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NESTINGWorks

A short course designed to show you how to use NESTINGWorks within the SOLIDWORKS interface.

This class will walk through how to use NESTINGWorks, a true-shape nesting program that works seamlessly within the SOLIDWORKS interface. The course explains how to create efficient layouts of metal, wood, or composite based materials, producing the maximum number of parts from a single piece of raw material within minutes.

***The videos are recorded using 2017 version of SOLIDWORKS***

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Learning Methodology: The best way to learn is by doing. Use 2 monitors connected to the graphics card of your computer. Have one monitor (or mobile device) playing the video and the other monitor displaying SOLIDWORKS. You can also have the video playing on a mobile device such as a tablet or smart phone if you do not have 2 monitors available. Work along with the video to complete the tasks discussed in the video. Pause, rewind, and play the video as necessary while you work along with the instructor. Repeat the process as many times as you wish.

Nesting skills learned throughout this course:

  • Defining Sheet parameters for stock material
  • Defining Part parameters and orientations
  • Nesting from a folder
  • Nesting from an assembly file
  • Nesting from a part file
  • Adjusting Initialization files for NESTINGWorks customization
  • Nesting for multiple tool heads
  • Unfolding sheet metal parts for nesting


Your Instructor


Lindsay Widmeyer
Lindsay Widmeyer

Lindsay has worked in the CAD/CAM software industry for over 5 years covering support and training to both the educational system and industry partners. She previously worked in the automotive industry doing design work for plastics and mold injection, which introduced her to CAM software. Lindsay graduated from Mechanical Engineering Technology specializing in Design and Analysis because of her interest in CAD software and the industry.

Lindsay is currently an Application Engineer for Hawk Ridge Systems working out of the Mississauga, ON office. When she is not in the office she can be found playing beach volleyball, golfing, stand up paddle boarding or reading a book at the cottage.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you pay for it. It is a completely self-paced online video course giving you immediate access. The course access expires 1 year from the purchase date.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 1 year - across any and all devices you own.
What does this course include?
This course includes access to the online self-paced video series course and the file sets to use with SOLIDWORKS to follow along. This course uses videos to deliver the material. There is no training manual or pdf included. We recommend you watch the video first as if it were a lecture. Repeat the steps of the videos using the file sets and SOLIDWORKS software and pause and rewind the videos as needed.
Do I need SOLIDWORKS and NESTINGWorks software to take this course?
The video lessons are meant to be repeated and practiced. SOLIDWORKS and NESTINGWorks software is required to practice the content in the course.
Are there any discounts for this course?
If you are a Hawk Ridge Systems customer (with active subscription service on SOLIDWORKS), please email your Hawk Ridge Systems Account Manager and inquire about a discount for this course.

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