CADnesting is a program designed to minimize the waste of raw materials optimizing the space arrangement on the panels that are to be worked. The user is free to choose parameters and workings to execute after specific production requirements. The user interface is integrated in TpaCAD interface.
List can be imported from XML or CSV files, or from a group of TCN or DXF files;
nesting of pieces with internal and external workings that will be executed regularly, optimizing the arrangement of the shared areas, in case of workings out of the piece;
configures the optimization of the in-machine cuts with several available options;
manages complex geometrical shapes;
reduces wasting raw materials;
assignment of criteria like clusters, mirroring, angle of rotation, material, grain, and eventual additional repetitions for each piece on the list;
immediate creation of the piece file (TCN).
The wide application range of this software makes of it an extremely flexible product, easily adaptable to different market sectors, with different priorities and managing criteria for the most diverse materials. The parameters assigned on a TCN piece remain valid in the list; dimensions can be changed, respecting the parametric rules.
CADnesting Square is the version dedicated to the nesting of rectangular areas. This software can nest any type of shape, considering only its minimum bounding box. In addition to the possibility to import XML, CSV, DXF, and TCN, it allows adding rectangles to the list just by setting their 3 dimensions.
Due to its processing speed and the possibility to use it on modest-performance hardware, it is a better choice for those applications that are mainly used to nest panels.
CADnesting True Shape
CADnesting True Shape is the version dedicated to the nesting of free and complex shapes. This software can nest any type of shape, considering only its actual area.
In addition to having all the functions as the Square version, this version can manage the angle of rotation for each piece, it can nest smaller pieces inside empty isles in the piece, and assign clusters of piece pairs arranged according to specific criteria that will result simpler to manage.
With TpaCAD, it is possible to nest workings inside a given area, that can even be a free shape.