|Forum topic by toddbeaulieu||posted 12-23-2013 12:16 PM||1249 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-23-2013 12:16 PM
I always struggle with planning sheet good cuts. It seems that I screw up somehow every time – bad math, not respecting the kerf width enough, wrong grain direction, etc. And that’s not addressing the most obvious problem – the amount of time it takes me to lay it out on scrap paper.
I tried some online calculators with no luck. One of them was just downright wrong.
I found CutList Plus through a search and gave the free express a shot.
Wow! I was able to layout my cabinet in less than 5 minutes. There are options like “prefer rip cut versus cross cut” and “swap lengths and widths” that were easy to try and see how the affected the layout.
There appears to be MUCH more functionality in this application – some of which I may try, such as inventory management.
I don’t know if I’ll need to upgrade to the lowest paid level, which is $40 or if the express will keep working fine for me, but $40 is quite affordable if I do need/decide to upgrade.
I recommend trying this if you’ve never used a cut list program before. I didn’t post this as a review because it’s not a thorough review, but rather a heads up.