Issues / Bugs



Part rotation

Side references



User guide


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Units must…

See the table below for examples

Ok Unit Notes
10.5 Select Decimal from the Options widget
3,000 Remove thousand separator
10 1/2 Select Fraction from the Options widget
10 1/2' Do not use notation
3' 2" Convert to inches, do not use notation
3' 2.5" Convert to inches, do not use notation
3' 2 1/2" Convert to inches, do not use notation

Decimal or fraction units can be set in the Options widget.

Part rotation

By default, all stock & parts start off oriented with the longer side in the horizontal direction.

The order of the L / W inputs has no impact on rotation. If you wish to lock rotation based on the L / W order, click ‘Set rotatoin from L/W’ at the top of the Inputs widget.

Parts will be rotated to the longer side in the direction of the arrow.

Side references

When describing the sides of the stock or parts, each side has a label for easy reference. These are used for edge banding, trim and anywhere you need to indicate a particular side.

Sides of stock or parts

This was updated in February 2023 to be more in line with industry standards.


Symbol Meaning
L Length - the longer of the two sides
W Width - the shorter of the two sides
Q Quantity

The order of the L / W inputs has no impact on rotation

If you wish to orientate the parts, use the orientation lock settings (shown in the small box in the Parts section of the Inputs widget), or there is a button to set the part rotations from the L / W order.

More on part rotation


Edge banding can be applied to each side of each part.

To understand the side references (L1, L2, W1, W2), see side references.

Banding is visualised by thick lines in the inputs panel, and small squares around the edges of the main visual.


The stock can be trimmed. This allows a clean line to be produced around the edges.

To understand the side references (L1, L2, W1, W2), see side references.



Units can be set to Decimal or Fraction, please refer to the units section for more information.

Material type

There are several stock type options.

  1. Sheet material is for use with plywood, MDF, acrylic, or any other sheet materials
  2. Linear material selecting this option will remove the width inputs and adjust the visualisation for easier use with long thin materials such as construction timber. When using this option, you can ignore the width measurements on the exports and visualisation.

Cut type

There are several cut type options.

  1. Efficiency - this is the default option, it will try to use as little material as possible
  2. Guillotine - this is for use with saws which cut edge to edge in a straight line

Cut preference

There are several cut preference options available with the Guillotine cut type

  1. Length cuts - this is the default option, it will cut along the length of the stock first
  2. Width cuts - will cut along the width of the stock first

Efficiency mode


This is ideal if you’re using a jigsaw, laser cutter or CNC machine. The algorithm prioritizes layouts with the minimum number of cuts and the least waste.

Part compression direction - while in maximum efficiency mode - you can choose to suggest how the parts should be stacked - either from bottom to top (stock width), which is the default option or left to right (stock length).

Guillotine > length cuts


This setting is designed for guillotine cutting machines such as table or beam saws when ripping stock.

While in a guillotine-cutting mode there are several options.

Guillotine > width cuts


Use this setting if you prefer guillotine cross-cuts - for example when using a mitre saw or a cross-cut sledge on a table saw.

The same options are available as for length cuts.


Interpreting the PDF exports

The key for banding and various other elements is included in the PDF.

See side references for more information.


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