Delcam CRISPIN has released the 2013 version of its ShoeMaker software for 3D concept design, and Engineer Pro pattern development and grading software for the footwear industry, with the addition of new functionality, revised options and an improved installation process.
ShoeMaker helps users to produce realistic 3D footwear models for design and marketing reviews, while reducing the number of samples produced, improving communications between the design and manufacturing teams, and reducing overall product time to market.
New functionality includes user-defined flattening for Offset Concept Lasts (OCL), improvements to the last import with automatic detection of the centre lines, and better control for the positioning of image stencils, including a three-point alignment tool. There is a new Flattening Parameter File editing tool for adjusting specific aspects of the flattened forms, plus some additional fine controls to change the shape of the flattening. A new pattern assessment tool for pre-costing of the pattern pieces has been added.
Engineer Pro helps users to produce 2D sample and graded footwear patterns for manufacturing. New functionality includes Single Click Boundary, a new way to create boundaries where a left-click in a closed area creates a boundary from the enclosing lines. An option has been added to the Radius/Chamfer function allowing a radius to be quickly added to any intersection of a part.
There are also improvements to the speed with which the Boundary, Chain and Join functions are used and an easier way to convert corner points to curve points, the company says.
For more information, visit Delcam CRISPIN.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.