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RhinoCAM-NEST is MecSoft’s cost effective solution for optimally arranging and fitting geometric shapes onto sheets of stock material. It provides two primary nesting capabilities: Rectangular Nesting and True Shape Nesting. For both solutions, individual 2D CAD shapes can be arranged on sheets according to user-defined quantities, spacing, and with orientation control, including material grain restrictions.

Rectangular Nesting is very fast and useful in cases where the 2D shapes are basically rectangular, such as nesting panels for the assembly furniture industry.

True Shape Nesting considers the true shape of the 2D parts to be nested and can place smaller parts within cutouts of larger parts and can also accept true shape remnants as material sheets. RhinoCAM-NEST saves the resultant nested geometry for follow-up applications use such as machining or fabrication.

Download a free trial of RhinoCAM 2015 CAM Software:



RhinoCAM 2015 NEST


Use the following resources to get started with RhinoCAM – NEST:

Watch a feature presentation overview of RhinoCAM 2015 – NEST
Learn about the new features in RhinoCAM – NEST 2015
ResourceVideo Links
Nesting Quick Start Guide Document
Tutorial explains how to use rectangular nesting
Tutorial explains how to use arbitrary shape nesting

Feature list

Product Architecture 
64 Bit Version yes
User Interface Enhancements 
Wizard Interface yes
Preview before output yes
Nesting Methods 
Rectangular (sometimes referred to as "block" nesting) yes
True Shape yes
Global Parameters 
Distance limits between part and sheet yes
Distance limits between two adjacent parts yes
Accuracy of nesting yes
Sheet Parameters 
Sheet start corner yes
Nesting direction yes
Grain direction yes
Unlimited number of sheets yes
Sheet layering by color yes
Part Parameters 
Distance limits between part and part yes
Rotation limits yes
Mirroring yes
Island recognition yes
Part-in-Part yes