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Solving Puzzles

Solving puzzles is what BURRTOOLS is really about. Without its solving engine the program would be nothing more than a simple tool for drawing a very specific kind of 3-D objects... a task a lot of other software is no doubt even better suited for.

Solving puzzles is very straightforward with BURRTOOLS even if the Solver tab (Figure Solver) has quite a few controls. On top there is the Parameters panel that contains a list allowing you to select a specific problem to be solved, provides option settings for the solver, and has a series of buttons to direct the solving process. Finally, some information on the ongoing solving process is presented.

Figure: Solving puzzles

A second panel (Solutions) has the tools to browse the different solutions found, animate the moves to disassemble the puzzle to inspect the solutions in detail, and to organize the solutions that have been found.

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