Cut out the hard work and errors from your cutting operations
Originally designed as a complement to Polyboard, our cabinet design software, OptiCut interfaces seamlessly with all versions of Polyboard, including Polyboard Lite.
The short video above shows you how well OptiCut works with Polyboard.
With OptiCut you will save material and always know exactly how many sheets to buy and how to cut each part, while taking into account and using the off cuts that you have already in stock.
So stop wasting money, time and energy worrying about buying to much material and start saving hundreds if not thousands on each project.
Some of OptiCut's Main Features Explained
A powerful set of highly flexible optimization algorithms.
You will get size optimization modes to choose from: Fast, Standard 1, Standard 2, Advanced 1, Advanced and Optimized for CNC.
These allow you to decide exactly what is important for you in your business. You can focus on speed of the actual optimisation process, or speed to cut the job, whether you are cutting by hand or CNC, and so on.
Individual optimizations can include a stock of mixed size panels and also panels of different materials
With this ability, you won't need to sort through your sheets by size or material type.
If have several materials on your list and different sized sheets in stock, OptiCut will automatically search
for the panels by material and size that you hold in your stock and select the right parts for the right panels for the best optimisation.
And for each and every material you hold, the software will take into consideration all available sheet sizes that are available. That includes any off cuts you have chosen to add to your overall stock.
Choose to process your optimisation with or without reference to the grain direction
The software automatically considers the direction of the grain in your solid wood or veneered sheets.
Automatically modify panel size to take into account edging or to allow rough cut parts management
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 complete with the best cutting sequence for each and every job
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.
Comprehensive management of stock and all your off cuts
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.
Reporting includes full costs and technical specifications
At the end of each optimisation process OptiCut outputs comprehensive reports that include details of cutting time, wastage and costs of the material used.
A very quick way to see how much money you are saving.
Optimising these materials as well...bars, tubes, rods, mouldings, profiled sections, dowels and so on.
As well as panel materials, OptiCut can easily optimise profile cutting, plus battens, mouldings, metal rods, beams, bars, strips, joists and really anything that comes in fixed lengths.
And you will still get all the cutting maps, reports and labels as with panels.
Full manipulation of sheets
Use OptiCut's sheet turnaround feature to alter the cutting direction between the vertical and horizontal for individual cutting maps.
This can further reduce waste although there is a trade off with manually manipulating the sheets and overall machining time. You can decide on the best mix for your business and for specific projects.
For example, if the material costs are high, you may want to opt for turnaround to minimise costs and vice versa for a low material cost project where time is more important.
Label printing on automatic for all parts
This makes management of your parts through the workshop much easier.
Once printed just stick the labels on and have immediate access to measurements and the reference for each part. No need to go near a tape measure! This massively speeds up the production process and cuts out costly errors.
Read and write cutting lists in all formats
Read and write cutting lists created by all common spreadsheet applications including Excel, Open Office, etc.. OptiCut can also interface with Polyboard and most other furniture software packages such as Obnie, KitchDraw, TopWood and so on.
Post Processors built in for seamless integration with 100s of CNC saws
OptiCut's integral post processor outputs accurate cutting maps for all major brands of CNC saw.