Commenting post 361: Hi Yorik.
I'm reading your blog from some time now and I'm happy to see some advancement into the Freecad development.
As a furniture designer/manufacturer I have plenty of experience on using different profesional software solutions into this field. As you can imagine my interest is to see implemented in Freecad more features related to the furniture CAD/CAM.
I can help with my expertise and also financially if you want to develop this kind of features. I begun to learn myself puthon thinking to begin to develop by myself the tools that I need, but my free time it is very limited and I didn't made much progress.
As I see you are interested on implementing some nesting capabilities in Freecad, so I will share with you some algorithms that I found. I will send to you by email.
For furniture manufacturing, besides nesting and CNC mechanisation, Freecad will ned to have also support for the automatic generation of drawings, BOM and edgebanding capabilities.