SigmaNEST 2022 - CAD/CAM for the ‘Connected Shop’

SigmaNEST is the leader in innovative end-to-end CAD/CAM software solutions to help professional fabricators increase ROI by optimizing material utilization, machine motion, manpower, and data management. SigmaNEST is simply the best nesting software in the industry. With unmatched versatility and maximum scalability, the comprehensive product portfolio covers the full range of fabrication workflow; from quoting to shipping, including robust integration with a wide range of business systems.
SigmaNEST Version 22 introduces a number of UI enhancementsto to significantly improve the user experience.

SigmaNEST Punch has gained several productivity features including improved nesting for automated common line cutting for single, same, and multipart geometry that easily recalculates for different tool sizes. Clamps can now be repositioned on the fly, and a new multi-torch simulation allows users to check torch sequence and spacing before production. Automatic punch sequencing for part removal adds new flexible rules such as removing small parts first, or working towards the clamps to retain plate rigidity. Finally, the new tool manager allows tools to be quickly added, saved as a group, and ported between jobs.

The Connected Shop solutions also gain important functionality throughout. SigmaSCHEDULE now analyzes jobs for any items that require secondary operations and prioritizes them to allow for better efficiency, a quicker start in production, and reduced idle time. Additionally, Load Manager can now intelligently distribute process tasks within a machine group for better manufacturing capacity with automated load balancing.

Concluding, Glenn Durham says “Team communication is a critical part of manufacturing success. The need to connect all operations and track the workflow throughout the shop is growing in importance. Version 22 is a substantial release and another step towards joining the dots to ensuring our customers are best positioned to benefit from the latest technology advancements and industry drivers.”