Blank Slate provides an easy to use, extremely fast nesting product that uses industry standard CAD formats (SVG, PDF, DXF, AI, CDR) to help optimize your time and materials.

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LOW-COST UNLIMITED NESTING

Get up and running free with our 14-day free trial. Get unlimited nesting for a low monthly charge. Education and non-profit users sign up for our grant program.

STREAMLINED COLLABORATION

Supports individual and team users Users can add themselves to teams quickly and easily. Users can be part of multiple teams / projects.

NO SOFTWARE TO INSTALL

Blank Slate resides on the cloud, no software to download and install. Enjoy independence tracking and installing updates.

ROSETTA STONE FILE EXCHANGE

Easy drag and drop file upload and file format exchange. Convert between SVG, PDF, DXF and Blank Slate’s sketch format.

NEST MULTIPLE DESIGNS

Our flexible fabrication tool lets you nest multiple designs in any quantity. Select from multiple users to optimize material use.

FILE AUTOCORRECTION

Not all SVG files are made equally or well. We automatically correct files for structural problems. This results in hassle-free more compatible files for device use.

INTEGRATIONS

We’ve integrated with popular galleries like Thingiverse as well as with CAD programs like SketchUp and Onshape. With more connections coming soon.

MAKERSPACE ADMINISTRATION

Coordinate user and design file use across your maker space, fabrication or prototype lab. Consolidate designs for laser cutting to save time, hassle and reduce material waste.

ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE

No jump drives, email attachments, Dropbox or Google drive sharing required. Management everything in your browser, easily. Makes teamwork a breeze.

OPTIMIZE MATERIAL USE

Nesting = packing designs together to limit material use. We’re making the best web nesting tool to save you at least 30% in material use and time.

POPULAR CAD PLUGINS

We provide nesting via SketchUp and Onshape. If you’re these plugins, extend functionality: subscribe to our web service. See our SketchUp Plugin: Nesting + Import 2D files.

CENTRALIZE FILE REPOSITORY

We offer file management for your design files. Store in our cloud-based repository for easy access and sharing.

What Is Nesting?

“Nesting” is an optimization process that packs designs tightly together. From a manufacturing perspective, nesting is about laying out cutting patterns to minimize raw material waste.

Why Use Automated Nesting?

The nesting process optimizes material usage, resulting in less waste. Automated nesting takes seconds is typically several orders of magnitude faster than manual nesting. Additionally, the more time it takes to cut a design, the higher the price. Nesting reduces the cut time between parts, making the fabrication process quicker.