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Sounds like Vish might be your man for this solution. I don't know if he's monitoring the list any more since he retired but he still has the same e-mail address. I contacted him a couple of weeks ago; he was in L.A. until the end of March but he is now back in India where all of his business contacts are.

If you don't still have his e-mail address (it's still the same one) let me know and I'll get it for you.


H. Daryl Richardson

----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Ransom" <PRansom(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 7:13 AM
Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Optimizing material cuts

I have a one-off situation at a remote site and I'm hoping that somebody
has an accessible, unsophisticated solution.

There is an inventory of steel members of various lengths.

To accommodate some new structures, we would like to site cut about 100
pieces of various lengths.

In aggregate, there is enough length and the longest parts can be cut from the longest inventory.

No butt connections are possible.

Is anybody aware of an algorithm, or possibly a spreadsheet, to optimize x pieces cut from y lengths?

Ultimately, we need to know if we will ship additional materials which
could delay the work.

I want to avoid several hours of manually stepping through cutting

PSFEG , Inc. 5700 Ralston Street, Suite 300, Ventura, CA 93003

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