BobCAD-CAM Inc. released two new CAD-CAM software modules, Nesting Standard and Nesting Pro. The new programs offer advanced nesting power with intelligent sheet optimizing technology that can increase material usage by as much as 15% for sheet cutting on CNC mill, router, laser, plasma, and waterjet machines.
“The whole purpose of nesting is to maximize your material usage so you get more parts and profit out of every sheet while reducing the amount of scrap material,” explained Greg Myers, director of software development. “With this new release, we’ve upped the level of control the user has over nearly every aspect of the nest while at the same time we’ve increased the intelligence level of the software to deliver part placements that result in much higher material utilization rates.”
BobCAD-CAM’s new Nesting modules offer multiple ways for CNC machinists to get more parts out of every sheet. One notable way is to add nesting optimizers, which can be used to create either a fast nest or an optimal nest. Without any optimization, nests can be completed within a matter of seconds. However, by allowing the system to run as many as 102 trials, the system can improve material utilization by an average of 3-15%.
The new nesting CAD-CAM also includes all new options for working with remnant sheets and custom sheet shapes.
The entire nesting process has become a lot quicker and easier with the addition of modern CAM wizards. These provide a logical workflow for the user to define important nesting parameters, like part counts, tabs, sheet margins, filler parts, part-in-part nesting, grain direction for wood and metal projects, thermal considerations for laser and plasma jobs, part and sheet priority levels, and so much more.
The new modules work seamlessly within BobCAD-CAM CNC programming software, which means you can do everything from designing and nesting your parts to creating toolpath programming, fully simulating the programming on a virtual version of your machine, and generating NC code for your CNC machine. Learn more (and download) at www.BobCAD.com