ProNest® 2023 LT Unlimited


Hypertherm® ProNest® 2023 LT Unlimited is a powerful cloud-based activated CAD/CAM Nesting Software that allows you to design, nest, and cut with ease. It’s designed for light industrial, mechanized cutting and provides professional grade cut quality at an affordable price, allowing doers, makers, and fabricators of all sizes to get the most out of their conventional plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines in production environments.

Hypertherm® ProNest®2023 LT Unlimited

Hypertherm®’s cloud-based activated software requires internet connectivity and includes a Year of Maintenance Support that offers 1-on-1 Tech Support, an in-depth knowledge base, help guide and step-by-step video tutorials to assist troubleshooting & quicken your brief learning curve.

One Year Subscription - Unlimited ( $485.89 )

➤ All Standard Features & Post Processors
➤ ProNest® 2D CAD Editor
➤ Automatic Nesting
➤ Common Line Cutting
➤ Chain & Bridge Cutting

➤ Skeleton Cut-up

➤ LibreCAD Software & Training videos included

➤ One Year Maintenance Plan  ( What’s this? )
(ProNest®2023 LT Unlimited Software Access includes Maintenance Support for one year. Maintenance Details at the bottom of this page. Before the year’s end, Hypertherm® will reach out to you for software renewal options either in a yearly format or a monthly based format ranging between $29.99 – 39.99/month, per user.)

IMPORTANT: The Hypertherm® ProNest® 2023 LT Subscription requires internet connectivity and a recommended 16GB amount of Computer Memory. Please be aware to Activate your software ONLY AFTER your plasma table & cutter are up and running.


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At Hypertherm®, we believe that great cutting technology should be available to anyone, not just the biggest industry players. That’s why we offer ProNest® 2023 LT, a professional grade CAD/CAM nesting software at an affordable price. It’s designed specifically for doers, makers and fabricators with big dreams and small budgets. If you’re running a light industrial cutting table, you can trust ProNest® 2023 LT to get the most out of your machine. Designed to work seamlessly with Hypertherm’s Powermax® and MAXPRO systems. It also supports virtually any brand of conventional plasma or oxy-fuel cutting machine. Whatever your product or industry, from general fabrication to sign-making or HVAC, ProNest® LT gives you greater control and precision over the cutting process.

Decades of Hypertherm cutting expertise is built-in to the software. These cutting parameters are applied automatically, based on your specific material type, thickness and part geometry. This results in better cut quality, including cleaner edges, sharper corners and improved hole quality.

ProNest® 2023 LT is incredibly easy to learn and use, with intuitive screens and a wide variety of helpful features.  Import CAD files, artwork and signs or create your own designs using the embedded tools. For larger jobs, maximize plate usage with powerful manual or automatic nesting. You can also track your cut time, materials and costs for each job, using the built-in reporting tools.  And keep in mind, ProNest® 2023 LT offers unlimited technical support, giving you direct access to Hypertherm’s technical experts. Technical Support USA (800) 643-9878

Take a look at great features ProNest® 2023 LT Unlimited offers.

10 minute Software demo

Automatic Nesting

Drag Array

Skeleton Cut Up

Chain & Bridging Cutting

Anchoring Parts

Common Line Cutting

Old ways VS ProNest® 2021 LT

Software Maintenance


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Knowledge Base and Help Guide

