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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.





Optimalon Software Has Released Version 3.0 Of Its Linear Programming Solver Giplas32

Optimalon Software released a new version 3.0 of Gipals32. This version provides even more power then ever before by supporting the capacities of modern high performance processors (CPUs).

More and more companies try to reduce costs and optimize their operations in the current economic times. The most popular mathematical method to reduce operational cost with limited resources is the linear programming (LP). It has been heavily used in such areas as company management, logistic, planning and production. It doesn’t matter how big or small a company is, if it needs to optimize any part of its business the linear programming can help, but there is a catch. LP cannot be used directly; it usually works as a part of the company’s systems, such as logistic, scheduling or planning applications. There are thousands of custom-built software systems that use LP as the optimization engine.

The developers of these systems only convert the particular custom problem into general LP form and call the LP solver. After the LP problem is solved the system gets back the results and transform them into custom solution. Such architecture allows using the same LP optimization engine for different custom-built systems and therefore the developers can focus on the business logic, without getting involved into the complicated LP implementation.

Optimalon Software (http://www.optimalon.com) provides the linear programming optimization engine Gipals32.dll. It’s powerful, yet affordable solution for many software companies and individual developers. Gipals32 can easily find a solution or state a solution doesn’t exist for any kind of linear programs with an unlimited number of variables and constraints.

Marketing director Denis Smirnov:
“Implementation the support of SSE2 and multi-core CPUs has improved Gipals32’s performance dramatically. In some cases we got the calculation speed increased by 5 (five) times. The numeric stability of the calculation has been improved for the new version as well. Gipals32 can now solve poorly defined LP problems that didn’t yield any solutions before.”

More information about the Gipals32, its features and performance can be found at http://www.optimalon.com/product_gipals32.htm

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