With the nesting feature, is possible fit multiple profiles in a defined area.
To open NESTING screen , from Menu > Generic Cutting > Nesting
Here you need to define the sheet and part profiles before start calculating the nesting.
Is possible define the sheet profile by :
- Current stock bounding rectangle
- From geometry selection.
To define the parts you need to machine, click on "Pick part profiles" and select the closed profiles.
From the treeview , if you select a row , the related shape is highlighted.
You can increase the required quantity of that part.
You can already start the nesting calculation.
The calculation keep going until :
- You manually press STOP CALCULATION
- The algorithm detect no other possible solution
- You close the nesting screen .
In the RESULT tab you can see :
Nesting solution : The best generated solution . You can use the combo box to navigate them.
Positioned Part : It indicated how many parts are placed. Sometimes is not possible fit all the requested part.
Sheet created : In the geometry screen, you can define how many sheet you want to use.
Show solution sheet : If you use setted multiple sheet, it visualize on screen the current sheet solution.
After nesting calculation is stopped , you can create geometry or machining .
It will be created a different layer for each generated sheet.
You can see the generated layer from MENU > Drawing planes