Hypertherm Releases ProNest 2021

This marks a major version update of its advanced CAD/CAM nesting software.

This marks a major version update of its advanced CAD/CAM nesting software.

ProNest CAD/CAM part nesting software for advanced mechanized cutting. Image courtesy of Hypertherm.


Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, releases ProNest 2021, a major version update of its advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. This new release contains new features and enhancements designed to make customers more efficient and profitable.

A redesigned 2D CAD package provides improved font support, ability to shape text, and other new features that are especially popular among sign makers.

CAD editor preference users to set a default CAD program for edits to parts in the ProNest part list. Select the embedded ProNest CAD software or choose a third-party software such as AutoCAD.

Part report quickly opened from the part list so users can add individual part reports with an image of the part, plus dimensions, size, material, class, process, costing information, and more.

Interior bridge cutting to add bridges to text and other interior geometry so that pieces don't drop when cut. This helps minimize interior cutouts on parts for aesthetic purposes and reduces tip-ups.

“ProNest 2021 builds on the strong foundation of ProNest 2019 to make the programming process more efficient,” says Tom Stillwell, marketing project manager for Hypertherm CAD/CAM software products. “Whether using plasma, waterjet, laser, or oxyfuel cutting, this new version provides the powerful tools fabricators and manufacturers need to increase material savings, boost productivity, lower operating costs, and improve part quality.”

In addition, Hypertherm is releasing upgrades to its ProNest LT software for lighter production environments. Users with an active subscription, and customers with an active maintenance plan can upgrade to the new version of their respective product at no additional charge and continue to receive unlimited technical support, and other benefits. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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