CAD PLAY­ERS EM­POW­ER­ING DIGITALIZATION IN CUT­TING ROOMS IN IN­DIA

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In­creas­ing com­pet­i­tive­ness and de­mand for shorter lead times have led to slow, but def­i­nite pro­lif­er­a­tion of au­to­mated pat­tern mak­ing sys­tems in the In­dian ap­parel in­dus­try as the ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ers are grad­u­ally push­ing them­selves to opt for such tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions which can make them reach the crest of suc­cess within a short span of time. Not only the ex­port houses, but also the do­mes­tic ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ers have re­al­ized the flex­i­bil­ity th­ese sys­tems of­fer in pat­tern de­sign­ing, grad­ing and mark­ing. Cut­ting room is cur­rently poised to be the room of prof­its that can be gen­er­ated through fab­ric sav­ings. CAD is the ul­ti­mate so­lu­tion which re­duces waste per­cent­age, in­creases qual­ity of cut­ting room, sam­ple mak­ing time, and which is ‘a musthave' in today’s time. There are some CAD man­u­fac­tur­ers who have been ac­tively present in the In­dian mar­ket and are look­ing for­ward to in­creas­ing their pres­ence by par­tic­i­pat­ing in var­i­ous fairs from time to time, such as GTE Delhi, GTE Ahmedabad, Gartex etc.

About two-and-a-half decades ago, the first Ap­parel CAD made its way to the In­dian ap­parel in­dus­try in 1991. Since then it has be­come a ba­sic ne­ces­sity in the cut­ting sec­tion of ev­ery large and medium to small ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties. Serv­ing the in­dus­try since 1995, Tukat­ech is a name known very well to In­dian man­u­fac­tur­ers. It offers a plethora of fash­ion tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions to the in­dus­try.

Al­ready op­er­at­ing in a num­ber of fac­to­ries in Delhi-NCR, Ban­ga­lore, and Tirupur, Tukat­ech is now eye­ing the ris­ing new gar­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing hub – Ahmedabad.

“Ahmedabad is a po­ten­tial mar­ket for us. The mush­room­ing do­mes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ers un­der­stand the im­por­tance of tech­nol­ogy and are keen to in­vest in it. At the very start, they are fo­cused on elim­i­nat­ing fab­ric wastage and mak­ing good prof­its, which is a pos­i­tive sign,” said Umesh Gaur, Pres­i­dent – Asia, Tukat­ech.

Ahmedabad has all the pos­si­ble ad­van­tages such as easy sup­ply of fab­ric, good in­fra­struc­ture, Gov­ern­ment sup­port and cheap man­power. The do­mes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ers, equipped with th­ese ben­e­fits, are tar­get­ing the lower mid­dle-class and up­per mid­dle-class, which con­sti­tute 60-70% of the In­dian pop­u­la­tion. Cater­ing to mar­kets in Ma­ha­rash­tra and Mad­hya Pradesh, Ahmed­abad­based man­u­fac­tur­ers are try­ing to fill the gap cre­ated by Arvind and Wel­spun which are ex­port-ori­ented.

As­tor even claims to elim­i­nate un­rea­son­ably long time in get­ting cost­ing and fab­ric con­sump­tion es­ti­mates through ‘Redtree’ which over­comes th­ese chal­lenges and pro­vides so­lu­tions to the man­u­fac­tur­ers with its 6 stan­dard mod­ules. Th­ese mod­ules help users to cre­ate pat­tern de­sign, grad­ing, in­ter­ac­tive marker mak­ing, au­to­matic pat­tern gen­er­a­tion, cut-plan and roll al­lo­ca­tion.

