Adding stocks directly

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Adding stocks directly

Click the Stocks tab to open Plan stocks form. To add new cutting stock, click the button DB_Plus in the data navigator.





Record number.


Unique identification number generated by program.


User defined identification number.


Length of stock.


Width of stock.


Quantity of available stocks. Unlimited quantity represents pre-defined or virtual ones. Such stocks are not part of your real inventory.


Non editable field informs you about number of stocks planned by optimizer to be used for cutting.


Stock cost (e.g. "75.00 / pc" or "3.50 / a1", etc.).

pc = cost of whole piece

a1 = cost of 1 area unit

L1 = cost of 1 length unit

L2 = cost of 10 length units

L3 = cost of 100 length units

L4 = cost of 1000 length units

L9 = cost of 12 length units


Calculated cost of whole piece (read only).


Short description of stock.


Non editable field represents physical storage where the stocks used in the plan are stored. Applicable only for stored stocks loaded from Inventory.

Mnf. date

Manufacture date (all created remnants have the same manufacture date as their original).


Identifier needed for Group optimization. See more in chapter Entering Settings for the Plan > What is Group optimization? and Automation > Default value for stock field S-Group.

Note 1

Additional description of stock.

Note 2

Additional description of stock.

Note 3

Additional description of stock.

To rearrange columns, their order and visibility, click the button XD_BtnRearrangeColumns in data grid or select the menu item "View > Rearrange columns".


Tip: How to use CutLogic 2D for estimation of optimal quantity of stocks in the plan? If you know what parts you want to cut, what dimensions of stocks can be used, but you do not know how many stocks of given length and width you should order, just select unlimited value in the field Qty. Program will automatically find optimal usage of that stock during optimization. Consequently, you can order only the material you need for the plan and you don't need to keep material in storage.


Important: You can leave field Cost blank – this is not mandatory field for optimization. CutLogic 2D optimizer is based on cost optimization – it means the optimizer is trying to find "the cheapest" cutting plan (layouts). In the case when "Cost" fields are blank or contain the same value for all stocks within given plan – in other words if cost priority is not used – we talk about yield optimization which is a special case of cost optimization. In such case optimizer finds optimal cutting plan with the maximal yield and minimal physical waste. Because of the same cost of all stocks it is also the cheapest cutting plan. In case when you set different costs for different stocks the optimizer finds the cheapest cutting plan, which isn't necessarily the plan with maximal yield/minimal waste.


Tip: You don't need to assign the real cost to the Cost field. Cost field can be also understood and used as a priority – stocks with lower cost are used in optimization process with greater priority.