I love SVG nest, but it neverrrrr works for me. Does anyone have another thing similar?
Unfortunately, I had the same problem. Never ever works. I just pack manually. If I get it fairly dense I just figure worrying about the waste isn’t worth the time. There’s definitely a “good enough” point that can be measured in time and money you might save by packing it a tiny bit tighter.
EDIT: Tiled clones and arrange tools in Inkscape ftw.
OMG. look what I found! Sooo much faster.
$7.50 per export?
Seems like it’s setup for large scale commercial operations more than one-off hobbyists. You’re not likely to save $7.50 on a single job. But if you’re making that thing a hundred times then saving an extra qtr piece of material would add up.
Right, but there’s an enterprise for $150/mo. Almost like the $7.50 is to try it out. The pricing doesn’t seem hobbyist friendly.
Fusion 360’s Slicer CAM output module (the functionality previously packaged in 123DMake) does a decent job of packing.
Oh wow! didnt see the 7.50!! Nevermind then!
Looks like it has gone to a pay-what-you-want model. https://deepnest.io/
THANK GOD!! THIS IS AMAZING. Haha
The slider for choosing a purchase price is amazing haha.
deepnest.io - Pay what you want is awesome. And the core packing engine is awesome.
But it only lets you add one SVG at a time, via a GUI, so it’s painfully slow to load in large numbers of files to pack and cut, which is odd since the point of the engine is to speed workflow. There’s a change submitted in github to allow multi-file drag and drop, which would make it perfect. But until he accepts that change, it’s only useful for people packing fairly small numbers of files.