Material management and
nesting solution

Material management and nesting solution


Whether you manufacture parts made of sheet metal or carbon fiber, in today’s competitive and environmentally aware market, reducing waste is vital. From a plywood sheet to a roll of high-performance composite, using a nesting system to optimize the material usage is essential.

Traditionally the restrictive licensing and prohibitive costs of nesting systems often resulted in the technology being used by only a few people in enterprises. Frequently installed directly on the cutting machine controller, making it difficult to perform material usage analysis without hindering production.

From engineering to planning, purchasing to costing, we believe everyone should be able to benefit from nesting technology. We developed NIO to empower manufacturing companies to optimize their material usage and production processes.

Key Features

Flexible Units

Need to manage micrometer thicknesses with lengths in yards? Customize the unit of each measure type to match your requirements. Metric or imperial, change any unit of measure on-the-fly.

Optimal Part Rotation

Find the optimal part rotation with one click. Orient instantly by targeting the minimal area or width bounding rectangle.

Nest Report

Generate detailed Nest reports with one click. Easily email or export to PDF and other popular office formats like Excel or Word.

Nesting Parameters

Easily save and restore nesting parameters. Assign defaults per material for quick and standardized nesting, or create new ones on-the-fly to test multiple scenarios.

Kits  / Assemblies Management

Create kits to group parts and other kits into sub-assemblies for easy ordering.

Background Processing

Your time is precious, we won’t make you stare at a progress bar. Queue optimization jobs and let them compute in the background, while you keep working. You’ll receive a notification when they complete.

Multi-CAD Compatible

Import and export CAD files to and from popular formats such as AutoCAD DWG and DXF, IGES, STEP and Rhino/OpenNurbs.

What-if Scenarios

Do you have enough material to produce a specific job? What is the impact on yield if you change the material width? Easily run multiple scenarios and compare results.

Import ERP Work Orders

Import CSV or TSV files to load lists of ordered parts, kits and assemblies. Launch one optimization job per ERP order, or combine them to obtain better yield.

Document Viewer

Attach critical documents such as safety (MSDS, SDS or PSDS) and technical datasheets to materials and components. View them in our integrated document viewer.

Even More...

Are you still reading the feature list? Don’t take our word for it, signup for the free 30-day trial and try NIO now!

3-Minute Demo Video

Test drive NIO free for 30 days!

  • No credit card required
  • Full version with all features unlocked
  • Unlimited nesting
  • Easily convert your trial installation to the full version

System Requirements

Operating System

Windows 10, 8, 7 SP1
with .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher


DirectX 9 Compatible graphics card
1280 x 1024 Minimum resolution


2 GHz
Both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures are supported.


2 GiB

Hard Drive

500 MiB

Minimum requirements allow you to launch the product and perform simple operations, while recommended hardware requirements depend directly on the amount of data you are going to process. Just download our trial version and try it on your environment.