The PaneCutter program is used for automatic 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.
PaneCutter is an easy to use, user-friendly software.
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.