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Offline adamant

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sheet layout software
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:47:08 AM »
anybody have experence using this software?

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Re: sheet layout software
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 02:40:34 PM »
Huh?

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Re: sheet layout software
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 02:44:25 PM »
yes, but prefer Cutlist plus
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Re: sheet layout software
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 09:05:34 AM »
Maybe if you include the name of the program, we could better comment??

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Re: sheet layout software
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 10:33:16 AM »
Sheet Layout is the name of the software.
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Re: sheet layout software
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 01:35:14 AM »
Sheet Layout is the name of the software.

Sorry, I guess I just wasn't paying enough attention.  No I haven't tried it but I already have a copy of Alibre and have used it for laying out cut lines for plywood. 

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Re: sheet layout software
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 07:20:33 AM »
Sheet Layout is the name of the software.
I already have a copy of Alibre and have used it for laying out cut lines for plywood. 

You're doing the layout manually, right?   Alibre doesn't do any layout optimization?
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Re: sheet layout software
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 03:34:26 PM »
No, with Alibre you have to do your own optimizing.  I just make all the shapes I have to cut out and lay them within a 4'x8' rectangle and arranging them so I end up with the most unused space.  Not ideal but since I already use/have Alibre for other projects around the house and I paid $99 at the time thats what I use.  I can't justify buying a program that will only optimize a sheet of plywood.  I think that the cheap deal on Alibre has already passed and it's now pretty expensive.   I noticed a link for laying out plywood using google sketchup.....