Cutting Optimization Pro is a cutting
software used for obtaining optimal cutting layouts for one (1D) and two
(2D) dimensional pieces. The software also lets you to define and handle
complex products, such as table, desk, cupboard, locker, book shelf
Cutting Optimization Pro can be used
for cutting rectangular sheets made of glass, wood, metal, plastic, or any
other material used by industrial applications.
Cutting Optimization Pro can also be
used as cutting software for linear pieces such as bars, pipes, tubes, steel
bars, metal profiles, extrusions, tubes, lineal wood boards, etc and other
Installer - it will create a shortcut in Programs folder and on Desktop.
Run it. There is no installation kit. Please remember where you saved it so that you can run it next time.
If you don't know what to choose, please download the installer.
1D and 2D optimization in the same cutting program - you may use the program for both 2D and 1D optimization.
Guillotine optimization - The
cuts are performed from one side to the other of the material. This
feature is very useful for glass, wood, thermoglass, ...
Non-guillotine (nested) optimization
- The cutting machine can follow the shape of the material. In this
case you need to have a complex machine based on laser or flame blade.
Multi-stage guillotine - all
cuts in a stage are perpendicular to the cuts on the previous stage.
The user may specify the number of stages and the direction of cuts
for the first stage.
Any number of pieces in the INVENTORY
and DEMAND - virtually no limit for the number of pieces that you
want to optimize.
Any measurement metric- The way
in which you introduce the data is a general one. You don't have to
specify a metric. Just choose a metric in your mind and enter all data
using that metric only.
Fractional input. Pieces can be introduced either
as 100.5 or 100 1/2. More info about fractional input can be read
Adjustable cutting blade thickness-
For glass cutting with diamond the cutting blade thickness is 0, but
for wood, metal handling you need a saw with a greater thickness.
Adjustable optimization level- One
may specify how many layouts to be generated before the solution is
outputted. If you don't have too much time and you don't have a good
computer you may set the Optimization Level to a low level. This
feature helps you to run your program on any kind of computer (from
486 to the best processors available today).
Maximal cut length limit - You may
specify how long a cut can be. This is useful when you perform the cuttings
Adjustable useful waste - all wastes
smaller than this size are garbage (will not be added to repository).
Adjustable limit for breakable parts
- No waste will have a size lower than this parameter and no 2 parallel
cuts will be closer than this. It is used in order to avoid the breaking
of too small material. Useful in glass industry.
Reduces panel waste and costs -
using the latest achievements in the field of Artificial Intelligence
to reduce the waste.
Grain direction control - useful
for wood cutting optimisation. A parameter let the user to specify if
the piece can be rotated or it should be kept fixed.
Automatic offcuts handling - the
useful waste is automatically added to the Inventory of materials.
Vertical printing of the labels and
edge bands - this will optimise and simplify your layout.
Graphical display black-white or colourful
images and text mode of the obtained results - the results are displayed
as images (black and white or colourful) or as text-tables.
Save images automatically - all
the obtained 2D sheets can be saved as jpeg images with 1 click. The
programs automatically appends a number to an image.
Copy-paste from Excel.
Just select some columns from Excel and
paste them in Demand or Inventory grids.
Grouping similar layouts - this
will reduce the number of printed sheets of paper. The number of repetitions
for each sheet will be displayed.
Sketchup exporter - We offer a free plugin for Sketchup which helps exporting the size of components from a Sketchup model to a file loaded by Cutting Optimization pro. Read more: here.
Magnifying a sheet. This is useful if you have a
long roll which you can visualize it by magnifying it.
Printing the obtained layouts -
on any printer.
Printing multiple layouts on the same
page - You may print 1, 2, 4 or 6 layouts on the same sheet of paper.
Printing the REPOSITORY and the DEMAND
of the customer - you may print the pieces that you want to optimize.
The cuts are shown in text format in
order to use them with a CNC machine.
Edge banding handling - the quantity
and the type of material attached to the edges of the wood sheets is
manipulated by the program.
Computes / Prints the total cutting
Displays diagrams - a table which
contain the pieces cut for each sheet.
Possibility to define complex products
such as table, desk, cupboard, locker, book shelf ...
Possibility to define types of materials
(glass, wood, band) - for each material the user has a special table
where it can introduce more information about the material.
Automatic tool for computing the size
of the pieces based on the external sizes of the product.
Statistics related to the current cut
/ layout- At the end of the optimisation process you will have access
to the: number of cuts, cuts definition (starting and ending point),
number of waste rectangles, the waste rectangles (the coordinates of
the top-left and bottom-right corners), number of utilized pieces, the
placement of the utilized pieces, used surface, ...
Saves/loads results - All results
can saved in txt files and loaded later.
Generates and prints adhesive labels
Load data from .xml, .dbt (specific files to version 4), .xls (Excel files) and .csv (comma separated)
Automatically computing of the order
Sorted parts and stock
- by using various criteria: Length, Width, Quantity, Type, Rotation,
saves time and money ....
Data can be exported into very popular
formats: Word, Excel, HTML, CSV (comma separated) and XML files.
All panels and table's columns are resizable
- You may customize the workspace. The new positions are automatically
Very fast running time - Solutions
are obtained within seconds.
Win32 native application. No dependencies required.
Single file application. You can move a single file to a new computer and it will run without installation.
Very efficient written..exe has about 6 MB and the installation kit just over 1MB.
Desktop application. You are in control of your data. You do not risk loosing data if some distant server fails. You can run the application without problems even if the internet is not working.
Pieces to be optimized are introduced in Parts table. Add data by pressing the + button at the top part of tables.
Pieces to cut from (the sheets) are introduced in Stock table. The Stock is automatically handled. In the case of 1D optimization (pipes, bars, linear pieces)
only the Length must be introduced.
The other field (Width) must be left empty or set to 0.
Press the button Start.
At the end of cutting optimisation the solution will be printed in graphic
and text mode. If you are not satisfied with the current solution (optimisation)
you may press Start again. You may also increase the Optimization
level from menu Settings | Algorithm.
If you are satisfied with the current
solution you may print and save it. Then press Accept. Utilized
pieces will be removed and the useful one will be added tot the Stock.
(for one company)
Cutting Optimization pro - 1 license (1 user, 1 computer)