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Features

Transfer CAD data into TruNest

TruNest nesting software translates design data from proprietary CAD or generic design formats into a machine-acceptable format for manufacturing.

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    Part translation

  • Translate part data from many sources

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    TruNest nesting software uses the SmarTran universal translator. Collect part data for nesting from various sources, including DXF, DWG™, IPT, and IAM files.

    SmarTran performs validity checks to ensure that all part geometries are suitable for nesting, including:

    • Closed shape check
    • Removing duplicate and overlapping geometry
    • Converting small, jagged line segments to arcs and splines, which are better for cutting
  • Automatic part assembly

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Get all the functionality of SmarTran, plus the ability to interpret metadata contained in the original CAD file. Metadata includes part name, assembly name, and material designation. This information automatically populates the tables required to generate a nest for your parts.

  • Reverse engineer legacy data

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    TruNest nesting software translates CAD formats and converts old NC (numerical control) code from legacy programs into usable CAD data. Translate this information directly into TruNest for re-nesting, or into a neutral file format, such as DXF, for editing before nesting. This feature is available at an additional cost.

  • Product data management (PDM) integration

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Manually select parts for translation or pull them automatically from a PDM system such as Vault PDM software.

    For example, when a new order is received for a specific part or assembly, TruNest:

    • Logs into the PDM system and validates that the part or assembly has been released for production
    • Checks out the most recent revision of the part or assembly
    • And automatically translates the part or assembly data into TruNest for nesting

    This feature is available at an additional cost.