Open Collective
Open Collective
Progress Update on Version 2.0
Published on February 28, 2021 by Martin Mueller

It has been less than a month since we started working on Version 2.0. Although the development version is not ready for release, we would like to keep you up to date with the upcoming changes.

So far we have worked on:

  • improving the label editor with thumbnails, rotation of elements;
  • enhancing the cutting diagram algorithm by reducing the number of options to configure;
  • adding several display options to the cutting diagram like full width display, primary cuts, origin bottom left (see screenshot below);
  • adding new languages with Polish (Jarek, Greg and Team) and Czech (Radek) and starting work on right to left languages with Arabic (Soul) and Hebrew (Sergey);
  • keeping the translations up to date (Wladimir, Pierluigi, Carlos and Leonardo);
  • resolving compatibility issues with SketchUp 2021 (like Tag folders);
  • fixing small bugs and annoyances;
  • introducing a new preset system (we will talk later about this!) to make it easier to keep settings across models.

You all look forward to seing the new features in action, but it is still too early to commit on a release date.

Edsger W. Dijkstra once said that "Version 1.0 should be the product". We do not completely agree with this statement, but releasing early and often would be too disruptive for professional users who want a reliable product, not a bug.

We ask you to be patient a little longer before we publish version 2.0.

Stay safe and enjoy woodworking!

The OpenCutList team

Hilaire O'Loughlin

Posted on February 28, 2021

Will you be working on a cost calculation sheet as well? I am itching to use your new version, and so thank you so much for all your hard work to make our lives easier.

Mario Chabot

Posted on February 28, 2021

Bravo. Les rapports pour achats est de première importance, cependant.

Boris Beaulant

Posted on February 28, 2021

Be patient, cost and weight calculation will be available ... 😉
Much work is currently being done under the hood to achieve this.

alberto sanchez

Posted on February 28, 2021

Are good news. 
We must be patient to come up with a better product. 

I take this opportunity to offer myself as a translator to the Spanish-Latin American language.

Martin Mueller

Posted on February 28, 2021

Hi Alberto,

To be part of the team, all you need is register on Transifex and I will assign you to the Spanish Team. Currently we are focusing on making as generic as possible translations, disregarding local differences that may exist (US English - UK English, France French - Canada French, ...), but we still would like to make it understandable for all users.

Thank you!

DF

Posted on February 28, 2021

I thought the new version was going to include the ability to print labels... is this already out? I don't have it in my version...
Great product I am glad to contribute to this..
Thank you

Martin Mueller

Posted on February 28, 2021

Yes, it will include the ability to print labels (that was mentionned in the previous update, we just added a few more features to the label editor). 
But all features will be out at the same time.

JOSE PANTOJA

Posted on March 20, 2021

Hi, could you perhaps suggest that borders can be defined directly from the parts list including default border settings. It could also be a checkbox to allow rotating the pieces separately and I find that a few default colors for the labels would work fine. Greetings from Ecuador and please do not forget to leave a section in the purchase report for hardware, they are as important as the wood itself.

They do an excellent job, successes.

Martin Mueller

Posted on March 20, 2021

Hi Jose,

Thank you!

Hardware (Accesorio) will be part of Version 2.0.0 (with pricing/units per pack/weight). 

Edge banding can already be configured from the Parts Properties or by applying material to the edges. If you want Edge Banding around a part, you can double-click after the first edge has material and then the other edges will get the same material. You can also edit multiple parts at once when you select them together in the Parts List.

Labels will offer the basic colors + any color that can be expressed in RGB values. If you need different labels for different jobs, you will be able to save them and reuse them.

The color picker in Version 2.0.0 is smaller with only 12 colors. But you can enter any RGB value as #xxxxxx. Remember that you can save the material including all OpenCutList parameters in a .skm file for reuse in other projects.