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CorelDraw Macro Setup

For CorelDRAW users, we have a macro available to simplify and speed up the process of sending work to LightBurn. Whether or not you have the macro installed, you can still export your work as an AI or SVG file and import into LightBurn. The macro only works on Windows computers.


  • Make sure LightBurn and CorelDRAW are both installed.
  • Open the LightBurn install folder, typically located at C:\Program Files\LightBurn. Inside this folder, find the ExportToLightBurn.gms file.
  • Copy ExportToLightBurn.gms by right clicking and choosing Copy

copying the file

Copy the ExportToLightBurn.gms file
  • Go to your CorelDraw install folder, typically c:\Program Files\Corel. You should have a folder called CorelDRAW Graphics Suite xxx or CorelDRAW Technical Suite xxx, with xxx being your Corel version. Open that folder, and you should find a folder called Draw, with another folder inside called GMS. Paste the file you copied into the GMS folder.
  • Windows might ask you for permission to copy this folder. Choose yes.

paste the file into CorelDRAW's GMS folder

Paste into CorelDRAW's GMS folder

Loading the Macro

  • Open CorelDRAW.
  • Open the Script Manager (Macro Manager for older versions) by going to Tools >> Scripts >> Scripts (Tools >> Macros >> Macros Manager for older versions) or using Alt + Shift + F11

open macro manager

Open the macro/script manager
  • If the ExportToLightBurn macro doesn't show up in the Visual Basic For Applications category, you'll need to load it manually:
  • Right click on the background of the Script Manager window, select Load Macro Project, and select ExportToLightBurn.gms from Corel's GMS folder

load macro

Load the macro if needed


  • Open CorelDRAW's customization window from Tools >> Options >> Customizations (Tools >> Customizations in older versions)
  • Open the Commands section on the left. On older versions, you may have to navigate through Workspace >> Customization >> Commands
  • Select Macros from the pane that appears on the right
  • Select the LightBurn entry
  • Click on the Browse button next to the icon (you may need to select the Appearance tab in older versions) to select an icon
  • Select the LightBurn icon from C:\Program Files\LightBurn and click Open.
  • For easy access to the macro, grab it from the customization window and drag it to a toolbar.
  • Set the caption to "Export to LightBurn".
  • Click "Ok" to close the Script/Macro Manager window.

macro configuratioh

Suggested configuration for the macro


When you click the macro button, it will launch LightBurn with your current selection from CorelDRAW, or the entire file if nothing is selected.