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Ness

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July 15, 2019 - 8:02 am
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Hi Chris,

An OptiCut file can contain any number of parts with each part referencing à cnc file as well as any other necessary information associated.

So it’s possible to keep a library of parts either in one OptiCut file or with each part in it’s separate file.

From what you say OptiCut  should be quite adapted to your application.

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Based on the answers I’m not sure this would work as we need it to. Currently our part library is used to reference CNC programs, so without a dedicated parts library, I’m not sure Opticut would be the right choice for us.

Thanks for the responses.

Chris

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Hi again,

An update from the editor on my last reply to the question of parts libraries in OptiCut.

Although OptiCut does not have a “Parts library” as such, any OptiCut file can be used
as a part library, since it can be imported on top of an existing cutting list, and
multiplied by a quantity.

Besides, all part parameters can be set or modified upon import, which makes
this feature extremely flexible.

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Ness

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Hi Chris,

You are right OptiCut doesn’t have a parts library.

Parts are input each time from a cutting list that is either typed in or imported from a text file produced by a spread sheet or a direct import from our cabinet software Polyboard.

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I am shopping for an alternative to Cut Rite, so I stumbled across OptiCut and thought I’d give it a look. From the demo, I don’t see anything like a part library. That’s a feature we use all the time in Cut Rite, and I was curious if OptiCut had anything like it…?

To clarify what I’m looking for, the library allows us to create and store a part that we make often. It retains key information like dimensions and CNC program names, but materials change with the job, etc. From first glance, OptiCut seems to only have a basic entry screen where I would have to key in all this information every time… or am I missing something?

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Chris

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