Frequently asked questions
My stock is in the form of COILS not rectangular sheets. Can PLUS 2D nest with rolls ?
Yes, you can nest stocks which are in the form of coils or rolls. Simply check the "Stock in the form of Coils" checkbox in the Stocks Page. PLUS 2D
will automatically go into the de-coil mode. Now instead of the stock quantity, you will have to input the available length of roll. Since the sheet is in the form of rolls, the
"Length" column is automatically disabled.
What should I input for "Machine Blade Length" in the stock page?
It is the maximum length that Shear Machine can cut. PLUS 2D also considers
the maximum length that the shearing machine can cut, when it automatically
develops the cutting layout. By considering the machine blade length PLUS 2D
develops a layout where in the length of cut is not greater than the machine
blade length. Thus it is possible for the operator to cut the parts according to
the layout developed by PLUS 2D. It is important that the user specifies the
machine blade length to obtain layouts that can be practically cut.
Can I input cost of the stock?
If User is explicitly interested in setting cost of each
Stock, then click on the Check Box Input
Stock Cost, this will show the Cost column in the table, where user
can input the cost for each stock. By Default Input Stock Cost is
unchecked and Cost column is hidden. When the Input Stock Cost is unchecked the cost of stock is
automatically calculated depending upon the material selected.
Can I input the material of the stock?
The User can select material on click of Select Material
button in the Stocks Page. The
User can specify default material and thickness for stocks and parts. He can
also specify whether he wants to work with single material or multiple
materials. On choosing multiple materials, the material and thickness column will
get added to stock, part and shape table.
Can I input multiple materials in the same file?
Yes, user can input different material stocks in the same
file. The software can discriminate between different materials. Only stocks and
parts of similar material will be nested together.
Should the stocks with same material have same thickness?
Each stock can have a distinct material and a distinct
I have stock of a material which is not in PLUS 2D library?
You can add this new material in the library. Click on the
material button, and than click the edit material button. Add the new material
in the library.
Should I manually type a huge list of stocks in the job file every time?
Such a list of stocks or parts can be typed in a
separate spreadsheet application.
Every time you want to feed this data you may use two
the Windows Clipboard, by simple
Copy and Paste : You can copy a single cell , a single column, or row, or
the entire table.
a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file : simply
specify the "Import Column" in the "Column Mapping
Table". You can also save these settings for repeated