Delcam CRISPIN will launch a new version of its ShoeCost software for the prediction and management of the cost of footwear manufacture at the SIMAC exhibition in Bologna, Italy, from October 8 to 10.
The 2014 version offers a more intuitive interface and integrates more closely with other Delcam CRISPIN CAD/CAM packages to streamline the design and manufacturing process, the company says. It provides a clear breakdown of all the costs involved in footwear manufacture, making it easy to compare the actual cost of the shoe to the target cost.
Costs can be included for cut pattern pieces and components, as well as for labor and overhead. Users can choose from 38 variables, such as material color, total nested area, and efficiency of material usage, to include in their reports. Each option can be selected from a menu, and the user can determine how each variable is presented on the screen.
The latest updates make nesting for both leather hides and synthetic materials quick faster. Leather templates included with the software can be used immediately, while quality zones can be defined within digitized leather hides within just a few minutes.
ShoeCost allocates pattern pieces to an appropriate quality zone automatically. It can utilize any spare space in better quality zones if necessary to ensure that the maximum yield is achieved. Custom nesting is possible by changing the interlocking method dynamically, ensuring that users maintain full control at all times. The system fully integrates with all other Delcam CRISPIN CADCAM products by saving data into a single file. Pattern parts can also be imported into ShoeCost in the DXF format.
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