Enhancements in Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence/Radan sheet metal software is for manufacturers operating punching machines that want to optimize batches of nests. Setup sheets can be automatically generated and sent to each machine, saving around 50 min. in an average day of producing up to 80 nests. The software release overcomes the issue of hazardous holes created when pieces of metal are left in a dangerous position after a hole has been cut in a tube. Extra cuts can now be carried out, dividing slugs into smaller chunks that fall out more readily.