Efficient autonesting pays for itself. It's easy to see how much fabric you're saving and work out the cost difference.
There's also a time saving, sometimes a huge time saving with autonesting. In some industries operators might spend an hour or so tweaking each nest to save a bit of fabric. With autonesting, this is unlikely to take more than a minute or two as a background task on a computer. If you're spending more than a few hundred a week on fabric, you ought to look at good autonesting.
To offer more advanced autonesting options to customers, Aeronaut has partnered with the UK company NestFab to develop a fully integrated multi-tasking background nesting solution. The operator selects the Autonest menu and within a few seconds, a fully nested queue appears in the Tangent window.
"My life just got a bit better after installing NestFab + Ultra-Performance :-)"
There's no need to export or save panels or translate them into different units and open them in another program, the process is transparent to the user and there's no need to see anything other than the Tangent interface.
"The whole upgrade will be paid for in under a year just on the material savings. On top of that comes hours a day in saved labour time."
In many cases, good autonesting is free… or rather the cost of the software (Tangent + NestFab) is paid for with material savings and time savings compare with manual nesting… normally in well under a year. The more expensive the materials you work with, the shorter the payback.
Autonesting is fast. If your fabric comes in different roll widths, it's easy to try a test nest onto different width rolls to see which gives the least waste.