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CAD-embedded, true-shape nesting tools for Inventor

Available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Overview

What is Inventor Nesting software

Inventor Nesting overview video (1:51 min.)

Inventor Nesting helps you optimize yield from flat raw material. Easily compare nesting studies to optimize efficiency and reduce costs, and export 3D models or DXF™ files of the completed nest for cutting path generation.

Inventor Nesting is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Product Design & Manufacturing Collection overview (1:10 min.)

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection delivers tools that work right inside Autodesk® Inventor® software —including advanced simulation, 5-axis CAM, and nesting, plus AutoCAD and Fusion 360. The collection includes:

  • Inventor
  • Inventor CAM
  • AutoCAD
  • And more

Inventor Nesting features

  • Automated true-shape nesting

    Generate multiple sheet nests to reduce raw material waste. Optimize the use of materials in flat cutting operations.

  • Smooth workflows for creating cutting paths

    Create 3D models of a nest and generate cutting paths with Inventor CAM, or export DXF™ files. Use DXF™ files in AutoCAD and other toolpath-making software.

  • Nesting efficiency comparison

    Easily review and compare reports for each nesting study. Get details such as overall efficiency, total cost, and machining time.

Try Inventor Nesting free for 30 days

Inventor Nesting requires Autodesk® Inventor® software. If you don’t have Inventor you can download a free trial.

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