Pattern Marker

Main Features

(standard software package)

1. Pattern marking depending on lay type

The software supports all lay types: face up, face down, face to face, in fold and round cloth. Lay type most frequently used at the factory is set by default.  Depending on lay type, the software controls pattern rotation, placement and composition.

2. Marker making with unspecified or pre-set number of sets

The software includes two modes of pattern output: basic and special. In basic mode all patterns chosen for marker making are put out taking into account the cutting number. Special mode is applied when you need to mark a lot of sets of small patterns and use fabric width most efficiently.

3. Control of alterations made by constructor

The system has a common style and laying out database; thus any pattern alteration made by a constructor leads to change in laying outs. It can cause pattern overlap, which the software will signal the operator about before output to plotter. It also warns that not all the patterns are in the laying out. Protocols of work with styles and laying outs are automatically made and let you know who, how long, where and how worked with the style or laying out.

4. Order database maintenance

It is convenient to organize work on making and keeping laying outs in the framework of the company’s order if styles repeat over a long period of time.

5. Sending patterns to print

You can draw in detail selected patterns with plotter and print laying out schemes (mini markers) on printer as well as send to print information on volume of pattern sets.

Option features:

1. Auto making of pattern rough cuts with set rapport

When making a laying out, it is possible to increase pattern size with required length and width values around its entire contour, which is convenient when working with shrinking and printed fabrics.

2. Marker making with reference to fabric print

You set reference between notches and fabric print and increase patterns in a lay by 0.5-1 cm for fabric distortion, which lets you get required cutting amount with minimal use of fabric and time for trimming.

3. Auto making of united rough cuts for several patterns (super rough cut)

You can unite several patterns into one and cut a bloc of several patterns with cutting equipment for their further trimming.

4. Marker making with reference to fabric defects

The software lets you input fabric defects and display them on screen and ban marker making on these areas.

5. Sections

To work with patterned fabric or fabric remnants, you can make laying outs consisting of several sections (section is a finished part of a layout), which can be repeated several times.  You can select a number of section repetitions to ensure right composition.

6. Lays

The software lets select lay height for each pattern section (i.e. smaller patterns are marked separately and in bigger quantity) and control pattern composition.

7. Work with pattern groups

You can make several pattern groups and work with them as separate patterns.

8. Semi-automatic marker making

Up to 70% of laying outs can be made using previously made ones, first of all those for one style in different sizes or fabric width.

9. Marker making for automatic cutting with extra knife control

The software includes a number of functions for automatic cutting optimization: pattern numeration, pattern avoidance directions, and knife entry points.

10. Automatic marker making

Automatic marker making is performed with Automatic Marker integrated into any configuration of Pattern Marker with handle modes being saved. It lets you make full automatic marker making:

  • Individual setting of grainline and maximum distortion value with account on lay type (face to face, face down, face up);
  • With account on partly marked patterns, they can be either automatically rearranged or their rearrangement is not allowed;
  • Application of super rough cuts made on fabric;
  • It takes into account set rough cuts on upper fabric for patterned fabric;
  • It takes into account pattern pieces set by an operator which should not be used in automatic marker making;
  • A pack of laying outs for automatic marker making is made to be processed at night time.

Variants for set compositions and order widths with their future automatic processing and giving information on optimal combination of sets and widths.