Italian fashion company Benetton is investing in new CAD and automatic marker making systems supplied by Sistemi Assyst.

The Cad.Assyst and Automarker models are being precisely tailored to Benetton’s requirements with special additional functions programmed into them, according to the software firm, a subsidiary the Human Solutions Group.

"For us, Cad.Assyst is not just a design tool, it also provides efficient data management, and it can even be used as a communication tool," says Peter Stampfli, CEO of Sistemi Assyst, adding: "The depth of interaction between 2D and 3D is constantly increasing.

"Our Automarker solution offers fully automated piece placement with optimal utilisation. On, you can calculate and manage as many markers as you wish at the same time and convert them into all established formats. The quality produced always remains consistent."