MindCAD

Product design & engineering

2D for Upholstery

A tailored solution for upholstery Part Conception and Cut Preparation.
A 2D environment for design and engineering of upholstery models, parts, and patterns.

Design and engineering made easy

Design and engineering made easy

Use a complete solution, addressing the complex design and engineering requirements of your global and demanding industry.

Speed and efficiency

Meet your time-to-market goals; respond quickly to customization, changing trends and fast fashion.

Be faster and more productive in developing new models.

Reuse developed models to create new series.

Reuse parts across models, reducing costs and production times.

 

Flexibility

Easily change part geometry and dependencies between parts.

 

Precision

Set margins and overlaps with high precision, optimizing material consumption.

Automatically place markers, corners, edges, and notches.

Tightly control dimensions.

2D features for Upholstery

2D modeling tools

Definition of style lines.

Related and unrelated lines.

Measurement tools.

Interactive and automatic tools for line distortion.

Creating patterns

Complete pattern definition without adding auxiliary lines.

Definition of dependencies between disconnected parts, ensuring its continuity.

Automatic definition of margins, overlaps, and others.

Automatic creation of notches, fillets, drills, and stencils.

Integration

Tight integration with MindCUT software for automatic nesting and cutting.

Full integration and data exchange with MindGEST PDM, a centralized information repository for products and processes.

Interoperability with MindGEST Cost Evaluation for cost assessment based on product engineering options and production scenarios.

Integration with pattern digitalization

Interactive data input using a 2D digitizing tablet (in continuous or point by point modes).

Automatic digitizing using a flatbed scanner.

Support for multiple digitizing scanners, including large format scanners.

2D features for Apparel

Model parts digitizing

Import and digitizing using a 2D digitizing tablet.

Automatic digitizing of parts using a flatbed scanner.

Support for multiple digitizing devices, including large format scanners, or capture tables based on digital cameras, namely our fully integrated MindCAD Part Scan.

Creating model parts

Complete the model parts definition and/ or create additional specific geometry of your model parts.

Define the parts and prepare them for nesting and cutting, using the tools for:

  • Rotation rules for nesting optimization.
  • Automatic creation of notches, fillets, drills, and stencils.
  • Automatic definition of margins and overlaps.

Parts preparation for Printed Cut

Based on high resolution images, define, and apply reference points, for subsequent material printing and - during later production - automatic recognition and cut of printed parts.

Define the optimization rules for automatic nesting of parts.

Using nesting tools, prepare the printing template for digital printing on roll materials.

Parts preparation for Pattern Matching

Complete the preparation of parts, defining the alignment and matching rules between parts – thus respecting the defined material virtual pattern.

Apply reference points, for subsequent automatic model alignment with the material real pattern.

The automatic pattern recognition and alignment will occur during the later cutting phase, with the patterned material already placed in the cut machine.

Integration

Tight integration with MindCUT software for automatic nesting and cutting.

Full integration and data exchange with MindGEST PDM, a centralized information repository for products and processes.

Interoperability with MindGEST Cost Evaluation for cost assessment based on product engineering options and production scenarios.