Pro 1
3 Axis

Pro 2
3 & 4 Axis, Multi Axis Lathes

Pro 3
2D Data Matrix
Import Photographs and logos (JPG, BMP, GIF files) - convert bitmap images to vectors   Y Y Y
Import DXF files for drawings, company logos, etc.   Y Y Y
Engrave imported image files, multiple typed text or drawn objects together   Y Y Y
Export DXF files for use in other programs   Y Y Y
Draw shapes (circles, rectangles, etc.), freehand lines, straight lines   Y Y Y
Create complicated precise layouts   Y Y Y
Display part stock geometry - rectangular or circular   Y Y Y
Display part stock geometry - rectangular, circular, drawn or imported geometry   Y Y Y
Use Reference Geometry (including imported DXF files) to create precise layouts   Y Y Y
Manipulation of Text and Other Objects
Pro Light
Basic 3 Axis

Pro 1
3 Axis

Pro 2
3 & 4 Axis, Multi Axis Lathes

Pro 3
2D Data Matrix
Duplicate layers (create multiple copies of objects)   Y Y Y
Scale and Rotate   Y Y Y
Resize (proportional or not), Rotate or Scale different layers individually   Y Y Y
Mirror Horizontal   Y Y Y
Mirror Vertical   Y Y Y
Move Text and Objects to precise locations on a workpiece   Y Y Y
Set precisely located Guidelines for creating detailed layouts   Y Y Y
Incremental Serial Numbers
Pro Light
Basic 3 Axis

Pro 1
3 Axis

Pro 2
3 & 4 Axis, Multi Axis Lathes

Pro 3
2D Data Matrix
Create Incrementing Serial Numbers   Y Y Y
Engrave text or company logos with each serial number   Y Y Y
Add nc codes before or after serial number (any text, G and M codes, subprograms)   Y Y Y
Help
Pro Light
Basic 3 Axis

Pro 1
3 Axis

Pro 2
3 & 4 Axis, Multi Axis Lathes

Pro 3
2D Data Matrix
HELP within the program Y Y Y Y
Video Tutorials Y Y Y Y
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