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Nesting tools for Inventor

Autodesk Nesting Utility is a nesting tool that works seamlessly with Inventor software to help with nesting for manufacturing. Available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Nesting Utility features

  • Automated true-shape nesting

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

  • Inventor integration and AnyCAD

    Nest sheet metal parts and assemblies modelled in Inventor or import DXF files, all within the nesting workspace inside Inventor.

  • Smooth workflows for creating cutting paths

    Create 3D models of a nest and generate cutting paths with Inventor HSM or export DXF™ files. Use DXF™ files in AutoCAD and other toolpath-making software.

  • Nesting efficiency comparison

    Easily review and compare reports for each nesting study. Get details such as overall efficiency, total cost and machining time.

Try Nesting Utility free for 30 days

Note: Autodesk Nesting Utility requires Inventor. If you don't have Inventor, you can download a free trial.

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