Cutting optimization is a fairly effective iPhone and iPad app that is designed to help you measure and cut a variety of materials; many users have complained that it is too simplistic in nature but I’d say it’s still worth looking at.
I haven’t come across apps of this kind before so I can’t really vouch for its efficacy compared to similar developments, but even in spite of its reportedly limited functionality I think it has been well developed with a reliable and easy-to-use interface.
What we have here is a fairly basic utility in the Productivity category of the App Store that has been designed to help you with various aspects of measuring and cutting materials, including wood, plastic sheet, and so on.
In order to get the data you need you can specify panel dimensions including width and trimming width for borders, and there is also a selection of sheet sizes for you to choose from based on various materials.
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One feature of Cutting optimization that I thought was pretty nifty was the ability to specify that you only want to cut in one direction as this is useful if you’re cutting through wood and want to work with the grain.
What’s more, you can import and export your measurements and other data via email, and the app even includes a built-in web browser to help you access email attachments from within the interface if you need to grab data from external sources.
Utilize this handy tool for various aspects of measuring and cutting materials
Specify panel dimensions including width and trimming width for borders
Choose to cut only in one direction if you are cutting through wood
Choose from a variety of sheet sizes for various materials
Provides full support for metric and imperial systems of measurement with easy conversion between the two
Import and export your measurements and other data via email
Includes a built-in web browser to help you access email attachments from within the app
There have been some complaints from users on the iTunes description page stating that this app is surprisingly basic in its functionality given the price; with this in mind you might want to look elsewhere for either a cheaper app or one that offers more functionality
Cutting optimization for iPhone and iPad should serve you well if you just want some basic functionality, although I can’t help but feel it is a little overpriced in light of the feedback it has received so far.