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Cutting Optimization Software CutGLib Introduced New Options to Control Layout Sizes and Reduce Sheet Rotation Operations

Kitchener, ON, Canada, April 20, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Cutting sheets of wood, metal or glass is a common, everyday activity for many industrial, manufacturing and construction companies. Material waste always accompanies this cutting, and the amount of waste strongly depends on the cutting order. Finding a way to produce less waste and use fewer sheets is not a trivial task for a person, but can be done on a computer.

Optimalon Software Ltd has developed CutGLib, a simple, high-performance software solution that performs guillotine cutting optimization and finds the best way to cut rectangular stock sheets. It is a mathematical engine poised to be used by software developers for new or existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. CutGLib has been successfully used with Microsoft Dynamics ERP for linear (1D) and rectangular (2D) cutting purposes.

Version 2 of CutGLIb introduces a new feature for production shops that do not use CNC machines and perform all cutting operations manually. Guillotine cutting requires all cutting operations to be performed in a strict order, which in turn requires rotation of the sheets by 90 degrees for the next cuts.

CutGLib now provides an option “MinimizeSheetRotation” that modifies cutting sequences and effectively minimizes the number of rotation operations. Optimalon Software test cases showed reduction of rotations from 5-6 to 2-3 per sheet. That results in more than 50 percent reduction of the manual job for the cutting operator.

The cutting layout of the last used stock sheet has also been improved. CutGLib minimize the total area of the last sheet and produces more usable waste parts for future jobs. It also minimizes the total cutting length, thus reducing tool wear.

CutGLib has been providing layout minimization functionality that is very important for wood cutting, allowing the operator to load several sheets into the cutting machine and process them at once. This new version introduces an option “MaxLayoutSize” to define the maximum number of sheets allowed in one layout. This function is critical when the cutting machine’s hardware limits the number of sheets it can process simultaneously.

CutGLib comes with detailed documentation and several test applications for different programming languages (C#, C++, VB.Net and Delphi). It is available freely to anybody without a registration on Optimalon Software’s website.

http://www.optimalon.com/cutting_optimization_library.htm

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Rocket Division Software had announced availability of version 10 of its burning, grabbing and mastering STARBURN SDK.

Accordingly to the company’s CEO Anton A. Kolomyeytsev the new release is “a must” upgrade for all the present customers of the award-winning toolkit. “We did quite a work with this release!” – Mr. Kolomyeytsev says – “Brand new Unicode-based UDF mastering engine added. All the core SDK samples are completely re-worked, updated and new VC2003, VC2005 and VC2008 project files have been created. Now wizard-based samples are in sync with our commercial StarBurn application wizards. Finally StarBurn comes with completely new StarBurnX OCX wrapper for easy use of it’s features. C#, VB.NET & VB6 and C++ samples are included. Audio compression engine had also been re-worked. Now we do encoding not only to WMA but also to MP3 and OGG Vorbis audio formats (decoding was available before). Our customers will appreciate the amount of work we did”.

StarBurn SDK available from company’s web site and from number of resellers. Trial version of the product provides all those interested with the ability to fully test the SDK prior to make purchase decision.

About StarBurn SDK. This software development kit allows you to add optical media recording and mastering capabilities to your application in minutes. When purchased, SDK comes as a static or dynamic library, set of headers, documentation and samples. The detailed information about the product and its features can be checked out at the:
http://www.rocketdivision.com/burn_sdk.html

About Rocket Division Software: Rocket Division Software is rapidly growing company providing cutting-edge system-software solutions for Windows XP/2003/Vista and various UNIXes. We’re positioning as a provider of the top-notch, high-performance technologies for the data storage and networking industry. Our “know how” and development services cover a wide range of existing and emerging storage and networking technologies, such as: CD/DVD recording and mastering, iSCSI virtual storage, local and network file system design. Rocket Division Software can be found at: http://www.rocketdivision.com.

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