VisualCAM 2019 NEST
'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.
- Rectangular Nesting
- Very fast and useful in cases where the 2D shapes are basically rectangular, such as nesting panels for the assembly furniture
- 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 2019 NEST saves the resultant nested geometry for follow-up applications use such as machining or fabrication.