SOURCE: Lectra

Lectra

February 11, 2009 10:23 ET

Lectra Presents Its Latest Innovations for Footwear, Luggage and Leather Goods at the Materials at WSA Expo & Conference

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials -- textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials, today announced they will showcase its complete, integrated range dedicated to footwear, luggage and leather goods markets at the Materials at WSA Expo & Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 12 - 14, 2009. The latest version of Romans Cad® -- state-of-the-art 3D solution which allows for real-time modification, validation and collaboration, will be on display.

The only PDM software genuinely dedicated to footwear currently on the market

Romans Cad Software Data Management is the only product data management (PDM) software dedicated to footwear currently available on the market. It significantly accelerates the collection creation process through real-time sharing between decision-makers, designers, suppliers and customers of all data generated during the design phase of new products. This information may be in the form of technical documents but may also be highly realistic 3D simulations. The integration of Romans Cad Software Data Management with other applications throughout the product design chain can more than halve the time needed to design a new collection and drastically cut costs by reducing production time and the number of prototypes needed. Those involved in the process receive and share unique, customized information in real time, regardless of whether they are working on site or remotely.

Dedicated 2D/3D software giving even better performance

Integrating the know-how of designers with the power and ease-of-use of the Romans Cad has made designing on a 3D digital last more creative and given better simulation of models and a significantly reduced development process. Romans Cad Software 3D design combines traditional know how from the trade with the latest technological innovations to increase the number of virtual models on the one hand and reduce the number of samples and associated costs on the other. Applying methodologies tailored to the needs of the footwear sector makes it possible to focus on added value during the industrialization phase, and cuts out the repetitive tasks involved in development.

Contour® Lumiere 2 for prototyping and small runs

Contour® Lumiere 2 is a key element in optimizing leather cutting for prototypes and small runs. It can be disconnected from the production machines if necessary, and optimizes cutting times by allowing the combination of manual and automatic nesting of specific pieces, guaranteeing maximum process flexibility.

Used with Romans Cad Software Data Management, this complete, integrated range means manufacturers can guarantee the quality of production data, improve the communication of information, gain in performance and significantly reduce material consumption.

The Romans Cad range consists of Romans Cad Software 3D Design, Romans Cad Software 2D Pattern, Romans Cad Software Last Maker, Romans Cad Software SL, Romans Cad Software Sole, Romans Cad Software Bag, Romans Cad Software Lumiere and Romans Cad Software Data Management.

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline, and accelerate product design, development, and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as the aeronautical and marine industries, wind power, personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 20,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,550 employees and $297 million in 2007 revenues. The company is listed on Euronext Paris.

For more information, please visit www.lectra.com

® Romans Cad is a registered trademark of Strategies SA.

® Contour is a registered trademark of Lectra, SA (France).

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