I just came across this awesome tool called Deepnest for Mac , PC and Linux. it looks like a really useful program for optimizing the amount of cuts required and amount of material used https://deepnest.io
That looks pretty cool. I’ll bookmark it and come back if I can find some time over the weekend.
Holy good-timing, Batman. Ive been fighting with a program I use trying to find a way to make it do exactly this and had just given up - it has a “fill space” feature, but their idea of filling wasn’t optimizing. Thank you so much! This is going to make much better use of my material.
There are free ones available. Key word ‘nesting’
Cannot say if they are better, but they are free.
Thought I had a link for an online one I tried once, but cannot find it - sorry.
Not used it before, but I think it’s this one.
Everytime I use that it chokes in my files. Maybe they’re too complicated or I’m not getting the parameters right but I end up just doing it manually.
I’ve never had a problem with it’s stability, but it’s been so slow when I’ve used it that I can manually organize objects faster. If I recall correctly Deepnest is the paid version of svgnest, with some additional functionality.
It looks like the pricing model has changed for Deepnest; I vaguely remember it being more of a subscription model in the past.
You can adjust the slider to pay what you want before downloading it. I slid it all the way to the left (0) and grabbed it last night. I’ll see if it works better than svgnest and if so download again and donate. I didn’t want to spend the $ if it’s not up to the tasks I normally need to optimize.
I think he might have fixed that. I just tried and it only went down to $1. I figure for $1, I’ll try it. I’ve spent more and gotten a lot less.
Went to $0 for me just now. Happy to pay if it works well.
Went to $0 for me as well. I just gave it a quick test before I head to the airport and it worked much more quickly than svgnest, and worked pretty well for a complex test.
I just had to realize that I needed to increase the quantity of “sheets” before starting the nest, because it does not automatically add more sheets when it can’t fit all of the objects.
Good to hear. I have piles of scrap pieces because I don’t optimize perfectly and hadn’t had any success with svgnest. I’m going to see how it manages with objects with engraves. A lot of times the orientation can have a significant impact on times for engraves and I’m generally happier to waste material than I am to waste time.
My test included two objects with engraves. It placed them fine in terms of space usage, but I wasn’t paying attention to orientation for speed. I’m in thecar heading to the airport now, so can’t pull it up again.
that’s my plan, too. just downloaded it, will play with it either tonight or when i get back from my chicago trip for the weekend.
I paid $17. Seems like a pretty solid piece of software.
not the default $125?
If I were using it every day, I probably would pay that. But as someone who will use it a few times per year, nope.
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