August 18, 2020 (Viz Release) – – Metal fabrications, woodworking shops and construction companies cut linear material like beams, pipes and bars on a regular basis using different cutting machines. Some machines can cut only a limited number of different part lengths from one stock.
After several months of developing and testing, Optimalon Software has released version 8.1 of its optimization add-in 1DCutX for Microsoft Excel, which provides control over maximum different parts per stock.
Users of 1DCutX can now specify what their maximum allowed part length (from 1 to 10). To fine-tune the engine, users specify a threshold value (from 0 to 100), allowing more part lengths to be used. If a cutting layout material utilization is less than the specified threshold, then the engine will ignore the value and will use a different length.
This option might produce a less optimal layout, because it imposes an additional restriction of the algorithm. Therefore it’s disabled by default for new projects. To enable this new feature, go to the main menu and click on the fifth tab called “Parts per Stock.” The option can be turned on/off by the check box on that page.
Since its first release in 2010, 1DCutX is still the only unique cutting optimization solution that is fully integrated into Microsoft Excel, working seamlessly from within.
The last years of development brought some new features that had been requested by users from all around the world, such as layout or waste minimization, angle cutting, using waste leftovers from previous projects and many more.
With only one payment of $97 for a lifetime, users of 1DCutX reported monthly savings in materials alone, ranging from $200 to $1500. The software pays for itself in less than a month and does not required any maintenance or support fees.
A free trial version of 1DCutX is available on Optimalon’s website: