Most design and manufacturing companies can significantly reduce their waste of flat raw material with a process called nesting. It refers to laying flat part profiles in an optimal way. Inventor Nesting is CAD-embedded, true-shape nesting software that helps you optimize yield from flat raw material by optimally laying flat patterns on a sheet of raw material such as sheet metal, wood panels or others. It’s available as a part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection and entitlement for Enterprise Business Agreement. There are many ways you can use Inventor Nesting, but these are the 2 main workflows that we will cover in this learning path:
Push. Push is when you have all the files you need in a single assembly. All files have a clear relationship with each other and their quantity is determined by the BOM of the assembly.
Pull. Pull is when you collect files that have no relationship (except same thickness and material) from multiple sources (often DXF/DWG files but could also be parts or assemblies). This is typical for subcontracting work where you get handed over the CAD files from another company.
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