Soap Trivet & Nesting Question

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Soap Trivet & Nesting Question

Postby davemartin88 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Some alpaca shaped soap trivets. Most from Corian, about 4” square. These will go with some homemade soap a friend makes that are wrapped with felted alpaca fleece. Basically, the soap is surrounded by a wash cloth. She had some poorly made wood ones but asked me to come up with something a bit nicer.

This project brought up a question about the nesting function within Aspire. Is there a way to nest a two sided objects so its correct on both sides of the material as one step? I did six of these on a scrap but could have packed a few more in but didn’t know how to to do this with a two sided job.
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Re: Soap Trivet & Nesting Question

Postby dhellew2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:15 am

The following steps are what I would do;
Use guide pins so the part is exactly in the same position when turned over horizontally
I place 1 guide pin hole, draw a short line in the center of the part, then flip the hole about the line create a mirrored object box checked
Set alignment at the center
After nesting select all ctrl A then center F9
Flip horizontal using mirror selected objects with create a mirrored object box checked
Move the copy to a new layer

This method works for me insuring everything is exactly where it belongs
I only use 2 guide pins and since the object is flipped horizontally the part is also flipped horizontally on the pins
Some prefer to use 3 or 4 pins to prevent flipping the part the wrong direction

Other methods are likely available too
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Re: Soap Trivet & Nesting Question

Postby davemartin88 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:17 pm

Thanks. Took me a minute to get my brain around this but basically, you're using two different layers as the top and bottom of the material rather than doing the project as two-sided in Aspire. I tried this and all lines up but in the case of the soap trivet, the diagonal vectors need to be in the opposite direction on the second side so just a matter of mirroring the vectors in each of the items on the second layer one at a time. This does work to get a nice nested design that uses the material efficiently.

Guess I was hoping for something like a shift-control-A that would select vectors on both sides of a two-sided job that could then be used within the nest function. Thanks again for the workaround!
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