Create optimum layouts for two-dimensional cutting of fabrication materials such as sheet metal, plastic, wood, fabric, and textiles with Solid Edge 2D Nesting. Fabricators save time and money by managing material utilization more effectively with 2D nesting.

The process of 2D nesting, or the efficient organisation of 2D shapes on a single cutting plane, is similar to processes used by dressmakers for decades. Using a next-generation nesting algorithm, the optimised nesting patterns significantly reduce preparation time, waste, and costs.

CAM Solutions optimized for your needs

Capabilities

From start to finish, 2D Nesting makes creating optimized nests quick and easy.

Complete control at your hands

You can easily choose part quantities, sheet sizes, and part rotation, and you can easily control all the parameters necessary to suit the requirements of any cutting process or material.

Tightly integrated with Solid Edge Mechanical Design

With one click, launch right from Solid Edge. Selecting items to import for nesting is simple.

Work with multiple file formats

2D Nesting automatically extracts flat pattern data from Solid Edge sheet metal and part files (PSM and PAR), as well as neutral data formats like DXF and DWG.

Reduce wasted material

You can easily choose part quantities, sheet sizes, and part rotation, and you can easily control all the parameters necessary to suit the requirements of any cutting process or material.

Optimized for CNC Programming

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

Save time, avoid translation

Time is saved and data translation is avoided with an integrated round trip within the Solid Edge environment.

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