California-based 3D design and automation software firm vPersonalize has developed a cloud-based pattern making software it says will help bring professional CAD tools to designers, enabling them to easily create, share and collaborate online.

A new, patent pending, design methodology allows even those without prior experience to quickly and easily create precise CAD patterns and tech-packs, the firm says. It also claims to provide all the traditional tools for professional pattern making and supports standard formats like AI, DXF and SVG, enabling the user to directly print, plot or cut.

"Being a 100% cloud native SaaS means designers can collaborate online and access their patterns anywhere, using any device," says Lee Hagelshaw, co-founder and CFO for vPersonalize Inc. "This will significantly relieve some of the competitive pressure the apparel industry is facing to design and deliver products on time and at the right price points."

"With traditional desktop software, you need to have the exact same expensive CAD tool as your pattern maker to access the patterns or go through a series of complex file conversions. Now, both our design team and our pattern maker can share patterns, edit and collaborate with a single click, saving on time and cost," says Chuck Carothers, partner at brand CanvasMX.

Vpersonalize also offers a one-step upgrade to services like grading, nesting, a comprehensive pattern library, and sample making.

The firm creates cutting-edge software for 3D visualisation, on-demand manufacturing and collaborative design using advanced CAD automation, artificial intelligence and other patented technologies.