SigmaNEST Supported Machines

SigmaNEST is the most powerful and versatile nesting software in the world. It works with every type of fabrication machine and is packed with unique features to enhance their production capabilities.


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. Our nesting software’s extensive list of features will transform your knife cutting operations.

  • Accurate corner cutting with angle recognition and “pizza wheel” control
  • Automatic processing of flat pattern data from 3D CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Inventor, PTC Creo, Siemens NX as well as IGES, DXF, DWG
  • Ply identification – labels attachments, supports fixed and indexable marking systems
  • Parametric oversize condition to the periphery of the ply
  • Part structure and ply fiber management
  • Repositioning functionality allows for full hands-off automation and unattended running
  • Hop over and cut back functionality
  • Higher material usage and process efficiency when paired with SigmaNEST composite nesting (separate module)
  • Extend tool life and lower tooling costs
  • Improve machine time and reduce part movement by utilizing ramping
  • Improve workflow planning with accurate time and cost estimates
  • Produce cleaner cuts and accurate sharp corners by setting compensation values for each blade
  • Optimize stack height for multi-layer nesting
  • Advance Cutting Systems
  • Aristomat
  • AXYZ
  • Eastman
  • Gerber
  • Lectra
  • MultiCAM
  • Profilematic
  • ZUND
supported machines - nesting software for knife
“SigmaNEST allows us to focus on our core business while entrusting part nesting to the experts.”
Dave Carpenter, Engineering Manager - Tampa Bay Steel
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