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21st Century optimizaton, nesting and automation software

BlueCell outputs for both panel saws and CNC routers

The path to automation

3 optimization algorithms to choose from to fit your manufacturing needs

About Features
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Below you will see a handful of the many features that you'll find in BlueCell, broken up according to what packages the features are typically included in.
Essentials Features
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No part or material limit
BlueCell does not impose any artificial restrictions on the number of parts or raw material types and sizes that can be optimized in a single run.
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Multi-material optimization
All BlueCell versions can optimize parts from any number of different material types in a single run.
No part/material limit
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BlueCell does not impose any artificial restrictions on the number of parts or raw material types and sizes that can be optimized in a single run.
Multi-materials
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All BlueCell versions can optimize parts from any number of different material types in a single run.
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Machine Constraints
All BlueCell versions allow users to specify limits imposed by cutting equipment to prevent the creation of solutions than cannot be produced at the machine. Limits include complexity of the layouts, clamp requirements, etc.
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Length Optimization
All BlueCell versions can optimize lengths (1D Optimization) and include controls to facilitate data entry for length optimization applications.
Machine Constraints
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All BlueCell versions allow users to specify limits imposed by cutting equipment to prevent the creation of solutions than cannot be produced at the machine. Limits include complexity of the layouts, clamp requirements, etc.
Length Optimization
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All BlueCell versions can optimize lengths (1D Optimization) and include controls to facilitate data entry for length optimization applications.
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Office Labels
Print labels from the office.
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Standard Reports
BlueCell ships with several prebuilt SQL reports which can be used right out of the box. Reports can be viewed within BlueCell using the integrated report viewer.
Office Labels
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Print labels from the office.
Standard Reports
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BlueCell ships with several prebuilt SQL reports which can be used right out of the box. Reports can be viewed within BlueCell using the integrated report viewer.
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Python Scripting Support
BlueCell versions include integrated python script support. Python is a widely-used, open-source coding language that can be used to write macros to automate BlueCell functions, build custom dialogs, and more.
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Remnants I
All BlueCell versions can find reusable remnants in optimizations based upon minimum dimension criteria. Any unused area in the pattern that meets the minimum dimension requirements is designated as a remnant.
Python Script Support
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All BlueCell versions include integrated python script support. Python is widely-used, open-source coding language that can be used to automate BlueCell functions (macros), build custom dialogs, and more. A wealth of tutorials, documentation and technical help for Python can be found for free online.
Remnants I
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All BlueCell versions can find reusable remnant sizes in the optimized solutions based on user-definable criteria. Users can specify minimum dimensions for a remnant area for each material type and size. If an unused area on the material meets the minimum dimension specified then the area is designated as a remnant.
Professional Features
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Over/Under Production
This feature allows the user to specify an acceptable range for the quantity of each part to be produced in addition to a fixed quantity. If a range is specified, the optimizer can overproduce and/or underproduce the parts to improve the yield of the job.
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True Headcuts
A true head cut pattern allows increased pattern complexity by separating a sheet into two smaller panels on the first cut. This can increase yield but also take longer to produce. With BlueCell's Dynamic algorithm true headcuts can be turned on and off.
Over/Under Prod.
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This feature allows the user to specify an acceptable range for the quantity of each part to be produced in addition to a fixed quantity. If a range is specified, the optimizer can overproduce and/or underproduce the parts to improve the yield of the job.
True Headcuts
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Most automated panel saws support headcut patterns. A true head cut pattern allows increased pattern complexity by separating the raw material into two smaller panels on the first cut. True headcut patterns can increase yield but also take longer to produce at the machine. BlueCell’s Dynamic algorithm can generate true headcut patterns; The user can enable or disable true headcut pattern generation as needed.
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Material Cost Optimization
This feature allows a cost value to be assigned to each raw material type and size. The optimizer will take the cost of the material into account during optimization to minimize the overall cost of material for the job.
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Part Families
BlueCell is capable of grouping parts of the same "family" together to prevent them from being scattered over many different patterns across the entire optimization.
Material Cost Optimization
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This feature allows a cost value to be assigned to each raw material type and size. The optimizer will take the cost of the material into account during optimization to minimize the overall cost of material for the job.
Part Families
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BlueCell is capable of grouping parts of the same "family" together to prevent them from being scattered over many different patterns across the entire optimization.
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Edgebanding
For parts that require edgebanding, BlueCell has support to maintain an edgebanding library that will apply any size correction to assigned parts.
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Low priority (filler) parts
Allows part sizes to be designated with different priority levels. The lowest priority level parts are "fillers" that can be added to a result to improve yield. A typical example: stretchers - needed in large quantities and not specific to a single product.
