AI Nest-Pro [Nesting Tool]

AI Nest-Pro Plugin for Adobe Illustrator
Nesting in Illustrator - without changing the layer structure

Nesting in Illustrator - without changing the layer structure

AI Nest-Pro can assist your nesting work in Adobe Illustrator (AI). The nesting outcome can maintain the layered structure of the printing surface and cut lines. Therefore, you can smoothly proceed next processes, such as printing and cutting. As a result, you can be free from time consuming manual work and obtain highly efficient output.

Compatible with Illustrator 2022 / 2023 / 2024
*The pricing for this product is subscription. Learn how it works
*3-month subscription plan (US$255.00 / 3 months) is now available. Please check here !

AI Nest-Pro images

Unchanged layer structures after nesting in Illustrator

If you are producing items with acrylic, wooden, steel goods or sublimation printing clothes, you may proceed cutting work after nesting in Illustrator. However, with AI Nest-Pro, you can preserve the layer structure after operating nesting. Therefore, you can smoothly proceed the next process such as with CNC or cutting machine.

Option Settings of AI-Nest Pro

  • Multiply (copy) objects and nest
  • Rectangle / outline nesting
  • Control of rotation : angle / direction / align
  • Nesting spacing setting

Examples of Nesting in Illustrator

Keychain design

You can easily arrange multiply (copy) of the objects. As a result, you can dramatically reduce not only your working time but also material waste.

Nesting for keychain design
[New] One-page reproduction function added!

With this function, you can reproduce the same object in a specified area as many as possible. It might look simple work. However, it would take a lot of time if you manually proceed the similar arrangement. See this link for the detail of the function.

one-page reproduction

Sublimation printing clothes

The layer structure is important for printing and cutting processes afterwards. It is kept unchanged.

Nesting for sublimation printing clothes

FAQ of Nesting in Illustrator

Q. Can nesting be done while preserving the "pattern fill" of the object?
A. Yes, it is possible. Besides, when it is reproducing, the specified number of objects filled with the pattern in the same way will be nested.

Q. Objects are not nested efficiently. There are a lot of extra space.
A. Please select "Outline" in the AI Nest-Pro panel and try nesting.

Q. How long does the nesting process take?
A. It depends upon the processing power of your PC. We recommend using the fastest environment as possible. As a general guideline, a CPU of 8 cores or more and 32 GB of RAM are sufficient for comfortable use.
Besides, since the placement is calculated for each "rotation angle" value in the AINest-Pro panel, the smaller the value, the longer the processing time takes. Therefore, small rotation value is useful when objects are mixed up with various shapes and sizes. On the other hand, if the objects are all close to rectangular in shape, it is recommended to set the value to 45 degrees or more.

Product Information

Product NameAI Nest-Pro
Price$998.00/ year (Annual subscription)
$255.00 / 3 months
System RequirementsMac and Windows OS that the following versions of Adobe Illustrator run properly:
Macintosh : Illustrator 2022 / 2023 / 2024
Windows : Illustrator 2022 / 2023 / 2024

*Following systems are recommended since the processing time depends on the CPU and RAM specs.
CPU :  8 cores and above
RAM : 32GB
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