COVERmat is a software for graphical planning of coverings such as a wooden terrace, a tiled floor or a facade of wood or metal with the focus on material requirement and cutting optimization. Simple or complex bases can be equipped with one or more materials. Here, various patterns can be generated by adjusting various parameters. The result is a corresponding parts list. On the specification of base sizes a corresponding cutting plan is created.
Wpc or wooden planks for example are usually offered by manufacturers in unit sizes (for example 6, 5, 4 or 3 meters). Therefore, if you plan a wooden terrace, the determination of material requirements is costly. It is necessary to determine which and how many wooden planks should be ordered. Of course due to the high material cost the waste is to hold as low as possible. For example, it makes sense to cut two 2.5-meter-long pieces from the 5 meter board, as it to use two 3-meter boards and thus wasting 1 meter material.
With COVERmat you can plan the base of the terrace as well as their covering with wooden floorboards graphically. As the result you get the required material and a detailed cutting plan.
You can offer your customers an even better service by also supply your product with the matching installation plan.
How does it work
The base areas can be relatively simply defined using a graphical editor (see Figure 2). For this no CAD-knowledge is required. The approach is similar to a simple drawing program. Then the base areas can be covered with the pre-defined materials. Various parameters such as angle, position or joint width … can be specified. Immediately this is illustrated graphically.
As a result of this planning, the software is generating a parts list or the segments (see Figure 3). The uniform parts are grouped and indicated with a corresponding number. For example, see position 2 in Figure 3 – this are 10 equal parts with 250 cm length. With the shown number or position it is possible to assign the segment to the graphical planning of covering.
If the base sizes or bins are definied, a optimal cutting optimization is processed and is displaying graphically (see Figure 4).