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ProNest 8 Quick Start Guide

ProNest 8 Quick Start Guide

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ProNest Installation and Quick Start Guide
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COPYRIGHTS
Copyright © 2006 MTC Software, Inc. All rights reserved.Information in this document is subject to change without notice. The software described in this document isfurnished under a license agreement or nondisclosure agreement. The software may be used or copied only inaccordance with the terms of those agreements. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in aretrieval system, or transmitted in any form or any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying andrecording for any purpose other than the purchaser’s personal use without the written permission of MTC SoftwareIncorporated.MTC Software, Inc.22 West Main StreetLockport, NY 14094U.S.A.www.mtc-software.com
TRADEMARKS
ProNest is a registered trademark of MTC Software Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or othercountries. Adobe and Adobe Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe SystemsIncorporated in the United States and/or other countries. AutoCAD is a registered trademark of AutodeskIncorporated in the United States and/or other countries.8 Rev-10/06.
 
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ProNest Installation and Quick Start Guide
In this guide...
What’s new in this release___________________________________________________________________2
 
System requirements_______________________________________________________________________4
 
Installing ProNest__________________________________________________________________________5
 
Opening and closing ProNest_________________________________________________________________6
 
Authorizing ProNest________________________________________________________________________7
 
Obtaining your authorization code_____________________________________________________________8
 
Contacting MTC Software, Inc._______________________________________________________________9
 
ProNest Quick Start Guide__________________________________________________________________11
 
The main ProNest window_______________________________________________________________11
 
Starting a new job____________________________________________________________________12
 
Adding parts to your part list____________________________________________________________13
 
Automatic and interactive nesting________________________________________________________17
 
Modifying the nest____________________________________________________________________18
 
Creating clusters of parts_______________________________________________________________20
 
Moving and rotating selected parts________________________________________________________21
 
Creating a new nest___________________________________________________________________22
 
Deleting a nest_______________________________________________________________________22
 
Cut simulation________________________________________________________________________23
 
Saving and opening jobs________________________________________________________________24
 
Output______________________________________________________________________________25
 
Reports_____________________________________________________________________________25
 
Index__________________________________________________________________________________26
 
This guide performs two functions. The first half is an installation guide. It describes what’s new and updated inthis release and helps you install and start the latest version of ProNest. It also provides information about systemrequirements, program authorization, and how to contact MTC Software, Inc.The second half of the guide starts in the last chapter, called “ProNest Quick Start Guide.” The purpose of thequick start guide is to walk you through many of the important tasks in ProNest. By following the steps presentedin this guide, you will get a basic understanding of how to use ProNest.

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