Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

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*BigBill
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nesting algorithm??

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05-27-2009 03:02 PM
does anyone have any pointers for a nesting algorithm for odd shapes or
rectangular shapes to fit closely together within a sheet of a specific
size?


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*Bill Gilliss
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Re: nesting algorithm??

09-08-2009 05:52 PM in reply to: *BigBill
BigBill wrote:
> does anyone have any pointers for a nesting algorithm for odd shapes or
> rectangular shapes to fit closely together within a sheet of a specific
> size?
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Big Bill -

If you Google "packing algorithm," you'll get many, many hits in Deep
Science. Most of them have to do with circles and spheres, few with
rectangular shapes, vanishingly few with irregular shapes. I am sure
that your time would be far better spent eyeballing a Pretty Good
Solution and getting on with the job than in trying to code this.

Now, if you have to do this 100,000 times a year, or your sheet is
quarter-inch titianium, that is another matter...

Medium-sized Bill
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hodgchen
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Re: nesting algorithm??

01-29-2013 04:39 AM in reply to: *Bill Gilliss

it isn't easy to dvelope a efficent algorithm for automatic nesting or layout, there are deep mathmatic and programming skills involved. if you want to have this function in a easy way , look for it from a library provider is a good choice. here is a nesting SDK provider I know.http://www.nestprofessor.com/download/NestProfessorDev2.3.zip

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