OptiCut cutting optimization software

Professional cutting optimization software for sheet and profiled materials.

OptiCut software is ideal for wood, wood composites, metal, plastics, plus just about any industry dealing with cutting sheets or profiles. Plus powerful waste and off cut management.

Watch this video where we design in Polyboard then export the cut list to OptiCut for optimization.

One of the biggest time and money drains in any manufacturing business is cutting the raw materials

And with rising material costs saving even 10% on a large project can save hundreds if not thousands in hard cash.

Getting this right is vital to the competitiveness of any manufacturing business.

Does this sound familiar? Are you..

Wasting time and money cutting your sheet and profiled materials
Optimizing by hand or not optimizing at all because it takes too much time
Wondering how many sheets and lengths of moulding to buy for a new project
Piling up all those off cuts and never getting round to using them

Change that today!

Optimize your cutting lists on to all sheet materials including wood, metal and plastics
Optimize cutting in given lengths, mouldings, profiles, beams, battens, tubes and rods
Automatically manage off cuts from previous optimizations and integrate into current jobs
Produce cutting maps that tell you exactly how to cut each sheet and in what sequence

OptiCut has enabled us to make a 20% saving on raw materials as well as enormous savings in time and effort.

Thank you again for this excellent tool.

Eric Machot

Machot Bois

OptiCut optimization software key features

OptiCut

Multi-mode optimization algorithms

Powerful parametric algorithms including 6 predefined optimization modes: 

Fast
Standard 1 and 2
Advanced 1 and 2
CNC optimized

Whether you need to optimize faster, cut faster, are cutting by hand or on a CNC, choosing the right mode will make your job easier and more efficient.

Use mixed materials and panel sizes in the same cutting list

No need to sort your cutting lists by material type.

No need to sort the original sheet sizes.

If you have several materials on your list and different sized sheets in stock, OptiCut will automatically search the sheets by size and material and optimize the appropriate parts on the right panels.

For each material you have in stock, OptiCut will take into account all available sheet sizes, including the stock of off cuts.

opticut sheet material options

Perfect grain matching

Adjacent parts (e.g. drawer façades) are grouped on your sheet material to ensure the grain flows perfectly across them.

Managed from within Polyboard for automatic transfer to OptiCut or adjust within OptiCut itself.

Automatic deduction of edging

OptiCut will adjust the part sizes according to the thickness of edging material that you apply to your parts.

You can define edging thicknesses, and display either net (cutting) or finished edged dimensions.

Extend cutting dimensions to accommodate rough cut parts

You can use the pre-cut parameters to cut parts that will be re-calibrated afterwards (for instance on a CNC).

sheet cutting software

Optimization of bar materials

OptiCut is not just a panel cutting optimization software. Manage profiles, mouldings, battens, beams, joists, metal rods, bars, strips and any material that you manage in fixed lengths.

In the same way as OptiCut optimizes sheet material it will print cutting maps, as well as global reports, and labels for all your materials in lengths.

Stock and off cuts management

You can manage your existing stock of sheets and materials and include usable off cuts from previous projects.

OptiCut’s stock management can be up-dated after each optimization.

Off cuts defined with a minimal usable dimensions will be considered reusable and integrated into existing the stock and used in future projects.

stock management in OptiCut sheet cutting optimization software
woodworking optimization software showing turnaround feature

Sheet manipulation

Our woodworking optimization software has a sheet turnaround function that enables you to change cutting direction (horizontal or vertical) within the same cutting map.

Changing cutting direct will diminish waste but may increase sheet manipulation and therefore machine time, so you can choose the best compromise for your project.

A project with expensive material will be better optimized with turnaround, whereas low cost materials might benefit from less machine time and be optimized without turnaround.

Consider whether it's better to spend a few extra minutes cutting rather than having to go out and buy an extra sheet.

Stop wasting time, money and effort

With OptiCut you will save material and always know exactly how many sheets to buy, how to cut each part, and take into account and use the off cuts that you already have in stock.

Manufacturing power

cutting maps and cutting sequence in OptiCut

Cutting maps with cutting sequence

OptiCut doesn't only calculate the optimal position of all your parts but will tell you how to cut by writing a complete cutting map.

You’ll know the exact sequence of cuts necessary to use the least material possible and minimize the time required to cut your panels.

