AutoNester-T optimizes the automatic arrangement of markers on fabric webs, metal, wood, cardboard and glass. The software nests the parts optimally, minimizing waste.

A sectional view calculated by AutoNester-T. Skirts, 64 parts, material utilization 94.3%, 1 minute calculation time.

Time and cost savings

  • Increases productivity
  • Reduces material waste
  • Takes into account various specifications
  • Is competitive with experienced cutters
  • Can be integrated into internal interfaces

Benefit & added value

AutoNester-T is a software package for the automatic creation of markers on textile materials. It is already widely used by companies in the apparel and upholstered furniture industries. The software is capable of optimally nesting any quantity of parts in a very short time, minimizing waste and observing various specifications. The material utilization of the cross-sectional images generated by AutoNester-T is comparable to the utilization achieved by experienced experts. Especially for leather we offer the software AutoNester-L.

  • The software is organized as a library (DLL) and can be used as a development tool. Software developers can integrate AutoNester-T into their software (e.g. CAD systems).
  • In addition, we offer the creation of individual stand-alone applications for the end user, which can be used to generate markers from special data formats.
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Features of AutoNester-T

  • Pre-placed pieces
  • Folded and mirrored pieces
  • Folded markers
  • Goal efficiency
  • Time limits
  • Unrestricted number of pieces
  • Nap and flip restrictions
  • Rotation adjustable
  • Angle of rotation tolerance adjustable
  • Dynamic overlaps with doubled layer
  • Connection marks at predefinable intervals
  • Bundle support
  • multipart pieces
  • Consideration of holes and damage in the fabric
  • Nesting on finite pieces of material
  • Stripes and check pattern

Layplan examples

The sectional views shown have been calculated by AutoNester-T. The specified runtimes refer to a standard PC. The different colors indicate in each case the parts that belong to a garment.


AutoNester-T combines current optimization techniques and latest research results to achieve the best results in the shortest time. We employ local search techniques based on new variants of simulated annealing, multiple iterated greedy strategies, coupled with efficient heuristics, pattern recognition techniques, and fast algorithms for computing Minkowski sums.

In the local search procedures, we use fully dynamic and statistical methods for parameter setting to increase quality and speed. We use a combination of branch-and-bound algorithms and linear programming to calculate quality guarantees for the generated cross-sectional images.

Software & API

The AutoNester-T software package for the automatic creation of markers on textile materials can be used via an application programming interface (API). The software is aimed at developers of CAD systems for the textile processing industry and for other industries with compatible packaging problems. CAD system developers can easily integrate AutoNester-T into their own CAD software.

On request, we create custom software with an individual user interface for end users based on the AutoNester-T software core.

AutoNester-T is available for all Microsoft Windows PC operating systems.