Packages

SigmaNEST comes in a variety of packages to suit the needs of your business. Whether you are a small shop with a single machine or a large manufacturing company with hundreds of different machines, SigmaNEST provides a software package to improve your operations.
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 Packages AutoNEST TrueShape Techno Maximizer PowerPack

CAD Import DXF, DWG, IGES, DSTV

  • SigmaNEST supports native imports from all major 2D and 3D CAD systems. Easily edit imported parts individually or simultaneously. New Onshape, Teamcenter PDM, and PDF/Image Import modules further enhance integration with external CAD systems and file types, allowing you to seamlessly import the files of your choice into SigmaNEST.
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2D CAD Package

  • Create a part using built in CAD tools to draw CAD geometry and use Part Parameters to modify part details.
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Standard Shapes Library

  • Choose a part from a built in library of shapes instead of creating standard shapes from scratch.
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Smoothing Filter

  • The smoothing filter provides an ideal solution for fitting lines and arcs from scannes immages, as well as enhancing edge quality.
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Scanline Raster to Vector

  • Convert any popular file-type such as images and PDFs to industry standard file-types such as DXF and DWG.
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Parts Database

  • SigmaNEST maintains the parts database to select parts for workorders from
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 Packages AutoNEST TrueShape Techno Maximizer PowerPack

Rectangular Nesting

  • The new HD Rectangular nesting engine nests rectangular parts more efficiently than ever before. On average, you’ll see a 3% increase in yield compared to the standard Rectangular nesting engine.
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Part to Part Nesting

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Shear Nesting

  • Nests rectangular parts similarly to the Rectangular algorithm, but for right-angle (Lshape) shearing machines.
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HD True Shape

  • The HD TrueShape algorithm nests on a part-by-part basis, based on the specified Part Order. It also applies an advanced part fitting algorithm, which yields superior nesting results. HD TrueShape is one of two nesting engines to support true, no grain nesting
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Advanced Nesting

  • Please contact your SigmaNEST sales representative for additional information on these modules.
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SuperNEST HD

  • HD SuperNest is a time-based nesting engine that continuously nests and renests parts until the yield cannot be improved within the set time interval.
    For example, if the selected time interval is 30 seconds, SigmaNEST will immediately create a nest and then begin trying other nest configurations. If it can find a better nest within 30 seconds, the better nest is accepted and the timer resets back to 30 seconds. If it can find an even better nest, then that nest is accepted, and the timer resets again. This continues until SigmaNEST can no longer increase the yield within the given 30 second interval.
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Continuous Nesting

  • Use the Continuous Nesting Parameters to control grouping by work orders and crop types.
    Use the Group By Work Order list to nest parts based on their work orders. You can choose from the following options:
    1. Do Not Group By Work Orders. Allows parts from different work orders to be mixed, and does not nest based on work orders.
    2. Group Work Orders. Parts with the same work order are grouped together when nested on the same sheet.
    3. Do Not Mix Work Orders. Parts with the same work order are grouped together, and cannot be mixed with parts from different work orders. If this option is selected, you must also specify the Group Separation Crop Type, Spacing, and Minimum Strip Width.
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SigmaNEST SX Unfolder Module

  • All-new 3D unfolder that gives appropriate flat part patterns based on unfolding conditions. The 3D unfolder is K-factor based, which yields better cut accuracy. It is material-specific, using calculations formulated by our team of expert engineers. Other notable features include its ability to unfold beveled, formed, or milled parts and automatically recognize bends.
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SigmaNEST SX Develop Module

  • He Develop Unfolder is a standalone application that can be purchase with SigmaNEST X1 SP1. The unfolder module allows users to import, view, and unfold part in 3D. This technology allows you to create 3D shapes inside SigmaNEST SX and unfold them. The 3D unfolder comes with a library of 150 unique shapes organized by category. This will save time when a user is looking for a common part.
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 Packages AutoNEST TrueShape Techno Maximizer PowerPack

Profile AutoNC

  • The Auto NC window is where you set parameters that will be used when SigmaNEST automatically applies toolpath. These settings are stored by machine, material, and thickness, so whenever you set your parameters as default, they will be loaded again for the next task of the same machine, material, and thickness.
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Advanced NC Profiling Module

  • SigmaNEST now supports geometry-based clamps for machines with specially-shaped clamps. For more information about this feature, please contact Technical Support.
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Common Line

  • With dynamic nesting, programmers can place a number of dissimilar parts on one nest. This allows them to mix and match orders to take full advantage of the material and thicknesses being cut. Programmers often use common-line cutting with dynamic nesting. They balance maximum material utilization with the need to not nest too far ahead on the schedule, to ensure efficient part flow and minimize work-in-process (WIP) downstream. Maximizing material usage is great, but not at the expense of excess WIP.
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Knife Cutting Module

  • The SigmaNEST Knife Cutting module offers an advanced nesting and NC programming solution to optimize CNC knife cutting technology through tight and accurate nesting, improved part quality and significant control of standard knife cutter functions. In addition to key machine technology considerations, SigmaNEST compensates for unique challenges faced when processing engineered materials such as carbon fiber and other composites.
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Router Module

  • SigmaNEST offers an advanced nesting solution that optimizes the technology of a CNC router with high-efficiency nesting, superior part quality, and maximum control of standard router cutting functions. As the leading router software for programming single or multi-spindle wood and metal CNC routing machines, SigmaNEST is ideal for high-efficiency production in frame shops, boat, and furniture manufacturers. Additionally, SigmaNEST extends tool life and lowers tooling costs.
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Advanced Router Module

