OptiNest is a general shapes nesting sofware, based on a powerful algorithm using the BOOLE & PARTNERS CalepiLib functions library. OptiNests main standard parameters are calculation depth, smoothing factor, pieces grouping, and propagation mode. OptiNest imports pieces outlines, toolings and inner openings (bored pieces) in DXF format. Outlines and toolings are described either by closed polylines, or by a succession of open polylines, arcs, and lines.
OptiNest is based on a powerful multi-parameter algorithm. The "Optimization Parameters' windows main items are cutting tool thickness, calculation depth, and pieces smoothing factor. The higher the precision, the longer the optimization duration. The OptiNest Pieces Grouping option creates virtual pieces composed of pieces pairs, which will be used as single pieces during the optimization. Propagation is a placing method which applies to a single piece produced in large quantities, and which minimizes the off-cuts rate between pieces. The general rule consists in grouping the piece with itself, then in propagating the group along two axis. The greater the panel size, the higher the propagation performances.