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ProNest nesting software

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Specifications

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.

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.