Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Online Panel Cut Optimizer

  1. What is the difference between Basic and Premium accounts?
  2. What are limitations for a Basic account?
  3. What are limitations for a Premium account?
  4. What is the measurement system?
  5. How to optimize Linear (1D) cutting?

What is the difference between Free and Premium accounts?

There are two account types: Basic and Premium.
The calculation and settings options are identical for both types and there is no difference in the calculation results.

Basic type is completely free of charge and suitable for occasional projects for handymen or small workshops.
Premium account is for professionals who work with bigger projects, require import/export of Excel and AutoCAD DXF files. This account costs $9.99 USD per month or $79.99 USD per year.

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What are limitations for a Basic account?

  • Maximum 10 projects.
  • Maximum 20 Different Panel Sizes.
  • Maximum 1000 of Panels per Size.
  • Maximum 100 Different Part Sizes.
  • Maximum 1000 of Parts per Size.
  • Maximum Calculation Time of 10 minutes.
  • Maximum 40 successful runs per 30 days period.
  • No import/export possibilities.

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What are limitations for a Premium account?

  • Maximum 100 projects.
  • Maximum 100 Different Panel Sizes.
  • Maximum 1000 of Panels per Size.
  • Maximum 1000 Different Part Sizes.
  • Maximum 1000 of Parts per Size.
  • Maximum Calculation Time of 30 minutes.
  • Unlimited successful runs per 30 days period.
  • Import/Export of panels, parts and results to Excel.
  • Export of the result cutting layouts to AutoCAD DXF.

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What is the measurement system?

Our service support both Metric and Imperial (fractional format) measurement systems.
Metric values can be specified in decimal format (25.8, 3.65, 0.458) or in exponential format (2.58e1, 3.65e0, 4.58e-1).

Supported Metric units:

  • Millimeters
  • Centimeters
  • Meters

Imperial values specified in Feet, Inches and fraction of the inch:

  • 1'. One feet.
  • 1' 5". One feet and five inches.
  • 6 2/3". Six inches and two third.
  • 1/5". One fifth of the inch.
  • 5' 7 3/5". Five feet, seven inches and tree fifth of the inch.

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How to optimize Linear (1D) cutting?

You should specify the same length value for all your parts and panels. The lengths of the linear parts become panel and parts widths. For better viewer presentation of the cutting layout you should specify the panel and parts length as 10% of the maximum linear stock length.

In summary:

  1. Linear stock length becomes panel width.
  2. Linear part length becomes part width.
  3. Panel and part length are fixed at 10% of maximum of linear stock length.

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