Birmingham, UK - Software developer Delcam Crispin has released a new version of ShoeDesign for upper design with a revised user interface. This makes the software easier to learn, and simpler and more intuitive to use, claims the UK company.
Even the most complex styles can now be produced within a few hours, the company said.
ShoeDesign speeds the development of new styles by allowing faster creation of original designs and by using photo-realistic images to reduce the need for physical samples.
The free Delcam Crispin 3D viewer, which can be downloaded from www.footwear-cadcam.com, allows 3D designs to be communicated to clients worldwide for their comments. Adjustments can be made within minutes and resubmitted for approval within seconds, the company said.
When physical samples are needed, ShoeDesign can output designs to be rapid prototyped for design and marketing reviews.
Delcam Crispin, a supplier of CADCAM software to the footwear industry, feels that ShoeDesign can also reduce the cost of developing new designs. Features created in 3D allow manufacturing issues and costs to be analysed and changed early in the design process, the company points out.
This reduces the cost of making changes and minimises problems at the manufacturing stage, Delcam Crispin added.