Optimumcut-1D v3 Product Development

With Optimumcut-1D v3 we have introduced the concept of weight to some of the items in a project. Originally our plans were to only support metric weights (i.e. kilograms) in v3.0 and to add support for imperial weights (i.e. pounds and ounces) in v3.1.

We have since decided there would be reluctance within our US customer base to accept the new product without imperial weights. Support for pounds and ounces will therefore be in the v3.0 release.

The support starts with the First Run Form where imperial weights are selected for both of the imperial length options.


The project options also contains the ability to change the weight units at any other time.


When entering weights, they are validated and formatted the same way that imperial lengths are formatted. The ‘lb’ and ‘oz’ suffixes are supported to define the units.


Any invalid characters will result in the value being highlighted in red.