By DE Editors
Geometric Limited has released NestLib 2009 R3 with improvements in algorithms for material utilization for sheet metal punching.
Highlights of the new version include:
- Introduction of a new algorithm that allows punch profiles to be nested outside the sheet boundary. This results in improved material utilization in sheet metal punching operations.
- Extension of support for inclined guillotine cuts by providing the edge matching feature, for the wood working industry
- A new feature that allows sharing of punch profiles only with copies of the same part.
- Enhancements to the Grid Fit module, which lets users specify their preferred nesting direction when optimizing nested layouts.
NestLib provides optimized, high speed algorithms for fully automated True Shape nesting. The NestLib portfolio consists of a base module and a set of optional modules, each of which provides specialized functionality.
NestLib is available as a static library, Dynamic linked library (DLL), and COM DLL. It also supports Java and .NET framework. NestLib is available for 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows OS as well as for Sun Solaris and Linux platforms. It can be ported to Mac OS on demand. NestLib also supports multi-core computing for both dual core and quad core computers.
For more information, visit Geometric.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.