Online Help

This page explains the method to use in order.

1. Selection of the type of optimization problem

[Worksheet] - [Add Sheet] or [Worksheet] - [Change Sheet Properties]

Material and Thickness : Worksheet name

Cutting Planner manages separately the worksheet for each stock panel type. Spreadsheet software can process multiple worksheets, but it looks like that image.

The name on the worksheet has "Material" and "Thickness". You can register frequently used names in [Stocks panel list] in the [Options] window. "Thickness" is also managed as a character string so it is possible to add units. Worksheet names can not overlap. When adding by [Worksheet] - [Insert from file] etc, sequential numbers are automatically added to duplicate sheet names.

1D/2D

1D / 2D can not be switched when data is already input. We use addition and deletion of sheets.

Parts tuen : 2d only

If you do not want the parts to be placed vertically, select "All Cannot Turn".

2. Parts and Stocks data input

  • From the keyboard.
  • Copy and paste from Excel, LibreOffice etc.
  • Import CSV format files with right-click menu or drag-and-drop from Explorer

Since editing functions are inevitably inferior to spreadsheet software, we recommend that you copy and paste what you have edited.

If you have many opportunities to enter the same data, please use the import / export function in CSV format.

It can be executed from the right click menu.

Click the field to sort. When sorting by size The data of the same size is displayed in blue letters.

You can specify that the parts of the same size will be merged by option.

When you enter a value that can not be handled, it is displayed in red letters and ignored during placement calculation.

See [Options] - [Optimize] - [Number of digits after a decimal point].

About "First usage Stocks"

When more than one kinds are on Stocks list, it's assigned automatically efficiently.

However, Stocks registered here is used first.

It's possible to reduce Stocks by this function.

Panel Size or Length

You input size in consideration of processing it later.

Enter the size so that the pattern of the board is in a certain direction.

2D Only. You can set the expression such as width, height, the depth in [Options]-[General]-[Expression method with size].

Quantity

If you set quantity of parts setting to blank, set it as 1.

If you set quantity of stocks setting to blank, it will be unlimited.

If you set to 1 if the quantity of "stock to be used first" is blank.

Turn : Only when [Options]-[Optimize]-[Parts Turn]-[Individual Setting] is checked

Check the check box for the member that can be rotated (vertically placed). You can check with the space key in addition to mouse click.

Cost : Stocks only

When printing, the unit price of the part is calculated.

3. Setting Options

[Tools]-[Options]

Refer to a link destination.

Optimize : Set "Saw kerf size" etc.

General : Set font, language, etc.

Layout Pictures : Setting of color coding of parts. Set up functions to make it easier to understand where to start disconnecting.

4. Solve

[Tools]-[Solve]

Starts calculation of optimal cutting plan.

A stop button will report the present best result. When there is not a result, no displayed.

A calculation thread gives priority to other application.

5. Report

  • [*x] of the top right corner of the figure is the number of same patterns.

[*x] of a Part shows the quantity of the Parts.


  • As for the long Stock plate, a horizontal direction is divided into less than [Tools]-[Options]-[Cut table length][Tools]-[Options]-[Cut table length] and displays it.

It is displayed with "Splited" by the top right corner of the figure.


  • Parts and Stocks assigns the number of the area order from 0.


  • The way of calculation of yield.

( [Total of the area of the used Stocks] - [Total of the area of the Remnants] ) / [Total of the area of the used Stocks]

When a part on a picture is double-clicked, the item to which a Parts list is relevant is selected.

When a Parts list is double-clicked, a relevant figure is selected.The next part is selected by F4 key.


Remnants list tab sheet.

Remnants list is showed in the area order.

The too small material can be omitted by [Options]-[General]-[Omission Size]


Used Stocks list tab sheet.

The number of the used Stocks is shown.

Uncut Pats list tab sheet

The list which couldn't be cut by numerical lack of Stocks or by other cause.


About the zoom ratio in the figure.

When the length format is a decimal point, when the zoom factor is 100%, the figure of 1800 * 900 is rendered with 1800 * 900 pixels.

If the length format is feet inches, it follows Windows scaling settings.


Remnants list tab sheet

Remnants list is showed in the area order.

The too small material can be omitted by [Options]-[General]-[Omission Size]


Used Stocks list tab sheet

The number of the used Stocks is shown.

Uncut Pats list tab sheet

The list which couldn't be cut by numerical lack of Stocks or by other cause.


About the zoom ratio in the figure

When the length format is a decimal point, when the zoom factor is 100%, the figure of 1800 * 900 is rendered with 1800 * 900 pixels.

If the length format is feet inches, it follows Windows scaling settings.

[File]-[Page Setup], [File]-[Print Preview]

Refer to a link destination.

7. Save

[File]-[Save], [File]-[Save As]

You can save the Layout pictures in .recx format.

.recx format is an open architecture with published specifications. Refer to ".recx file format specifications"

It's possible to make that cooperate with other software.