Looking for Nesting Program

Discussion in 'Software' started by ROO, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. ROO
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    Hi all,
    I'm looking to purchase a stand-alone Nesting Program, DXF input file format, output G- Code and ESSI.

    It's mainly for small yacht projects, producing plywood plates (router) some with beveled edges for deck and interior furniture ( I don't want to spend and arm and a leg), has anyone any suggestions ?
     
  2. duluthboats
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  3. Design_1
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    ROO-

    (1) What type of software are your drawing in?

    (2) What type of router are you using?

    I draw in Rhino, so I use Rhino Nest. Great software. Relatively inexpensive. Transfers well to most router and plasma cutter softwares. But it works inside of Rhino.

    Regards
     
  4. tandu
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    I use cambam (http://www.cambam.co.uk/). I think there is a free version and the commercial version.
    I'm planning to test cut3D, that seams interesting.
     
  5. ROO
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    Thanks for you replies fellers, I use Delftship Pro, which I'm happy with, I bought Rhino for the flamingo and nesting extensions but couldn't wrap my head around Rhino which was a pity because its reasonable priced.
    Yep $5000 for ArtCam is out of my reach to Gary, have you guys heard of
    SigmaNest Lite, anyone got an idea of its price ?
     
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    Design_1,
    I use Rhino 4 for most of my drawing; I’ll have a look at Rhino Nest.
    Thank you.
     
  7. ROO
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    Cut3d and Cut2d

    I just looked up Cut3d and Cut2d (Cut2D, $149 usd) it looks very interesting if anyone else would like to check it out and let us know what you think of it, I dont know if it will do bevel edges, cant see why not, if any one is interested go to www.vectric.com
     
  8. ROO
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    duluthboats

    Check out the student version of Rhino Nest there are no restrictions with any of the student versions, it cost a couple of hundred from memory.
     
  9. Design_1
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    Duluth-
    I draw in Rhino 4 as well. We used Rhino Nest when I worked in Tugs and OSVs. It worked well for us. It does get confused when you have a few parts closed to the sheet size you are nesting on though. Other than that, I would recommend it to anyone.
     
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    I have downloaded cambam but could not see how to nest patterns. can you give us a lead?
     
  11. tandu
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    Hello farjoe,
    I was incorrect. Maybe, CamBam don’t have the nest functionality. I use it for simple shape that I organize by hand. However there is a forum related to that software, you can ask there for more information.
     
  12. ROO
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    Hi again just an update Cut2D and Cut3D arn't nesting programs, so cross them off.
     
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  14. ROO
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    Thanks Zeroname,
    I was looking at it today but didn't know if you needed AutoCad to run it. I'm evalutaing RhinoNest at the moment then after that I have Optimik then Plus 2D. But most don't do panelling, that is spreading a large part out over several sheets of plywood. I'll have a look at it can't do any harm.
    Thanks again
     
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