What is Contour Nesting?
Contour Nesting is a new option of Caldera’s Visual and Grand ranges. It is dedicated to cut and allows you to take into account the object’s real shape inside the image so the element can be optimally placed to save media.
The purchase of a specific key is required to use this option.
How does it work?
An image is always created in a rectangle, even for PNG files without background or with transparent background. Using Contour Nesting, Caldera can now find the exterior cut contour and use it to redefine the image. This makes it possible to nest the images by taking into account their real shape and not place them as rectangular bricks. To make this nest, Caldera’s algorithm tests, for every image, its available positions including margins, and selects the best combination of images to save media. The image rotation can be +/- 90° or 180° to search the best nesting layout possible.
With and without Contour Nesting; we note that with the option the roll size is 430mm against 580mm without. The gain is about 25% for this example.
Videos about Contour Nesting:
Discover Contour Nesting
Presentation of Contour Nesting, Caldera’s new option available since version 9.20 that allows you to use the image’s true contour in the nesting process to save media.