Pattern design software offered by most companies meets the minimum criteria. It enables the pattern designer to create and modify patterns. However, the best systems are easy to learn, easy to use on a daily basis, contain powerful time-saving functions that drastically improve productivity and are supported by professionals who understand what is required to output a pattern that will succeed in production. Beyond individual features and functionality, what else should you consider before making a pattern design software purchase?
Many designers operate in different CAD environments. Data exchanges between CAD (computer-aided design) and PLM (product lifecycle management) software are not always smooth and sometimes impossible. But there are significant advantages to be realized when CAD and PLM systems are tightly integrated.