Options - Optimize

Speed and Yield

Sets the balance between time and optimization efficiency.
Leftmost of the bar is set as 1


1 - Memory saving and speed first. Used for large problems or when memory is insufficient.
2- Multi-core processor support is available after this.
3- Default value.
4 - May take several times longer than 3, but the result is often not much different from 3.


The 1D algorithm was substantially rewritten in the Ver. 11 version. It calculates more accurate solutions by taking more time than the previous version; a value of "1" for this setting in 1D roughly corresponds to the accuracy and calculation speed of the previous version. The old "2" was removed from the 5-step system in version 10.8 and earlier. Please note that the old "5" is now "4".


Convergence judgment: 1D only

When a better solution than the current solution is not updated for a specified number of seconds in the cutting optimization calculation, the search is considered to have converged and the search is terminated.
Therefore, different results may be obtained for the same problem depending on the performance of the PC. Also, different results may be obtained for the same problem on the same PC, depending on the timing of the multi-core processor. Also, if the number of possible combinations of problems is small, the search will be completed earlier than this time.


Minimum search time: 2D only

This is a setting to increase the number of searches for problems that end instantaneously. 2-3 seconds is standard. On the other hand, it is possible to make the search take a long time, but the results will be the same or much the same after a long calculation time.


1D Calculation

  • Priority is given to the number of processes
    Priority is given to the number of processes (fewer drawings) rather than to the length of remnants.
  • Remnants Length Priority
    Outputs a result that leaves the last remnants as long as possible.
    The final number of stocks panels required will be the same regardless of which method is used.

Even if priority is given to the number of processes, results will not be output that require extra lengths of material.


Length Format and Precision

  • Decimal
    e.g. 123.4 mm; 12.3"
    Please assume the unit of numerical value freely, such as millimeter or inch.

  • Feet and decimal inches
    例:10' 3.5"

  • Fractional inches
    e.g. 12-31/32"

  • Feet and fractional inches
    e.g. 12' 3-63/64"

The denominator of fraction inch corresponds to 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64,128within the setting accuracy.
Unit symbols in feet · inch correspond to the following. Unit sign infeet[ft], ['], ['] Inch unit symbol [in], ["], ["]
In case of inch input, the symbol on the right end can be omitted.



Sets the minimum unit. For decimal points, set the number of digits forthedecimal portion. The range of valid values (see below) will change."Lengthsettings such as "Saw kerf size" and "Cut table length" also followthissetting. For parts and stock panel data input, if the data is outside thevalidvalues, the text color of the data turns red and the data is ignored intheplacement calculations. Please set the accuracy to a level sufficient foryourneeds, as higher accuracy will require more processing time and memory.


Changing the "Length format" and "Precision" willnotconvert data that has already been entered.


Small stocks usage rate

The number is from 0 to 100. The larger the number, the more priority isgivento the stocks panel with the smaller area. The smaller size is assumedforreasons such as lower unit cost and easier handling. The setting can bechangedwhile checking the actual placement calculation results.


"First usage stocks" specifies the stocks panel to be consumedfirst,regardless of this setting. This is used when you want to dispose oftheremaining material inventory.


Cut table length

Specify the maximum size the cutting machine can cut.
For example, if the board is 4200*600 but the panel saw can only cut upto1850. If nothing is entered, there is no limit (see Valid Value Ranges,OtherMaximum Lengths below). Horizontally long materials will be dividedanddisplayed based on this value.


Enter a value in the format based on the "Length Format" and"Precision"settings.


Saw kerf size

Specifies the cutting width of the saw. For shearing, this value is 0. Enteranumeric value in the format based on "Length Format" and "Precision"above.


Integrare Parts of the same size

If checked, parts panels of the same size are merged together in theplacementcalculation.



Sets whether parts panels can be rotated or not, etc. See the link.


The effective range of the value

Maximum number of types of Parts and Stocks is about 65,000.
The total number of Parts and Stocks is about 4.2 billion.
The scale that you can calculate really depends on the memory capacity.(32bitWindows = less then 2GB, 64bit = less then 4GB)
Even can support enough large-scale problem in practical use.
Can treat the long materials such as coil materials.


Precision Horizontal maximum length of Stocks Other maximum length Maximum Kerf size
Decimal 1 9999999 65000 500
0.1 999999.9 6500 50
0.01 99999.99 650 5
Feet and decimal inches 0.1” 83333’ 3.9” 6500” 50”
0.01” 83337’ 3.99” 650” 5”
0.001” 8337’ 3.999” 65” 0.5”
Fractional inches 1/8” 104166’ 7-7/8” 677’ 1” 5’ 2-1/2”
1/16” 52083’ 3-15/16” 338’ 6-1/2” 2’ 7-1/4”
1/32” 26045’ 7-31/32” 169’ 3-1/4” 1’ 3-5/8”
1/64” 13020’ 9-63/64” 84’ 7-5/8” 7-13/16”
1/128” 6510’ 4-127/128” 42’ 3-13/16” 3-29/32”