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Features

TruNest features for manufacturing

Optimize nesting, cutting, and fabrication with TruNest 2019 software. Learn about the user-friendly features in TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, and TruNest Composites.

Customized user experience

  • Customizable user interface

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

  • Concurrent access

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

  • Menu tree and ribbon control

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

  • Viewport controls

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

  • Facility filtering

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

  • New | Themes

    Explore the fluent theme with 2 light and 2 dark color variations.

  • Server monitoring

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

  • Server data syncs

    Data syncs between server and clients mean that people using enterprise solutions can experience significantly improved response times.

  • New | Improved database syncing

    Multiple users can simultaneously pull data from the same server-based database table along with additional control on direction of data syncs.

  • New | Time-based task execution

    Automatically execute tasks on a repeating time interval.

  • New | Date-range filtered display

    Selectively filter nest-related data.

  • New | CSV import and export

    CSV data formatted in non-"en-US" locales can be imported or exported via the action system or directly from the grid once properly configured.

Part translation

  • Translate part data from many sources

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

  • Automatic part assembly

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

  • Reverse engineer legacy data

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

  • Product data management integration

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

Scheduling and reporting

  • Order entry and scheduling

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

  • ERP/MRP system integration

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

  • Barcode input and output

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

  • New

    HTML reports

    Use rich, customizable HTML-based nest reports.

  • New | HTML workspace

    Access a built-in HTML viewer workspace that can also open PDF and ASCII text files. Use for all internal report viewing.

  • New | Exact-match filters

    Order manager filters now support exact-matching and wildcard-style matching for entered text.

  • PNG file support

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

Optimizers

  • Etching and labeling

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

  • Automatic common line cutting

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

  • Head-down logic for pierce reduction

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

  • Skeleton cutting/auto destruct cycle

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

  • Optimized saw/waterjet cutting logic

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

  • Linear nesting

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

  • Automatic tabbing

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

  • Flat ply splitting

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

  • Double-sided routing

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

  • New | Fly cutting

    Transforms collinear segments into continuous cut sequences to allow rapid cutting of grid patterns without slowing down machine head or changing cut direction at every cell corner.

CNC postprocessors

  • Ply cutters

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

  • Multiple machine setup

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

  • Punch presses

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

  • Saw cutters

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

  • Saw/waterjet combination cutters

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

  • Additional postprocessors

    There are several new postprocessors to support additional machine types.

  • Combination machining

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