Optimalon Software Ltd. has released 1DCutX, an Excel add-in for design engineers and operations managers that optimizes length-cutting operations for manufacturers that do a lot of linear cutting of construction materials. 1DCutX reads data directly from an open Excel spreadsheet, and instantly generates both the graphical layouts and a detailed cutting report within your Excel workbook. 1DCutX can reduce the usage of linear material by twenty to forty percent, compared to manual cutting.
In addition to minimizing raw material waste, 1DCutX saves time, minimizes production costs, improves factory productivity, and reduces the environmental impact of manufacturing products that are made from standard length bars, pipes, beams, and rolls. The software pays for itself quickly by allowing you to order the proper amount of raw material, and provide customers with accurate quotations in just a few seconds.
1DCutX customizes its calculations to the machinery that you use to cut raw materials. It’s easy to specify your cutting hardware’s minimum grip area, to ensure that your device can safely hold the raw materials that
it needs to cut. 1DCutX keeps track of saw kerf information for materials that shrink by the thickness of the saw blade each time you make a cut. You can even optimize your cutting in cases where you have limited supplies of some sizes of raw materials.
Unlike calculation software that requires you to perform calculations in more than one program, 1DCutX does all of its work inside a single Excel workbook. This eliminates errors that result from saving and loading data between multiple software programs. 1DCutX supports both fractional measurements (for example, 1.25′) and feet/inch numbers (such as 2′ 7-1/3″).
Whether you’re a woodworking shop production manager who needs to optimize your use of expensive hardwoods, a construction company sales manager who needs to create competitive bids for the manufacturing of cabinets, or a metal fabrication plant manager who needs to control the inventory costs of linear materials, 1DCutX has the tools that you need.
1DCutX runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and supports Microsoft Excel 2003/2007/2010. Prices for a single-user license range from $29(US) to $69 depending upon the maximum number of stock sizes and part sizes that you work with.
For more information and free trial version of 1DCutX please visit Optimalon’s website: http://www.optimalon.com/length_cutting_excel.htm