rectangular cutting and nesting library

Cut 2D X - rectangular nesting library

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Cut 2D X

Cut 2D X is an Automation component - within a dll - used for obtaining optimal cutting or nesting layouts for two dimensional sheets and parts.

Cut 2D X can be used for cutting and nesting rectangular sheets made of glass, wood, metal, or any other material used by industrial applications.

Cut 2D X is based on COM technology and can be used  within any programming environment such as Delphi, C++Builder, Visual Basic, VB .NET, VC++ .NET, VC#, Excel VBA, Java etc.


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  • Guillotine cutting optimization - The cuts are performed from one side to the other of the material. This feature is very useful for glass, wood, termopan, ...
  • Non-guillotine nesting 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.
  •  NEW Multi-Stage cutting optimization - The optimization is done in multiple stages. In each stage all cuts have the same direction (First cut direction is decided by you). This is useful when you have many sheets to cut and you are interested in obtaining faster cutting results. This optimisation is useful when it is hard for you to rotate the sheet.
  • Four independent cutting optimization algorithms - There are 3 optimization algorithms for guillotine cuttings and 1 for nesting. Combining these algorithms you will have a good optimization with a minimal waste generation.
  •  NEW Manual arrange of pieces after cutting optimisation - If you are not satisfied with the current result you can modify them manually. Cut 2D X offers you a complete set of functions which help you to arrange the layouts with the mouse.
  • Independent 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.
  • Trim margins - useful for handling faulty sheets whose margin must be trimmed.
  • Adjustable cutting blade thickness - For glass cutting with diamond the cutting blade width is 0, but for wood, metal handling you need a saw blade with a greater width.
  • Adjustable cutting length - One may specify the maximum length that is permitted for a cut. This feature is useful for glass industry where too long cuttings can break the glass. Also, if you cut manually you cannot reach any position on the cutting table, thus you have to perform shorter cuttings at the beginning of the process.
  • 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)
  • Adjustable breakage width - useful for cutting materials by breaking them - e.g. glass.
  • Any size less than 2 billion units - the size of the pieces is limited by the size of the data types introduced by the C++ language.
  • Features for optimizing materials with fiber - such as wood or PAL. You may specify if a piece can be rotated or not. This will help to cut along or perpendicular to the material fiber.
  • Statistics related to the current optimization - At the end of the optimisation process you will have access to the many statistics about nesting: number of cuts, cut's 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, ...
  • Can be embedded within any language that supports COM Automation and dynamic link library (dll) - Visual Basic (VB), Delphi, C++Builder, VC++, C#, Excel VBA, Java etc
  • Very fast algorithms - This small running time is due to the state of art Artificial Intelligence optimization algorithms.
  • Full featured examples of utilization - The Cut 2D X package contains examples for Borland C++Builder, Borland Delphi, Microsoft Visual Basic 6 and 2005 .NET, Visual C++ 2005 .NET, Excel 2003 VBA and Java.
  • Already used in award winning products - Check our product Cutting Optimization Pro which uses this component.




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Looking for a true shape nesting library ?

Check our AnyShape Cut 2D X component here.


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