I was browsing the web for woodworking software and found CutList Plus
I tried the trial version and it looks very easy to learn even though
I'm not too confortable with computers. Anybody here has experience
with this program? Is it worth it for an advanced hobbyist?
Looks like a decent product to me for the price vs. functionnalities.
Thanks for any advices.
I used to make up sheets with a "ruler" along top and side and a box
scaled to the rulers to represent a 4x8 sheet. I could use that to
layout plywood cuts through trial and error.
CutList Plus is just *WAAAAAAY* better :) (good for lumber
dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
It paid for itself on my first use. I do quasi commercial work (side
business). I find it is much better for sheet stock applications but I
use it almost exclusively for lumber based projects. It's not quite as
well built for that but I can always get it to do what I want with a
It can be a bit of a pain to enter all the various stock sizes.
However, I use it mostly when I am buying dimensioned lumber, such as
Pine 1x8's, 10's and 12's. Thankfully these usually come in consistent
I have found that rather than just entering a wood type of "Pine" and
entering all the various widths under one heading, then, letting the
software completly decide where to put the pieces; I put in Pine8,
Pine10, etc. Then I can assign which pieces I want cut from which
widths. Because sometimes it cuts a bunch of 2" wide pieces from 12"
wide boards when I have 8's or 6's that I would rather use for those
Finally, I like to set it up for cross cuts first. I sometimes get 16'
boards and don't want to rip a 16' board. Since the program is more
for Plywood it almost always wants to do rips first, even when I set
the settinngs for cross cuts. However, I can usually get it to obey by
selecting the individual boards after it's done laying it all out and
reset the the settings to get it to re-layout any boards that aren't
cross cut first.
I actually think Cutlist Plus is a good product, but does this look like
spam to anyone but me? <G>
A first time poster, posting from Montreal, Canada (so is CL+), that's
not good with computers, but he found usenet and uses _Free Agent_ (not
a reader included with a browser), but he actually knows to munge an
email address for Usenet?
Maybe I'm just a little too bored today...
Good catch! I guess Wally forgot that back in June he posted:
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