Screen Shots: Cutting Diagrams and Parts
These screen shots are from CutList Plus fx.
Layout Diagrams View
Your optimized cutting diagrams are shown as a scrollable list of thumbnails on the right, and a detailed view on the left.
CutList Plus will generate layouts for your sheet goods and dimensioned lumber, automatically picking the best size panels or boards.
Parts with edge-banding have highlighted edges on the cutting diagrams.
Drag and Drop Editing
You can drag parts to rearrange them on diagrams, or move them to other diagrams. When you move close to nearby saw kerfs, those kerfs light up and the part will automatically snap to alignment.
Parts List View
This is the main parts list, showing all the milled parts that make up your woodworking project.
From here, you can click on any column header to sort the list. Or, you can move parts up or down, insert new parts, even sort by cross-section.
When you're ready, CutList Plus will renumber your parts for you. If you've ever made a last-minute change, you can appreciate how helpful it is to have all the re-calculations taken care of automatically.
You can even jump directly from a selected part to each of the cutting diagrams that part appears on.
Above, the edge-banding information panel is displayed with the list of parts. This allows you to specify which edges of each part require banding, and what banding material is needed for each edge. If you are using solid wood edging, you can have the program make the necessary adjustments to the dimensions of the parts, to account for the thickness of the edging.
You control the optimization process through settings for optimization
objective (minimize cost or minimize waste), part alignment and other
preferences, as shown here.
Sheet Goods Bill of Materials
CutList Plus will figure out what sizes of stock you need for your
project, based on the sizes and prices of your suppliers. It will keep
track of how much you have on hand, and how much you need to purchase.
You can choose to round up the materials requirements to whole boards
or sheets, as in this screen shot. Or, you can pro-rate the materials
needed based on the portion of each board or sheet that is actually
needed for the project.
You can also use CutList Plus to track costs for hardware and supplies.
These costs are grouped in categories that you define (for example,
Hardware and Finishing Supplies).
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