Quick Start


The easiest way to start is with one of our DEMO projects. Each of these have everything configured so you just need to open one and run the optimization. Demo projects can be accessed from a dashboard page or from a dropdown on the optimization page.

In our example we used stock demo project with FACTORY account so stock and price are available. We'll describe cut list generation in three steps.

Step 1

Configuration


Specify material properties:

  • Material. Any label that best describes your material.
  • Bar Lengths. Standard bar lengths as produced by the manufacturer, separated by slash. Multiple lengths are only available in WORKSHOP and FACTORY plans.
  • Cut Waste. Waste between two pieces. Typically saw width for square cut and maybe a little more for an angle cut.
  • Side Waste. Waste on the bar sides, in case bar endings may be damaged during transport or for some other reason.
  • Reusable. Minimal residue (after cutting all the pieces) that can be considered usable in other, future projects. Used in price and utilization calculations.
  • Bar Price. Price of a single bar. When using predefined materials there are several ways to define/calculate bar price. When multiple lengths are used, only the price of a first ber should be specified. Available only in paid plans.
  • Stock. Number of bars in the stock. When multiple lengths are specified, stock should be specified for each length. Available only in WORKSHOP and FACTORY.
Step 2

Items to cut


Specify items to cut:

  • Length. Item length.
  • Qty. Number of items of specified length.
  • Descr. Optional description that more closely describes item. If specified it will appear in the optimization results.
Step 3

Run optimization


Run the optimization by pressing the "Run" button. Optimization will produce:

  • Cutting list (scheme). Bars with lengths to cut, waste and leftover length. Identical bars can be grouped (default behavior).
  • Overall statistics like utilization, price, number of input and output items (for inspection purposes), number of bars etc.
  • Cutting list can be exported into PDF, Excel, CSV and Txt formats.
  • WORKSHOP and FACTORY users can choose to work with stock values or to ignore them. Later will give the number of bars to order in case there's not enough in stock.