If you are looking for a lower cost software check out Profab Lite http://www.appliedproduction.com/ProFabLite.htm. It is a very good programming software for the price. Although it may not have all of the bells and whistles of the more expensive packages, probably only 1/2 price, it is very well together for tooling up parts. It is not very user friendly to draw parts. You should draw in another software and import them into profab. If you need to have a high end program that will create autonests and schedules this is not the one you would want. It is very good for creating manual nests. Attached is a list of more cad/cam software. Is is not a complete list but has several listed. Also, if you need any help programming let me know I can help you out.