Working with edge bands: new movie

December 23rd, 2016

Hi,

We have created a short movie showing how to work with edge banding in Cutting Optimization pro 5.

Here it is:

enjoy

True shape nesting optimization

February 21st, 2015

We are happy to announce the release of a nesting software capable of handling complex shapes represented by polygons and circles. Polygons can have straight edges or arcs.

The software is called Next Nesting Software X and can be tested from here: http://www.nesting-technologies.com . Next Nesting Software X runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

A movie with this software is action can be seen here:

Currently the software is in beta test … so if you are welcomed in helping us to eliminate the bugs.

Now we are running on Mac OSX and Linux

February 21st, 2015

After 2 years of intense development we have released a new cutting optimization software running natively on Mac OSX and Linux (Ubuntu).

Here is a movie with our Simple Cutting Software X running on Mac:

and here is the same software running on Linux Ubuntu:

Simple Cutting Software v3

May 30th, 2014
We are happy to announce version 3 of our Simple Cutting Software.

There are many new things here, such as:

– a new column in the Parts table where you can specify a color for each piece. This will help you to better visualize diagrams.
– a new column in the stock table where you can specify the price of the sheet.
– several new buttons in the main toolbar:
– a button for accepting a solution. When a solution is accepted, the utilized parts are deleted and the waste is added to the stock.
– a button for undo accept solution.
– a button with statistics for the current optimization
– a button with interface settings (from here you can change the language)
– a new parameter in the menu Settings :  Minimal useful size. Only wastes larger than this can be added to the stock when the Accept button is pressed.
and many more …

We invite you to download and test this new version of our program.

Bulgarian translation is available

August 8th, 2013

The translation has been made by Svetoslav Slavkov. We are grateful for his help on improving our programs.

Real Cut 1D 10

July 20th, 2013

We have just released version 10 of our linear optimization software.

We have a lot of new things and improvements here:

– fractional input (now you can enter the data either as real values: 100.5 or as fractional ones: 100 1/2)

– advanced import from Excel: you can choose what is on each column of your table, you can also skip rows etc.

We invite you to test this new version …

Advanced importing from Excel files in Cutting Optimization pro

May 9th, 2013

We have improved the loading of Excel and CSV files starting with version 5960 of Cutting Optimization pro.

Recall that loading of the parts (the demand) can be done by pressing the Open button from the toolbar of the Parts / Demand table. There you can specify Excel xls/xlsx/csv file type. Loading an Inventory can be done from menu File | Inventory.

From now you can:

– specify columns from which the data are loaded. For that purpose just press the arrows which are in the header (first row) of the table. For instance, if your first column in the Excel file contains the quantity, just select the “Quantity” word to appear in the top of the first column of the “Import data” table.

– ignore some rows which do not contain valid data. For this purpose uncheck the checkboxes from the first column of the table. Ignoring some rows is compulsory if your excel file contains some header rows and some other rows at the bottom of your data (like Date, Signature, etc)

A movie exemplifying these 2 cases is here:

Greek translation is available

May 9th, 2013

Thanks to Andrew Athanasiadis we now have Greek translation for our optimization programs. Thanks a lot Andrew!

How to contact us!

December 22nd, 2012

Preferred contact address: contact@optimalprograms.com

We usually answer all emails in max. 24 hours since their receipt.

If you do not receive an answer from us it means that your server blocks our email address !

Also, please check your Spam or Junk folders … in some cases our messages arrive there.

Also, you may add our address to your Contacts list.

We DO NOT send unsolicited emails … we are not spammers … so the problem is in your server only! Please contact your email provider to fix that !

Alternately you may contact us at:

optimal.programs@gmail.com

or

optimal.programs@hotmail.com

You can also fax us at: 0040358814190, but we usually do not send faxes back to you.

Restoring an old inventory

August 3rd, 2012

Cutting Optimization pro saves a backup copy of its almost all files.

These copies are placed in the “backup” folder from the working directory (you can find the working directory by pressing menu Settings | Working directory).

In the backup folder are other folders for inventory, materials, edge bands, extra components etc.

Copies of the inventory are saved in the “stock” folder. The name of these files have the following structure:

initial name_year_month_day_hour_minute_second.extension,

where year, month, day, hour, minute, second specify the date and time of saving.

You can easily restore any of the previously saved inventory by taking one of the old files and by copying its content to the existing inventory file.

Now, you can restore an old inventory with few clicks.

– Go to menu History | Inventory. A list of files should appear. There is a table which has the file name on the first column and date of creation on the second column.

– Select the desired file. At the right (in the preview table) you may see its content.

– Press button Restore.

that is all … below is a short movie: