EWP Optimization and Cutting Software


is a material optimization and cutting solution that allows users to create cutting lists for engineered wood products. Users can optimize against manual or imported inventories in order to get the best material utilization and least amount of waste.

If you’re an isPlan® user you can easily choose any member in your model and send it right into isDesign® to review job site changes or repairs. All loads and information will transfer into the isDesign® member calculation.

isOptimize® can be used as a stand alone module or fully integrated with isPlan® allowing users to leverage iStruct® solutions to fit their operation model.

Optimizer input


Optimizer input


Users can import their material lists directly from their layouts in exact lengths or as rounded lengths. Hole information can also be imported if desired. Users can choose to import the entire job or just a single level.

Imported material lists can be easily manipulated. Change quantities, lengths, labels, add more products or delete others. Users can even create manual material lists for optimization and cutting without creating a layout.


optimized list


Once a material list is imported the source material list is automatically created based on job requirements. Users can edit source lengths and quantities or just import their inventory to cut against.

Optimizing takes just seconds and a solution is generated with little to no waste. Drops and waste are highlighted in red to easily show results. Users can also make adjustments to source lengths and material data to influence the optimization routine.

Drag and drop functionality allows users to manipulate the optimized cut solution if changes are desired.


cutting reports


Create pick lists, purchase reports and even generate a quote based on the lengths used to cut the job.

Cutting can be sent to reports for manual cut yards or exported to saw files for automated processing.

Jobs can be batched together via the Project Tool to create consolidated cutting lists and reports

Available Products

  • S-P-F Lumber
  • Doug Fir Lumber
  • Southern Pine Lumber (ASD Only)
  • Steel Beams (ASD Only)
  • Ainsworth
  • Canfor / Anthony Forest Products
  • Barrette Structural (TriForce)
  • BlueLinx
  • Boise Cascade
  • Boozer Beam
  • Eacom Lumber Corp
  • EmerCor
  • Forex
  • Global LVL Inc
  • International Beam
  • Lamco
  • Louisiana Pacific
  • Metsa Wood
  • MiTek (fasteners)
  • MLT Ultralam
  • Murphy Co
  • Nordic
  • Pacific Woodtech
  • PinkWood
  • RedBuilt
  • Rosboro
  • Roseburg
  • Simpson Strong Tie (hangers and fasteners)
  • Stark
  • Stora Enso
  • USP (hangers)
  • West Fraser
  • Wesure columns (LSD Only)
  • Weyerhaeuser (Trus Joist)
  • Weyerhaeuser (EverEdge)

System Requirements

Recommended Desktop:

  • Windows 10 64bit OS
  • 3 Ghz Processor or more (i7)
  • RAM Memory of 8 GB or more
  • Hard Disk free space of 500 MB or more
  • Monitor with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 or higher
  • Monitor size of at least 24″ or larger
  • Dual monitors are a plus
  • High Speed Internet access

Recommended Laptop:

  • Windows 10 64bit OS
  • 2.3 Ghz Processor or more (i7)
  • RAM Memory of 8 GB or more
  • Hard Disk free space of 500 MB or more
  • Video processor with dedicated video memory
  • Support resolution of 1368 x 768 or higher
  • High speed internet access

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
  • 2 Ghz Processor or more (i3)
  • RAM Memory of 2 GB or more
  • Hard Disk free space of 250 MB or more
  • Monitor with a resolution of 1360 x 768 or higher
  • CD-ROM/DVD Drive or Internet Access

isOptimize® – Material Optimization and Cutting Solution