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COBUS Nesting: A Pattern for Success

COBUS Nesting: Rectangular and True-Shape Nesting with NCAD at its core

About Features
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Some of the many features that you'll find in COBUS Nesting listed below for your consideration
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Rectangular & True-Shape
Rectangular or "block" nesting, usually used for rectangular parts, transcribes all parts into a rectangle for cutting. True-Shape uses the actual part geometry to create tightly-knit patterns out of even the most unique shapes.
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Re-usable Remnants
Unutilized portions of a sheet, left over after cutting, can be designated as re-usable Remnants. These remnants are saved back into inventory for use in subsequent jobs.
Rectangular or "block" nesting, usually used for rectangular parts, transcribes all parts into a rectangle. True-Shape uses the actual part geometry to create tightly-knit patterns out of even the most unique shapes.
Unutilized portions of a sheet, left over after cutting, can be designated as re-usable Remnants. These remnants are saved back into inventory for use in subsequent jobs.
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Connectivity
COBUS Nesting can connect with ERP systems for data transfer or part and sheet lists can be imported from a CSV or Excel Spreadsheet.
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DXF Import
Direct import of nesting components from DXF files with a layered structure.
COBUS Nesting can connect with ERP systems for data transfer or part and sheet lists can be imported from a CSV or Excel Spreadsheet.
Direct import of nesting components from DXF files with a layered structure.
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Inventory Stock
Each material can be assigned a quantity of available sheets. COBUS Nesting automatically deducts sheets used in a job from inventory to reflect real-time material quantities.
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Job Summary
Each Nest provides info on the job nested: Sheets used, yield, any errors, scrap parts created/used, etc.
Each material can be assigned a quantity of available sheets. COBUS Nesting automatically deducts sheets used in a job from inventory to reflect real-time material quantities.
Each Nest provides info on the job nested: Sheets used, yield, any errors, scrap parts created/used, etc.
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Pattern Editing
User manipulation of any of the patterns created by the nesting algorithm. Move, rotate, remove and add parts.
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Part-In-Part Nesting
Smaller parts can be nested inside the "voids" of larger parts, further increasing sheet yield.
User manipulation of any of the patterns created by the nesting algorithm. Move, rotate, remove and add parts.
Smaller parts can be nested inside the "voids" of larger parts, further increasing sheet yield.
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Grain Direction
The material grain can be selected for both parts and sheets so that desired look can be achieved.
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Common-line Cutting
The nesting algorithm takes into account overlapping or repeated trim cuts of neighboring parts. This reduces cutting time by 30%.
The material grain can be selected for both parts and sheets so that desired look can be achieved.
The nesting algorithm takes into account overlapping or repeated trim cuts of neighboring parts. This reduces cutting time by 30%.
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Tabbing
A common practice to prevent movement of parts due to loss of suction on the router tables. "Tabs", small bars of material usually removed in trim cuts, are left connecting parts to each other.
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Part Priority
Parts can be assigned a priority level which specifies to COBUS Nesting in which order they should be nested.
A common practice to prevent movement of parts due to loss of suction on the router tables. "Tabs", small bars of material usually removed in trim cuts, are left connecting parts to each other.
Parts can be assigned a priority level which specifies to COBUS Nesting in which order they should be nested.
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Filler Parts
Parts not necessarily needed in the current job but which occur often can be included as "filler" parts in nests. These can be alternately placed in scrap areas or simply in the space between parts.
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Nesting Options
A multitude of options exist for how the nesting algorithm behaves that can be chosen by the user, for instance, an emphasis on center of gravity or gridded parts placement.
Parts not necessarily needed in the current job but which occur often can be included as "filler" parts in nests. These can be alternately placed in scrap areas or simply in the space between parts.
A multitude of options exist for how the nesting algorithm behaves that can be chosen by the user, for instance, an emphasis on center of gravity or gridded parts placement.