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Overview

The Nesting Tool Standard Edition performs automatic layouts of a number of closed shapes onto a sheet. The sheet can be an arbitrary shape, it does not have to be square or rectangular. The sheet CANNOT have internal defects (holes). It must be solid within its boundaries. All artwork must be in INCHES, MM or CM units.

The shapes themselves must be combined if they contain any internal cutouts which are called islands. This will allow the shape to be nested as a single unit using the outline as the shape to be nested. The shapes and the sheet / stock piece to nest on must both be completely inside the CorelDRAW page boundaries. All shapes must be converted to curves.

Here is one of the examples that is provided. It is NewJob01.cdr. All .cdr files are provided in CorelDRAW X3 format so they can be used with X3, X4, X5 and X6.

Nesting Tool Standard Edition performs automatic layouts of a number of closed shapes onto a sheet

QuickNest auto setup
A drawing can be quickly nested by meeting the following conditions:
The drawing contains all the elements needed on a single layer. It must be in INCHES, MM or CM units

1. The layer that all the shapes are on MUST be named "Layer 1"
2. No extra layers have been added for SHAPES, STOCK or NEST purposes.
3. The largest shape on "Layer 1" is the stock piece working area to nest onto

See the Quick Start section for complete details on using QuickNest