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ProNest 2017

CAD/CAM Nesting Software

Accomplish more with ProNest

ProNest is an industry leading CAD/CAM nesting
software designed for advanced mechanized cutting. It
provides a single solution for all of your profile cutting
needs, including plasma, laser, waterjet, and oxyfuel.

ProNest helps fabricators and manufacturers increase

material savings, boost productivity, lower operating costs,
and improve part quality by offering the highest level of
cutting expertise.

The Hypertherm CAD/CAM difference Standard feature highlights

Across the globe, Hypertherm products are known for Cut process support
quality, consistency, and reliability, and its no different Plasma (conventional or high definition)
withour advanced CAD/CAM software.
Laser (CO2, fiber, or direct diode)
More leading experts, including OEMs and distributors of Waterjet
cutting machines, choose ProNest thanany other brand. Oxyfuel
It is the only software with full support for Hypertherm
Combination punch plasma/laser
SureCut technology, including True Hole, RapidPart,
and True Bevel, plus easy setup, and optimized
processparameters. Machine support
All major brands/manufacturers/models
Finally, ProNest is backed by Hypertherms global network
of professionals, meaning youll always have access to the Part design and development
service and support you need.
Integrated 2D CAD program to create and edit CAD files
Variable shape parts feature to develop common parts
Your cutting and fabricating ecosystem


Inventory Orders




ProNest not only drives your machines, it is also a

key component of your entire cutting and fabricating
ecosystem, with everything from quoting, to part design,
toreporting, and managing inventory. ProNest also
connects to ERP/MRP for real time data exchange.
Standard feature highlights, continued SureCut technology and built-in process expertise
CAD/CAM import and conversion True Hole technology capable*
Import CAD files (industry-standard file formats) Rapid Part technology capable*
Import bill of materials properties from CAD files True Bevel technology capable*
Automatic CAD file correction and error notification Advanced process support and job set up on the CNC*
Automatic spline / ellipse smoothing and reduction Material type, thickness, grade and class-based
Separate multiple parts from a single CAD file
Separations for part, plate, and pierce spacing
Automatic mapping of CAD layers to processes (cut, mark)
Kerf and feedrate
Automatic update of nest for part revisions
Lead-in / out
Job set-up Cutting techniques
Material database (with grade and gauge) Cut sequencing automatic or manual
Customer database Automatic tabbing / micro-joints
Custom remnant creation (define irregular shapes
fornesting) Interactive manual nesting
Plate list Jobs can contain sheets for different material types,
thicknesses, and classes
Part library
Group parts into clusters for nesting
Assembly database
Drag, drop and bump parts on the nest
Grain constraint
Move, mirror, rotate, or array parts
Edge piercing
Prohibit / permit nesting inside of a part
Safe zones for plate clamping applications
Part interference detection
Multi-head cutting with automatic head selection and
variable torch spacing Edit lead-in/out position and properties within the nest
Animated cutting sequence simulation
Control cut direction and cut sequencing on
Plate cropping
Standard feature highlights, continued Optional modules
Reporting ProNests modular structure means you only purchase
the tools you need.
Management and shop reports
Export reports directly to PDF, Excel spreadsheet, CSV, Productivity modules
Automatic Nesting
Costing and quoting Common Line Cutting
User-defined machine and labor production costing Collision Avoidance
Automatic calculation of part production costs and Chain and Bridge Cutting
part/nest utilization Skeleton Cut-up
Quoting tool including itemized part costs, secondary
processes, markups, and discounts Enterprise modules
Nesting System Optimization
Output Data Sync
OneClick feature runs all of your most common job tasks Plate Inventory
from automatic nesting to output and more Work Order Processing
Post-processor with NC output
Automatic kerf / pre-kerf compensation 3D process modules
DXF output Pipe and Fittings
*Certain hardware and software requirements may apply. SOLIDWORKS software interface
Inventor software interface
Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/E) software interface

Machine interface modules

Reposition machine interface
Bevel machine interface
Drill machine interface
Plate machine interface

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Hypertherm, ProNest, True Hole, True Bevel, and Rapid Part are trademarks of
Hypertherm Inc. and may be registered in the United States and/or other countries.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
One of Hypertherms long-standing core values is a focus on minimizing our impact on
the environment. Doing so is critical to our, and our customers success. We are always
striving to become better environmental stewards; it is a process we care deeply about.
8/2016 Hypertherm Inc. Revision 6