version 5.7.2

Panel Cutting Optimization Software

Optimizer for cutting rectangular material in industries such as woodworking, furniture, sheet metal, glass cutting etc.

Unique in terms of quality of optimization and extensive cutting options not available in similar cutting optimizers.

Complete solution with detailed reports, inventory, multi-format import/export, and easy to use interface.


  • Expert panel cutting optimizer
  • Minimize waste, track parts and remnants
  • Scalable, integrates with existing systems
  • Table saws, beam saws, CNCs via G-Code or DXF

Main Features

Cutting Optimization

Top quality rectangular cutting optimizer
Stock size optimization - program finds optimal stock size(s) for given parts
Cost driven optimization - prioritization based on stock costs
Guillotine cutting (edge to edge), slitting & shearing, panel nesting
Several types of 2-stage and 3-stage guillotine cutting
Full support for cutting from rolls
Grip allowance for glass cutting and similar
Part rotation allowance (grain constraints)
LIFO, FIFO delayed, and FIFO order of sub-stocks during cutting
Vertical or horizontal orientation of first cut / stage
Cut table size - maximum length of horizontal / vertical cuts
Maximum number of vertical and horizontal cuts / knives
Horizontal and vertical kerf
Group optimization - optimizer finds optimal cutting plan for defined subgroups of parts and available subgroups of stocks
Optimization parameter for remnants (reusable rests) production control
Part sizes increase
26 cutting parameters

Cutting & Material Inventory

Inventory and tracking of material stocks and remnants (reusable rests)
Inventory Assemblies for definition of multi-part products / assembled orders
Edge banding - instruction during or after cutting, reports, statistics, export for 1D optimizer
Display and navigation through graphical cutting layouts with touch screen label printing
Display and navigation through cutting sequence for each layout (guillotine cuts)
Adjustable origin of cutting layouts
Manual editing of cutting layouts
Support for cutting oversized parts
Settings for individual CNC machines
Support for table saws, beam saws and CNC routers

User Interface & General

Wide set of predefined reports and labels
Embedded report designer and editor with support for barcodes, charts, and more
Enhanced data sorting and filtering capabilities for better information outline on the screen and reports
Metric and feet & inches units
Batch processing of import, optimization and reports
Network capabilities - users can share data over LAN or WAN
Security and reliability - making the most of true SQL database (Firebird) for data protection, backup and crash recovery
Available also as ActiveX control Engine Library
20 predefined reports

Import & Export

Easy import with field mapping, filtering and various settings
Import from MS Excel, CSV, TXT, MS Access, clipboard and connection strings (MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Firebird, etc.)
Export to MS Excel, MS Word, PDF, CSV, TXT, RTF, ODS, ODT, HTML
Export to AutoCAD DXF
Export to G-Code with minimized toolpath for CNC machines
Custom Exports module allowing to define manual/automatic exports to XML, CSV, (virtual) serial port

What Our Customers Say

We use CutLogic 1D to calculate and cut aluminium profile to make shades. The results are forwarded to cutting machines to cut. It has saved a lot of our material and man-made mistakes. We also use CutLogic 2D to calculate the least amount of fabric used to fulfill the order, a simple task like that could take 10-15mins before and now it’s done in less than 1min. Time saving is money. Also we are very happy with the support provided by TMachines and they always accommodate & assist us to update our license after upgrading our server. I highly recommend TMachines.

We cut large sheets of plastic and cut multiple different panel sizes from a sheet using our CNC Router, this can vary from order to order and we used to spend hours of time programming this by hand and figuring out the sheet optimisations for the best yield. I tried the free Cut logic 2D Trial and used it for 30 days and was blown away by the speed, optimisation and ease of use. It has taken the boring monotony out of my job and I can now program 50 sheets or more in about 10 minutes and export to DXF (this would have taken me several hours). We can now cut twice as much material in the same amount of time and have much less wastage and headaches! I recommend this program to any business cutting multiple sheet or for cutting many different panel sizes.

Ordering Cutlogic 2D from TMachines was one of our best decisions. It was very easy to learn how it works; also the support is excellent. We use it to optimize facade panels, and we can also support our installers, as this way it is easy to follow the quantities for the orders and we can easily extract the cutting plans which can be forwarded to the customers, or to the cutting workshops.

We have been using Cutlogic 1D and CutLogic 2D since 2007 with great success. With the continually rising cost of steel every inch of scrap means lost revenue. Cutlogic has helped to minimize this. The programs are very easy to use and have great functionality. Cut lists and parts labels can be printed which allows our shop to keep better track of production. Finally, the support received is excellent and new, helpful features have been implemented over the past few years. We would highly recommend this program to anyone who needs accurate cutting plans in 1D or 2D.

Crown Steel Sales, Inc

We’ve used the TMachines ActiveX 2D optimisation engine to integrate directly with our existing distribution software. It’s allowed us the flexibility we needed, and was simple to use, more importantly it’s allowed us to use a varying array of machines and manual processes with varying levels of complexity to be optimised by a single engine, and to integrate with our off-cuts. Not only that, but it consistently outperforms other optimisation engines in both speed and utilisation. We’ve managed to reduce our waste and make our staffs jobs easier, and it would not be possible without TMachines.

When we started using CutLogic2D, there were a few things we expected – it looked cool, worked very well, saved our time, our money and paid itself very quickly. What we did not expect and were amazed of, was, that we learned how to use it at first glance!! It was so pleasant as this does not happen very often and our hats off to CutLogic guys in TMachines !!

I’m just so happy to receive my new version of CutLogic 2D. Just thank you for your work and be sure that I’m satisfied with it. I work with it many times a day and it makes my works better n better.. astonished!!!

We have been using the CutLogic 2D program for a few years now. It has changed the way we look at the yield of our raw material. We are now able to order enough special material for each job and eliminate a lot of waste and inventory cost at the same time. The material cutters also like the product because it give them a detail of how to maximize each sheet and eliminate scrap. Thanks to the program, profits are up and scrap it down. I would recommend this program to whoever cuts full sheets of material.