Hello, I'm trying to research a method or algorithm to determine how to best fit a couple of diferent shapes into a given area. Type of area: Rectangular Types of shapes: Rectangles, Triangles, Circles Where I work at we have to figure out how to best arrange the shapes we need into a steel metal plague (10ft x 15ft for example) in order to require the least ammount of plaques so we can give the customes a lower price overall. I've tried my luck with google but I can't quite pinpoint the correct search criteria for this. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. EDIT: BTW, if this topic belongs to another section please direct me to it.