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Click the Settings tab to open Plan settings form.

2D_PlanSetts

Settings tab enables you to define cutting settings for given plan.

Kerf (horizontal cuts)

Width of horizontal cuts.

Kerf (vertical cuts)

Width of vertical cuts.

Left trim

Left unusable stock margin.

Right trim

Right unusable stock margin.

Top trim

Top unusable stock margin.

Bottom trim

Bottom unusable stock margin.

Type of cutting

 

Nesting

2D_CutType01_Unrestricted

This is a nested (non-guillotine) cutting which provides the highest yield but is suitable only for special cutting machines.

Guillotine

2D_CutType02_Guillotine

This is a general guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with unlimited number of cut stages. It can lead to cutting plans with higher complexity but yield is still very high. Optimizer itself decides whether to start in vertical or horizontal dimension.

3-stage relaxed

2D_CutType05_3-stage relaxed hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting, the same as "3-stage relaxed ver" and "3-stage relaxed hor", optimizer itself decides whether to start in vertical or horizontal dimension.

3-stage relaxed ver

2D_CutType04_ 3-stage relaxed ver

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 3.5 cut stages, starting with vertical cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: vertical cuts, 2nd: horizontal cuts, 3rd: vertical cuts. 4th stage with horizontal cuts is allowed only for finishing parts.

3-stage relaxed hor

2D_CutType05_3-stage relaxed hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 3.5 cut stages, starting with horizontal cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: horizontal cuts, 2nd: vertical cuts, 3rd: horizontal cuts. 4th stage with vertical cuts is allowed only for finishing parts.

3-stage exact

2D_CutType08_ 3-stage exact hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting, the same as "3-stage exact ver" and "3-stage exact hor", optimizer itself decides whether to start in vertical or horizontal dimension.

3-stage exact ver

2D_CutType07_ 3-stage exact ver

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 3 cut stages, starting with vertical cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: vertical cuts, 2nd: horizontal cuts, 3rd: vertical cuts.

3-stage exact hor

2D_CutType08_ 3-stage exact hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 3 cut stages, starting with horizontal cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: horizontal cuts, 2nd: vertical cuts, 3rd: horizontal cuts.

2-stage relaxed

2D_CutType11_ 2-stage relaxed hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting, the same as "2-stage relaxed ver" and "2-stage relaxed hor", optimizer itself decides whether to start in vertical or horizontal dimension.

2-stage relaxed ver

2D_CutType10_ 2-stage relaxed ver

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 2.5 cut stages, starting with vertical cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: vertical cuts, 2nd: horizontal cuts. 3rd stage with vertical cuts is allowed only for finishing parts.

2-stage relaxed hor

2D_CutType11_ 2-stage relaxed hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 2.5 cut stages, starting with horizontal cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: horizontal cuts, 2nd: vertical cuts. 3rd stage with horizontal cuts is allowed only for finishing parts.

2-stage exact

2D_CuyType14_ 2-stage exact hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting, the same as "2-stage exact ver" and "2-stage exact hor", optimizer itself decides whether to start in vertical or horizontal dimension.

2-stage exact ver

2D_CuyType13_ 2-stage exact ver

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 2 cut stages, starting with vertical cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: vertical cuts, 2nd: horizontal cuts.

2-stage exact hor

2D_CuyType14_ 2-stage exact hor

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 2 cut stages, starting with horizontal cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: horizontal cuts, 2nd: vertical cuts.

2-stage simple

2D_CuyType15_ 2-stage simple

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting, the same as "2-stage simple ver" and "2-stage simple hor", optimizer itself decides whether to start in vertical or horizontal dimension.

2-stage simple ver

2D_CuyType15_ 2-stage simple

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 1.5 cut stages, starting with vertical cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: vertical cuts, 2nd: horizontal cuts across all vertical strips at once.

2-stage simple hor / slitting & shearing

2D_CuyType15_ 2-stage simple

This is a guillotine (edge-to-edge) cutting with maximum 1.5 cut stages, starting with horizontal cuts. Cut stages are: 1st: horizontal cuts, 2nd: vertical cuts across all horizontal strips at once.

Grip

Minimum size of material required for grip on both sides of each cut. Optimizer will make sure that on both sides of each cut, there will be at least this specified amount of material available for gripping. This is useful e.g. in glass cutting when minimum size on both sides of cut is necessary for grip.

Min remnant length

Minimum length of reusable remnant. Function Close plan will move rests with length and width greater or equal to defined values to the storage defined for new remnants. Function Open plan will remove these remnants from inventory.

Min remnant width

Minimum width of reusable remnant. Function Close plan will move rests with length and width greater or equal to defined values to the storage defined for new remnants. Function Open plan will remove these remnants from inventory.

Rem. production rate

Number between 0 and 99; the bigger the number, more remnants are produced which results in better yield. Note: weighted production of remnants positively affects the yield and decreases scrap factor.

Storage for new rems

Storage where newly created remnants will be stored upon plan closure. Function Close plan will move rests with sizes greater or equal to minimum sizes into this storage. Function Open plan will remove these remnants from storage.

Cut table length

Limits length of horizontal cuts. No horizontal cut can be longer than this value.

Cut table width

Limits length of vertical cuts. No vertical cut can be longer than this value.

Horizontal knife count

Limits number of horizontal knives / horizontal cuts. This option is enabled only for horizontal (hor) cut types.

Vertical knife count

Limits number of vertical knives / vertical cuts. This option is enabled only for vertical (ver) cut types.

Min length of roll

Limits minimum length of roll. If newly created rest is the same length or longer than this value, and has the same width as original stock, it is considered to be a roll. Newly created rolls are considered to be 0% waste.

Max new roll count

Limits number of newly created remnant rolls. It is equal to maximum number of partially used stock rolls.

Max slitting change count

Maximum allowed number of slitting knives settings per one roll. Set it to 1 to fully minimize slitting knives changes.

Part increase

Value, which will be added to each side of each part.

Min layout repeat

Optimizer tries to find cut plan in which each layout repeats at least this value times.

Small stocks usage rate

Number between 0 and 99. The bigger the number, the more the optimizer will use smaller stocks. Example: 0 - no sizes are preferred, 33 - small stocks are preferred to big stocks with relative rate 33%, 99 - small stocks are maximally preferred.

Max number of stock sizes

Optimizer will not use more stock sizes than this value.

Group optimization

When on, parts belonging to same P-Group will be cut only from stocks all belonging to one of the defined S-Groups. P-Group is group of parts with the same P-Group identifier. S-Group is group of stocks with the same S-Group identifier. See more below (What is Group optimization?).

Order of layout parts

Sorting of parts in cutting layout & label reports, CNC G-code and DXF. Use Creation order for manual cutting and cutting on beam saw.

What is Group optimization?

CutLogic 2D enables grouping of parts and stocks. Group optimization utilizes these groupings in order to find the best plan for given groups of parts among defined groups of stocks. This is the way how Group optimization feature ensures the same parameters like color shade or surface patterns or by other words the same quality for all parts within given group. This feature is very useful especially in industries like furniture or window fashions where typical requirement is to ensure the same quality of all parts assembled into final products.

In one sentence, in case Group optimization is turned on, parts belonging to the same P-Group will be cut only from stocks belonging to one of defined S-Groups.

XD_MsgNote

Note: Some of parameters are available only in professional edition or in enterprise edition. See chapter Edition comparison for details.