VisualCAM 2020 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 2020 NEST saves the resultant nested geometry for follow-up applications use such as machining or fabrication.
True Shape Nesting Quick Start
Rectangular Nesting Quick Start
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 2020 NEST requires: