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Cutlist Optimizer

Postby Malc2098 » 29 Aug 2019, 16:00

I think this video of how to use a free online service is really useful.

It allows you to create a cut list from whatever size sheet you want to cut from.

I haven't used it yet, but I will give it a try next time I'm back inside my 'shop.

I've followed this chap since he started his channel. I found it quite useful.


The cutlist optimiser website is below.
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Re: Cutlist Optimizer

Postby 9fingers » 29 Aug 2019, 17:54

I'm a big fan of cutlist but no good for you mac types so this online one which is hopefully platform non specific is interesting.
Hopefully if I remember, I'll give it a go for my next project.

One tip - not particularly earth shattering but handy is if you want to optimise over length only you can set all the width of the parts the same and just narrower than the stock width and Robert is your mothers brother.

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Re: Cutlist Optimizer

Postby Malc2098 » 23 Sep 2019, 10:25

I've just used https://www.cutlistoptimizer.com/ to calculate the sheets needed for the verandah roof over the workshop deck.

I know I had to work out roughly what the common denominators were to make up a 2400 x1200 sheet, but I fed them in and it took seconds to show me where all the cut lines should be and that my calculations of the number of sheets was correct with minimal wastage.

And I know I should be able to do all that with a pencil and piece of paper, but this old head is getting worn out these days. :eusa-violin:

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Re: Cutlist Optimizer

Postby will1983 » 23 Sep 2019, 13:28

It's a great piece of software, I use it for every project and quotation.
The other good use for it is to use up all your offcuts, after every few projects I do a stock take of what I've got left and feed the dimensions into Cutlist to see if I can use any of it up without having to buy another full sheet.

One thing I've been wondering though, is there a way to import data straight from an excel spreadsheet so I don't have to manually input all the dimensions?
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Re: Cutlist Optimizer

Postby Malc2098 » 23 Sep 2019, 15:11

I can't find a way to do that, Will, however, I've seen other optimizer applications that can import from Excel.
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Re: Cutlist Optimizer

Postby will1983 » 24 Sep 2019, 10:15

I've been doing some research and there is a way by saving your data as a CSV file (Comma Separated Values)

I've done a bit of experimenting and it works to a point but it isn't importing the part labels.
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