10 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2014 10:39 AM by J. R.

    Arranging parts on plywood sheet?

    J. R.

      Hi all,

       

      On my project, I have a lot of parts that will have to be cut out of plywood sheets. I will use 1525x1525mm sheets. There is around 30 parts. I want to arrange them as compact as possible, so to minimize number of these plywood sheets. Some parts have cut-out shapes inside, and smaller parts could fit inside.

       

      How can I make Solidworks arrange all those parts into 1525x1525mm area sheets in most compact way? I don't even know where to start looking.

       

      Screenshot of the idea of what I need:

       

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      I just need this automated, because there is a lot of these parts, and planning them on as less sheets as possible will save a lot of money.