Deepnest

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

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That looks pretty cool. I’ll bookmark it and come back if I can find some time over the weekend.

Thanks.

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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.

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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.

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Not used it before, but I think it’s this one.

https://svgnest.com/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Went to $0 for me just now. Happy to pay if it works well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I paid $17. Seems like a pretty solid piece of software.

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not the default $125? :wink:

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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