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V3.18.3

V3.18.2

V3.18.1

V3.18.0

V3.17.5

V3.17.4

V3.17.2

V3.17.1

V3.17.0

Major release

V3.16.1

V3.16.0

Major release

V3.15.14

Subscription plan updates - Read more here

V3.15.13

V3.15.12

V3.15.11

V3.15.10

V3.15.9

V3.15.8

V3.15.7

V3.15.6

V3.15.5

V3.15.4

V3.15.3

V3.15.2

V3.15.1

V3.15.0 - Major update

V3.14.4

V3.14.3

V3.14.2

App update

V3.14.1

V3.14.0 - Major update

V3.13.4

V3.13.3

V3.13.2

V3.13.1

V3.13.0

V3.12.30

V3.12.29

V3.12.28

Bug fix

V3.12.27

V3.12.26

Bug fix

V3.12.25

V3.12.24

V3.12.23

Bug fix

  • Fixed a bug which sometimes prevented projects from loading

V3.12.22

  • We've dialled down the efficiency algorithm slightly as a response to user feedback. This is because although it was generating very high yield, it was creating layouts which were difficult to cut. The new layouts are now more suited to a broader range of cutting tools. Please do continue to provide feedback.

V3.12.21

  • Some significant changes to prepare for the upcoming app release - any bugs please let us know
  • Updates to the visualization to make trim easier to understand
  • A max height to the mobile visualization to reduce scrolling

Bug fix

  • Stacks no longer missing when loaded from a saved project

V3.12.20

  • Improvements to the stock lock functionality
  • Stock navigation on mobile now includes the stacked stock count
  • Embedded visualizations include the stacked stock count

V3.12.19

Bug fix special

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue which was causing some calculations to fail
  • Corrected an issue which sometimes occurred when loading projects
  • Fixed a bug which occasionally missed the odd cut when using the guillotine cuts option

V3.12.18

  • Added required banding length to summary
  • Added estimated total project cost to summary

V3.12.17

  • Increase the part and stock limits for the Enterprise plan.
  • Major speed boost. Improved performance for all calculations by around 30%, and in some circumstances up to 80%.
  • Stock stacking is now available - this groups identical layouts and is useful for saws which can accept multiple stock simultaneously such as table or beam saws.

V3.12.16

  • Added rotation to the part spreadsheet imports

Bug fix

  • The cut 'play' button now works as expected
  • The mini shape visualization now updates on input change

V3.12.15

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue with floating point decimals which was leading to very very small inaccuracies in some calculations

V3.12.14

  • Major update to all algorithms - now shape layouts are much more consistent with a human's perception of a good part arrangement

V3.12.13

  • Improved performance for large complex calculations

Bug fix

  • Removed the odd resizing for long thin materials

V3.12.12

  • The efficiency algorithm now considers tidiness in the calculations
  • New part visualization, which is useful when examining smaller parts
  • Better validation of inputs and user feedback
  • API - Added edge banding
  • API - better validation and error messaging

Bug fix

  • Fixed issue with spreadsheet imports - now works if optional data missing
  • Prevent input trim from exceeding part or stock width
  • Unplaced stock and parts record in the result table is now accurate

V3.12.11

  • API users can now embed a layout visualization result directly into any website - example here

V3.12.10

  • Guillotine cutting layouts now free for everyone - table saw users rejoice!
  • Added a quick start mode to help get going quicker

Bug fix

  • Few minor bug fixes with the inputs

V3.12.9

  • Added support for fractions throughout the tool
  • Various improvements to the presentation of the exports
  • Updated the linear material user experience

Bug fix

  • Various bugs with fractions should now be resolved
  • Linear material export diagram now more readable

V3.12.8

Enhancements:

  • Can now accept fractions as inputs - this is an experiment so please let us know if you experience any issues.
  • Showing these on the visualization and exports will come next

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue where trim was not being imported via spreadsheet

V3.12.7

Enhancements:

  • Part and stock pagination to improve performance for large numbers of inputs
  • Added a new part visualization to help understand trim, banding and rotation

V3.12.6

Enhancements:

  • Added the option to add edge banding to parts

Bug fix

  • Fixed issue where trim illustrations were not shown on the correct side if the shape had been rotated

V3.12.5

Bug fix

  • Fixed the sizing of the trim arrows when using imperial measurements
  • Fixed the slanting trim lines in the export pdf

V3.12.4

Enhancements:

  • You can now share saved projects with others via a link. We think this would be useful if you need to send your optimized cut list to a supplier or colleague without messing with CSV files. To use this, ensure your project and calculations are correct then use the new 'Share' button which is available in your project list. This will copy a special link to the clipboard which you can then send to anyone.

V3.12.3

Enhancements:

  • You can now export the results to a CSV file

V3.12.2

Enhancements:

  • You can now import parts and stock from a spreadsheet, including trim
  • Ability to clear all parts or stock

V3.12.1

Enhancements:

  • Visualization now has dimensions included
  • Guillotine cuts are now part of the Starter tier

V3.12.0

Major release

Four new guillotine cutting options (used for table saws & similar tools):

  • Stock efficiency - when making the most of your stock is the priority
  • Balanced strategy - strike a balance between stock efficiency and the complexity of the cuts
  • Time efficiency - when you need to reduce the number of fence / stop changes on your saw to increase productivity at the expense of stock
  • Beam saws - specialist cutting pattern for beam saws and similar machines

The cutting patterns are intelligent to maximize offcut sizes and reduce the number of cuts. A video will follow to explain in more detail.

