View Full Version : BOM / cutlist?

23-07-2012, 03:04 PM
Has anyone got access to the cutlist / bill of materials type of software that will take a list of different sized materials and optimise them into a the smallest board / piece needed and who could run a list of pieces through it for me? I've got a list of pieces for my CNC that I'd rather not have to use graph paper with! :-)

I've tried the various sketchup offerings without success...

PM me if you can help.

Many thanks

23-07-2012, 03:38 PM
If they are al the same thickness then would nesting, available in quite a few cam softwares, be the answer?

23-07-2012, 04:25 PM
Sadly not all the same thickness, but they could easily be split into a number of individual lists that were...

24-07-2012, 09:02 PM
How many parts of each thickness are we talking about? If you used a cad package and converted the parts to symbols then it would be simple to rotate them to fit a tight pattern.