ProNest LT

ProNest LT is a powerful CAD/CAM part nesting software designed for light industrial, mechanized cutting in production environments. Brought to you by the cutting experts at Hypertherm, ProNest LT provides a single software solution for all your conventional plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines.

Computer Nesting Software


System Requirements



    Ease of use

    Incredibly easy to learn and use, with intuitive screens, and a wide variety of helpful features.

    Built-in design tools

    Import CAD files, artwork, and signs, or create your own designs using powerful built-in tools.

    Better part quality

    Hypertherm’s built-in expertise means the best possible cutting parameters are applied for each job’s unique needs, resulting in sharper corners, cleaner edges, and improved hole quality.

    Automatic nesting

    Nest jobs even more quickly and efficiently using intelligent auto nesting strategies.

    Increased productivity

    Modules like Common Line Cutting or Chain and Bridge Cutting can increase efficiency, and reduce cutting time and consumable wear.

    Unlimited technical support

    Get unlimited access to technical support, training, and software updates at no additional charge.

Key Features

    Comprehensive machine support

  • All major brands/manufacturers/models

    Advanced part design and development

  • Integrated 2D CAD program to create and edit CAD files
  • Variable Shape Parts library to develop common parts from templates

    CAD/CAM import and conversion

  • Import CAD files (industry-standard file formats)
  • Import PDF
  • Raster to vector converts static images to CAD
  • 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.)

    Fast, easy job setup

  • Material database (with grade and gauge)
  • Custom remnant creation (define irregular shapes for nesting)
  • Grain constraint
  • Safe zones for plate clamping applications
  • Multi-head cutting

    SureCut™ technology and built-in process expertise

  • Material type, thickness, grade and class-based process parameters
  • Cut sequencing (automatic or manual)
  • Pre-pierce and edge pierce

    Interactive manual nesting

  • Group parts into clusters for nesting
  • Color parts according to part property
  • Drag, drop, bump, and auto-bump parts on the nest
  • Move, mirror, and drag to rotate parts
  • Click and drag to automatically array 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

    Detailed reporting

  • Management and shop reports
  • Export reports directly to PDF, Excel spreadsheet, CSV, or webpage

    Simplified costing

  • User-defined machine and labor production costing
  • Automatic calculation of part production costs and part/nest utilization

    Choice of output

  • Post-processor with NC output
  • DXF output

System Requirements

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System Requirements
Internet Internet connectivity required for subscription license
CPU 1.4 GHz processor or faster (3 GHz recommended)
Memory 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Display VGA display with at least 256 colors and a resolution of 1024 x 768
Disk space 2 GB available disk space
Microsoft® Windows® operating system Windows 10, Windows 8 or 8.1 (64-bit OS only)
Spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel® 2010 or later is recommended for editing ProNest settings spreadsheets