The AutoPanelSizer software determines optimized cutting layouts for the production of rectangular parts from rectangular raw material and minimizes waste, production times and manufacturing costs. AutoPanelSizer generates layouts that can be produced with straight, continuous (guillotine) cuts. In case of interlinked plants, the maximum number of cutting stages is taken into account. Thereby, the software models a common cutting technology, applied in the machining of wood and also in the glass, metal, and plastics manufacturing industries.
AutoPanelSizer can compute layouts with trim cuts after the last stage and head cuts in the first stage (see examples). The software is able to comply with miscellaneous constraints given by machine or material properties.
Available remainders and various sizes of raw sheets can be included in the optimization. The computation of a typical cutting layout takes from only a few seconds to just a few minutes.