2L PRO Engraving Software Programs

Feature Comparison

PRO Light

 Basic 3 Axis CNC Machine Engraving

Available with the Purchase of a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit

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PRO 1

Engrave With: 3 Axis CNC Machines


PLUS…
More Functionality than PRO Light Version

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PRO 2

Engrave With: 3 & 4 Axis CNC Machines, C-Axis Rotary Lathes

PLUS… Even More Functionality than PRO 1 Version

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PRO 3

Create: 2D Data Matrix Barcodes With 3 & 4 Axis CNC Machines, C-Axis Rotary Lathes

PLUS… All the advanced engraving fuctionality of the PRO 2 Version

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2L PRO Engraving Software Program Compare Features
Basic Program Features FREE 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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