25 Jun CAD for modeling and for pattern making
The world of fashion is going to meet a series of technological innovations, an irreversible change as designers, pattern makers and companies act and interact with each other. For companies, the ability to seize the opportunities generated by the digital revolution will define what will be the “global winners” of the fashion system in the future. The balance between creativity, design and ROI lies in the mental opening of fashion houses to embrace new technologies.
Create a solution for companies to create a product in line with market trends. Our CAD for modeling on the market can help you to accelerate production processes with an assisted product design that cuts down time and human errors. One of the characteristics that distinguishes Create ™, Crea Solution’s CAD for pattern making, is the actuality of the platform itself. Being designed on a metro-office interface this is the best way to create a new pattern or edit an existing one, the intuitiveness of the product allows you to achieve autonomy in 5 days of CAD training.
The speed guaranteed for the different functions is impressive.
The dynamic size grading, for example, is a tool that is drastically speeding up the design as it allows an increment of development on a point or on more points in a constant way, both in the X and Y boxes, both in negative and positive senses. To develop the side of a shirt by 1 cm, with Create™, CAD for pattern making, just enter the value in the development box and all the points that I select will develop 1 cm, both positive and negative, on the whole side .
Creating and modifying darts, internal shots, seams and internal parts in just a few clicks is now a fundamental need for pattern makers, as well as working both net and gross of seams, having customized and editable steps, converting internal lines into seams. Speeding up communication between services and pattern makers through importers of direct proprietary formats is another huge advantage of Create ™. It is possible, in fact, to import into Create ™ models made by other CAD for modeling such as Lectra, Gerber, Optitex, Assyst and Investronica without passing through the DXF and thus keeping all the sewing information, notches and holes. The models are ready to be modified without forcing the pattern maker to restore the initial information. Also for the import and export of DXF Create ™ is distinguished by the ability to parameterize layers for all types of entities both in writing and reading, the same for developments for texts with specific DXF information.
Directly from the CAD for modeling it is possible to define the cutting direction of the pieces of the pattern. If a piece has, for example, a particular shape (with an acute angle) that if cut with digital cutter can ruin the part, the command “define sections” can instruct the automatic cutting system, defining the sense of cut in order to preserve the quality of the finished product.
Reducing the creation time of the pattern as much as possible while maintaining high quality is the goal of every pattern maker and fashion house, mainly to maintain competitive advantage and reduce time to market. Drawing and modeling tools using 2D CAD for pattern making and realistic 3D integrated CAD fitting provide ad-hoc techniques for the fashion industry to speed up design time and virtual prototyping and shorten design cycles. Drawing in scale with the tools of automatic CAD design and obtaining digital patterns and virtual fitting with real-to-life wearability significantly reduces the time to market.
For example, V Stitcher ™ is the solution that has replaced the prototyping of garments in the fashion system. Importing the pattern in DXF gives a realistic fitting of the garment with a real simulation of the pressure on the body and of the tension and elasticity of the fabric. A wide range of customizable dummies is available in more than 20 poses and parametrized. The companies that using this software have found a reduction of 35% time to market and drastically reduced the production of prototypes, there is a database containing many types of fabric but it is also possible to import their own tissues using a special device, which it will detect stretching, bending and all the variables needed to guarantee realistic rendering. Lotta ™ is instead the 3D solution for the design, specially developed to accelerate the process of creating a garment or an entire collection. It is possible to access a well-stocked library of basic models that can be modified by adding fabrics, cuts and details. Fast and intuitive, it is perfectly integrated with Adobe Illustrator and allows loading the necessary textures to obtain an infinite series of variations of the garment.