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.The latest PaneCutter version is 1.5
Try PaneCutter to make sure yourself that this is the cutting optimization software you are looking for.