The Value of 2D Nesting

By Shannon Kruse

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest eBook, The Value of 2D Nesting.

In this new eBook, you’ll explore how automating your 2D nesting process can improve your efficiency, productivity, and overall bottom line. You’ll discover how 2D nesting can do all of this while reducing cost, improving quality, and reducing errors, thanks to the power of Solid Edge 2D Nesting. The eBook also provides the opportunity for you to walk through a series of real-life ROI calculations, so you can quantify the value of 2D nesting for yourself.

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Solid Edge 2D Nesting

2D nesting is a process that organizing 2D shapes on a single cutting plane, with the goal of producing as much product with as little waste as possible. Solid Edge 2D Nesting uses the most advanced and efficient nesting engine to generate best-in-class layouts optimized for two-dimensional cutting of sheet metal, wood, and other materials. The optimized nesting patterns reduce preparation time, waste and costs when creating 2D shapes common in products.

Benefits of Solid Edge 2D Nesting:

  • Complete control of all settings needed to meet the demands of any cutting technology or material
  • Tight integration with Solid Edge Mechanical Design
  • Ability to work with multiple file formats such as Solid Edge sheet metal and part files (PSM and PAR), as well as neutral data formats including DXF and DWG
  • Reduced material waste through efficient nest creation, eliminating tailings and partial sheets
  • Ability to optimize for CNC programming
  • Save time and avoid translation

Download The Value of 2D Nesting eBook

Read the new Solid Edge 2D Nesting eBook today and learn how to get ahead with 2D nesting.

For more information about Solid Edge 2D Nesting and other industry-leading capabilities in Solid Edge, visit our website or download a free trial of Solid Edge to give our solutions a try for yourself.

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