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Ruida Controllers and Software

Easy To Use CO2 Laser Cutting and Engraving Software

Laserscript CO2 machines are now supplied with Ruida controllers. RDWorks is the standard software which is supplied free of charge. However, the controller is also compatible with Lightburn (available on request at a small additional cost).

Leetro set ups with Lasercut are available on request for those preferring that arrangement.


RDWorks enables users to perform laser cutting and engraving operations. The software allows you to create lines, shapes, Bezier curves and text. It also  uses a number of vector formats (such as .dxf, .ai and .plt ) and raster formats (such as .bpm, .jpg, .gif and .png).

RDWorks Compatibility

RDWorks is compatible with Windows XP through to Windows 10. It is important to note that it is not used for creating complex designs, and is most useful when used in tandem with graphics programs like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, Inkscape or 2D Design.

Files can be imported into RDWorks, enabling use of any preferred software to design files. This is especially useful for businesses and educational organisations that may choose to update or change their design software.

RDWorks offers the following functionality:

  • Control of the machines speed and power settings via the software interface
  • Programming of independent layers for different speed and power settings
  • Basic drawing functions
  • Basic edit functions such as move, resize, mirror and offset
  • Work simulation and preview
  • Compatible with Windows XP – 10. 32 and 64 bit available
  • Low CPU and RAM usage



Lightburn has rapidly become one of the most popular programs for laser cutting and engraving, and for good reason. Not only does it have some clever features that can be used for editing, arranging, image tracing and creating on a blank canvas, Lightburn also acts as the communication platform to the laser machine itself. This means that some users might not need to use a more expensive full design package depending on their requirements. It’s great for both vector and raster work, and is incredibly easy to use.

Lightburn Compatibility

It’s compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux, and you can pick up the DSP license key by contacting us. This includes a years-worth of updates, and software support from our expert technical support team.

Lightburn offers the following functionality:

  • Control the machines speed and power settings with the slick software interface
  • Program settings for independent layers
  • Number Serialisation, QR Code generator and Image Tracing Function
  • Excellent animated previews
  • Compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Easy welding of text and shapes
  • Fast Spacing and alignment of text and shapes
  • Free 30-day trial available
  • Easy to follow video tutorials


Please note:

  • RDWorks does not require a license key.
  • Lightburn requires a license key which can instantly be used on up to 2 computers, with a third seat available by contacting Lightburn’s technical support team. Download your free trial here.
  • We offer educational pricing for schools and maker spaces where each additional seat after 3 is charged at £25. Floating licenses are also available, enabling you to purchase 10+ seats, and install them on as many computers as you like. However, only the number of seats you have purchased will be able to use Lightburn software at any given time.


Please contact us to learn more about these programs and to arrange a demonstration at our West Yorkshire showroom.

Ruida Controller for Laser Engraver
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