Minimize Material wWaste

Is there a setting to help minimize material waste by getting everything close together before cutting? Such as the system turning the cuts to move then closer to have less waste.

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There are programs you can use before bringing your artwork into the Glowforge such as deepnest.

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Thanks. I thought there was something within the glowforge url before you clicked print.

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No, you will need to manually move your file items if you are doing this within the interface.

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It’s a good idea and I hope they add a nesting function to the app in the future

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Generally nesting doesn’t save that much unless your manual placement is really out there, but if it’s really out there deepnest.io is mentioned as a go-to. Keep in mind it does not track grain direction so if that matters you’ll need to take care of that yourself!

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It has a setting to avoid rotation.

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Yes. That does still require that you know which pieces need to go which way :slight_smile:

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