Blackman and White

Magpie Nest

Magpie Nest is an efficient nesting plugin for Zebra Cut, utilising the multi core technology of computers to yield highly optimised nests in a short space of time. Whether nesting fabrics, Carbon Fibre, Sailcloth or PVC, Magpie Nest can be used in a whole host of applications where minimising material waste is critical.

Key Features

  • Automatic nesting program
  • Manual nesting function
  • Easily add or remove parts to the nest
  • Quick Nest and Complete Nest options
  • Properties Table with settings to control rotation, copies and distance between parts
  • Imports standard DXF, PLT, CUT files
  • Also imports Lectra, Gerber and Assyst files
  • Generates the cut file for the cutting machine
  • Intelligent framing control for conveyors



Quantity and Selection

File Load

Compatibility & Specifications

  • Windows compatible
  • Windows 7, Windows 10
  • 4GB Ram recommended
  • 1GB Free Space Needed
  • P IV 1500mhz Processor or higher

Nest Features

  • Utilises multiple core processors for faster processing
  • Set nesting time limit
  • Nest window displays material usage and efficiency improvements
  • Stop the nest at any time
  • Nest/Unnest selected patterns
  • Common Line Removal
  • Nest around manually inserted defects
  • Generate Nest Reports


Successful training is the key to a positive user experience.  Blackman & White offer training in advance of installations, as well as additional on-site software and operational training to ensure a smooth transition to full production especially when new to cutting automation.


Every new cutting machine PC has remote support software installed, which enables diagnostics of the machine to be inspected by engineers over the internet. Using remote support the majority of issues can be resolved; meaning downtime of the machine is kept to a minimum, therefore avoiding the need for engineer visits and prolonged disruption to production.

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