RhinoCAM 2020 NEST, RhinoCAM-NEST, a separately priced module, 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.
User Interface Enhancements
Preview before output
Rectangular Nesting, sometimes referred to as 'block' nesting, is very fast and useful in cases where the shapes are rectangular, such as when nesting panels for the assembly furniture industry.
True Shape Nesting considers the true shape of the parts to be nested and can place smaller parts within cutouts of larger parts and can also accept true shape remnants as material sheets. RhinoCAM 2020 NESTsaves the resultant nested geometry for follow-up applications' use such as machining or fabrication.
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
Estimation of # of sheets needed for nest
Tagging of Nests
In order to work properly, your copy of RhinoCAM 2020 NEST requires: