## Instructions

Below you will find links to coordinate files for the various optimized layouts.  These coordinates can be used in a CAD program to create a cutting layout for manufacturing.  All coordinates are based on a unitless dimension of 1.  Therefore, these values will accomodate sheets and discs of any size and dimensional units.  All coordinates are formatted as x, y values with an origin (x=0 and y=0) at the center point of the sheet/disc.  Detailed instructions for extrapolating these values are included below.  Coordinate files can be downloaded individually or as .zip files with all of the individual files.

## Optimized Layouts

Square

To use the coordinates for a square layout, you must multiply the x and y coordinate values by the length of one of the sheet's sides.  For example, if your sheet is 60" x 60", you would multiply each coordinate by 60 to determine the effective coordinates of the center point of every gasket on your sheet.  If my yield was 20 pieces, I would use the associated coordinate file to find my dimensions.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files in a .zip archive.

Rectangle

To use the coordinates for a rectangular layout, you must multiply the x and y coordinate values by the length of the longest sheet side.  Rectangular layouts are based on predetermined fixed ratios: 0.1 x 1, 0.2 x 1, etc. in tenths up to 0.8 x 1.  Ratios of 0.9 x 1 are treated as a square, with both sides equal to the shortest side length.  This means that layouts may be based on a sheet size that is smaller than your actual sheet.  The effective sheet dimensions used in the yield calculations is provided by the program on the results tab.  To properly use these coordinates, you must use those effective dimensions.  For example, if your actual sheet is 60" x 90", the program would determine that the nearest ratio of short side to long side is .6 x 1 (divide short side by long side and round down to the nearest tenth).  Therefore, it would calculate the yield based on an effective sheet size of 54" x 90".  To determine your effective coordinates, you would multiply each value by the long side length (in this example, 90).  If my yield was 20 pieces, I would use the associated coordinate file to find my dimensions.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.1 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.2 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.3 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.4 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.5 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.6 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.7 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files for a 0.8 x 1 rectangle in a .zip archive.

Centers/Discs

To use the coordinates for a layout within a disc or "center", you must multiply the x and y coordinate values by the radius dimension.  For example, if your disc is 19", then you would multiply each coordinate by 9.5 to determine the effective coordinates of the center point of every gasket on your sheet.  If my yield was 8 pieces, I would use the associated coordinate file to find my dimensions.

Click here to download all of the coordinate files in a .zip archive.