AutoCompactor – Compacting two-dimensional nests

AutoCompactor is a new product of Fraunhofer SCAI and is intended to replenish the nesting functionality of AutoNester by an improved compaction algorithm. It takes markers which are generated by humans or automatic nesting software and tries to compact these markers by reducing their length.

AutoCompactor is capable of considering nearly the full range of constraints which are supported by AutoNester. AutoCompactor also can be enabled to slightly modify the structure of the piece layout to further improve the result.

 

 

 

AutoCompactor

  • is intended to replenish the nesting functionality of AutoNester,
  • offers an improved compaction algorithm and compacts markers by reducing their length

Examples

Compaction of a marker with AutoCompactor. Picture 1 shows the marker before the compaction, the result of the compaction is shown in picture 2. Here, AutoCompactor enhanced the utilization of material by 5 percent.

Picture 1 – not compacted
© Photo Fraunhofer SCAI

Picture 1 – not compacted

Picture 2 – result of the compaction with AutoCompactor
© Photo Fraunhofer SCAI

Picture 2 – result of the compaction with AutoCompactor

Software

AutoCompactor is a tool for compaction of two-dimensional nests. It will not generate the nests, they must be given as input to the software. AutoCompactor has the same Application Programming Interface (API) as the Fraunhofer SCAI software AutoNester

AutoCompactor runs on the latest Windows operating systems.