True shape nesting library: Powernest Lib & Powernest WS

World’s best true shape nesting library for your software application

Powernest is a powerful and comprehensive library for automatic nesting of complex 2D shapes.
This nesting library has been designed to be integrated into CAM or ERP applications that provide cutting optimization features.

The nesting library adresses a  wide range of sectors: sheet metal working, shipbuilding, packaging industry, wood panel or plastic cutting, synthetic or composite materials, etc.

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Key benefits

Unparalled nesting performance

Supports various industry requirements

Available as a DLL or in the Cloud

Fast and easy integration

Available as a DLL or in the Cloud as a Web service

Powernest DLL

  • C DLL
  • No internet connection needed
  • Lifetime license
  • Maintenance contract included
  • 32/64 bits, multithreaded

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Powernest WS

  • SaaS REST API
  • Scalability & 24×7 Availability
  • Lower entry cost, SaaS Pricing
  • Always up to date
  • Unlimited calculation power

Powernest WS Documentation

Main technical features

Full-featured nesting capabilities for maximum performance

Get the best of true shape nesting

  • Best orientation is chosen by the algorithms among allowed orientations
  • Parts recesses are used to recursively nest parts into other part
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Multi-format

  • Global optimization on multiple sheets to save more material
  • Sheets of different sizes and offcuts may be reused
  • Improve productivity by using the same layout several times (multiplicity)
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Arbitrary non-rectangular formats

  • Nests parts into non-rectangular sheets
  • Allow reuse of offcuts
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Run full automatic or improve nesting interactively

Full automatic nesting

  • No human intervention needed, runs as “black box”
  • Simple to use: allow more time to get better performances

Manual nesting capacity

  • Start nesting manually and continue in automatic mode
  • Optimize the use of remaining free surface without modifying the position of part already nested
  • Improve automatic nesting by positioning specific parts manually
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Domain constraints for better quality

Production-ready nesting taking into account all your constraints

  • Taking into account of patterns on material formats and parts to be placed: lines, squares, grid, etc.
  • Nesting with priority groups
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Define a custom security area around parts

  • Custom security areas improve performance much more than using global offsets values
  • Security areas may overlap for better performance
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Defect and quality zone management

  • Define zones where parts can or cannot be nested
  • Perfectly suited for heterogeneous materials
  • True-shape defect definition for better performance
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Common cutting

  • Nest parts sharing one segment just at tool distance, so that they can be cut in a single pass
  • Reduce cutting cycle time
  • Save material
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