Adobe Illustrator Plug-in
DeSL’s Adobe Illustrator Plug-in interfaces directly with PLM and enables Designers to launch new styles directly from Illustrator and make them immediately available in PLM tech packs for further product development. Once linked, design changes are automatically updated, dramatically speeding up the process and ensuring consistency of communication across Design and Development.
So how does it work?
No change here, the Designer creates their designs within Adobe Illustrator.
Next they login and access a panel that allows them direct access to style information drop downs and PLM component libraries including colours, sizes, fabrics, trims and packaging from which they can create a BOM. Finally they select ‘Create Product’ which creates the Product record and tech pack.
With the new product created, Developers open the newly created tech pack in PLM and view all images and style information submitted by the Designer. But it doesn’t end there - the tech pack images are now linked to the Adobe Illustrator file so any changes made to the artwork are automatically updated in the Tech Pack. Also, changes made to the BOM in the tech pack by Development can be viewed by the designer in Illustrator.
All new products are automatically updated in the Line List and digital catalogue so administration tasks are kept to a minimum and at the same time ensuring one version of the truth across the range.
Create tech packs in Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Direct access to PLM libraries
Auto update tech pack images via AI
Update BOM from AI
Create and maintain Story Boards
Support for all Adobe Illustrator versions
Reduced Design administration
Reduced approval iterations
Improved product hit ratios
Up-to-date images in tech pack