DGNest+ is suitable for hobbyists and small start-up companies. It inherits basic functionality of DGNestPro except nesting algorithm. If you have mix of smaller and larger parts this software can produce 65-85% of utilization. DG Nest+ handles complex parts-mix better than DG Nest – hobby.
Some nesting samples:
From CAD to CAM, Cleaning up 2D DWG files for CNC
Smart and the fast way to create predefined (parametric entry based) “part/shapes templates” is to use new
module ‘DG Shapes’ which will grow up as separately software in near future.
‘DG Shapes’ goal is to cover basic and advanced parts in metal industry, also to cover need for custom parts.
DG Nest Pro has a new option of export, until now it has just ‘explode all drawings as LINEs’. This new version has a little bit higher arc-circle points density by default settings, but it is more accurate when doing export of contours.
New export algorithm seek for suitable points in vertex and find ARCs and CIRCLEs everywhere where can.This is BETA testing version and it will be constantly updated.
‘DG Nest Pro’ has a new feature, it recognize parts contours and parts markers.
It is important to be sure that your drawings in your CAD program has layer ‘Shapes’ and inside this layer markers are colored with blue color.
White color has value 7 in dxf format and blue has 5, DG Nest Pro needs this two colors when you have combination of parts and markers in multi part in the single dxf (set of parts in one dxf file).
Scale and kerf width (tool paths) are necessary in most cases of cutting process.
The first version of this new feature can handle the most vertex geometry and angles cases.
Lead In/Outs lie on the shape first/end point, which can be avoided in some next version.
Tool-paths feature leads to chain nesting update in some next version of ‘DG Nest Pro’.
‘DG Nest Pro’ has a new feature, import multi-parts from single DXF file (set of parts in one DXF file).
User have to prepare multi-part DXF in some CAD program:
1) Create layer ‘Shapes’
2) Put all parts in layer ‘Shapes’
3) Check or edit drawing to be closed polylines for all contours
4) Save the changes and import DXF into ‘DG Nest Pro’:
And do nesting:
‘DG Nest Pro’ support curves/splines and arcs (presents in DXF as bulge factor).
Also, software allow to reduce number of points while loading DXFs, just adjust points density in settings.