VisualCAM 2018 NEST is MecSoft's cost effective solution for optimally arranging and fitting geometric shapes onto sheets of stock material. It provides two primary nesting capabilities: Rectangular Nesting and True Shape Nesting. For both solutions, individual 2D CAD shapes can be arranged on sheets according to user-defined quantities, spacing, and with orientation control, including material grain restrictions.
Very fast and useful in cases where the 2D shapes are basically rectangular, such as nesting panels for the assembly furniture industry.
True Shape Nesting
Considers the true shape of the 2D parts to be nested and can place smaller parts within cutouts of larger parts and can also accept true shape remnants as material sheets. VisualCAM 2018 NEST saves the resultant nested geometry for follow-up applications use such as machining or fabrication.
New in this version
User Interface Enhancements
Preview before output
Rectangular (sometimes referred to as 'block' nesting)
Distance limits between part and sheet
Distance limits between two adjacent parts
Accuracy of nesting
Sheet start corner
Unlimited number of sheets
Sheet layering by color
Distance limits between part and part
Tagging of parts
Nesting for cabinet making
Nesting for sign making
In order to work properly, your copy of VisualCAM 2018 NEST requires :
The following is the list of post-processors that will work with all MecSoft products.
To use a post-processor from the list, download the post (a file) and move in into the Posts folder under the VisualMill/RhinoCAM installation folder. The next time you post-process a toolpath from inside VisualMill or RhinoCAM, this newly downloaded post-processor will show up in the list of available post-processors to choose from.
Please note that once you have downloaded a post, it can be easily configured and/or customized using the Post Processor Generator product available in both the free as well as the commercial versions of the software.
VisualCAM 2018 NEST will be be digitally delivered to you. Within 1 or 2 working days from your purchase you will receive an e-mail with your Licensing Information and instructions on how to download and activate the software.
VisualCAM 2018 NEST will be delivered digitally, no Sales Tax will be collected by Novedge.