SolidNest

Absolute Integration

 

SolidNest® is an automatic nesting and NC programming solution that runs seamlessly integrated in SolidWorks. SolidNEST combines the superior nesting power of SigmaNEST® with the advanced design capabilities of SolidWorks to provide a seamless transition from a 3D model to NC code for all major profile cutting and punching machines without leaving the SolidWorks interface.

When a programmer creates an assembly in SolidWorks, SolidNEST unfolds and sorts flat parts into tasks according to width and material type, while taking bending allowances and corner details into consideration.

Because some components of a 3D model are constructed separately, SolidNEST can ignore components in the assembly that do not need to be profile-cut through automatic keyword, filter, and configuration mechanisms.

The flat pattern shapes can then be nested onto a sheet, and NC code can be generated for profile cutting. SolidNEST nests the individual parts for optimal material utilization and then generates NC code for almost any profile cutting machine. It can facilitate any flat material from sheet metal to plywood panels, and can also program all major cutting and punching machines.

SolidNEST contains technology that ensures parts are cut with minimum heat distortion, and reduced machine movement to maintain dimensional accuracy. SolidNEST features –such as clamp avoidance, tip-up part avoidance and zone nesting –ensure reliable and safe machine operation.

       Features

  • Step-by-step wizard inside the familiar SolidWorks interface
  • Advanced automatic nesting without leaving SolidWorks
  • Automatic NC tool path generation and optimization
  • Sheet metal parts unfolded automatically
  • Remnant nesting and sheet library control

       Advantages

  • Effortless programming without leaving SolidWorks
  • Supports multiple assembly model configurations
  • Simply refresh nest to reflect updated design revisions
  • Most powerful nesting algorithms
  • Pierce reduction and common-line cutting
  • Open architecture in post processors producing compact sub-routine code

       Benefits

  • Optimal material utilization to reduce scrap
  • Save time with simplified programming and maximized machine output
  • Using a single software for multiple machines reduces programming and training time required
  • Refresh nest inside SolidWorks without importing/exporting design revisions

 

 SolidWorks Gold Partner

SolidWorks works closely with leading companies around the world to offer you an unmatched range of high-quality solutions to meet your specific requirements.
SolidNEST is Certified Gold Partner for SolidWorks and brings the same high-quality solutions for its customers.

SolidNEST Cut


SolidNEST Cut is an automatic nesting and NC programming solution that runs seamlessly integrated inside SolidWorks. It offers advanced automation for profile cutting machines including laser, plasma, oxyfuel, water jet and router.

SolidNEST provides an intuitive workflow structure to facilitate complete programming for profile cutting machines inside a SolidWorks assembly file.

By offering an open architecture, SolidNEST provides users with the maximum amount of flexibility in post processor configurations.It also offers automated links to MRP/ERP systems for batch processing, as well as PDM system compatibility.

 

SolidNEST Punch

SolidNEST Punch is an automatic nesting, NC, and tool sequencing solution that runs seamlessly integrated inside SolidWorks. It offers advanced automation for punch press and turret machines, as well as the following nesting options:

  • Advanced True Shape nesting, to maximize sheet output
  • Automatic nesting of parts between and under clamps resolved through repositioning
  • Nesting for common line cutting
  • Multiple nesting algorithms to ensure optimal nesting for all part-types

 

SolidNest Combo

SolidNEST Combo™ is an automatic nesting, NC, and tool sequencing solution that runs seamlessly integrated inside SolidWorks®. It offers advanced automation for profile cutting, punch press, and turret combination machines.

  • Manual tooling capability
  • Automatic nesting of parts between and under clamps resolved through repositioning
  • Nesting for common-line cutting
  • Automatic tool and die clearance control by material type and thickness
  • “Pierce on the fly” function for machines capable of this technology

 

SolidNest Nest Only

SolidNEST Nest Only provides top-end nesting capabilities and output to a Solidworks assembly allowing NC processing by other CAM fabrication software.

Automatic Rectangular Nesting
• Automatic rectangular nesting of parts or clusters
• Automatic multi-head nesting
• Automatic part back-to-back best-fit grid nest
• Multiple sheet nesting on rectangular sheets

True Shape Nesting
• Automatic true shape nesting, including parts in parts
• Automatic multi-head true shape nesting
• Dynamic lead-in repositioning
• Nesting for repositioning

Level 2 Nesting
• Non-rectangular raw material definition from geometry
• Automatic plate cropping function