Carpenter Pro - Cutlist Diagrams for iPad/iPhone with Wood Grain Direction Control & Muliple Stock

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Blog entry by SmartCutter posted 12-24-2011 08:56 AM 13817 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app generate detailed cutlist diagrams for each stock sheet needed to to finish the job, with grain direction indicated on each output diagram. You can even zoom in the cutlist diagram to see smaller details down to the kerf tolerance on your iOS device screen.

You can export the project cutlist by emailing it as a pdf file attachment, or send it directly to your printer via Air Print, all from the convenience of your iPhone/iPad device.

Here is a video demo for the iPad version:

Also here are some screen shots for the cutlist diagrams output:

Do you like to see any additional featuers added to this app? Just let me know. Also if you are interested in writing a review about the app, please contact me for a free promotional code.

-- Get Optimal Cuts from your iPad - Carpenter Pro:

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 06:31 PM

WOW, you made that! I checkout the app store today and saw it! I will have to try it out. Does it work on a iPod? If it doesn’t maybe my brother will let me us his iPad.

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 07:10 PM

Thanks for the nice comment. Yes it works on all iOS devices, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, although you’ll get the most mileage I think running it on the iPad given the large screen size, but you also have the ability to zoom the diagrams in the smaller screen devices.

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 10:16 AM

hi smartcutter
is there any cutting sequence?
i’d like to see that

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 06:28 AM

Hi Mijji,

For now, there isn’t such feature yet, however it is planned in future releases. Is there a particular way you’d like to see this feature implemented? You can provide an example of how you think it needs to look like. Looking forward to your input…

-- Get Optimal Cuts from your iPad - Carpenter Pro:

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 11:22 PM

Hi Smartcutter,

I just purchased the app on the app store and it works as advertised with one major drawback – unless I do not know how to use the app! Here’s the situation:

I am building some simple cabinets for my workshop. I did the design in Sketchup and created a project in Carpenter Pro called Shop Cabinet. Very simple, 7 parts only, and it nicely shows that I will be using just over half a sheet (which is really neat because I can now play with the sizes to see if I can fit two basic cabinets on a sheet).

Now comes the problem: I need to create a cutlist for 4 of these cabinets – but the only way I seem to be able to do this is edit each part in the project and multiply the quantity by 4. Am I missing something here?

What I would prefer to do is the following:
From My Projects, select the project (tap on it).
This takes you to a preview of the cutlist – from here have a button (“Cut Again”?) that will prompt me for a quantity and re-create the cutlist.

From My Projects, tap Edit
Under “Kerf” add another field (“Repeat” or “Quantity”?) where I can specify how many cabinets I want to build.
Then tap Cut.

This problem gets even worse when I start building drawers, 3-5 per cabinet depending on the drawer configuration I want to use in the cabinet…could be 16 drawers or more.


-- Neville, Calgary AB

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 11:33 PM

Great. Another reason fro the boss to bug me about getting a “smart” phone. iHate all of them

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#7 posted 02-12-2012 08:22 PM

Hi Neville,

Thanks for your feedback and suggestion. Your feature idea seems pretty reasonable I think for cabinet work, basically adding a way to multiply all parts by a factor then re-cut the project.

To every one else, How many of you out there think this would be a commonly used feature? My only concern is not to crowd the app’s interface with so many special case features, so if you think this is a common thing you would do, please comment.

Thanks again,

-- Get Optimal Cuts from your iPad - Carpenter Pro:

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