SOURCE: Lectra

May 01, 2007 15:00 ET

Lectra Unveils Latest Innovations at SPESA 2007

Lectra Showcases PLM Offering, the Next Generation of Design Solutions, Significant 3D Advancements, and the Most Intelligent Cutter in the World

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Lectra, the world leader in software, CAD/CAM equipment and related services dedicated to large-scale users of textiles, leather and industrial fabrics, announced today its participation in SPESA Expo 2007. Held May 8-10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Lectra will unveil for the first time in North America its latest innovations in Fashion PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), footwear and design solutions, 3D virtual prototyping, and intelligent cutting. Lectra, occupying the largest exhibition on the show floor (booth #614) will also feature its entire suite of solutions for a broad array of major global markets, including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive, aeronautical and furniture.

Lectra Fashion PLM: a major advance for the fashion world

Lectra Fashion PLM is the first PLM solution dedicated to fashion, providing a virtual collaborative environment that supports the iterative processes of design and development (specifications, sourcing, and engineering) as well as marketing and retailing. By giving companies the ability to integrate product conception and collections management processes, Lectra Fashion PLM offers a response to the needs for both innovative products and profitability.

The New Vector -- Most Intelligent Cutter in the World

Lectra will debut its next-generation Vector Cutting Solutions -- dedicated to meeting the high-performance needs of Apparel and Industrial manufacturers. The new Vector range is powerful, delivering fabric and material consumption savings. It cuts through higher plies with greater precision, even pieces with edges at a tangent. It delivers high speed from the brushless turbo head. Intelligent reporting optimizes productivity and quality. Smart service alerts simplify preventive maintenance scheduling, while personal profiles secure machine operation.

Kaledo Design Management solution: the next generation of fashion design solution

The new Kaledo solution provides designers with an intuitive working environment in which all necessary data is easily accessible. In the current climate of permanently changing collections, this new offering allows companies to accelerate design processes in order to launch product lines that keep up with fashion trends and satisfy consumer expectations. It also enhances communication between designers and their internal and external collaborators. This modular design offering is available for collection creation (Kaledo Collection) for textile prints (Kaledo Print), textile wovens (Kaledo Weave), and textile knits (Kaledo Knit).

The revolutionary concept of Kaledo Collection allows for the structuring of the creation collection process, providing intelligence and encouraging creativity and innovation while facilitating collaboration between designers and the various players involved in the product development cycle. With Kaledo, designers can create their collections; all models, styles, components and materials are stored in the application's memory and each modification to a style, color or fabric is automatically updated in all related product documentation.

Modaris 3D Fit -- The Most Powerful Virtual Prototyping Solution in the Apparel Industry

Kaledo 3D Trend, which is complementary to the brand new Kaledo Design Management solution is the fashion industry's only 3D storyboarding solution, Designers can now easily create an atmosphere and virtually walk through a three-dimensional design world to sell their ideas with greater impact than ever before. Kaledo 3D Trend was developed in partnership with Microsoft and Windows Vista.

Romans CAD Software™ -- The Only Software Genuinely Dedicated to Footwear, Leather goods and Accessories Currently on the Market

Romans CAD Software Data Management is the only PDM software currently available on the market dedicated to footwear and Leather goods. It significantly accelerates the collection creation process through real-time sharing of all data generated during the design phase of new products between decision-makers, designers, suppliers and customers.

RomansCAD Software 3D Design provides all the necessary functionalities for designing and modifying styles lines on 3D lasts and immediately checking the result in 2D or for mapping 2D images or sketches on 3D volumes to get real virtual prototypes.

RomansCAD Software 2D is the fast, universal pattern-making solution for developing and refining footwear patterns. Automatic interaction between style lines and components dramatically improves the efficiency and accuracy of patternmaking.

The integration of Romans CAD Software throughout the product design chain can cut the time in half needed to design a new collection and drastically reduce costs by decreasing production time and the number of physical 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 through Romans CAD Software Data Management.

DesignConcept Furniture -- The first 3D CAD solution completely dedicated to the furniture market

DesignConcept Furniture allows designers and prototyping specialists to explore a multitude of creative paths thanks to virtual conception. Equipped with high-performance visualization tools, this new version of DesignConcept Furniture allows designers to create virtual prototypes and product marketing managers to make rapid decisions about style, even before the physical realization of the product, thus reducing time to market.

DesignConcept Auto: The virtual prototyping solution for developing automotive interior components

Auto provides extremely realistic virtual simulations to facilitate the analysis of finished product quality and estimate costs, enabling companies to make key decisions in the product development phase and thereby minimize manufacturing costs. Developed in close collaboration with customers, the new 3D virtual prototyping capabilities of DesignConcept Auto enable designers and product development professionals to explore a multitude of creative paths for the development of auto interior components while reducing the cost of prototyping.

Lectra at TC2's "Cool Zone"

Lectra will also be featured at the "Cool Zone," a showcase of technological breakthroughs for the apparel industry, organized by TC2 during the SPESA trade show. At the Lectra display, Modaris 3D Fit and Kaledo 3D Trend will be showcased.

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in software, CAD/CAM equipment and related services dedicated to large-scale users of textiles, leather and industrial fabrics. Lectra addresses a broad array of major global markets, including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive, aeronautical and furniture. With $285 million in 2006 revenues, Lectra employs 1,500 persons worldwide.

Lectra (ISIN Code FR0000065484) is listed on the Eurolist (compartment B) of Euronext Paris.

For more information, please visit www.lectra.com

™Romans CAD Software is a Trademark of Stratégies (France)

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