We produce stickers/decals and have a lots of different sticker outlines (based on lots of models) that we need to cut in a single job. Currently we select and move each artwork as required from some master files into a single file into a boundary that represents the cutting area (usually 48" or 24"). All the artworks are bounded by their individual rectangular boxes as a group as you can see in the attached images. A sample video of the process is on the link [login to view URL] this is just a sample we recorded using only 2 master files.
So we plan to automate this whole process of artwork selection and copying into the cutting file using an input excel file and scripting.
The script/plugin will read an input excel file for the artwork names and then pull all the required artworks and number of copies from some master files and dump everything into a single file in adobe illustrator .ai format.
The artwork names in the input excel file can be matched with the artworks in the master file using group name or a tag or something similar. There may be a better solution to this.