Author Topic: Automatic true shape nesting?  (Read 1076 times)

Pshem

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Automatic true shape nesting?
« on: November 18, 2015, 05:31:11 pm »
I've been wondering - have you encountered any true shape nesting app / plugin that would work on Linux? If it worked inside Scribus - all the better, as I quite enjoy it so far (and it has CMYK support which Inkscape lacks).
I need to arrange a number of shapes on the page in a way they would use the available space as efficiently as possible. Because number of those shapes is quite high making this "by hand" won't work in long term.

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Re: Automatic true shape nesting?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 05:24:48 pm »
It sounds like you need an implementation of something like this: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/210979/Fast-optimizing-rectangle-packing-algorithm-for-bu