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Software ProNest 2015




ProNest nesting software provides mechanized cutting users an efficient and intuitive solution for advanced multi-process profile cutting operations. ProNest seamlessly integrates with your business and is fully configurable to meet your needs. ProNest is also backed by the high quality technical support that you demand.


What’s New in 2015


ProNest 2015 includes many new features and enhancements that allow for even greater ease of use and productivity for metal fabricators and others in the cutting industry. Take a look at what’s new and see how ProNest can help your business.

Major features and enhancements to ProNest 2015 include:

  • Work Order Processing module – connects to ERP system; helps maximize material utilization, increase productivity, and achieve better on-time delivery. MORE
  • 2D CAD – provides all of the basic features needed to create or edit detailed CAD drawings in DXF or DWG format.
  • OneClick – a powerful production module that automates various tasks in a job. The user sets up actions required to complete a job just once and OneClick does the rest, with limited intervention.MORE
  • Data Sync – a new module that allows customers to add and update plates from their MRP/ERP system to ProNest’s Plate Inventory. Data Sync will routinely synchronize your MRP/ERP plates with ProNest’s Plate Inventory, so as soon as a new plate is entered into the MRP/ERP system, the plate will be available for use in ProNest. Plate changes are also carried over, so customers are always able to use the most up-to-date information. (Data Sync is sold as an Optional Module for users that have Plate Inventory.) MORE
  • Bevel Enhancement and True Bevel™ technology – significant enhancements have been made to the Contour Bevel module in ProNest to improve bevel cut quality in a variety of ways. In addition ProNest will support True Bevel technology, Hypertherm’s latest cutting innovation designed for users of HPR XD plasma bevel cutting systems. True Bevel will simplify the setup process for new parts and jobs, making it faster and easier to achieve great results.


What Sets Us Apart

Built-in process expertise

ProNest contains the industry’s most advanced process expertise. Our development team has incorporated decades of proven cutting experience to deliver nesting software with the most powerful process settings and parameters. That expertise, including data from manufacturer specifications and field testing, is applied to your specific cut process and machine, from day one. ProNest also plays an important role in Hypertherm’s advanced Integrated Cutting Solutions, including support for True Hole™ and Rapid Part™ technologies.

Ease of use

Users agree that ProNest is incredibly easy to learn and use. This is due to the careful design of our graphical user interface. You will find a straightforward user platform, thoughtful screen layout, and intuitive navigation.

Technical support

ProNest is backed by the most dedicated and knowledgeable technical support team in the business. Our team of specialists has many years of industry experience with nesting software and CAM applications, offering a level of expertise and support that is second to none.


System Requirements


  • Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3 or later), Windows Vista (SP2 or later), Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later
  • Microsoft® Excel*


  • 1 GHz processor or faster (3 GHz recommended)
  • Windows XP: 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
    Windows 8, 7, and Vista: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • VGA display with at least 256 colors and a resolution of 1024 x 768
  • 700 MB available disk space

* Microsoft Excel 2000 or later is recommended for editing ProNest settings spreadsheets (.xls). If Microsoft Excel is not available, a compatible XLS editor can be used instead.


License Formats


There are two ProNest license formats available; local and network.

  • Local License: A local license is restricted to a single PC at the same site.
  • Network License: A network license allows the software to be used by more than one user at the same site but limits the number of simultaneous users to the number of network licenses purchased.

Licenses are activated using a USB hardware device that inserts to the USB port of either a PC or network client, depending on the license format purchased.