Tutorials are available that take you through an entire nest job. Also try out the demo movies that are available on the CD. You can install them, by right-clicking on the CD drive, and selecting "Install Demos". In an attempt to keep the downloadable version small these demos have NOT been added to the standard installation. You can however download the latest files from our Download center.
When the output is sent to word, a small VBA macro has to be run so that the output listing is properly formatted in word. Therefore the permission to run macros has to be enabled in Word.
This happens because the hardware lock is either missing, or is not functioning properly. Please check if hardware lock has been connected properly. Without the lock, the program will run in the DEMO mode, where OUTPUT menus will be available ONLY FOR SMALL PROBLEMS (2 Stocks, 3 types of parts, with maximum 20 parts).
This is a warning message. The software tries to minimize the cost of all the layouts. Therefore it will try to use the stocks in such a manner, that the overall cost of all the stocks utilized is minimum. The above message means, that PLUS 2D has found that one of your stocks is much cheaper than the others. This could be an data entry error, so the package gives you a warning message, so that you recheck the data.