Digital Patterning

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This site is for industry professionals interested in faster, more profitable pattern making with digital patterning.

Digital Patterning Is Easy

Digital Patterning Is Easy

It really is easy. Here are 3 Video Examples 

What is the problem anyway?

  • Legacy process can only offer legacy productivity.  
  • Legacy manual pattern making has reached productivity saturation.  
  • To improve productivity and profit, it is necessary to switch from legacy practices to modern digital pattern making.   

The good news is it has never been easier.

Digital Patterning is easy

It Is Really Easy To Create A Flat Pattern.

Here is an example of digital patterning software for flattening a complex shape into 2D flat patterns.  It is much faster than legacy methods, and there are only 4 steps:

  1. Click the flattener icon
  2. Create a proper mesh for the fabric stress and strain simulation
  3. Create an initial flat pattern - what we call pre-flattening
  4. Optimize the flat patterns by reducing strain and sag and getting a great fit.

It really is that easy. See it for yourself in the video below.  Or click on this link here to visit ExactFlat.com, request a free trial and try digital patterning for yourself on your parts.

It Is Easy To Arrange Pattern Pieces

With legacy patternmaking you have find each pattern piece and lay them out so that seam edges are adjacent to each other.  Once finished, the process of digitizing can begin.  Both process are complex and time consuming.  In digital pattern making it is a lot easier.  Check out this example of digital Find, Move and Arrange.

The digital process starts with flat patterns and finishes with an arrangement of those pieces suitable for adding pattern features.  It uses only 5 tasks that anyone can learn in minutes.:   

  1. Launch the move tool
  2. Move pieces
  3. Rotate pieces
  4. Find pieces
  5. Arrange pieces

 

It Is Easy To Create Drawings.

Creating drawings in the Digital patterning workflow is faster and easier because you do not have to export or import anything.  In legacy manual patternmaking this is necessary in order for you to recreate your patterns as drawings.  

In this example we start with finished pattern pieces, to which all pattern features have been added and we finish with annotated technical drawings.  The process is easy enough for beginners and can be learned in about an hour.  Here is the basic workflow:

  1. Launch the drawing tools from the menu
  2. Selecting a template
  3. Choosing a drawing type and positioning it on the template
  4. Configuring drawing settings
  5. Adding drawing feature
    1. Tables
    2. Balloons
    3. Callouts

You can also see it in action in the video below.

 

Is It Time To Go Digital?

Digital Patterning is already proven to be significantly it is faster.  As you can see, these examples demonstrate, it is also a lot easier.  If you feel like your workflow is stuck in the legacy patternmaking productivity trap. It may be time to Go Digital.


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