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Gerber to Offer 3-D Flattening Software to Streamline Pattern Design

12 November 2004

Gerber Technology announces that it has signed an agreement with Digital Immersion Software to develop a software solution for industrial markets that will flatten 3-dimensional design models to produce 2-dimensional pattern pieces.

The resulting product is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2005. The system will be easier to use than other 3D-to-2D software solutions and will accelerate and streamline the 3D-to-2D pattern design process. The product will interface directly with Gerber’s AccuMark Pattern Design System. In its initial stages, Gerber will market the product to designers of automotive seating, but plans to roll it out to other industries, such as furniture, marine, and composites, for similar application in the near future.

“Digital Immersion is recognized as a leader in 3-D to 2-D flattening technology,” said Hal Osthus, Gerber’s executive director of product management. “They have worked directly with leading automotive suppliers in the past to develop software solutions that the industry has enthusiastically embraced, so they have a keen understanding of the challenges faced by auto interiors’ designers on a daily basis. This software system will transform the design process enabling users in many industries to get their products to market faster.”

According to the terms of the agreement, Gerber will have exclusive rights to market and distribute the product to end users directly and through its extensive international network of agents and distributors.





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