How to Generate a Cut List
Pro100 will let you generate a cut list of cabinet or whatever you are designing. There are simple steps you must know before you start using Pro100 cut list feature: This applies to active users with full version license. Please note that this feature is unavailable in the demo-version.
Cut List Plus (Gold or Platinum Edition)
This is a third party program that we sell together with PRO100 if you are a cabinet maker or you need to generate cut list. It seamlessly work with pro100 and will save you a lot of time and money. After you generate a cut list from pro100, you can import the csv file into the gold optimizer. The main goal is to quickly estimate job costs without spending hours doing it the traditional way. Create layout optimized diagrams to ensure the most efficienct use of your materials.
Cut List Gold Optimizer quickly generates optimized sheet layouts that make the most efficient use of your plywood panels and lumber.
- Export a parts list from Pro100 as a CSV file.
- In CutList Plus, go to File>Import Parts... and select the CSV file you created in step 1.
- Set up the CutList Plus Import Wizard as shown below, then click "Finish".
The following video demonstrate how generate a cut list and import parts into Cut List Plus.
For additional $295 or $397.25 depending on what version, you can purchase and get it installed today. Bundle this together with PRO100 to effectively achieve your goal. Read more detailed tutorials on the for Cut List Gold Optimizer. Since the data exported from Pro100 does not specify a material type for each part (i.e., rough lumber, dimensioned lumber or sheet good), Cut List Plus will figure it out based on your Raw Materials database. That means you must have already set up your Raw Materials list in Cut List Plus before importing the parts. The default value of the sheet is good.
Cut List and Reports
Pro100 will let you build a virtual cabinet the way you would in your shop. What you see is what you get, it is that simple. You build the cabinet using whatever method you want because when you create a part for your cabinet in Pro100, you are creating your cut list. It does not matter the construction standards you are using, if you follow some simple rules you can change the size of the cabinet and the cut list is updated.
The following video demonstrate how to use Pro100 software to generate a cut list (WITHOUT CUT LIST PLUS)