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Postby Azz131 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:07 pm

How can i go about nesting shapes in Qcad i have a laser cutter and Mach 3 i want to nest the shapes to maximize the sheet ..?

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Re: Nesting

Postby Husky » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Hello Azz131,

you are looking for an automatic nesting tool in QCad? Sorry, there isn't one.

Azz131 wrote:... i want to nest the shapes to maximize the sheet ..?

What kind of shapes do you have? Maybe we can find an acceptable workaround. Do you have an example dxf to show us?
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Re: Nesting

Postby PTuser » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:06 pm

This is a feature that I also would like to have.

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Re: Nesting

Postby Clive » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:51 pm

PTuser wrote:This is a feature that I also would like to have.

Yes me too, I have mentioned this before I believe somewhere. If QCAD had this feature it would open up a whole new world , of this I'm sure, I'm guessing it would be quite a gigantic development task ... but one if achieved would be extremely popular not too mention the sales increase, there are more and more companies in industry crying out for more tools like this and to incorporate a feature like this for QCAD would be outstanding!

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Re: Nesting

Postby andrew » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:13 pm

Here's a post about a (free) nesting tool that works on SVG and can be used in combination with QCAD:

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