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      Professional-grade product design and engineering tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation.
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      Inventor CAM
      Integrated 2.5- to 5-axis CAD/CAM programming solution for Inventor and SOLIDWORKS—available as Inventor CAM and HSMWorks
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      CAD-embedded, true-shape nesting tools for Inventor

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      Overview

      What is Inventor Nesting software?

      Inventor Nesting overview (video: 1:53 min.)

      Inventor® Nesting software 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 (video: 1:10 min.)

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

      • Inventor
      • Inventor CAM
      • AutoCAD
      • Factory layout tools for production planning

      Inventor Nesting features

      • Example of a nested pattern in Inventor Nesting that reduces raw material waste

        Automated true-shape nesting

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

      • Screenshot displays how to generate cutting paths from 3D models in Inventor Nesting

        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.

      • Detailed report gathered with Inventor Nesting

        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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        Inventor Nesting is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. The price of an annual Product Design & Manufacturing Collection subscription is $1,690 and the price of a monthly Product Design & Manufacturing Collection subscription is $210. The price of a 3-year Product Design & Manufacturing Collection subscription is $4,565.

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