- Familiarizing with Two-Dimensional Nesting Tools
All the pieces produced in the software can be subject to running two-dimensional Nesting based upon your choice. Suppose that we want to provide two-dimensional Nesting for all pieces of ABS Rubber Plant project which are made of plate. Therefore, mark all two-dimensional Nesting’s options following project selection and finally click on Run.
Fig. 159 – (How to Run a Two-Dimensional Nesting)
The philosophy behind working with two-dimensional Nesting and its running procedure does not differ qualitatively from one-dimensional Nesting, and if familiarized with this subject matter, you can easily analyze its results.
In practice, we encounter pieces in these shapes:
- Rectangle including any plate piece requiring rolling or not, such as:
Shell, Nozzle from Plate, Skirt, Name Plate Bracket, . . .
- Complete circle consisting of developed pieces for constructing Head, Baffle, or Support Plate
- Complete ring consisting of Shell, Nozzle Reinforce Pad, Skirt Top or Bottom Ring, Stiffener Plate, . . .
- Shaped pieces including any piece which might be required in constructing pressured equipment
- Head’s required pieces including Head’s constituent pieces independently
It is quite sensible to seek organization of all required pieces when preparing cutting plan and consider material estimation for all of them. It is, however, predicted in the software that the user have the chance to prepare cutting plan and estimate materials for the groups mentioned above independently. You may, as a case in point, intend to estimate required plates independently to construct the project’s Heads.
Pieces that you take into account to present to two-dimensional Nesting must be smaller or equal to the standard plate’s dimensions. Or, you must introduce to the software the plate which is capacious enough to … that piece when defining the main plates (whose layout is set). Otherwise, your piece will not be organized in the cutting plans, and will be reported as Remaining Parts piece.
The software will first identify all the pieces which belong to the aforementioned project, are plate-type, and whose Nesting request is marked; it, then, transfers your data to the server to run the two-dimensional Nesting. Informing stages along with icon behaviors of two-dimensional Nesting are precisely similar to one-dimensional Nesting.
Once Nesting is run, not only are two-dimensional icons released, but general report of required plates will be also at your disposal by clicking on Summary icon.
Fig. 160 – (A Compact Report of Run Two-Dimensional Nesting)
All the issues clarified on one-dimensional Nesting graphs are applicable in this section, too, and will be provided to you by clicking on the respective icon.
- Summary of Optimization Results
- Part Details