New features with Gerber’s V12 for its pattern- and marker-making CAD software are focused on simplification and giving users more control of their entire workflow including digital printing workflow capabilities

Personalisation, convenience and value: online and offline shoppers want it all. They expect brands and retailers to understand their needs and deliver new styles and trends faster than ever before. 

“To survive and more importantly thrive in today’s markets, upholstered furniture manufacturers need to improve agility, speed and connectivity,” says Mary McFadden, VP of CAD Product Management, Gerber Technology. “Our Version 12 AccuMark Platform release delivers on these demands from product design and development to 3D sampling through optimised production planning and manufacturing.”

AccuPlan V12 enables cutting room operators also to preview thumbnail images for their upholstery markers for final adjustments

This is Gerber’s first of many software releases of 2019. It’s a year that promises to be notable for Gerber, as it delivers on a robust roadmap and works toward the opening of its NYC Innovation Center and Microfactory. Version 12 of the AccuMark Platform solves your business’ need for speed and adds features to address your customers’ demands for personalisation. Its robust feature set is capable of addressing both on-demand or digital printing workflows as well as fully optimised mass production operations.

Version 12 software advancements

The new features are focused on simplification and giving users more control of their entire workflow with more options for personalisation and modern controls. Some key enhancements include multi-dimensional grading as an easier alternative to alterations, pattern wizard updates to simplify and shorten processes, expanded digital printing workflow capabilities, personalised reporting options and visual customisation tools.

AccuMark 3D – the industry’s leading fully-integrated 2D to 3D solution continues to build on the integration of the industry-leading Avametric Fabric Simulation Engine added in V11. Version 12 adds support for optical and surface texture effects from Vizoo and X-Rite scanners to provide an even higher level of realism. A new live drag within a simulation allows a user to tug on a garment to help assess and control fit. 

Avatars with additional poses have been added to help with speed and personalisation. Finally, to enable designers to validate ideas early in the concepting stage, AccuMark now offers a hi-resolution photorealistic prototyping service improving speed and cutting weeks off a development cycle.

AccuPlan integrates seamlessly with AccuMark to optimise spread and cut planning. Version 12 of AccuPlan includes the addition of multiple fabric property features to capture selvage, shrink/stretch percentage values and major enhancements to planning and reporting features. 

The updates to the AccuPlan application continue to improve speed, efficiency and the optimisation of material utilisation. The new fabric property features allow for greater planning and optimised material consumption. 

The addition of customisations in reporting and a new production tracker report provides greater management control and visualisation into the workflow for improved agility and the ability to plan multiple purchase orders together, and accurately report on fabric consumption.

“We continue to examine key industry trends and listen closely to our customers in our development cycle,” continues Mary. “This is what drove all of the innovations we added in this release.”

With the launch of AccuMark Platform Version 12, comprehensive online and in-person training can be secured through Gerber University. The training platform provides classes on AccuMark, 3D, pattern design and more.