Metalix offers optimal material utilization with AutoNest, the automatic nesting software. AutoNest is a powerful true shape nesting tool with a range of versatile methods for the best possible automatic and manual nesting. Within a few minutes AutoNest creates a complex and efficient solution for your parts, taking into account part attributes and your preferences. Your parts can be native cncKad, or imported DXF, DWG, etc.
During import, you can check and fix your parts’ geometry, then batch process them according to your machine type. AutoNest automatically arranges the parts on your sheets according to material and thickness. You can also organize the parts on your sheets manually. Features such as collision-less mode, remnant management, and in-built warnings help steer you to cost-effective nesting solutions.
Generate NC codes for the resulting nesting solution, simulate it, create detailed production reports, and send your daily job/order to production.
AutoNest efficiently utilizes the sheet material, saving time and money. Feature-rich AutoNest includes:
- Importing job orders from ERP/MRP programs
- Creating automatic DXF to NC (Daily Job)
- True Shape or rectangular nesting for optimized solutions
- Generating multiple material nests
- Producing multiple sheet solutions
- Filling holes with small parts
- Common cuts to reduce material wastage and machine time
- Reusing remnants
- Interactive manual nesting
- Estimating job production costs
- Generating detailed production reports
Daily Job allows you to batch process orders of DFT, DXF, DWG, and other CAD format files.
Fully Automated Nesting
Fully Automated Nesting provides a variety of nesting methods, from rectangular to advanced True Shape.
Most of cncKad’s CAM editing functionalities are available in AutoNest so you can change the tooling and the processing for the whole nest or specific parts.
Dynamic Common Cuts
AutoNest automatically positions parts so adjoining edges are processed at the same time with dynamic common cuts.
The remnant handling feature allows you to save partially used sheets for future nesting solutions.
Multiple Sheet Solutions
Multiple sheet solutions can be generated on different sheet sizes. AutoNest selects them automatically for efficiency and the minimal number of SubNests.
Multiple Material Nests
Parts from different materials are sorted automatically and nested on appropriate sheets.
AutoNest manual nesting allows you to position parts interactively.
Nest According to Turret Restrictions
AutoNest arranges parts on the SubNests, calculating the solution based on the restrictions dictated by the particular machine turret.
Easily nest your tubes in AutoNest.
Detailed AutoNest reports include all necessary production information for individual SubNests or the entire order.