Columbus™ Overview


Columbus™ Overview

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announces the release of Columbus version 1.7, a powerful CAD/CAM programming and nesting software optimised for plasma, oxy-fuel, laser and waterjet cutting.

This latest version 1.7 of Columbus offers many new features and updates to make programming easier and more efficient, improve material utilsation, increase productivity, and streamline workflow.


  • Fully automated batch order nesting, including using multiple machines, triggered manually or scheduled.
  • Recognise parts that are going to tilt automatically, avoiding torch collisions.
  • Production data calculation based on tool/process technology data
  • Improved UI by many features influenced by customer feedback


Download the fact sheet for more information


How to purchase Columbus™ Overview

We are as eager to put ESAB product in your hands as you are to have them. That is why we sell our products through distributors who will give you the attention, support, and value you deserve. Their expertise will make sure you are happy with the purchasing process.

To make things even easier, we have developed the online shopping list. As you browse our site, you will be able to click on any product and this will be added to your shopping basket. When you have finished, you can send the list to yourself or print it out and take it in to the distributor of your choice.

To find an ESAB distributor, just use the distributor locator tool featured on every page of our site. Alternatively, you can call our support line at +44 (0) 1992 800 875 and we will point you in the right direction.

Part Numbers and Accessories

Part Numbers : Columbus™ Overview
Job Control 682048551
Automatic Nesting 682048552
Bevel Cutting 682048553
Plate Management 682048554
Database Interface 682048557
Job Wizard 682048566