CATNEST

by : FORMING TECHNOLOGIES

Engineering Domain : Manufacturing
Prerequisites : MD1 V5
Available since : 2005-06-30, V5R15

Product Overview

CATNEST is powerful nesting software specifically designed for nesting sheet metal blanks on coils. It automatically calculates the best nesting layout to optimize material utilization based on coil width and pitch constraints.

Customer Benefits

  • Automatically nests for best material utilization for 1-up,2-up, and cutoff dies
  • Flexible setup - Optional pitch, coil width, and blank angle constraints to match available equipment and product requirements
  • Accurately determines material costs and die costs per blank
  • All results are stored in the standard CATPart file for ease of PLM integration