I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers.
Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether you are a a carpenter wanting to cut pieces of plywood from a larger sheet, a tailor wanting to saw smaller pieces of cloth from a larger size piece, a photographer printing multiple photos on graphics paper and looking for the best print layout, or even a metal or glass sheet cutting worker, Smart Cutter will generate for you the optimal cutting diagram which utilizes every square inch from your original sheet, minimizing your material scrap
Here is a video about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8_mrmqaBXk
The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store, more info here: http://www.smartcutterapp.com
Smart Cutter can help you with your work anywhere as long as you have your iPhone or iPad device handy. It also allows you to take a snapshot of the generated diagram and save it to your photo album in your mobile device. This can help you review different project layouts you’ve generated in your iPhone or iPad at later point
Everyone please share with me whether something like this would help you as a carpenter in your shop, and any ideas you have in mind that you think would make it more helpful.
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