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Justin_A_D

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I am trying to plan my first DIY sub and I was wondering if anyone knows of a program that you could input the dimensions of all your pieces and then display a diagram of where you should make your cuts. I think this would really help to maximize the use of materials. So does anyone know of a program that would do this?
 

Justin_A_D

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No...you sir are my friend. I had been looking on google but apparently wasn't using the right words. Thanks a lot...you da man!
 

Justin_A_D

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Chris, would you mind plugging in my parts and see if they will fit on a 48 X 96 sheet? I downloaded Cutlist but it will only allow me to enter 5 pieces unless I purchase the full version. I have tried using a couple of the other programs that google had and I haven't been able to get consistent results.

2 - 18 X 22
2 - 18 X 16.5
3 - 20.5 X 16.5
1 - 20.5 X 7.75
1 - 20.5 X 8
1 - 18 X 18
1 - 20 X 20
8 - 4 X 27

I think I got it to fit on the IT70 demo but I was messing around with the program and hit regenerate and now I can't get it to fit again. If you or anyone could plug these in somewhere and let me know if they will fit that would be fantastic. Thanks.
 

Chris Keen

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According to Cutlist Plus, it'll take about 1.25 sheets (considering 4x8 sheets).

If you're talking MDF, that's no big deal, because HD and Lowes usually sell this in 24" x 48" sheets too. Wish I could have told you "yes"
 

Justin_A_D

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Damn...Oh well,I was hoping to buy a sheet of MDF with the veneer already on it. I could probably still do that and use the small sheet for the bracing. Thanks for running the numbers though.:emoji_thumbsup:
 

Robert_J

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I've been using Snap-It 2.0. It doesn't allow you to save a project but you can enter as many pieces as you need. Printing is disabled but I just print the entire desktop and the layout prints with it.

-Robert
 

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