The ExactFlat Piece Manager allows the user to edit individual nesting constraints and to add copies and mirror of pieces to the marker.
The Rotation Increment control set the angle increment in degrees that the grain line of piece can be rotated relative to the nesting surface. The nesting surface x-axis corresponds to the length of the surface. All ExactFlat pieces have a grain line indicating the x-axis of the piece.
Grain lines are applied by default, however a grain line control can be applied to a piece using the Grain Lines tool.
The Rotation Tolerance allows the piece freedom to rotate the specified value to each side of the rotation increment.
- Flip X allows pieces to flip about the Grain Line during nesting.
- Flip Y allows pieces to flip perpendicular to the Grain Line during nesting.
X and Y Pattern Offsets set the repeat distance for a stripe pattern on a material. These values are set in the material. When these values are turned on, the part will be constrained to align with the material on the marker.
The Match Rotation control allows the pieces to rotate within constraints while constraining grain lines of each piece to be parallel.