Yes, I’ve used deepnest for multiple projects in the past. I designed parts using fusion360 for laser cutting. I can make a drawing on each face and export that as a dxf, then nest the files for cutting. I’m not familiar with using this software for CNC but I can’t imagine its complicated.
Fusion 360 and Inventor share a nesting and manufacturing software package that is very andvanced and uniqualed by most other programs. Especially as it is integrated with the designs and can just recaculate in case of a change.
I didn’t work with Deepnest but am in general reluctant to use stand alone software, as integrated software has so much more advantages.
What I think can help the most to make plywood waste usefull:
Create a library of simple handy usefull objects that can be cut out of waste boards!
extra bow ties
(very beafy) business cards
These make any waste usefull and create a pleasure to build.
Is ther some, who would like to start an easy accessable library of models for these?
Got it. Since posting this I’ve been looking at the Fusion360 Arrange function and the Nesting & Fabrication extension; I agree about not using standalone software.
I love the idea of making items out of the scraps - I’ll post any items we design that fit in the excess space. Happy to group them in a public Google Drive as well.
I have to double check this, but I think NZ regulations might require me to use treated wood (which has a bit of a green tinge), so I’m likely to use scraps for bow ties and other small Wikihouse components, rather than day-to-day objects.