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Send to AccuNest
A new option has been added to Send an open Marker to AccuNest directly from Easy Marking. This allows users to place pieces and store in Easy Marking, then Send to AccuNest so that the automated nesting program can complete the marker placement. If you do not currently have AccuNest as part of your AccuMark Family software, contact your local Gerber sales representative to arrange a demonstration of this powerful automated nesting tool.
Storage Area Selection in Batch Processing
New with this version, flexibility has been added to allow users to define a different Storage Area when submitting jobs. The Storage Area selection can be made when Adding a Job and Importing CSV files. If the Storage Area was defined when submitting from a source such as AccuPlan, that information from the original submission is maintained to allow the order/marker to be processed as originally created.
New Help Resources
A Learn & Support dialog is now available upon the launch of both Pattern Design and Easy Marking, providing access to video tutorials as well as links to resources for support and common questions. A new Help tab has also been added to provide direct access to these resources while working within the AccuMark applications.
Model Sorting Options
New piece sorting option has been added to allow users to confirm information, such as all pieces intended to be selected have indeed been added to the model.
High Quality Rendering in Export Image and Export Turntable
Better Visual Sampling - Make decisions more quickly based on high fidelity 3D virtual samples
AccuMark 3D’s rendering engine has been upgraded with a high quality, real-time render engine which provides a better quality export of images and turntables. High quality rendering is available for both Export Image and Export Turntable. Simulate the looks for specific environments. For example, lighting settings can be configured to simulate sunlight. There are four options for lighting models; Sunny, Cloudy, Evening and Studio.
Gain finer control over simulations with Pins
The Pin function (Previously in Blender) has been migrated into PDS, allowing users to create pins and tack a piece to the avatar while interacting with a simulation. For example, a pant waist can be pinned at the waist if the waist is currently too big to sit at the natural waist location. Pins can be used to gain greater control over the results of the simulation, for example if loose straps are sliding down the shoulders of the avatar.
Access to YKK 3D Zipper Pull Library
Better Visual Sampling: Provide additional garment details with 3D zipper pulls from YKK
A library of YKK zipper pulls is now included with AccuMark 3D. The Import Accessory function in the Avatar window toolbar can be used to apply the 3D zippers. Move/Scale/Rotate Accessory can then be used to resize and position the zipper heads on the simulation. Delete Accessory can be used to remove any unwanted 3D accessories.
Support for Alvanon Body Platform
Ensure correct fit by leveraging the Alvanon Body Platform to access and import brand avatars for your virtual samples. In addition to physical dress forms Alvanon provides corresponding digital avatars for use with 3D. Alvanon provides a web platform where the digital avatars can be downloaded and then used with AccuMark 3D.
Support for 3D Material Attributes in PLM Material Database
Leverage 3D material attributes from PLM: Collaboration and Data Connectivity
3D material attributes (including physical properties as well as visual color and textures) can be added directly to the fabric table/model using the PLM Material Lookup.
Digitize Line on Simulation
Create markup lines and draw interactively on simulations for pattern adjustments
Lines can now be drawn directly in 3D on a simulation (this capability was previously in Blender) in PDS. Lines can be used to indicate locations for pattern changes or new style lines.
Generate Splices Directly
Automatically and directly prepare files for the cutting room by providing critical spreading information as the marker is saved. This new setting in the AccuNest nesting dialog will reduce steps and improve production automation.
Create a Restricted Shade Zone
Users can now have even better control of automatic piece placement by defining areas of the marker that certain pieces are now allowed.
Create an Empty Shade Zone
Improve the quality of cut pieces by identifying non usable areas of fabric, preventing pieces from being placed in flawed areas.
Digital Print - Colorways
This new feature allows users to assign different colorways to one model, therefore eliminating the need to store a separate copy of the model with each different fabric used for digital printing. There is no limit to the number of colorways that can be assigned to one model, which allows users endless options for fabrics and colors. Colorways are also easy to update and change on a model. Colorways can be viewed in 3D as well for visual confirmation of image placement on the patterns.
Delete Grade Point Function
Users have always been able to remove grade points from pieces, but this new function allows users to remove multiple grade points by selecting an entire piece or drawing a marque box around several points/pieces to remove many grade points at one time. The new function reduces the number of steps needed and saves time when removing grade points.
Image Library Added to AccuMark Explorer
Images that are linked to AccuMark data from the image library reduce the file size of the data and allow artwork changes to quickly update across multiple models. Visual feedback in the AccuMark Explorer eliminates the need to review image files in separate graphics programs to identify color space, size and resolution.
Filters Added to Customizable Reports
Users can implement filters in customizable reports, allowing users to organize and sort data more efficiently so it is easier to understand and analyze. Users can focus on the report data that is important and relevant to them.
Snap to Geometry Added to Easy Marking
New feature in Easy Marking allows users to easily select the exact points they wish on the perimeter or internals of pieces to perform functions such as manual split, bump lines, or measure.
Extend Line Function Added in PDS
New function that easily extends a line in PDS. Eliminate manual placement for internals. Extend automatically meets the defined perimeter or internal intersection.
User Configurable Icon Menu in Easy Marking
Users can now choose between 3 different views of the piece icon menu, allowing users to control their Easy Marking workspace display.
Barcodes/QR Codes Available on Digital Print Marker Header
Users can easily identify critical marker information for production in the marker header when the marker is digitally printed.