Specif­i­cally made for th­ese grow­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers, Tukat­ech offers its in­no­va­tive ap­parel pat­tern de­sign soft­ware TUKA­cad which is an ap­pro­pri­ate choice for man­u­fac­tur­ers and de­sign­ers of any size. Op­er­at­ing un­der Mi­crosoft Win­dows, TUKA­cad al­lows the user to ac­cu­rately build pat­terns, grade rules and mark­ers for sin­gle style or en­tire line. An­other of­fer­ing is TUKA­jet plot­ters which print at a speed of 60 m2/h and have a low noise fac­tor.

Kushal Cloth­ing, ZS Cloth­ing, Jade Blue, RX ap­parel are some of the cus­tomers of Tukat­ech in Ahmedabad.

Us­ing CAD soft­ware in gar­ment in­dus­try def­i­nitely ren­ders great ad­van­tages over the man­ual ap­proach and sens­ing this ad­van­tage 20 years back, As­tor Tech­nolo­gies started au­tom­a­ti­za­tion of gen­er­at­ing the pat­terns by de­vel­op­ing a soft­ware named ‘Redtree’. This is the only ‘Made in In­dia’ CAD soft­ware avail­able today which is a re­sult of the com­pany’s con­tin­u­ous R& D since 1997 and through ‘ Redtree’, it sells so­lu­tions which fit the needs in a way the in­dus­try wants, As­tor re­ports.

As­tor claims to elim­i­nate un­rea­son­ably long time in get­ting cost­ing and fab­ric con­sump­tion es­ti­mates through ‘Redtree’ which over­comes th­ese chal­lenges and pro­vides so­lu­tions to the man­u­fac­tur­ers with its 6 stan­dard mod­ules. Th­ese mod­ules help users to cre­ate pat­tern de­sign, grad­ing, in­ter­ac­tive marker mak­ing, au­to­matic pat­tern gen­er­a­tion, cut- plan and roll al­lo­ca­tion. More­over, the com­pany states that the soft­ware en­ables tra­di­tional pat­tern mak­ers to cre­ate first pat­tern di­rectly on the CAD sys­tem it­self us­ing a pow­er­ful and user-friendly de­sign board. With this, the users can reap the ben­e­fits of pro­duc­tiv­ity gains.

Fur­ther­more, one unique model by one of the soft­wares of As­tor can help gen­er­ate pat­terns in­stantly for a range of styles by just en­ter­ing mea­sure­ments which are use­ful to the man­age­ment. It greatly helps in ar­riv­ing at ‘ fab­ric con­sump­tion es­ti­mates’ rapidly and then re­spond­ing to the buy­ers with­out any de­lay.

S. Va­sude­van, Di­rec­tor, As­tor Tech­nolo­gies in­formed, “We have cus­tomers in Turkey, China, In­done­sia and Bangladesh. In In­dia, our after-sales ser­vice of­fices are lo­cated in Delhi, Chennai and Tirupur. We also pro­vide one-year war­ranty after in­stal­la­tion dur­ing which we con­duct train­ings about all the new up­dates.”

An­other com­pany which is eye­ing to cap­ture a big­ger chunk of the In­dian mar­ket is the Chi­nese CAD sup­plier WinDa Tech­nol­ogy Ltd. It pro­claims that its abil­ity to with­stand com­pet­i­tive­ness in the ap­parel in­dus­try for sev­eral decades has en­abled it to un­der­stand the ex­act needs and tech­ni­cal re­quire­ments of the in­dus­try. Con­sid­er­ing In­dia as a quite po­ten­tial mar­ket, the com­pany is gear­ing up to pro­vide the best of the tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments here as far as CAD in ap­parel in­dus­try is con­cerned.

WinDa offers pro­duc­tive pat­tern mak­ing with WinDa CAD sys­tem. This soft­ware stream­lines all the pro­cesses of a cut­ting room as it in­cor­po­rates au­to­matic func­tions such as au­to­matic pat­terns, grad­ing, au­to­matic sleeve mak­ing and patch at­tach­ment. Fur­ther­more, it also pro­vides sim­pli­fi­ca­tion in com­pli­cated grad­ing process with its five grad­ing meth­ods. Us­ing WinDa CAD sys­tem can im­prove the work­ing ef­fi­ciency of man­u­fac­tur­ers by up to 200% if com­pared with man­ual op­er­a­tions, claims WinDa.