Read and write cutting lists in all formats

OptiCut will read and write cutting lists made on all major spreadsheets like Excel, OpenOffice, Google Sheets etc.

In addition, our sheet cutting optimization software will interface directly with Polyboard and all other cabinet design software.

opticut and polyboard or spreadsheet integration
OptiCut cost and optimisation report

Technical and financial reporting

After each optimization OptiCut will print with the cutting maps and a complete global report that lists the technical data, the cost of the materials used, the waste and the cutting time.

All measuring units, all currencies supported.

A great way to know how much money you have saved!

Comprehensive label printing

To follow your parts though the workshop, OptiCut will print labels for each part.

Once printed just glue the labels onto your boards and without picking up your tape measure, you’ll know exactly the real size and reference of the part.

Metrics include part name and number, panel material, dimensions, edging position and material.

Barcode functionality available.

OptiCut labels
OptiCut CNC integration

Integrated post processors for CNC saws

OptiCut's post processors write cutting maps for the all the major CNC saws, and many more. Click below for information on integrating OptiCut with your CNC saw or CNC machine, including a sample optimization download.

Cross sector versatility 

Not just a wood cutting software, optimization of metals, plastics and virtually any material that comes in panels.

Plus profiles and bars in multiple materials.

Some of the businesses successfully using OptiCut software today...

kitchen design using OptiCut panel cutting optimization software
Peter Brown

P&S Furniture

"Polyboard and OptiCut work great for me as once I have completed my designs I can produce an order for all my Vinyl wrapped components at the touch of a button before I start my manufacturing, thus saving valuable time."

panel optimisation software case study
Brice Ambrosinio

Gaudier & Kuppel

"Following our purchase of OptiCut, our entire team is delighted with the software. It allows us to optimize our use of materials extremely well, as well as our cutting sequences. The time it has saved our project manager is massive."

OptiCut project
Ain Avi

KLASSIK INTERJÖÖR OÜ

"Today is historical for my company, first project processed together with OptiCut and Polyboard, using PP [Post Processor] output files. It is amazing how much time and money we win, and quality! Thank you to all the Team!"

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OptiCut software

OptiCut comes in 5 versions with performance and prices to suit your workshop and budget

All versions are fully featured professional versions, only the number of parts that you can optimize changes.

From 50 pieces up to unlimited capacity.

All versions interface seamlessly with Polyboard.

OptiCut
Pro PP

Lifetime licence

High end industrial version writes the code for your CNC saw

Unlimited number of parts per optimization
All output options including post processor CNC output

OptiCut
Pro

Lifetime licence

No need to separate even large cutting lists into sections

Unlimited number of parts per optimization
All output options excluding post processor CNC output
OptiCut
500

Lifetime licence

Small to medium sized shops, optimise larger projects in two

Cutting list limited to 500 parts
All output options excluding post processor CNC output

OptiCut
200

Lifetime licence

Save cutting lists into sections for medium sized projects

Cutting list limited to 200 parts
All output options excluding post processor CNC output
OptiCut
50

Lifetime licence

Ideal for small shops, optimise larger projects several times

Cutting list limited to 50 parts
All output options excluding post processor CNC output

We want you to have the best software for your needs so...

Upgrades to a higher version of OptiCut are FREE for 30 days. After 30 days, we'll pay you 70% of the price of your current version.

Watch our for some great discounts!

When you buy OptiCut with our cabinet design software Polyboard

Price includes

6 months' Premium Support

Then a lifetime 50% discount

Cut list and plans processing service

Design with the free versions of Polyboard and StairDesigner and receive the manufacturing files

Need advice?

Access a large range to resources, support and training options to fit your needs.

Please visit our Help Centre for answers to many common queries

Installation advice and use on multiple computers
What languages are available
Does it work in metric and imperial? (YES!)
Are there obligatory upgrade or maintenance fees (NO!)
The support available with your order
How to integrate our panel cutting optimization software with your CNC saw
OptiCut and point to point CNC production vs OptiNest and nesting CNCs

More on personal support and training

As well as video tutorials, we offer tailored 1-2-1 training and support services.

Technical help when you need it

We also have a support forum exclusively available to our customers.

Get your project started with OptiCut today

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