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Forum topic by cstrang posted 01-11-2010 02:37 AM 1232 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cstrang

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01-11-2010 02:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cutlist layout software sheet planning question

I am looking for input on which cutlist/layout program is good to get. I am looking for something rather cheep and if there is an adequate one out there for free that someone could recommend that would be even better.

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 02:49 AM

There is a cutlist plugin for sketchup you may want to look at, I haven’t tried it yet myself (I use Cutlist Plus, which is great and has a free limited trial, but the licencse costs about $90)

edit – fixed links – d’oh

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 03:15 AM

I have the cutlist plugin for sketchup but since I dont design every project I make in sketchup it is only good for certin things, I was looking at Cutlist Plus and it looks like a good program, thanks for the info.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 04:24 AM

Its really good, someone did a fairly in depth review on it here a while ago, it does take a while to set up (making raw material lists and plugging in sizes/priices) but thats pretty much a one time thing. Nice feature is it can also be used to track your personal inventory, and will use off cuts that you have in stock when possible. Also you can alter the cutting layouts in a single click, to simplify cuts, or say maximise rip cuts vs crosscuts, etc.

I was hesitant about the price tag but after playing with the trial (and the fact that i am absolutely horrific when it comes to making my own cutting layouts!) I was sold on it (I tried about a dozen various freeware cutlist/layout programs and nothing came close to Cutlist)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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