Pieces to be optimized
(customer demand) are introduced in PARTS.
Pieces to cut from (the
sheets) are introduced in STOCK.
Set some parameters by pressing
Press the button Start. At the end of cutting optimization the solution will
be graphically displayed.
You may print and save
Stock data are saved in "stock.xml"
file which is located in the same folder with the application itself.
You must copy this file too, in the case that you move the application
in another folder.
2D Guillotine optimization -
The cuts are performed from one side to the other of the material. This
feature is very useful for glass, wood, thermopan, ...
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 - You may introduce data either
real as 100.5 or fractional as 100 1/2. Precision for fractions can
be set from menu Settings. Do not mix real values with decimal
separator (".") with fractional values. Choose one style and stick
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 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.
Maximal cut length - it allows you to limit the
length of the cuts that may be performed.
Grain direction control - useful
for wood cutting optimisation. A parameter let the user to specify the
grain for parts and stock.
Graphical display (black and white)
of the obtained results - the results are displayed as images with
Save images - all the obtained 2D
sheets can be saved as .bmp images with 1 click.
Grouping similar layouts - this
will reduce the number of printed sheets of paper. The number of repetitions
for each sheet will be displayed.
Printing the obtained layouts -
on any printer.
XML Support. Loading and
saving data (parts and stock) from/to *.xml.
Very fast running time - Solutions
are obtained within seconds.