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Ness

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September 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
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Hi Joss,

To import your drawing you have set up the layer filters.

In the “Outer and inner Outline layers” text box type the layer name for the outline of your parts ie “Profile” (1). 

Tick “Toolings Import” so that Optinest picks up all the other polylines as machining. (2)

then click the “Apply” button (3).

This will populate the the “Select Pieces to be imported” list (4) with the Profile layer and all the other layers will be listed in the Inner Outlines and Toolings list (5).

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Note that you can use * and ? to replace several or one character in the layer names.

For instance if you have several names for outlines eg, profile 1, profile 2, etc. you can type “profile*”  to select all the layers that start with Profile..

Hope this is helpful,

Best regards,

Ness

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September 17, 2018 - 11:29 am
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Thanks for posting your query, Joss. I’ve passed it over to the team to take a look.

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We have designed something not in Polyboard (!!!!!) and want to nest it in Optinest.

I have got a simple 3 layer DXF set up with a profile layer, 4mm pocket layer and a drilling operation layer. I want Optinest to nest the parts based on the profile layer but then to have the 4mm Pocket and Holes to be counted as inner tools.

On page 15 of the manual there is a check box on the “import mode” for single tooled piece or one or more pieces, we don’t have that option on our software. And seems to be the key thing we are missing!

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You can see from my import that it is seeing the different named layers, but it is only counting the “5mm Holes – 18mm Cut” layer as the inner tooling.

If I select either the “Profile” or “4mm Pocket” layer it will only import that layer. If I select both it imports them as separate pieces. See image below.

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I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I have also attached the DXF so you can have a look and see how I should be setting that up differently. There are about 30 different parts I need to nest of different quantities but all with similar inner tooling requirements.

Cheers

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