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Lectra and Gerber boost fashion ecosystem productivity

Lectra-Gerber integration delivers smooth collaboration and a seamless workflow with new pattern conversion capabilities.

17th December 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Paris

Knitted Outerwear

Lectra and Gerber have announced that their patternmaking users will now be able to easily exchange CAD digital assets between their Modaris and AccuMark software to unleash productivity in the fashion ecosystem.

CAD systems abound in the modern fashion industry and due to the diversity of user needs and required functions, designers, pattern makers, developers and manufacturing teams often work with different systems and platforms. Therefore, compatibility is essential. However, interoperability among various CAD systems has been a major challenge for the industry.

Thanks to the synergies created by the integration of Lectra and Gerber, Modaris and AccuMark customers now have access to modules that make the pattern conversion process quick and accurate. For Modaris users, Pattern Converter is a web application that enables companies to convert files in the AccuMark format into the Modaris format with a simple drag and drop. AccuMark users will be able to use Data Conversion Utility or Pattern Design, both of which are fully embedded in the AccuMark software, to convert Modaris patterns to the AccuMark format.

© Lectra

Not only do these intuitive, easy-to-use applications eliminate the time-consuming, error-prone manual conversion process but they also enable companies to reduce costs linked to data conversion, open up the scope of collaboration and boost productivity by streamlining communication between teams and departments.

"Interoperability and data reliability represent a major challenge in the fashion industry. We understand that Lectra and Gerber customers have been using a mix of programs in their ecosystem for decades. Providing them with the flexibility they need to work in faster fashion cycles is our top priority. We are working on even more ways to ease the operations of our customers, no matter what tools and processes they use," says Céline Choussy, Chief Product Officer.

www.lectra.com

www.gerbertechnology.com

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