ESAB Automation’s new offline drawing, editing and nesting software for CNC profiling machines is aimed at all sizes of fabricators. It allows drawing, nesting and cutting operations to be performed quickly off-line. Interactive nesting for improved plate utilisation is offered together with cutter path definition, marking tool definition and post processing for all CNC controls. The software also offers a range of productivity options. The profile quoter defines shape, specifies plate/process details, nests and calculates the cost. The scanned outline facility converts scanned images into vectored outlines ready to cut. It supports BMP, TIF and other formats and can output DXF and CAM files. The font generator turns windows text into NC code, whilst the 3D development option ensures fast and simple plate development. Other options include a remnant plate tracer which is a unique graphic remnant tracing software.