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Future of Product Development through IDFS - "Interactive Design Fit System"

A Designer's dream would be to have all data required for deisgning at his/her finger tips with just a click of a button. IDFS is a software with a system that can solve this for the fashion industry... 

Added by Saliya W. Silva on December 3, 2011 at 9:46pm — 15 Comments

Limitations of CAD/CAM systems for Product Development

One of the main reason why many retailers need physical samples is because it is impossible to give approval for production by looking at a digital or a graphic design on the computer and when it comes to making high level decisions in fashion the physical element, appearance and aesthetics etc. of a garment are very important factors that needs to be considered. There are many limitations of the current software’s available for designers for fashion design. Some of them are listed…

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Added by Saliya W. Silva on December 3, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments

3D Tech for Product Development in Fashion

Although Softwares and IT solutions have emerged today in the fashion industry, the product development leadtime still remains longest from initial concept to Fit sampling as physical samples are required at each sampling stage for decision making.

Today, the duration of the product development cycle has reduced by months although some retail brands still have longer cycles. There are many disadvantages of having lengthy product development cycles such as-

- Longer Seasonal…

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Added by Saliya W. Silva on November 30, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

3D Tech for Product Development in Fashion

These software’s have many features that are helpful for designing and creating a garment, however when anlaysed it has shown that these software’s have limitations, hence many fashion retailers still follow the old method of reviewing and approving based on physical samples. Having physical samples has been more successful when making decisions especially for a particular season as there is the element of feel and touch.



Almost all these software’s have the same features of…

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Added by Saliya W. Silva on November 29, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments

3D Tech for Product Development in Fashion

Some of the other softwares used in the Industry are OptiTex, Nedgraphics. This is extracted from the "2011 guide to software & IT Solutions" from Apparel Mag.

Added by Saliya W. Silva on November 20, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments

3D Tech for Product Development in Fashion

A Designers dream would be to view a real garment of his/her choice instantly without having to wait for it being produced. What we see on softwares such as TUKA and V-stitcher is just a graphically designed model and the fabrications and colours used does not even represent the same appearance once a style is actually produced.

 

Added by Saliya W. Silva on October 24, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

3D Tech for Product Development in Fashion

Presently many fashion retailers a re-looking at their product development leadtime and many have cut down unnecessary stages of sampling to reduce leadtime. The use of TUKA tech and V-Stitcher has become beneficial for manufacturers to develop a fit 99% accurate to customer requirement, however the question arises what next and how sampling can be made virtual and more interactive for designers

Added by Saliya W. Silva on October 20, 2011 at 7:11am — No Comments

3D Tech for Product Development in Fashion

In today's world of fashion we know that there are certain software available for 3D fitting such as TUKA TECH and V-STITCHER which are widely used in the industry. However, both these softwares can only create a 3D model as a fit for fittings and has features of fabric types and their behaviour when its dressed on a 3D model. It displays the stretch points and other areas where amendment is required to the garment spec…

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Added by Saliya W. Silva on October 17, 2011 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments

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