1D Stock Cutter (1DSC) is the
length cutting optimizer - fast, powerful, compact and easy to use
software tool for cutting to length of any linear
(one-dimensional) material: profiles,
bars, extrusions, pipes, tubes, channels, angles, rods, lineal wood
boards, beams, lumber, and so on.
- customizable optimization goal;
- customizable cutting/technology settings;
- support for stock material inventory;
- support for part order/reference lists;
- automatic update of the inventory lists;
- data import and export in many formats;
- Metric and Imperial length/size units;
- easy installation / uninstallation;
Linear material cutting optimization (length nesting) software solves the so-called
One-dimensional Stock Cutting / Bin Packing Problem:
optimizes the distribution of a large number of pieces (parts) having mostly
different lengths amongst a number of uniform or different
stock lengths/sizes. The main goal is to minimize either the overall
material waste, or the associated
Typically, 1DSC brings down material waste by a factor of 10
(from about 10% to about 1%) with respect
to manual cut planning. Program run time is around
1 - 100 seconds depending on the number of items involved and CPU
speed. In any case, it saves time and reduces
the level of experience required for cut planning dramatically.
1D Stock Cutter is easy. Most of the actual task data are presented at the
Task Page - the main program control center that allows
a user to create a new task, open
a stored task file, enter or modify task initial data,
optimizer run, check resulting cutting layouts
(patterns) and main totals. Never enter the
same information twice or any unnecessary information. The program
supports data copy / paste from Excel / Access tables,
allows easy entry and switching between decimal and fraction
formats: any Metric units (like 14.75) or Imperial feet & inches
(like 14-3/4" or 1'-2-3/4").
The Image Page presents a visual illustration
of the resulting
layouts (cutting patterns) in an intuitive and adjustable format.
You may arrange both Task and
Image pages on the screen, modify task initial data,
and repeat solver runs without closing Image page – it will
follow the new solutions immediately.
The Stock Page (Stock Material and Piece Samples tabs)
allows you to collect,
manage and use in conjunction with
the actual task your domestic stock inventory lists
for any number of stock material types you need, as well as your
piece samples (part reference) lists.
Using this page, you
can simply put together certain
available stock or ordered piece items and copy them directly into
the Task Page tables in order to process in the current task, as well as
subtract stock/piece items being used/produced
in an accepted solution from the inventory/reference lists and
return back the
reusable stock remnants (off-cuts).
1D Stock Cutter is intended for optimizing cutting of a large number
of pieces having mostly different sizes, as
well as groups of identical pieces, and using
uniform stock lengths,
as well as any variety of different
You may either enter
actually available stock lengthes and quantities,
or specify a range of stock sizes available
for purchase to choose the best one from.
Optimizer goal, as well as main
technology settings, such as minimal
reusable length, trim losses, piece gripping end, saw blade thickness -
are adjustable. Calculated layout sequence
may be also optimized for using of a limited number
of stacking bins near cutting machine.
The program supports network data sharing
and data import and export via common
ASCII text or CSV files with adjustable format.
1DSC import files can be created by MS Notepad
or the other simple word processor, spreadsheet, database, or 3rd party program.
1DSC limits for "Standard"
("Mass") program reg.level are as follows:
max total number of pieces to cut out
is 5000 (20000);
max number of different piece sizes/kinds is
max total number of stock items to use
is 5000 (20000);
max number of different stock sizes/types is
1D Stock Cutter can run on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP/Vista/7...
(32/64-bit) on common PCs beginning with 486/DX2-66 with
800*600 or higher resolution monitor.
Pentium II or higher and 1024*768 resolution
is recommended for comfortable use.
1D Stock Cutter optimizer engine is also available
in the form of either dll-procedure, or batch processing
The software can be customized upon request to suit your specific needs,
in particular regarding data import and export formats and other capabilities.
Press here to download
1D Stock Cutter
30-day Trial or
Press here to download 1DSC
Help file (User manual, 70 KB).
Press here to download 1DSC
"How to" manual from BOISE Engineered Wood Products
(*.pdf, 411 KB).
Ordering and Registration information.