Nest Parts

After planing parts in the part library, you can do nesting. Click on the button Nest or on the menu icon Nest , you will see the dialog Nest, where you can set parts, sheets and technology for nesting.

Dialog Nest

If there are parts selected in the library, the option Selected Parts will be enabled, you can check it to do nesting on only the selected parts.

If there is no sheet in the library, only the option Standard plates will be enabled and checked, and you can choose one from the standard sheets list. Otherwise, check the option All plates in Library to do nesting on the sheets which fit the job best, or check the option Only Selected plates to do nesting on only the selected sheets.

Standard Sheets List

If the sheets you have are not listed in the standard sheets list, you need to construct them up in the drawing window, and select the pulldown-menu Set as plate in Nest>Plate to make the sheets.

Make a Sheet

Technology for nesting are controlled by a group of parameters, to set gap between parts, set margin on sheets, etc. Click on the button Detail Settings to expand more settings, to choose nesting strategy, set co-edging, etc.

Technology Settings

Click on the button OK, the software will calculate nesting layouts according to the settings, then list the results in the tab Nest plate of the Nest Panel, and display the first result in the drawing window.

Nesting Results List
Nesting Results Drawing

In the results list, you can get a summary of every single result, i.e. geometry, sequence number, sheet dimension, parts count and utilization rate. Click on a result, the software will display it in the drawing window with its code showing at the top-left corner. Click on buttons on the toolbar to manage the results, i.e. select all results, delete the selected results, etc, refer here for more information. Right-click on a result to bring up the context menu, you can delete results, save the result to an external file, or generate a production report on the result.

Context Menu on A Result

In the drawing window, you can review the current result, and optimize the layout by hand if necessary. For example, in the result shown above, there is a part in the upper right area which sticks out than the others apparently.

Before Optimization

We can fit it in the upper left area to make the result more compact.

After Optimization

After optimization, the result will be tagged with a red label Modified in the summary.

A Modified Result

IMPORTANT

Actually, you can do all kinds of edits on the nesting result, e.g. move and rotate parts, scale parts, delete or make a new copy of parts, even construct a different new part. But we recommend do ONLY MOVING OR ROTATING when necessary. The software cannot track and reflect other kinds of modifications in the part library and nest reports.

After reviewing, you can set technology and get a result prepared for machining, refer to Technology in CypCut for more information.

To generate a report on a prepared result, select the command Report Information from the context menu and complete sheet, unit price and additional information in the pop-up dialog Nest Information if you want to get extra information in the report.

Nest Information
Nest Information
Nest Information

Then select the command Generate Report from the context menu, set cutting technology in the pop-up dialog and click on the button OK.

Set Technology for Reporting

The software will display the report in a preview window, with page thumbnails in the left pane, and a toolbar on the top. You can walk through pages, zoom a page, print the report, or save the report to a PDF file.

Nesting Report

At last, let’s have a recap on the sheets management for nesting. There is no material and thickness information included in sheets listing in the tab Plate of the Nest Panel, you need to specify them when do nesting or generating reports.

In the sheets list, you can get a summary of every single sheet, i.e. geometry, code (generated automatically), dimension and plans. Click on a sheet to change the code or the plans.

Summary of A Sheet

Click on buttons on the toolbar to manage the sheets, i.e. select all sheets, delete the selected sheets, etc, refer here for more information. Right-click on a sheet to bring up the context menu, you can delete sheets, save the sheet to an external file.

Context Menu on A Sheet

Double-click on a sheet, the software will display it in the drawing window with its code showing at the top-left corner. You cannot do anything on the sheet but review.

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