Welcome to Autolaunch
Free lineal and area cutting
offers absolutely free of charge
(and no catches it really is totally free), software to assist with
the logic of how best to cut anything from either a stock length
(lineal - length) or rectangular sheet (area nesting of rectangular
panes from larger stock sheets). It doesn't matter what the product
is that you need to cut, you simply use a material description that
best suits your needs. Define the simple rules and you are away.
Why is Autolaunch software free?
It's very true in life, that if something is too good
to be true, then there will inevitably be a sting in the tail. So
it's a fair question, why is the software free and what is the catch?
Well, the software was written some years ago in the programming
language "C++", for the DOS environment. Fortunately, by
agreement with Jos Schaars, we have included his brilliant Vdos
program that emulates this environment. Both the Autolaunch Lineal
Optimiser and the Autolaunch Area Optimiser can be effortlessly
installed into Windows 7 and above computers. With their Icons on
your desktop, you could be one click away from easily running these
programs on you PC.
Cutting optimisations in under
With DOS programs, the learning curve is a little more
individualistic than Windows applications. The Autolaunch Optimisers
were specifically written for commercial use in a critical
environment. Their design gives immediate
optimisations that can easily be viewed on
screen or printed. Furthermore,
the printed cutting lists are very clear and concise, making it very
easy to follow, on the shop floor for the people who cut the
materials. You can see a clear example of this below. Both the free
Autolaunch Lineal Optimiser and the Autolaunch Area Optimiser can be
Say goodbye to error reports!
Equally important, rather than wait until the very end
to discover that it's impossible to cut some of the keyed in data,
Autolaunch Optimisers prevent this
happening, at the point where the logic error occurred. We all know
that you can't cut a 5 metre length from a bar that is only 4 metres
long, but it's surprising that much software won't warn of this until
the end of a massive keying entry. These programs have a tendency to
produce reams of paper at the very end advising all the errors, not
exactly user friendly!
As much as was possible, Autolaunch
software is idiot proof. That was a major
design criteria for the team using the software with very expensive
materials on long delivery times. It was vital to know how the
bespoke materials would be cut, to get the purchase quantity correct,
without vast over or under stocking.
We would ask that if you use the software, please let
us know what you think of it, good bad or indifferent (although to be
fair, we don't envisage developing it any further). If there is
enough interest we will try to put together a FAQ page to help other
users, though to be fair, to date, there has not been much feedback.
Computer programming background of the author
Computer programming was a serious hobby, back in
the mid- late 80's, he had five computer games published for the
English Sinclair Spectrum home computer. They sold well over a
quarter of a million copies in various formats. If you are interested
to learn a little more from this era, do please visit, the "retro
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