One suite of software packages is available for the automatic generation of cutting images – sometimes called marker making – for one-dimensional bar-shaped or two-dimensional planar pieces. The software is widely used for generating high-quality solutions on fabric (e.g. clothing, upholstery), leather (e.g. upholstery, shoes), sheet metal (e.g. cars, machines), wood plates (e.g. furniture, houses) or bars and rods (e.g. steel profiles). The goal is to minimize the amount of wasted material. The software is equipped with many professional features and constraints that are necessary for the practical use in the special application areas. The other suite of packages deals with the three-dimensional packing of equal and highly complex shaped parts into boxes and containers. Our software is widely used in the automotive and component supplying industry.