OptiCut Materials Set Up

The first step to setting up OptiCut. How to add your basic material details including thickness and price. When you start using OptiCut the first thing to do is set up your materials library. Let’s say we want to generate an optimization of this cutting list. In this list we can see that we have…

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How to design a staircase for an awkward space

Combined image of a blue print and a staircase

A staircase can be an important, if not the most important, architectural feature of a building. The stair will need to be designed to optimise the available space within a building and should of course comply with local building regulations and standards. But the issue is: This always makes staircase design one of the most…

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Funiture Design Tool Evaluation: One User’s View

furniture design tool

We are very happy to count among our new customers the Tercy Levillain Joinery in France. Based in Saint-Malo, this Breton family business is more than a century old and is a real institution in the region with a well established reputation. They have been able to adapt to changes in customer preferences and industry…

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Free Stair Design Software – StairDesigner And More

Free Software Get everything you need to build your own stair projects… All our software is now available to download from our website. We’ve also linked to other free software at Spiral Graphics. That’s not all…sign up for FREE at Wood Designer to access a huge range of video tutorials, stair templates, eBooks and lots more.…

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Mach3, Mach4 and alternatives to LazyCam for furniture manufacture

Mach3 and Mach4 are PC based software solutions for generating the GCode to run your CNC machine. They are developed and supported by ArtSoft. Mach3 came first and targeted the hobby market. Mach4 comes in different levels, for the hobbyist again, up to the larger professsional workshop running their CNC day in, day out. LazyCam…

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