Birmingham, UK - Delcam CRISPIN has launched project management and collaboration software for the footwear industry called ShoeCloud.
Delcam says this is designed to enable more efficient management of design and manufacturing data throughout the development of new shoe designs, either within a single company or along a supply chain
ShoeCloud can be integrated within Delcam CRISPIN range of software for 3D footwear design and manufacture,said the firm. Alternatively, for staff not directly involved in design and manufacturing, such as management or marketing departments, ShoeCloud data can be accessed through standard Web browsers and e-mail, said Delcam. The company added that this versatility allows ShoeCloud to speed and streamline communications at all levels, and so lead to quicker introduction of new designs.
ShoeCloud is expected to be of most benefit for organisations that undertake design in North America or Europe and manufacturing in Asia. Delcam said that by enabling easier and faster exchange of data between the regions, detailed project management will be possible with a significant reduction in the time and cost of international travel.
Delcam said ShoeCloud can store project data in any format, designs of complete shoes, or of components such as patterns and soles, can be viewed as .jpg images or 3D pdf files.