Ad­di­tion­ally, it also pro­vides CAD so­lu­tions in a cost­ef­fec­tive way as it has de­vel­oped highly ef­fi­cient su­per nest­ing sys­tem which com­bines the lat­est op­ti­miza­tion tech­niques in or­der to achieve the best re­sults in the short­est pos­si­ble time. This sys­tem helps in two-way func­tion­ing which im­proves the work­ing ef­fi­ciency by 10 times and fab­ric sav­ing up to 4%, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany.

Soren, Sales Man­ager, WinDa re­vealed, “To cap­ture

Ahmedabad is a po­ten­tial mar­ket for us. The mush­room­ing do­mes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ers un­der­stand the im­por­tance of tech­nol­ogy and are keen to in­vest in it. Umesh Gaur, Pres­i­dent – Asia, Tukat­ech ‘Redtree’ is the only ‘Made in In­dia’ CAD soft­ware avail­able today which is a re­sult of the com­pany’s con­tin­u­ous R&D since 1997. S. Va­sude­van, Di­rec­tor, As­tor Tech­nolo­gies WinDa CAD sys­tem can im­prove the work­ing ef­fi­ciency of man­u­fac­tur­ers by up to 200% if com­pared with man­ual op­er­a­tions, highly ef­fi­cient su­per nest­ing sys­tem im­proves the work­ing ef­fi­ciency by 10 times and fab­ric sav­ing up to 4%.

the In­dian ap­parel in­dus­try, we are work­ing with North West Cor­po­ra­tion in Mum­bai, DS En­ter­prise in Delhi- NCR and Anaadih Vin­com Ltd. in Kolkata. We also have plans to sew a deal with 50 ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ers with the help of our deal­ers in In­dia this year.”

EFI Op­ti­tex is an­other name that has carved a niche for it­self in the In­dian mar­ket since a long time. Con­stantly up­dat­ing and in­no­vat­ing, Op­ti­tex sees Ahmedabad as its next des­ti­na­tion. For this mar­ket, the com­pany offers 2D and 3D so­lu­tions with main fo­cus on pat­tern mak­ing and fab­ric sav­ing.

O/ Dev pat­tern mak­ing suite pro­vided by the com­pany is a use­ful CAD soft­ware in de­sign­ing, grad­ing and dig­i­tiz­ing of pat­terns. Users can sim­plify grades with au­to­matic and man­ual grad­ing mod­ules hav­ing fea­tures such as sim­ple notch and split parts grad­ing, an­gle grad­ing for com­plex shapes, al­ter­ation grad­ing for in­terim sizes and vari­able grad­ing for larger sizes. It also pro­vides func­tions to rapidly gen­er­ate dig­i­tal copies of out­line pat­terns – in sec­onds – with even the most com­pli­cated pieces. An­other so­lu­tion, O/ Pro marker mak­ing suite, en­ables op­ti­mum ma­te­rial us­age which au­to­mat­i­cally marks around un­us­able sec­tions of the ma­te­ri­als.

Ra­jiv Sud, Sales Man­ager, Op­ti­tex said, “We are try­ing to pen­e­trate in Ahmedabad mar­ket. Arvind, Banswara, ITM Safety Pvt. Ltd are some of our ex­ist­ing cus­tomers in this cir­cle.”

We are plan­ning to sew a deal with 50 ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ers with the help of our deal­ers in In­dia this year.” Soren, Sales Man­ager, WinDa O/Pro marker mak­ing suite, en­ables op­ti­mum ma­te­rial us­age which au­to­mat­i­cally marks around un­us­able sec­tions of the ma­te­ri­als. Ra­jiv Sud,

Sales Man­ager, Op­ti­tex

TUKA­jet plot­ters can print at a speed of 60 m2/h

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