Recommended workflow and next steps

Flexibility as your business grows

Non CNC production


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  • Start with any version of OptiCut other than OptiCut Pro PP
  • Consider OptiCut 50 or 200 if your projects don’t include a large number of parts, then upgrade to OptiCut 500 or Pro as your business grows
  • Import your cutting lists manually or from a spreadsheet

PolyBoard Pro and OptiCut

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  • Design cabinets fast and accurately with PolyBoard, seamless integration with OptiCut to generate optimized cutting maps
  • Materials automatically synchronise
  • Full grain management

CNC production

OptiCut Pro PP and CNC saw

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  • Optimize, then automatically send the results to your CNC saw

PolyBoard Pro PP, OptiCut and CNC machine

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  • Send PolyBoard’s cutting list to OptiCut (OptiCut version depends on whether you are using a manual or CNC saw)
  • Optimize with OptiCut and cut your parts
  • Place the cut parts on a point-to-point (part by part) CNC
  • Send PolyBoard’s machining files to the CNC to machine each part

Label printing

  • Included with all versions
  • Consider an additional touchscreen label printing workstation next to your saw or CNC machine

Stock and off-cut management

  • As your business becomes more complex and if you are working with expensive materials, make use of OptiCut’s stock control features to maximise material savings

Next steps and further resources

Help Centre

Go to our Help Centre for more resources.

Here are links to the OptiCut specific categories in the Help Centre:


Consider a 1-2-1 online Support Pack if you need help getting started.

Details of training packs can be found here

Support forum and screen share sessions

Premium Support gives you access to technical advice on the forum and via screen share sessions if required.

Free online software demos

Schedule a session with a member of our technical team to see the software in action, and cover any queries you have.

More information

Please call us or use our contact form to discuss your requirements and set up a demo.

Click here for our contact details

Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoy using OptiCut!

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