ProNest from Hypertherm.

ProNest® is an industry-leading CAD/CAM part nesting software designed for advanced mechanized cutting.

It provides a single solution for all 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

ART proudly offers and supports ProNest Nesting Software from Hypertherm

Brought to you by the cutting experts with 50 years of experience and more than 160 cutting technology related patents to their name. Consolidate your programming to a single software application that supports virtually any cutting machine brand or model. Meet and exceed your deadlines with a more powerful programming solution.

Machine applications
  • Plasma – high definition
  • Plasma – conventional
  • Laser
  • Oxyfuel
  • Waterjet
  • Bevel machine
  • Drill machine
  • Plate machines
CAD/CAM import and conversion
  • Import CAD files (industry-standard file formats)
  • Import PDF
  • Raster to vector converts static images to CAD
  • Import Bill of Materials properties from CAD files
  • Automatic CAD file correction and error notification
  • Automatic spline/ellipse smoothing and reduction
  • Separate multiple parts from a single CAD file
  • Automatic mapping of CAD layers to processes (cut, mark, etc.)
  • Automatic update of nest for part revisions
  • Automatic part corner radiusing for optimized laser cycle time and part quality
Fast, easy job setup
  • Material database (with grade and gauge)
  • Customer database
  • Custom remnant creation (define irregular shapes for nesting)
  • Plate list
  • Part library
  • Assembly database
  • Grain constraint
  • Safe zones for plate clamping applications
  • Multi-head cutting
SureCut™ technology and built-in process expertise
  • True Hole® technology capable
  • Rapid Part™ technology capable
  • True Bevel™ technology capable
  • Advanced process support and job setup on the CNC
  • Material type, thickness, grade and class-based process parameters:
    • Separations for part, plate, and pierce spacing
    • Kerf compensation and feedrate
    • Quality and dynamic feedrate calculator for waterjet
    • Lead-in/out style optimized for part geometry and quality
    • Cutting techniques
    • Pre-pierce and edge pierce
    • Moving pierce techniques for waterjet
    • Disable automatic height control based on part geometry
    • Pre-heat timing for oxyfuel
  • Cut sequencing (automatic or manual)
  • Vaporize protective film layer prior to laser cutting
  • Automatic tabbing/micro-joints
  • Fly cutting
Interactive manual nesting
  • Jobs can contain sheets for different material types, thicknesses, and classes
  • Color parts according to part property
  • Group parts into clusters for nesting
  • Drag, drop, bump, and auto-bump parts on the nest
  • Move, mirror, and drag to rotate parts
  • Prohibit/permit nesting inside of a part
  • Part interference detection
  • Edit lead-in/out position and properties within the nest
  • Animated cutting sequence simulation
  • Control cut direction and cut sequencing on part-by-part basis
  • Plate cropping

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