I am trying to nest a set of 100 unique shapes onto the minimum number of paper sheets in order to lasercut a lampshade.
So far, I have been using open nest (ran it for 4,000 iterations) and rhinonest. My “record” has been 7 sheets of (335mm x 470mm) with 3mm spacing between outlines =)
However, this only provides an average efficiency of 40% surface area and I am sure that one can do better.
I’d like to at least reduce the number of sheets to 6 if possible, do you have any ideas on how I could go about it?
Thanks in advance,
2020-09-04_Outlines to nest_GH forum.3dm (107.4 KB)
ps: If someone can do better, I will lasercut this lampshade and send it to them too! =)