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. This makes the software suitable for common cutting technologies applied in the machining of wood and also in the glass, metal and plastics processing industries.
AutoPanelSizer can compute layouts with up to three cutting stages plus head cuts on the first stage (see examples). On the third cutting stage, it is possible to only recut individual parts or to separate multiple parts. 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. When using multiple processor cores (by bundling of licenses), the runtime can be further reduced.