SigmaTEK Systems LLC is recognized as the leading sheet-material optimization provider and through this agreement, GRAITEC continues to invest in providing complementary solutions to Advance Workshop, its tailor-made Steel Fabrication Management Information System (MIS). GRAITEC’s MIS gives steel fabricators complete control over every stage of production, including inventory management, traceability for quality control, human resources and CNC processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs. It manages digital manufacturing and production data derived directly from the BIM model and uses this to simulate a “virtual workshop”, helping ensure all aspects of the production process are optimized. It also has the ability for full integration with high-end ERP systems and supports all major 3D steel BIM software, including Autodesk Advance Steel, Tekla and SDS2, with built-in drivers for major equipment manufacturers to support a BIM-to-fabrication workflow. The interoperability between SigmaNEST and Advance Workshop will significantly save engineering time through simplified programming, more efficient material utilization and machine output.

The collaboration between GRAITEC and SigmaTEK Systems, LLC demonstrates their on-going commitment to supporting customers and providing best-in-class steel fabrication management and sheet material optimization solutions, increasing efficiency, saving time and reducing project costs typically associated with fabrication process. This will benefit steel fabricators, contractors, and project owners, by ensuring superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, workflow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

Hugo Michaud, General Manager Americas at GRAITEC comments: “We are committed to producing quality products and excellent service. With clear goals, we have developed one of the strongest partnership in the sheet metal, structural steel and nesting software business. This collaboration complements our production management software; Advance Workshop and demonstrates our mutual commitment to optimize workflows for AEC Industry.

This worldwide partnership entitles GRAITEC to promote, distribute and support SigmaNEST, the world’s best sheet metal CAD/CAM system, through all of its offices. Powered by the industry’s most advanced CAD/CAM plate nesting engine, its features and enhancements make cutting machine programming even more effective and easier for fabrication machines across all industries. SigmaNEST runs every type of machine (Laser, Plasma, Oxyfuel, Waterjet, etc.), delivering maximum versatility and scalability to meet all requirements. It also integrates with most popular design, manufacturing, and business programs using a simple and easy-to-learn interface.

Don Klingstein, Business Development Manager at SigmaTEK Systems, LLC adds: “SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is confident that our new partnership with GRAITEC will lead to much success for both companies. Serving the needs of fabricators today and tomorrow, our partnership will continue to broaden the cutting edge manufacturing landscape.

GRAITEC and SigmaTEK Systems LLC together have a shared goal of enabling more freedom to users to help them meet the complex requirements of today’s construction projects.

About SigmaTEK Systems

SigmaTEK Systems provides robust CAD/CAM, Nesting, and Automation software solutions for every size business, from new job shops to established manufacturers. Its reaches the globe from its headquarters in Cincinnati Ohio USA, with branches in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America. Since its founding in 1993, the company has led the world in nesting systems for fabrication, providing unsurpassed material utilization, motion optimization, manpower efficiency, manufacturing automation, and data management. For more information, visit or follow @SigmaNEST


Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is a long standing global Autodesk Partner and independent developer of high performance BIM Solutions for the AEC industry. GRAITEC’s extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites allows GRAITEC to help customers address their most demanding projects needs and maximize their productivity, efficiency and performance. With over 350 employees, GRAITEC operates through 12 countries and 26 offices worldwide. GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 40,000 construction professionals worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow @GraitecAmericas