Rotating an Entire Nest

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Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by Ironken » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:15 pm

I have jobs saved in Sheetcam that are 4x4 sheets nested with several different parts that have been duplicated or arrayed. I would like to rotate the entire sheet of nested parts in one action but all I know how to do is one part at a time. I have about a dozen different nests saved and this is far too time consuming.

Is there a way to rotate the entire sheet of parts?

Some parts have long cuts that occasionally line up with the slats and cause cut issues thus, I want to rotate the entire sheet 90 deg to reduce the issue.

Any ideas?
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Re: Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by djreiswig » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:23 pm

You could probably accomplish this by editing your post processor and swapping the x and y moves.
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Re: Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by Ironken » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:59 pm

djreiswig wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:23 pm
You could probably accomplish this by editing your post processor and swapping the x and y moves.
Good idea DJ....I'll take a chop at it. Thank you.
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Re: Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by Les Newell » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:41 am

In nesting mode use your mouse to drag a box over all of the parts. That selects all parts. Now use the < and > keys to rotate the group. You can also drag the group around if you need to reposition them.

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Re: Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by Ironken » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:26 am

Les Newell wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:41 am
In nesting mode use your mouse to drag a box over all of the parts. That selects all parts. Now use the < and > keys to rotate the group. You can also drag the group around if you need to reposition them.
Thank you Les. I always selected with the box and entered the degrees making only the original part rotate. Ill try the arrows.
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Re: Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by djreiswig » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 am

Les Newell wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:41 am
In nesting mode use your mouse to drag a box over all of the parts. That selects all parts. Now use the < and > keys to rotate the group. You can also drag the group around if you need to reposition them.
I'll have to remember that. I didn't know you could select multiple parts at once.
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Re: Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by Les Newell » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:44 am

If you hold the <ctrl> key and click on multiple parts you can select them that way as well. Useful if you want to only move/rotate a few parts.

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Re: Rotating an Entire Nest

Post by acourtjester » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:42 am

As usual you never stop learning, thanks Les, once again we see what a great software package you have developed.
I was not sure about doing this (the dummy I am :Sad ) so I followed your instructions and wala slam dunk, :Yay here are 2 screen screenshots.
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