PaneCutter is a free trial software application from the Calculators & Converters subcategory, part of the Business category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2004-05-06. The program can be installed on WinXP, Windows2000, Win98, WinME, WinNT 4.x, Win95.
PaneCutter is an award winning software, designed for panel cutting optimization and cutting plan design for manufacturers of furniture and other products made from sheet materials (wood, metal, glass, etc ..), whose product range is wide or permanently changing.
Due to its sophisticated, recursive algorithm, PaneCutter finds the optimum cutting plan with the least possible waste of raw material. It offers several solutions always sorted, so the most optimum is the first, but the user has the possibility to choose other solution.
Using PaneCutter the costs of cutting can be sensible reduced. First of all, the user can save time as he can obtain the cutting plan in some minutes (a cutting plan with more than 50 pieces is optimized in less than 5 minutes on a not very quick PC). As a second benefit he will always have the best cutting plan with the less waste of raw material.
On the main window the user can set the width and height of the main pane and the width and height of each individual part. This information can be saved and later loaded for a review. The list of individual parts need not be saved to process the optimizing.
In case of some material (ex. glass) it doesn't matter which is the width and which is the height of an individual part. In those case for a more optimum solution the user can check the "part rotation allowed" check box for each individual part. It is also possible, that some of the individual parts can be rotated, and the rest of them cannot. PaneCutter allows the user to set for each individual part that it can or cannot be rotated.
After entering each individual part, the “calculate” button must be pressed to start the optimizing process. The duration of the process depends on the speed of the PC and the number of the individual parts. The user has the possibility to chose which solution to visualize (always the first is recommended). Each pane with the optimum cutting plan design can be visualized on the screen and can be printed at the same time.
With PaneCutter you can work with any unit (millimeter, inch, etc.) and you can use fractional numbers as well. With a simple click you can switch between decimal and fractional mode. In fractional mode you can enter the dimensions as fractions (like 5” 3/32), the software will make any conversion and calculation for you and on the result the dimensions will be displayed on the same format.
PaneCutter (version 1.3) has a file size of 124.69 KB and is available for download from our website.
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