OptiCut's Key Features
Powerful parametric algorithms.
Including 6 predefined optimization modes: Fast, Standard 1 & 2, Advanced 1 & 2 and CNC optimized.
Whether you need to optimise 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 list
No need to sort your cutting lists by material type.
No need to sort the original sheet sizes.
If have several materials on your list and different sized sheets in stock, OptiCut will automatically search
the sheets by size and material you have in stock and optimises 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.
Optimise with or without grain direction
Opticut will automatically take into account the grain direction of veneered sheets.
Automatic deduction of edging material and/or additional dimensions for rough cut parts
OptiCut will adjust the parts sizes according to the thickness of edging material that you apply to your parts.
You can define edging thicknesses, and displays either net (cutting) or finished edged dimensions.
You can use the edging parameters to define rough-cut parts that will be re-calibrated afterwards (for instance on a CNC or fine cut saw).
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 necessary to cut your panels.
Automatic 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 optimisation.
Off cuts defined with a minimal usable dimensions will be considered reusable and integrated into existing the stock and used in future projects.
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.
A great way to know how much money you have saved!
OptiCut not only optimises your panels, but will also optimise the cutting of profiles, mouldings, battens, beams, joists, metal rods, bars, strips and any material that you manage in fixed lengths.
In the same way OptiCut optimises sheet material it will print cutting maps, as well as global reports, and labels for all your materials in lengths.
OptiCut 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, it’s for you to choose the best compromise for you project.
A project with expensive material will be better optimised with turnaround, whereas low cost material might require less machine time and be optimised without turnaround.
Note as that it might sometimes be better to waste a few minutes cutting rather than have to go out and buy an extra sheet.
Automatic 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.
You’ll be working like a real pro while saving lots of time, errors and headaches!
Read and write cutting lists in all formats
Opticut will read and write cutting lists made on all major spread sheets like Excel, Open Office, etc. and will interface
directly with Polyboard and most cabinet design software like TopWood, Obnie, Kitchen Draw, etc.
Intergrated Post Processors for CNC saws
OptiCut's integrated post processor writes cutting maps for the all the major CNC saws. Click here for more information on integrating OptiCut with your CNC machine including a sample optimisation download.