  • Please contact your SigmaNEST sales representative for additional information on these modules.
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Drilling Module

  • Provides interactive and automatic tooling, tool management and sorting, 2.5D milling and automatic repositioning.
    *Requires minimum of TrueShape package.
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Waterjet Cutting Module

  • Enhance the power of your waterjet cutting machines with SigmaNEST. Automatic corner ramping eliminates tailwash and gouging of material, producing higher quality parts. SigmaNEST supports multi-nozzle cutting on new and remnant material. Create the perfect balance of quality and feedrate based on material, thickness, number of nozzles, orifice size and machinability index.
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Bevel Programming

  • Provides programming for land, knife, K and blind bevels, corner loops and start slots, advanced height sensing and multi-cut single bevel head support.
    *Requires the base AutoNEST package.
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Profile/Punch Combination Machine Module

  • SigmaNEST offers multi-process nest optimization and generates NC code to run all the features of your machine. With more capable equipment, you demand more capable software. Whether you are combining punch with laser or plasma, SigmaNEST offers the right solution to meet your needs.
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Right Angle Shear NC Module

  • Provides automatic shear nesting, automatic dimensioning of the nesting plan, and material utilization reports. Sheer Nesting requires the AutoNEST package, and is included in the PowerPack package.
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CurvyRapids™

  • SigmaNEST now supports Curvy Rapids™ for reduced processing time and extended machine life. Curvy Rapids™ introduces the idea of non-linear positioning moves between cuts. When driving a car, you have to slow down to go around a sharp corner. If the corner is made wider, you can move faster. Curvy Rapids™ creates arcs to take the sharpness out of your corners.
    Using Curvy Rapids™ will increase:
    1. Efficiency
    2. Speed
    3. Machine longevity
    4. Machine durability
    Curvy Rapids™ works great with the newest machines, such as fiber lasers with very high axis speed and acceleration. It can reduce processing time by keeping the machine constantly moving on material / thickness that can be pierced on the fly, which means that the machine may not even need to stop moving. A post modification is required to enable Curvy Rapids. Please contact SigmaTEK Support for assistance in enabling this feature.
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TurboDestruct™

  • Laser Destruct is a programming technique which makes systematic cuts to keep internal contours from tipping up and causing the laser head to crash. Laser Destruct will cut a large internal contour into smaller pieces that can easily fall through the slats of the machine bed. Otherwise, the cut parts could potentially impede the laser. If during rapid movement interference happens, the machine must be stopped, causing wasted time as well as damage to the part and potentially to the machine. Additionally, using this technique eliminates the need to tab internal contours, preventing additional processes and extra manual labor.
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BHQ

  • SigmaNEST offers an integration to cut with better Bolt Hole Quality. This is essential for plasma machines, which have always had issues with hole taper and blowout. SigmaNEST combats this with the advanced programming of BHQ which automatically adjusts gas pressures, plasma amperage, height control, kerf diameter, and shield gas control to deliver precision cylindrical holes. The result of this programming is minimal taper, gouging, and better surface quality to eliminate secondary clean-up and accelerate production
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 Packages AutoNEST TrueShape Techno Maximizer PowerPack

Job Tracking and Scheduling Module

  • The SigmaNEST Job Tracking and Scheduling module provides solutions to many typical issues found in job shops and manufacturers by helping to streamline the fabrication process with information, graphics screens, and specific part status feedback.
    The Job Tracking and Scheduling module within SigmaNEST adds significant value to the programming platform with:
    1. Automated nesting task setup
    2. Integrated order database
    3. Combine work orders for scrap reduction
    4. Automatic part quantity tracking
    5. Part production scheduling
    6. Work order status reporting
    7. Work order graph view
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Inventory Control Module

  • Complete material inventory management makes remnant nesting easy and facilitates overall inventory reduction. Part-in-part nesting reduces rectangular cost per part.
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Quoting and Estimating Module

  • The Quoting Module offers advanced functionality that allows all quotes to be generated quickly and accurately. The module helps maintain communication between all those involved in the quoting process, allowing them to view quotes as they are generated so time is saved in tracking quote progress. As soon as a quote has been placed and accepted, the information in the quote can be converted directly into a SigmaNEST work order. No more re-entering data! Once a work order is created, the parts can be easily managed in SigmaNEST and can even be combined with other work orders to increase processing efficiency.”
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Supply Chain Advisor

  • Please contact us for more in-depth information about this module
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 Packages AutoNEST TrueShape Techno Maximizer PowerPack

SimTrans Real-Time MRP Interface

  • SimTrans is an online transaction manager that bridges the gap between SigmaNEST and your other business systems. Each installation of SimTrans is customized for your specific setup to process specific information and provide feedback in real time.
    The goal of this product is to give you a single point of entry for all data, preventing duplicate work and reducing the risk of human error.
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SimTrans SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Interface

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SimTrans Teamcenter PDM Interface

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SimTrans Windchill PDMLink Interface

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 Packages AutoNEST TrueShape Techno Maximizer PowerPack

SigmaNEST Automation Development Kit

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SigmaNEST API Module

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SigmaNEST Advanced Batch Module

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Load/Unload Programming Module

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SigmaNEST FMS Line Control Interface

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SigmaNEST Sim Genie FMS Line Controller System

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 Packages AutoNEST TrueShape Techno Maximizer PowerPack

SOLIDWORKS Interface

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Autodesk Inventor Interface

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Siemens Solid Edge Interface

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Siemens PLM NX CAD Geometry Interface

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CATIA Interface

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SpaceClaim Interface

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Creo Interface

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Windchill PDMLink Interface

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Onshape Interface

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