is a Windows-based nesting software package that will automatically optimize the placement
of like and dissimilar designs onto any raw material, including fabrics, sheet metals,
wood, etc., in order to use the least material as possible to manufacture products.
DataNest takes multiple DXF files, that represent parts to be manufactured,
and nests them together quickly onto any material sheet size. If more than one sheet is
needed to complete the job, DataNest will automatically nest the parts onto additional
sheets to complete the task requested then inform you of this once the optimized nesting
pattern has been completed. DataNest will even allow square use of remnant sheets to help
you minimize the waste of valuable materials. You may even specify grain directions in
DataNest for parts and materials where grain is important. If desired, DataNest will
automatically calculate using an offset or 'kerf' for each part to allow leeway between
parts for proper machine tool cutter clearances.
Once completed, the DataNest program will collect the final information
into a DXF file that can be imported into other packages, such as AS3000, where it can
then be converted into machine tool code. DataNest will also generate a full report for
each nesting session displaying the name of each DXF shape included in the final result as
well as all insertion point locations.
DataNest is an add-on option to Advanced System 3000 and requires Advanced System 3000 to