Obviously we don't want to spend £100s on latest Corel draw suite, but we can get a cheaper version?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corel-Draw-Select-Edition/dp/B000ASAVM4/ (really cut down version -- will it have the DXF capabilities we need?)
Otherwise the Home/Student suite might be in our budget (~£50) or there are various baffling options via Ebay.
(And have we asked our Autodesk friends about their graphics software? as that comes up as a related item on Amazon search...)
@DefProc says the ideal version is X4 (although that's well out of date - so matches the age of the laser-cutter software :-)
If we can find a download of X4, we could try transferring the licence from the Vinyl Cutter laptop
I just tried to get a copy for £40 on ebay, but the seller's paypal account can't accept payments atm. I'll see what we get back from my question.
I see in issue #356 that @ajlennon has found the installer files for X4, so I reckon we should transfer the licence for X4 from the vinyl-cutter laptop across to Gerald, and maybe not bother with Corel on the vinyl-cutter PC, as that doesn't have the same "get it into DXF" issue that the laser-cutters do.
X4 should be working on Gerald-PC ?
Seems to be working fine, thanks @ajlennon. I made a note of the licence key for X3 that's on the old vinyl cutter laptop too, see https://www.flickr.com/photos/amcewen/32347949086/in/dateposted/