In keeping with the present era, many types of textile design software have been created to make the work of the textile industry easier and faster. To understand the current fashion demand in the market, it is very important for a textile designer to know the necessary knowledge and use of software. The software not only makes any textile design interesting but also reveals the creativity of the designer.
What is Textile Design Software?
Textile design software is the software that is used to design and document the design with the help of computer. In the textile industry, buyers are given their preferred designs so that they can order. So according to the buyer, many times the design of the textile, the color has to be changed. Manual design will take much time and will not be perfect. In this case, if fashion designers use textile design software, the work will be very fast and perfect very easily.
Some Essential Textile Design Software:
Everyone who works in textile design or is studying fashion design needs textile design software. This type of software solves all kinds of designing problems. Whether it’s a personal design or a start-up or a fashion agency, everyone needs design software.
Some of these softwares are discussed below:
C-Design Fashion is software that helps anyone in the process of making clothes. It not only allows creating fashion, but also engages in the life cycle from design to production. It has a complete and intuitive user interface, professional features and enhancements. It is definitely the most advanced textile design software on the market. On top of providing the latest generation of design tools, C-Design adopts a complete development process using clean and specific technical files to include clean data and measurement charts, color matching, labeling and many more.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP):
ERP software packages are divided into one part and are used for larger business purposes. An ERP system acts as a central database, where all departmental information is collected via laptops, desktops and even smartphones and tablets depending on the installation style. Company information can be stored, shared and easily accessed. Various sectors of the textile industry such as: Production Planning and Control, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Master Production Schedule, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Bill of Material (BOM), Warehouse Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Shop Floor Control (SFC) etc. ERP software is also used in many other cases. This software provides enhanced customer service and customer satisfaction. It also improves product quality and reduces costs and misinformation. The quality of the decision-making process has improved due to the availability of information online.
Affordable, easy-to-use and maximizing software for textile or fashion design. It is not only convenient for textile designing students, but also it is extremely effective software for experts. With thousands of pre-design templates and sketching features, this software has already captured the minds of many designers.
Some of the important features of SnapFashun software at a glance are:
- Interactive Library
- Drug and Drop Facility
- Syncing with Adobe Illustrator
- Free templates
- Free Scapbooks
WinMan is high-capacity software involved in the textile business. It helps people to make timely and conscious decisions. It not only helps in the production and profitability of textile products but also helps in reducing the production of textile waste. WinMan is a non-modular, flexible and it can complete many complex manufacturing tasks quickly in a very short time.
It can be used for Production Management, CRM, WMS, Supply Chain Management, Planning and Scheduling, Document Management, Project Management, Product Configurator and many more.
TexAMS ERP software works as textile production plan such as textile raw materials, finance, quality, sales representatives etc. Apart from this software, the textile product planning and customer service can be provided with this software. TexAMS ERP software works to solve various complex problems in the textile sub-industry such as yarn dyeing, spinning, sewing thread, weaving, textile fabrics etc. The other areas where this textile design software works are Financials, Production management, Maintenance, Quality Lab Management, Yarn Dyeing, Weaving, HRMS, Material Requirements Planning, Inventory Control, Quality Control, Sales, Distribution Planning, Finished Goods Inventory etc.
Apparel Maestro is a software solution which is capable of tracking the quantity of textile products, as well as determining the style, size and color of clothing. This software has the ability to manage clothing activities. This software also does a lot of other things like A / P Factoring, Create Lot Numbers with 3 segments (one constant and 2 user definable options), Define Prepack Configuration, Enter Colors on the Fly, Sell and Purchase Items by Size, Style, and Color.
Adobe Illustrator enables to create stunning textile designs with easy access to amazing tools including images, colors, filters, textures and more. Apply layers and filters to one’s textile design to get whatever effect they want and create unique patterns without rotations and graphics as needed.
The main features of adobe illustrator are:
- Fashion design (professional tools that allow one’s to get any effect)
- CAD equipment
- Fashion Illustration
- Pattern layout / print / cut (create unique patterns seamlessly)
- Presentation tools
- Color matching (with enhanced functionality)
- Creative Cloud Library (always with all your valuable artwork on hand)
Pattern Design Software:
Pattern Design software is an open source software of EFI Optitex. Textile design related end-to-end solutions are available in this software. Pattern Design Software assists a designer or user in everything from design to development and production.
At a glance some important features of Pattern Design software are:
- Virtual Image Accessibility
- Collaboration with Cutting Layout Tool Maker
- Customizable Fabrics and Textile Accessibility 3D Design Illustrator
- 2-D Pattern Samples
Textile design software enhances the production of textile products as well as fashion design skills. Because through this, creativity is manifested in one’s own efforts and work. As a result, the dress becomes fashionable. One of the major benefits of using textile design software is that it does not require much drawing skills. Any fashion enthusiast or illustrator can create professional and digital fashion sketches using this design software.
Author of this Article:
B.Sc. in Clothing and Textile
Govt. College of Applied Human Science, Dhaka
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