Move & Scale Pieces in Pre-Simulation
Improvements have been made to the pre-simulation setup using move and scale pieces. The users can now move pieces freely in 3D without the need to adjust cylinders, as well as, temporarily scale pieces that are too large and tricky to set up for simulation. This improvement helps with simplifying and speeding up the pre-simulation setup and the overall user experience.
Simulations can now be exported directly out of 3D PDS for post processing in other 3rd party rendering software or to share with other internal team members or external parties. The user can select to export simulations in all or selected colorways. This feature allows for efficient collaboration and sharing of 3D files.
Trim Images in 3D
The users can now add and edit trim images directly on a simulated garment in 3D PDS utilizing the new Image Library. This feature allows the users to easily visualize the desired placement of image on the garment and upon saving, the images will sync back to 2D pattern pieces.
Colorways in 3D
The users can quickly and easily switch between defined colorways directly in 3D PDS on the simulated garment, seeing all the available colorways in real-time and exporting renders and simulations in their choice of colors directly from the same model.
Improved Display of Visual Details
Improvements have been made to the Avatar window for better representation of images and trims. This improvement will allow displaying finer details at higher resolution when zoomed in and/or when rendered or exported.
A new graded set of posing avatars with five end poses have been created and are available as part of the AccuMark 3D install. The new poses along with tension and pressure maps on these posed avatars are great tools for fit analysis.
Accessories in 3D
3D accessories such as buttons and buckles can now be added to a 3D simulated garment directly in 3D PDS. Adding 3-dimensional accessories adds realism to the simulated garment.
Export Simulation to Yunique Sample Manager
Exported simulations are now directly integrated and will get imported directly into Yunique Sample Manager, creating a seamless workflow.
Export Simulation to YuniquePLM
Exported simulations are now directly integrated and will get imported directly into YuniquePLM, creating a seamless workflow.
New Option to Maintain Pair Relationships
A new option for Pair Orientation will ensure AccuNest maintains the relationship of both pieces in a pair, so if allowed, both pieces in the pair can flip/rotate to achieve better utilization.
Fabric Inventory & Roll Allocation
NEW!! Fabric Inventory Table has been implemented! Embedded within the User Interface in the AccuPlan work space, users will be able to create a Fabric Roll Inventory database. The sophisticated cut planning algorithm will then provide cut plan solutions based on fabric roll availability and material properties such as width, weight, colors and shades, among others. The powerful set of algorithms will find the best fabric roll selection and allocate them to given work orders, providing optimal cut plan solutions. Its advanced browser set of tools will allow users to track down fabric roll status, such as fabric roll availability and whether the roll has been only assigned to cut jobs or actually cut.
Send Markers to AccuNest Directly from AccuPlan
More seamless integration! Users (especially those using Accuplan as standalone) are now able to bypass AccuMark Explorer and Batch and submit marker jobs directly to AccuNest. Both manually and automatically. Markers final status are automatically updated in AccuPlan to optimize fabric required and reserve fabric rolls faster. Huge time savings!
Costing and Production Permissions
If your company is sensitive to costing information visibility while still interested in using AccuPlan for costing reports and forecasting, wait no more. AccuPlan now offers the ability to manage user permissions. Only those users with authority to manage costing information will be able to read, edit and/or generate costing calculation and reports.
Reports Improvements: featuring QR Codes
In addition to barcodes, AccuPlan users can now generate QR codes and total amount of plotter paper required for a given work order. Users will also benefit with improved PDF format layouts as well as the ability to share preferred custom settings across multiple users.
Cut Plan Solution Optimization
AccuPlan powerful auto cut plan algorithms keep on getting better, optimizing cut plan solutions that, while reducing number of markers, it also is flexible enough to adapt into multiple geographic locations and industry and product types.
Advanced Spread Plan
Users planning cut plans based on fabric rolls and (multiple) cutting tables availability, will benefit of a highly sophisticated spread plan, producing information that benefits fabric inventory database, cutting rooms and more.
Copy & Paste Between Work Areas in PDS
Users can copy a pattern(s) from one work area to another using customizable hotkeys. This new feature allows the user to quickly and easily compare or copy grade/annotations from one pattern to another without having to open the pattern in the second work area.
Enhanced Pattern Walking Function
Users can now change the walk direction of just the last selected segment when walking patterns which allows for more flexibility when walking. User can also disable the highlight of walking pieces to better distinguish between pattern pieces when walking.
Digital Print - Apply Preview
Allows user to make changes to print image size and placement and preview on pattern without having to close the edit dialog box. User can make changes and instantly view the updates on pieces.
Barcodes & QR Codes for Digital Prints
Users can now add barcodes and QR codes to seam allowances of digitally printed patterns. This new feature gives users a modern method of pattern tracking with digital printing.
PDF Image Type Supported for Digital Printing
PDF image type can now be used for digital printing. This new feature supports spot colors of the PDF image to give users perfect representation of PDF image.
We’ve added the ability to grade pieces proportionally using either linear or percentage values. Great new feature to help automate the grading process for companies that grade proportionally.
Import Multiple Zip Files
We have added the ability to import several zip files at the same time using the Ctrl and Shift keys. This new feature provides time savings for users who import many zip files daily.
Double Notch Feature
Create double notches quickly and easily to differentiate parts and save time. Also added a feature to notch more than one pattern at a time!