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Re: Optimizing material cuts

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Any competent fabricator has material nesting program that can generate a
cut list. Try your local fabricator and see if they can help.

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Paul Ransom <PRansom(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> 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 

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