Nesting will not influence number of steps but can be beneficial cutting down on travel time hence job time plus limit material waste.
After trying several free nesting demos I came across “eCut”.
It’s not free and it’s a plugin for Adobe Illustrator. I payed for the full pack and in my opinion it’s worth the money.
This software benefits me and maybe could benefit other machinist, operators/creators too.
Check it out, there is a demo but it won’t allow you to save the nest to use for a job!
Just so it’s clear: I have no connection to this program what so ever.