We expect commercial facilities to make significant gains in both efficiency and productivity.

Other enhancements:

  • Projects now save & recall your option choices, so you can pick up where you left off
  • Better handling of parts locked to grain direction
  • Trim now visualized & included in the exports
  • Better tidying of final sheets
  • General speed improvements

V3.11.2

Bug fix

  • Resolved issue with orientation lock

V3.11.1

Enhancements:

  • Improvements to algorithm winning layout selection

Bug fix

  • Correction to aspect ratio

V3.11.0

Enhancements:

  • Updated guillotine algorithm to minimize table saw fence adjustments making the cutting process less tedious while maintaining efficiency
  • Better workbench view, now full screen

Bug fix

  • Much better handling for large number of stock & parts, browsers could become sluggish

V3.10.0

Enhancements:

  • Major speed improvements, most calculations are now twice as fast
  • Better winning layout selections with multiple stock
  • The API can now mix strategies so you can go for efficiency one one stock, and a guillotine strategy (e.g. rip) on the next

Bug fix

  • Projects now always display the first stock on load

V3.9.0

Enhancements:

  • Launch of an API for integrations with commercial workshops - https://smartcut.dev/
  • The results section now contains a list of stock and parts which were not used or didn't fit

V3.8.4

Enhancements:

  • Winning layout selection now takes into consideration the number of cuts as well as efficiency

Bug fix

  • Results preview now refreshing when the calculation is run a second time

V3.8.3

Enhancements:

  • More natural guillotine cut layouts
  • Added user preference for decimal places (go to your account to set)

V3.8.2

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue with the stock lock - the navigation wouldn't work in some situations

V3.8.1

Enhancements:

  • Projects are now sorted by most recently added
  • Project styling is now 10% nicer

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue with the upgrade process
  • Fixed a bug which wasn't retrieving the correct number of projects

V3.8.0

Enhancements:

  • Ability to login & save projects
  • Improved rip and crosscut layouts - will reduce the amount of time spent cutting when using guillotine tools
  • Better cut algorithm, cuts are now more logical and consider existing cuts
  • Guillotine cut options are now suitable for industrial beam saws and similar hardware
  • Cut replays are now shown for suitable strategies
  • Better efficiency algorithm - tidier layouts for stock with lots of room left
  • Linear material option - allows quicker inputs for linear materials
  • Pro plans are now available

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue using multiple parts in linear mode, thanks to Jorik for pointing this one out

This is a major update, please do help us out if you spot any bugs, or if you have any ideas for new features.

V3.7.0

Enhancements:

  • Trim cuts for stock - this creates a nice clean cut around the edge [Pro]
  • Trim cuts for parts - this can be used to add edge banding or to increase the size of a shape to allow them to be trimmed to fit [Pro]

V3.6.0

Enhancements:

  • Major algorithm update - even more efficient layouts can now be found
  • Various speed improvements, nobody likes waiting

V3.5.0

Enhancements:

  • Improved layout refinement - ability to find more efficient arrangements
  • More natural rip and cross-cut layouts
  • Guillotine cuts shown for rip & cross-cut strategies
  • Ability to highlight guillotine cuts for commercial cutting machines
  • Significantly faster calculation time for certain layouts
  • Better cut visualisation, now to scale
  • Exports to PDF and DXF
  • Added various statistics, including stock efficiency

Bug fix

  • Aspect ratio correction for main layout

V3.4.1

Enhancements:

Much better last stock tidying Better layouts when stock isn't full Improved validation of inputs

Bug fixes

  • In certain situations we would generate stock in a loop forever and ever
  • Optimization algorithm wasn't showing the best layout. Cat ran across the keyboard.

V3.4.0

Enhancements:

  • Add the costs of your stock and you'll get an estimate for your project
  • Ability to lock a part to a piece of stock
  • Improved the winning layout selection - this gives much better results

V3.3.2

Enhancements:

  • Improved rip and crosscut layouts - thanks to Andy O for helping with this
  • Can now save optimization preferences
  • Various performance improvements

Bug fix

  • Prevent layout tidy if rip / crosscut selected

V3.3.1

  • Bug fix - minor code correction in the algorithm

Front end update

Enhancements:

  • Updated the visualisation for long thin stock to make it easier to see - thanks to Daniel W for helping with this
  • A small user guide is now available
  • Removed the 'helpful' dots, turns out they don't help with small shapes

Bug fixes

  • Some minor dark mode tweaks
  • Inputs now default to blank rather than 0 - this makes inputting data much quicker

V3.3.0

Enhancements:

  • Ability to rotate and move shapes if you need to tweak the layout
  • Helpful dots to locate a shape position if there is overlap

Bug fix

  • The page would occasionally load half way down - not any more!

V3.2.0

Added rip and crosscut preferences!

Enhancements:

  • Added optimization strategy preferences
  • Added crosscut and rip options for each stock
  • Much better single and final stock layout patterns
  • Better user experience when inputting on mobile

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the stock navigation
  • Progress would sometimes report inaccurately

V3.1.0

Enhancements:

  • Added efficiency data for each stock
  • Improved dark mode

Bug fix

  • In rare situations a cut would be missing

V3.0.0

Major release :)

  • Import shapes from spreadsheet
  • Generate example shapes
  • Set blade width by stock individually, or globally
  • Options to automatically add stock when required
  • Add and name stock
  • Add and name parts
  • Calculate the best layout and view progress
  • View layouts per stock
  • Move shapes if required
  • View individual shapes and cuts
  • Tables of shape and cut data