Grafis CAD pattern making soft­ware

A pattern making, pattern grading and layout software used by professionals worldwide

Grafis CAD is a versatile pattern making software designed for the needs of garment industry businesses and pattern makers. It is used to design and implement the patterns in a digital format. Grafis improves and quickens production and it facilitates the work of the subcontractors. Nowadays the patterns can be imported directly from the Grafis software and into the 3D environment of the Browzwear 3D VStitcher software.

Grafis is used by professionals who work on patterning clothes and grading their patterns or who work on other tasks related to clothing patterns. They consist of head cutters, designers, tailors, costumers and pattern makers. Grafis is utilized in various schools specifically for the purposes of digital clothing design and pattern making.

“Grafis is suitable for all businesses regardless of their size or the nature of the business. It can be used for pattern making in industrial mass production as well as for tailor-made orders. There are no limitations, it is possible to create both unique patterns as well as large, graded collections. Because Grafis is so easy to learn and implement, it is even used in schools”, says the CEO of Fashion Team LT, Liisa Turtiainen.

Grafis brings pattern making to the modern age

Grafis is required by the industry experts for the purposes of facilitating and quickening their work. Grafis contains the market’s widest range of interactive patterns and ready-made templates. It is used to convert the patterns into a digital format which can be utilized for the entire duration of the work process, all the way to the marketing and webstore sales. 

“If the business still uses paper-based patterns, Grafis provides a solution: redrawing the pattern from scratch every time will not be necessary. Moreover, a number of subcontractors working on clothes production already like to receive the patterns in a digital format. Work is inevitably made easier. Expenses are reduced, thanks to the reduced need of having to buy materials. Digitalization also ensures the high quality of the pattern maker’s handiwork”, lists Turtiainen, showcasing the benefits of Grafis.

Digital patterns are easy to edit to match the models of the following season. At the same time, it is possible to create personalized clothes. The amount of tailor-made work is constantly growing and more and more of this work is performed digitally, using the Grafis software. 

“I have never heard of anyone who would have switched from Grafis to another software after learning how to use it. Of course, its implementation requires training, as it is a software intended for professional use. Training is always customized based on the customer’s needs and they also receive help from our product support along the way. As newer versions are released, we organize brief targeted training courses. We never leave the customer alone at any point”, promises Turtiainen

The product quality is guaranteed by long-term development

Liisa Turtiainen has used Grafis for over two decades. She describes it as extremely versatile, convenient and as centred around professional use. Innovative solutions always unlock new possibilities for implementing the patterns in a digital format. 

“I’m particularly fond of the way how the Grafis software can be used to create anything effortlessly, as the user experiences of us professionals serve as the basis of its continuous development. The development is headed by a German family business which genuinely listens to the views of its customers. Our German client is always prepared to support us”, Turtiainen explains. 

Grafis is capable of communicating with all the software that uses the common file format utilized by the garment industry. It includes integration with VStitcher, with which the patterns can be converted into 3D models. Grafis is ripe with various ways in which you can create and edit patterns in an interactive way. At the same time, these versatile functions necessitate a functional customer support. Grafis is one of the few pattern making software on the market for which Finnish and English training and support is available. 

“Our product support experts can always provide help, either by phone or via email. If the problem cannot be solved immediately, we also have access to the client’s technical support that responds very quickly.”

A convenient and versatile tool

The greatest advantages of Grafis consist of the interactivity and logic of its functions. After you have learned the basic principles of how this software works, almost anything can be achieved with it. Grafis can be used for patterning clothes and accessories and the patterns can be graded between different sizes. The digital patterns facilitate both the creation of lay plans as well as cutting, thanks to which material consumption can be optimized. The patterns can be easily transferred into a 3D software, after which the clothes can be viewed in different sizes on an avatar in a realistic manner.

“For example, a person’s unique body measurements can be digitalized from a photo using an additional option and then those measurements can be used in pattern making. As the patterns are transferred into a 3D software, you can directly see what the clothes based on the respective pattern and measurements look like on an avatar. The pattern can be changed immediately and the image will be refreshed without delay. This makes communication with the customer easy and you can find out whether any changes are necessary”, describes Turtiainen.

Grafis is very convenient even when basic clothing designs must be edited for the needs of the other designs and of the upcoming season. 

“In Grafis you can save modules, thanks to which pattern making can be made faster. For example, the sleeve of a piece of clothing can be its own module. If you need a similar sleeve pattern later for the differing bodice of the next design, the saved module can be loaded and updated until it is compatible with the patterns of the sleeve bodice. As you create different combinations and make changes, you are limited only by your own imagination.

As a CAD software, Grafis also meets the needs of the automation of production. Using the additional options, the creation of lay plans becomes automated and the layouts can be saved directly as cutter files which are compatible with the automated cutter.

Facilitate and quicken your work with Grafis

A garment industry professional will quickly understand how Grafis can facilitate their own work. It makes the work quicker and more convenient, which also shows in the business’s finance. Grafis can fulfil almost any need, this is why it is important to use professional aid in facilitating its implementation. When you contact Liisa Turtiainen, you will gain a clear understanding of how the Grafis CAD software is used, as well as of its features and price.

“Call me or contact me via email and we’ll take a look at how Grafis could facilitate your own work. I will be glad to attend a videoconference and showcase the software and its functions to the key personnel responsible for the company’s pattern making and procurements. Let us discuss your needs together and let us map out which functions Grafis will facilitate and how it will simultaneously provide savings in time and money”, Turtiainen promises. 

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