Edgebanding
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For parts that require edgebanding, BlueCell has support to maintain an edgebanding library that will apply any size correction to assigned parts.
Low priority (filler) parts
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Allows part sizes to be designated with different priority levels. The lowest priority level parts are "fillers" that can be added to a result to improve yield. A typical example: stretchers - needed in large quantities and not specific to a single product.
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Remnants 2
This feature allows remnant sizes from optimized solutions to be added automatically to the BlueCell material library for use in future optimizations. These remnants are prioritized so they are consumed as quickly as possible.
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Inventory Management
Allows material quantities, including those of remnant pieces, to be automatically updated to reflect quantities consumed by optimizations.
Remnants2
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This feature allows remnant sizes from optimized solutions to be added automatically to the BlueCell material library for use in future optimizations. These remnants are prioritized so they are consumed as quickly as possible.
Inventory Management
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Allows material quantities, including those of remnant pieces, to be automatically updated to reflect quantities consumed by optimizations.
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Pattern Editor
Allows manual editing of patterns created by BlueCell or imported from supported 3rd party files. Within the editor users can click and drag parts to add them to a pattern or move existing parts to the another location on the layout.
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Grain Formations
Allows the user to create arrangements of parts that must stay together to preserve a continuous flow of the grain pattern across the included parts. Typical applications are high-end kitchen cabinets, wall paneling and architectural millwork.
Pattern Editor
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Allows manual editing of patterns created by BlueCell or imported from supported 3rd party files. Within the editor users can click and drag parts to add them to a pattern or move existing parts to the another location on the layout.
Grain Formations
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Allows the user to create arrangements of parts that must stay together to preserve a continuous flow of the grain pattern across the included parts. Typical applications are high-end kitchen cabinets, wall paneling and architectural millwork. BlueCell uses a flexible coordinate system which allows the creation of virtually any type of part formation. Formations can be designed using a drag and drop builder or the coordinates can be imported from files or other data sources. BlueCell checks for the validity of the formations and will warn the user if parts in the formation overlap/collide.
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Split Patterns on 1st Level Cuts
Only 1st level cuts (can be cross cut or rip cut) are made on each pattern with the intention of producing long strips. Often used to increase effieciency in conjunction with a 2nd machine to make the next level cuts. Typical applications include cabinet doors and drawers.
Split Patterns on Rip Cuts
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Only 1st level cuts (can be cross cut or rip cut) are made on each pattern with the intention of producing long strips. Often used to increase effieciency in conjunction with a 2nd machine to make the next level cuts. Typical applications include cabinet doors and drawers.
Enterprise Features
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Labor Cost Optimization
Allows the cost of labor to be taken into account during optimization. The optimizer will attempt to minimize the cost of labor required based on user- definable cost criteria for various actions (e.g. loading a new board, switching materials, etc.).
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Part Order
For users who have an ordering system and require orders received first to be completed earlier in the optimization, parts can be optimized to appear in the patterns first before BlueCell will optimize the next order.
Labor Cost Optimization
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Allows the cost of labor to be taken into account during optimization. The optimizer will attempt to minimize the cost of labor required based on user- definable cost criteria for various actions (e.g. loading a new board, switching materials, etc.).
Part Order
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For users who have an ordering system and require orders received first to be completed earlier in the optimization, parts can be optimized to appear in the patterns first before BlueCell will optimize the next order.
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Substitute Materials
This feature enables the ability to specify a heirarchy of acceptable materials that can be substituted for the given material if it will improve yield.
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InStock Remnants Dashboard
Enhances BlueCell (Using Eurosoft's InStock software) to create and manage bin locations for remnants; Remnants can be allotted to bins manually or automatically based on user-definable criteria. Includes a built-in management dashboard.
Substitute Materials
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This feature enables the ability to specify a heirarchy of acceptable materials that can be substituted for the given material if it will improve yield.
InStock Remnants Dashboard
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Enhances BlueCell remnant management with an integrated version of Eurosoft’s InStock technology. Allow for the creation and management of bin locations; Remnants generated by BlueCell can be assigned to bins manually or can be added automatically based on user-definable criteria. Includes a built-in dashboard application for management of remnants and bins.
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SQL Import Wizard
Import and export data from BlueCell. Multiple import/export actions from multiple datasources can be executed with a single click (pull sheets from one database into BlueCell, another to import parts from a different database).
SQL Import Wizard
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This fully featured interface allows you to import and export data from BlueCell and various database types. Create any number of custom import/export commands and any number of Command sequences. Command sequences allow you to execute multiple import/export actions with a single click. Multiple datasources are also supported – you can create a query to pull sheets from one database into BlueCell, another to import parts from a different database, and execute them in a single command sequence.