I had a little surprise this weekend. When I purchased the DSP controller, I understood that I would also need to purchase CorelDraw or AutoCad so I could install the Visual Basic plugin to run from. I "obtained" the CorelDraw software and got the system running.
It turns out I didn't even need CorelDraw or Autocad. The software that comes with the DSP also includes a stand-alone windows program called RLaserCut2.0 that acts as a drawing package. You can draw lines and shapes and text for vector cutting, or import stuff for vector or raster. From the import list, I see that it can handle the following file types: AI,DXF,PLT,DST,DSB,BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,MNG,ICO CUR,TIF,TGA,PCX,JBG,JP2,JPC,PGX,RAS,PNM,SKA,RAW.
This thing is impressive. I had tried doing texts with CorelDraw, but I didn't know how to turn standard texts into vector cut. As an example, Arial Bold would only want to raster. When I write text with their program using Arial Bold, it will convert the text to vector where the letter is essentially outlined and there is no inner fill. Pretty cool!