What is TruNest?

  • TruNest nesting software helps you create, enhance, and manufacture the nests on all standard machines.
  • Optimise use of raw materials while boosting throughput.
  • Work with composites, wood, plastics, glass, sheet metal, cloth, and leather.

TruNest overview (video: 1:22 min.) 


TruNest features for manufacturing

Optimise nesting, cutting, and fabrication with TruNest software. Learn about the user-friendly features in TruNest.

Customised user experience

  • Customisable user interface — Create user groups by role or access level for greater customisation, security, and fewer mistakes.
  • Menu tree and ribbon control — Customise your dashboard, tree, and ribbon menus to quickly access favourite functions and frequently used tools.
  • Viewport controls — Inspect part data after translation. Use the same viewport to review, inspect, and measure nested results.
  • Facility filtering — Work with data filtered by a specific facility, machine, or both.
  • NEW | Themes — Explore the fluent theme with 2 light and 2 dark colour variations.
  • Server monitoring Server monitoring and data syncing are in real-time, between the master and client databases.
  • Server data syncs — Experience significantly improved response times with data syncs between the server and enterprise clients.
  • NEW | Improved database syncing — Multiple users can simultaneously pull data from the same server-based database table and control the direction of data syncs.
  • NEW | Time-based task execution — Automatically execute tasks on a repeating time interval.
  • NEW | Date-range filtered display — Selectively filter nest-related data.
  • NEW | CSV import and export — CSV data formatted in non-“en-US” locales can be imported or exported via the action system or directly from the grid once properly configured.

Part translation

  • Translate part data from many sources — TruNest uses the SmarTran universal translator, which ensures that all part geometries are suitable for nesting.
  • Automatic part assembly — Interpret metadata in the original CAD file including part name, assembly name, and material designation.
  • Reverse engineer legacy data — TruNest translates CAD formats and converts NC (numerical control) code from legacy programs into usable CAD data.

Scheduling and reporting

  • Order entry and scheduling — Add parts or assemblies to an active order until nesting time and increase nesting efficiency.
  • ERP/MRP system integration — Integrates with ERP and MRP systems to automatically schedule new orders and nest them, based on workload.
  • Barcode input and output — TruNest supports QR code scanning, and lets you generate barcodes for tracking purposes.
  • NEW | HTML reports and workspace — Use rich, customisable HTML-based nest reports, and access a built-in HTML viewer workspace.
  • NEW | Exact-match filters — Order manager filters now support exact-matching and wildcard-style matching for entered text.
  • PNG file support — Generate PNG files to quickly visualise nests and parts, or to use in custom reports.


  • Etching and labelling —  Use pen markers, sticky labels, or etched part information for labelling directly on each part.
  • Automatic common line cutting TruNest automatically recognises the common line between parts and removes unnecessary cutting motions.
  • Head-down logic for pierce reduction — TruNest optimises the starting cut positions, so you use the minimum number of pierces on each nest.
  • Skeleton cutting/auto destruct cycle Use skeleton cutting and auto destruct to increase machine safety, easily unload parts, and more.
  • Optimised saw/waterjet cutting logic — TruNest supports automatic tooling and cut sequence generation for saw/waterjet combination machines.
  • Linear nesting — TruNest supports linear nesting of bar stock, extrusions, and rods.
  • Automatic tabbing — Automatically hold each part in place during cutting, using small pieces of materials called tabs.
  • Flat ply splitting View a list of plies that don’t fit on the roll, so you can more accurately nest plies.
  • Double-sided routing — Program routing tools to automatically run on 2 sides of the part, and automatically generate part repositions.
  • NEW | Fly cutting Transforms collinear segments into continuous cut sequences to allow rapid cutting of grid patterns.

CNC postprocessors

  • Ply cutters — TruNest Composites supports all major brands of composite ply cutters, including Autometric, Eastman, GFM, and more.
  • Multiple machine setup — TruNest selects the best machine for the job, based on cutting time and current machine workload.
  • Punch presses — TruNest Multi-Tool supports all major brands of punch presses, including standard punch shapes and custom shape punch tools.
  • Saw cutters — TruNest Multi-Tool supports automatic tooling and cut sequence generation for manual and automated saws.
  • Saw/waterjet combination cutters — TruNest Multi-Tool supports automatic tooling and cut sequence generation for saw/waterjet combination machines.
  • Additional postprocessors — There are several new postprocessors to support additional machine types.

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.


Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists


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Import CAD data to create high-efficiency, optimised nests

  • Work with files created in any software, saved in any format.
  • Use advanced nesting algorithms to generate the most efficient nest results.
  • Benefit from intelligent, cost-driven calculations to maximise inventory value.

Integrate TruNest with existing systems to enable automation

  • Communicate with ERP/MRP systems to pull orders and report production status.
  • Track material inventory and remnants.
  • Improve cutting strategies to shorten machining time and reduce cost.
  • Generate NC code using customised post processors.

Automating programming for billboards and signage

TruNest significantly reduces the company’s programming times, and helps automate and standardise the custom nesting needs for its LED billboards and digital signage.

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Fully integrated, automated nesting software for various materials and machines.