Step-by-Step Training Videos

Hypertherm® Tech Support

Time & Cost Calculations

Export your nest/part to DXF file

Output Standard Reports

Print Previews

Project Specs

Raster Image Live Tracing

Explode or Cluster itemized parts

Manual Smart Drag & Semi-Automatic Nesting

Crop/Auto Crop with contour cropping

Mirroring & Scaling parts

Add Materials to spreadsheets

Acceptable File Formats

Integrated Point-to Point Ruler

AutoCheck Nest for Conflicts

Automatic True Shape Nesting

Redo & Undo Features

Drag Array

Customize Nest Viewing

Advanced Part Editing in Software

Cut Simulation

Dynamic Align Common Line Cutting

Bridging & Negative Bridging

Modify Lead-in & Lead-outs

Relocate Lead-in / Lead-outs

Material Utilization

Auto Cut Sequence & Custom Sequence

Hypertherm ProNest2021 LT Chain Cutting

Chain Cutting

Kerf Compensation

Change Cut Directions

Skeleton Cut-Up

Create parts in VSP Creator

Hypertherm ProNest2021 LT Supports Scribing Marking Punching

Supports Scribing/Marking/Punching

Consumable & Labor Costing

Available in 16 Different Languages

Custom Hole Inserts & Radius Shaping

Color-code part name, priority and reference

Access the Latest Hypertherm® News Feed Articles within the Software

Schedule 1-on-1 Training

Keyboard Shortcuts

LibreCAD Part Editor Included 

LibreCAD Training Videos

LibreCAD Clean up


Component Recommended
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® 8 / 8.1 / 10 ( with 64-bit OS only )
3 GHz ( Recommended )
16 GB ( Recommended )
Minimum of VGA display with at least 256 colors and a resolution of 1024 x 768
Disk space
6 GB available disk space
Additional Programs
Minimum of Microsoft Excel® 2010 recommended to edit ProNest® spreadsheet settings.

Note: The ProNest® 2023 LT Unlimited “Subscription” license requires Internet connectivity.

Maintenance Plans include

Tech Support (800) 643-9878

Software Maintenance Plans are a cost-effective way to ensure you are getting the most out of your software.

  • Unlimited technical support Contact Hypertherm’s highly experienced technical support engineers by phone, email, or online meeting.
  • Unlimited training Schedule one-on-one training sessions via online meeting, register for webinars, or follow along on Hypertherm’s guided video tutorials.
  • Free software updates and upgrades Receive all software updates and new version upgrades released during your plan period at no additional cost.
  • Access to the online Knowledge Base Log in to the Hypertherm® CAD/CAM software online Knowledge Base for access to important resources including help articles, FAQs, videos, and more.

FAQ ( Facts and Questions )

AFTER PURCHASE: Upon purchase, you will be prompted to download a “proof-of-purchase certificate” for your records and we will email you a Hypertherm® voucher code and instructions. Please note that your 1 year Software Access & Support Maintenance Plan begins once you activate and install the software. Important: Please have your shop and Plasma Cutting System setup and running before software installation. Software Activation and year Maintenance plan begins upon installation.

SUPPORT FOR REDEEMING VOUCHER CODE: Unable to redeem your code? Call Hypertherm® Technical Support at 1-800-643-9878.

CALL SUPPORT: After Install, How do I get in touch with Hypertherm® Technical Support? 1-800-643-9878

TRAINING: What line of Training videos will I have access to? 22 training videos, 23 LibreCAD training videos, access to Hypertherm Cutting Institute beginner courses, ability to schedule 1-on-1 training sessions, help guide, knowledge base full of guiding articles and helpful keyboard shortcuts.

MULTIPLE COMPUTERS: Can I use ProNest®2023 LT on multiple computers? For Subscription Customers, please check with your Hypertherm CAM sales representative for assistance on software relocation if you are looking to shift/activate your subscription on a new computer.

AFTER THE YEAR: What happens after the first year is up? For Subscriptions, Hypertherm® will notify you before the end of your first year with Monthly Subscription plan options or yearly plan rates if you prefer. 

PERPETUAL LICENSES: Please note that Hypertherm® ProNest® 2023 LT Unlimited is a cloud-based activated software that requires internet connectivity and offers one year of Maintenance fully backed by Hypertherm’s Technical Support. If you require a Perpetual Owner’s License with HASP USB Key of the software (Perpetual Available License Prices: Essentials $1,200, Unlimited $1,800), please call 1-888-701-7101. 

FILE FORMATS: What files does it accept? Accepts .dwg, .dxf, .cam, .dgn, .nc, .nc1, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .tif, .tiff, .pdf, .svg, .tok. file formats.

COSTING: What Costing results does it offer? Production Time, Material Cost, Production Cost, Total Cost.

REPORTS: What kind of Reports does it offer? Standard Reports for Part Level, Nest Level, Job Level and Label reports.

TAKEAWAY: What’s the real takeaway? ProNest®2023 LT Unlimited software is packed with material-specific embedded expertise, including separation values, feed rates, lead-in/out length and style, and advanced piercing strategies (like Moving Pierce, Edge Pierce, Thick Pierce), all of which are applied automatically without programmer intervention. The end result is better part quality and enhanced productivity backed by exceptional technical support by Hypertherm®.

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