SigmaTEK Releases SigmaNEST X1.3

CINCINNATI, OH, July 24, 2017 – SigmaTEK Systems, the world’s leading CAD/CAM nesting solution provider, has released the latest version of their superior software, SigmaNEST X1.3. The new release offers new features and significant improvements which is part of SigmaTEK’s on-going commitment to delivering elegant software through continuous innovation.

The most advanced organizations around the world are using SigmaNEST to help them complete mission-critical work. With SigmaNEST X1.3, fabricators can expect to see increased speed and quality as the software allows their machines to achieve peak performance.

SigmaNEST X1.3 introduces a multitude of additional innovations including:

  • New CAD Repair Geometry
  • New PDF and Image Import Modules
  • New Task Parameter Dialog Box
  • Enhanced features for punching
  • New Common Line Punch Features
  • New SigmaNEST help Center

SigmaNEST is now available as a 64-bit program, giving SigmaNEST access to more memory on computers with a 64-bit operating system. In addition, nesting improvements now allow the HD TrueShape Plus nesting engine to operate faster and more efficient than ever and provide the best yield possible.

SigmaNEST X1.3 also contains an advanced Pre-Form Punching feature which protects parts with formed features from damage by reordering the interfering hits, designating a “crush zone” around each forming hit, and comparing it to the station diameter of nearby hits. If these zones overlap, the nearby hits are designated as pre-form punching hits, which can be reordered in Tool Sort. This update allows for greater efficiency and less wasted valuable material.

Jim Lindsey, director and product manager at SigmaTEK, believes the new release will enable companies to improve efficiencies and is a significant step towards complete automation. “Our SigmaNEST customers and partners drive our product direction. With SigmaNEST X1.3, we continue our commitment to our customers. This release covers improvements for every type of user in the areas of nesting, NC functions, user interface and help files.”

To learn more about the full depth of SigmaNEST X1.3 visit

About SigmaTEK

Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information visit or call 513-674-0005.

SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

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