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Features

TruNest features for manufacturing

Optimize nesting, cutting, and fabrication with TruNest 2018 software. Learn about the user-friendly features in TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, and TruNest Composites.

Customized user experience

  • Customizable user interface

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    Create user groups by role or access level for greater security and fewer chances of mistakes. (video: 1:09 min.)

  • Concurrent access

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    Multiple people can connect simultaneously to applications from different client computers. 

  • Menu tree and ribbon control

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    Customize your dashboard, tree, and ribbon menus to quickly access favorite functions and frequently used tools. (video: 1:48 min.)

  • Viewport controls

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    Inspect part data after translation. Use the same viewport to review, inspect, and measure nested results. (video: 1:14 min.)

  • New | Facility filtering

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    Work with data filtered by a specific facility, machine, or both.

  • Enhanced | Automatic data syncs

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    Automatic data syncing and updates better support concurrent access of applications by multiple users.

  • Enhanced | Server monitoring

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    Server monitoring and data synching are now in real time, between the master and client databases.

  • Enhanced | Server data syncs

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    Better data syncs between server and clients mean that people using enterprise solutions will now experience significantly improved response times.

Part translation

  • Translate part data from many sources

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    TruNest uses the SmarTran universal translator, which ensures that all part geometries are suitable for nesting. (video: 1:08 min.)

  • Automatic part assembly

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    Interpret metadata in the original CAD file including part name, assembly name, and material designation. (video: 1:19 min.)

  • Reverse engineer legacy data

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    TruNest translates CAD formats and converts NC (numerical control) code from legacy programs into usable CAD data.

  • Product data management integration

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

Scheduling and reporting

  • Order entry and scheduling

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    Add parts or assemblies to an active order until nesting time, and increase nesting efficiency. (video: 1:07 min.)

  • ERP/MRP system integration

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    Integrates with ERP and MRP systems to automatically schedule new orders and nest them, based on workload.

  • New

    Barcode input and output

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    TruNest supports QR code scanning, and lets you generate barcodes for tracking purposes.

  • New

    PNG file support

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    Generate PNG files to quickly visualize nests and parts or to use in custom reports.

Optimizers

  • Etching and labeling

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    Use pen markers, sticky labels, or etched part information for labeling directly on each part.

  • Automatic common line cutting

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    TruNest automatically recognizes the common line between parts, and removes unnecessary cutting motions.

  • Head-down logic for pierce reduction

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    TruNest optimizes the starting cut positions, so you use the minimum number of pierces on each nest.

  • Skeleton cutting/auto destruct cycle

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL

    Use skeleton cutting and auto destruct to increase machine safety, easily unload parts, and more.

  • New | Optimized saw/waterjet cutting logic

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL

    TruNest supports automatic tooling and cut sequence generation for saw/waterjet combination machines.

  • New | Linear nesting

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    TruNest now supports linear nesting of bar stock, extrusions, and rods

  • Automatic tabbing

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    Automatically hold each part in place during cutting, using small pieces of materials called tabs.

  • Flat ply splitting

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    View a list of plies that don't fit on the roll, so you can more accurately nest plies.

  • Double-sided routing

    TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL

    Program routing tools to automatically run on 2 sides of the part, and automatically generate part repositions.

CNC postprocessors

  • Ply cutters

    TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    TruNest Composites supports all major brands of composite ply cutters, including Autometric, Eastman, GFM, and more.

  • Multiple machine setup

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL, TRUNEST COMPOSITES

    TruNest selects the best machine for the job, based on cutting time and current machine workload.

  • Punch presses

    TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL

    TruNest Multi-Tool supports all major brands of punch presses, including standard punch shapes and custom shape punch tools.

  • New | Saw cutters

    TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL

    TruNest Multi-Tool supports automatic tooling and cut sequence generation for manual and automated saws.

  • New | Saw/waterjet combination cutters

    TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL

    TruNest Multi-Tool supports automatic tooling and cut sequence generation for saw/waterjet combination machines.

  • New | Additional postprocessors

    TRUNEST CONTOUR, TRUNEST MULTI-TOOL

    There are several new postprocessors to support additional machine types.

  • Enhanced | Combination machining

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    Explore enhanced features for plasma, punch, combination plasma/oxy, and combined punch/laser cutters.