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Solid Edge 2D Nesting

2D Nesting makes creating optimized nests quick and easy

With Solid Edge 2D Nesting you can generate optimised layouts for 2D cutting of fabrication materials. This includes sheet metal, plastic, wood, textiles and fabric. It will save you time and money by allowing you to manage material use more effectively. 

Dressmakers have used similar processes for decades by organising 2D shapes efficiently on a single cutting plane. The 2D Nesting software creates optimised nesting patterns by using a next-generation algorithm. This saves you on preparation time, waste and costs.

The process of 2D nesting, or the organization of 2D shapes efficiently on a single cutting plane, is much like processes dressmakers have used for decades. The optimized nesting patterns, created using a next-generation nesting algorithm, markedly reduce preparation time, waste and costs.

Complete control at your hands

You have control over all the settings of any of the cutting technologies or material. This includes settings on part quantities, sheet sizes and part rotation.

Integrated with Solid Edge Mechanical Design

Launch 2D Nesting directly from Solid Edge with only one click. Selecting parts to import for nesting is quick and easy.

Work with multiple file formats

2D Nesting automatically extracts flat pattern data from multiple formats, including solid edge part and sheet metal files (PSM and PAR), as well as more neutral data formats like DXF and DWG.

Reduce wasted material

Select multiple sheet sizes to create the most efficient nest, which eliminates tailings or partial sheets. This saves valuable shop space for unused tailings that often remain unused.

Optimized for CNC Programming

The nests can be sent to Solid Edge CAM Pro or exported to another computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for computer numerical control (CNC) programming.

Save time, avoid translation

Integration with the Solid Edge environment saves time and avoids data translation.

Optimize your 2D nests with Solid Edge!

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