Lectra Introduces Connected Design and Connected Development
Technology company Lectra, which offers solutions for companies using fabrics and leather, has introduced collaborative solutions specifically developed for design and product development teams. These solutions are designed to enable fashion companies to handle tighter deadlines and wider product mixes with speed and without friction, increasingly necessary with the rise of e-commerce, which has produced generations of digitally dependent consumers who expect personalized, innovative fashion delivered to their doorstep at the click of a mouse.
Lectra's Connected Design and Connected Development solutions deliver collaborative environments that integrate business applications to aggregate, standardize and store data from all design and product development stages. They allow for criteria-based searches, inciting users to capitalize on data links, and providing them with tools and services to speed up their processes.
Lectra Connected Design facilitates collaboration between textile and fashion designers, colorists, graphic designers, technical designers and their managers by providing design teams with a connected environment. Team members can access the platform via their Lectra Kaledo® design software and Adobe® Creative Cloud, share inspiration and review collections together or upload inspirations via dedicated mobile apps. This solution gives users the visibility needed to streamline, automate and monitor the entire design process to ensure that they remain creative under severe time constraints.
In the same way, Lectra Connected Development connects patternmakers, graders, technical design teams, managers, cost and margin specialists, marker makers and sample teams through data. It allows team members to connect through Lectra Modaris® 2D and 3D patternmaking software and Lectra Diamino® Fashion marker-making software. Because of the wide range of standard libraries and mobile applications provided, teams will improve the efficiency of technical specifications creation. The automation of business processes and real-time communication allow product development teams to avoid errors and deliver the right product quality and fit, the company reports.