Blank Slate Nesting
2D Nesting Feature for SketchUp + Import from iOS sketch app
Blank Slate Nesting

Blank Slate SketchUp Plugin

Our plugin adds two separate features to SketchUp:


Feature #1 -- 2D Nesting for SketchUp: preparing designs for laser cutting just got easier!

Export flatpack parts for 2D nesting to create an optimized SVG file for laser cutting. Our automated nesting enables better efficiency by packing together 2D shapes for laser, plasma and water cutting.  Nesting is a process for tightly arranging shapes to minimize waste and reduce fabrication time.  Our goal is to provide a fast solution that gives you much better material usage.


Feature #2 -- Import 2D sketches from our sketch iPad app.

Our iOS sketch design tool, Zotebook, recognizes your rough 2D sketches and turns them into precise CAD files for laser cutters or 3D printers. This plugin allows files to be imported from Zotebook into SketchUp for 3D editing.


Barry H's picture

A continuous monthly subscription does not fit in with my work flow. It's a lot of money down the drain if I don't use it for a few months. What about the option of per job pricing?

Barry - thank you for the feedback!

This is a new feature and we want to find the best pricing model for our customers -- your feedback is very much appreciated. Early adoptors recommended that we offer unlimited nesting at a low monthly price. Please feel free to email me directly if you'd like to talk further about pricing options:


VBO Solutions's picture

But I can't find the price and how to buy this?

Thanks for the feedback! We'll make the process flow cleaner -- sorry for the speed bump!

Until then, you can go to and click on "Nesting" feature to see the pricing details.

New users get a trial subscription for 2 weeks of unlimited nesting at no charge. After that we charge a monthly subscription. Users always have the option to cancel at anytime from the account page.

Bernhard T.'s picture

While installing into SU2016 message "will need SU 2017" displays. Is there any chance to bring it into SU2016? Best regards

Hi Bernhard-

Thanks for the feedback. SketchUp 2017 introduced the Chromium framework which we rely on as part of our plugin.

Very cool! Dissassembles and nests!

John B.'s picture

Looks great, guys! A much needed extension for folks with laser cutters at their disposal.

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Blank Slate Nesting (1.1.5); August 1, 2017
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