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Router Machine Software

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.

CNC Router Software

SigmaNEST is the leading router software for programming single or multi-spindle wood and metal CNC routing machines. It’s ideal for high-efficiency production in frame shops, boat, and furniture manufacturers. Single and multi-head management, efficient stack cutting and multi-pass cutting are a few of the advanced features offered by SigmaNEST.


  • Directly import multi-depth information from 3D CAD files
  • Extend tool life with variable depth control
  • Maximize material yield through common-line nesting/cutting
  • Minimize vacuum loss and enhance sheet stability
  • Auto program runs both sides for near and far sighted
  • Support for aggregate “I”, “T”, and “L” formations
  • Advanced NC logic including spiral inward cutting for vacuum hold-down efficiency
  • Support of automatic and manual cutting for multi-head
  • Recognition of partial depth and part edge for “auto pocket destruct”
  • Seamlessly import from solid CAD programs with automatic recognition of 3D models with z-depth
  • Automatic recognition for gang drilling
  • Automatic auxiliary for detail correcting
  • Stability sequencing
  • Small part handling


  • Single and multi-head management
  • Efficient stack cutting
  • Multi-pass cutting
  • Static nesting for the highest efficiency for cutting times
  • Tool oscillation to extend bit life
  • Multi-depth cutting and controls, including Z-depth tab
  • Z-ramp lead-ins to guard against fires
  • Contour lead-ins
  • Mortise and tenon
  • Metal router riveting
  • Pocketing
  • Win more jobs with faster and more accurate quoting
  • Customize tool order to optimize part quality
  • Set multi-pass cutting by contour to reduce machine time or nesting to increase vacuum efficiency
  • Optimize balance between throughput and material yield
  • Minimize tool and spindle damage by applying ramp-up leadins/leadouts
  • Extend tool life and part quality with multi-pass cutting features allowing for step down cuts
  • Considerably reduce cutting time with onion skin tabbing and 3D tabbing

Which package is right for me?

Supported Machines

  • Accu-Router
  • AM
  • Anderson
  • AXYZ
  • CMS
  • C.R. Onsrud
  • FlexiCAM
  • Komo
  • Lone Star Cutting Solutions
  • Materwood
  • MultiCAM
  • Northwood
  • Omnitech
  • Shoda
  • ShopSabre
  • ShopBot
  • Thermwood
  • Weeke
  • Woodwise

Success Stories

SigmaNEST delivers sustained improvements in terms of production efficiency, material variance, and quality.

Alicia Harris
Engineering & Quality Manager – Brunswick Boat