Efficient and Intelligent Design

NESTINGWorks is the newest 3D design tool in the SOLIDWORKS environment to help optimize sheet metal and flat stock designs as well as support the transition from design to manufacturing for sheet metal and flat goods.

With single dialog box ease-of-use, NESTINGWorks is extremely simple to use and provides industry leading capabilities to help optimize not only the design, but to also optimize material usage when laying out parts on a sheet.

NestingWorks For SOLIDWORKS

Benefits & Features

TRUE SHAPE NESTING

To orient parts true to shape, to optimize how parts can fit on a shape. Many simple nesting tools just draw a box around a part and nest the box, wasting valuable material

USER-SPECIFIED GRAIN DIRECTION

Sheet stock has directional material properties that are important in many designs

PART-IN-PART NESTING

Enable the ability to maximize material usage by fitting smaller parts in open areas and cutouts on larger parts of the same thickness

ASSOCIATIVITY TO SOLIDWORKS

As your design changes, any NESTINGWorks layouts will update

AUTOMATIC LAYOUT OF PARTS WITH VARIED THICKNESSES

Many assemblies have parts of various thicknesses that need to be nested. NESTINGWorks can sort the parts in an assembly and automatically group and nest parts of the same thickness

COMPATIBILITY WITH DOWNSTREAM MANUFACTURING TOOLS

NESTINGWorks creates 3D SOLIDWORKS® assemblies that can be used to communicate with any manufacturing application

NestingWorks Case Study

Accelerating Design and Manufacturing of Recycling Systems

ABOUT NESTINWGWORKS

NESTINGWorks software leverages Geometric’s industry-leading NESTLib® true-shape 3D technology — known to nesting application developers worldwide as one of the fastest and most fully featured automatic true-shape nesting libraries available in the industry.

With NESTINGWorks, product designers can efficiently optimize sheetstock layouts — including specifications for grain direction — so they can produce the maximum number of parts from a single piece of raw material in a matter of minutes, saving time, while simultaneously minimizing material usage.

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