Saw cutting optimization from within Revit

Hi there,

I would like to make a Revit-family for fast modelling of Cladding Panels.

Is there a way of integrating Saw-cutting optimization?

There are two sides to the question.

I want to be able to model fast, the introduction of sequences, to create a pattern.
Then I want to asses the result, by having a saw cut optimization software tel me how much waste I generate.

I can make an export each time, and introduce it in the third party software, which goes with our saw- cutting machine.

But isn’t there a way to simulate it “on the spot”? Or make the connection with a cloud based version of optimizing software?

Kind regards,


Instead of having users guess at the optimal layout, wait for the resulting waste calculation, and guess again… Why not let Dynamo and Generative Design come up with a few optimized solutions?

This is a sample available on the refinery beta site, which can serve as the basis of your effort.

Sign up for the beta here: Project Refinery Beta | Autodesk

Hi Jacob,

thanks for the lead, I will participate the program and start exploring.

Kind regards,


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