Since 2017 I'm starting history of eCut for Mac OS.
Some functions will be ported form Windows version, and hope in future there will be plugins for Adobe Illustrator.
But now - meet AINesting for Mac OS
AINesting - it is separate program and can be used not only with adobe illustrator, but with any vector software wich can import/export AI files (AI 8.0).
This very powerful program will help You to prepare object for plotter or CNC machine!
In few seconds nesting function can allocate selected objects on specified sheet.
This is very powerful function helps You to prepare object for plotter or CNC machine!
In few seconds Nesting function can allocate selected objects on specified sheet.
You can change parameters of nesting and try to nest objects again and again. And when result will be fine for You, You can apply all changes in Corel.
You can zoom-in and zoom-out preview, select objects and change its parameters, like 'use as container'.
UI let you to control nesting process
Sheet width and height - size of material.
Minimal distance - minimal distance between two shapes that can be achieved.
Allow inside - let function to put small objects inside big ones.
Search best result - let function to make few results and show only best (slower).
Divide by color - allows function to place shapes according to their colors. (No; On different sheets; On same sheet; On same sheet without mix)
Approximation - quality of approximation. (Auto; High; Middle; Low)
Fix angle - let function to prevent rotation (No, 90, 180, Do not rotate)
Reduce sheet size - you can reduce all sheet sizes (L,R,T,B).
Edge padding - allows you to set empty space between nested objects and sheet boundbox..
Origin point - nesting origin point.
Fit shapes - how to nest.
Create bound box - not available yet.
I want to add some recommendations that will help you when working with the program.
Text nesting - always set approximation to Middle or Low, and Fix angle = 90 deg. I will force program to rotate text only on 90 degrees, and in this case result will be better.
Complex shape nesting - set approximation to Auto. Also, if you see bad nested shape - click on it and set Fix angle = No - it can help.
If you have time - activate searching best result, it will reduce process time, but will make result better.
To set shape container - select it in preview and in popup menu set 'Use as container'.