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Nesting tools for Inventor

Inventor Nesting is CAD-embedded, true-shape nesting software that helps you optimize yield from flat raw material. Available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Inventor Nesting features

  • Automated true-shape nesting

    Generate multiple sheet nests to reduce raw material waste. Optimize the use of materials in flat cutting operations.

  • Inventor integration and AnyCAD

    Nest sheet metal parts and assemblies modeled in Inventor or import DXF files, all within the nesting workspace inside Inventor.

  • Smooth workflows for creating cutting paths

    Create 3D models of a nest and generate cutting paths with Inventor CAM, or export DXF? files. Use DXF? files in AutoCAD and other toolpath-making software.

  • Nesting efficiency comparison

    Easily review and compare reports for each nesting study. Get details such as overall efficiency, total cost, and machining time.

Try Inventor Nesting free for 30 days

Note: Inventor Nesting requires Inventor. If you don’t have Inventor, you can download a free trial.

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