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Can it do stock/offcuts management?

MaxCut currently does not perform stock or offcuts management.

There are workarounds to achieve something similar to stock management by using Sub Sizes.

Sub Sizes allow a manual import of stock / off cut components. The idea behind sub sizes is your main material sheet can be supplied at certain smaller sizes. Off cuts can be limited to a quantity of product parts so that off cuts being optimised are not more than those available.

To Create a Material that allows sub-sizes
Goto Tools -> Materials -> Sheets
Select Edit
Select the Material
Choose Edit

Scroll down just a little bit
You should see Material Sub Panels
Select Add and give the Sub Panel a Maximum Length and Width as well as Quantity
Quantity 0 means it will not be used.

Please note this isn't an automated process but may help you manage usage of stock pieces.

2 Comments

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    Daniele Brighenti

    Will this feature be added in future versions of the software?

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    John Palmer

    Daniele, we have had this feature on our backlog for a long time. We would love to add it but with limited development capacity for adding features to the software and this is a big piece of work to do it isn't in our immediate road map.

    We are using our feature request page as a way to gauge interest from the community on what to prioritize

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