The approach Design to Cost of Lectra offers companies the ability to anticipate the real costs from the earliest stages of design and product development


the "Design to Cost" is especially useful for companies working with prints technical, complex or intricate fabrics, and panneaux.

Lectra, world leader in integrated technological solutions oriented industries users of flexible materials (textiles, leather, industrial fabrics and composite materials) is pleased to announce an approach "Design to Cost" for the development of products optimized from its technologies and its experience of design, pattern design, marked and prototyping in 3D.

"in moments in which the companies strive to remain competitivematerials represent a significant percentage of the cost of a garment and, therefore, companies need to efficiently manage your consumption to preserve and increase their margins,"said Anastasia Charbin, fashion Marketing Director, Lectra. "Approach" Design to Lectra Cost‟, combining design, product development and marked, solutions enables companies to analyze the final cost of the clothes and then use that information to make important business decisions in the stages of design and development of product. "

the visual tissue layout increases accuracy and reduces labor

an essential component of the approach" Design to Cost "Lectra is the new solution of calculus" before costs and creation of marked Diamino ® V6, that now the tissues in the production marked can be visualized to help companies anticipate and better control the consumption of materials. In the creation phase, during which are proposed, discussed and improve multiple ideas, often is estimated very accurately the consumption of materials. By more closely integrating its core technologies of design and product development, and facilitating a more fluid's visual and technical information exchange, Lectra has opened the door to a faster and more realistic production. possible scenarios assessment

"Allows us to exchange information in a more seamless way and more quickly identify potential problems before you begin production", says Nicolas Drevet, head of production methods in lingerie Lise Charmel French company. In addition, now this information is made accessible to profiles non-specialists, such as heads of product, heads of Hall Court, departments of research and product development teams

also you can display the image of the tissue inside the marked, allowing you to verify the impact which has the position of the pieces on the fabric in the final cost of the garmentproviding at the same time clear visual instructions regarding the placement and orientation of repeated motifs. "we now have a better control of consumption and the costs of materials, and we have improved our ability to advance to the problems," says Davide Lunardon, director of CAD, Staff International, part of the Group Only The Brave (OTB).

the "Design to Cost" is especially useful for companies working with prints technical, complex or intricate fabrics, and panneaux. Sketches, graphics or woven design department scanned you can import to assess production scenarios prior to pass orders for textiles, print them or cut them. If necessary, make changes to the design to reduce costs in the final production, the Visual capabilities of Diamino V6 facilitate quick and accurate communication between departments in order to keep up the development of the collection and the production process

"I can see exactly where they will locate patterns in the pattern. If not a block, can make my recommendations to the design Department of tissue before it is sent to the screen and incurred unnecessary expenses", explains Alex Canoro, Chief of the Department's marked in the company of American Apparel Maggy London. "the decisions that are taken in the design have an impact on the cost of the garment, but often this is not patent to the production phase. "With a global focus of" Design to Cost "supported by Lectra, now corporations have the ability to take into account the constraints of production in the early stages of design", said Antoine Mercier, product manager, Lectra. "it used to be a task of manual, cumbersome and fraught with errors, has become a process more agile which enables companies to assess the impact garment design and the design of fabrics on the consumption of materials, prior to beginning the production."

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automateconvenors and users of textiles and other materials to accelerate the processes of design, development and manufacture of products for the industries. Lectra develops cutting and most advanced specialized software systems, and provides related services to a wide range of markets including fashion (clothing, accessories, footwear), automotive (seats and interiors, airbags), upholstered furniture, as well as a wide variety of sectors further, such as the nautical and aeronautical, wind power and individual protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries, with 1,350 employees and 256 million dollars in revenue in 2012. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.