I noticed on the Autodesk website that they’re offering 50% off a 1 year subscription for Autodesk ArtCAM Standard. Autodesk has regional websites that price it according to your country (so check your specific country), but it basically amounts to $180 USD off the price.
I’ve never used it, but it sounds like the tools would be helpful for both laser AND CNC mills (if you happen to have one of those as well). I’m especially intrigued by the 2D and reliefs aspect of it. Perhaps someone else can chime in on the suitability more?
Edit: They also apparently have a 30-day free trial available at http://www.artcam.com/standard/free-trial/index.asp
Edit2: Features comparison chart for the different versions is at http://www.artcam.com/downloads/pdf/artcam-feature-comparison-flyer.pdf