As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) under GiveMePower's PowerCAD Embedded Partner Program, Pattern Works gained access to a rich set of scalable, component-based CAD Anywhere™ technologies. Using the platform's exclusive Code Once™ development techniques, the company developed its PWstudio™ application to automate traditional manual drafting practices with paper, pencils, rulers and curves.
Pattern Work's customers are already using PWstudio to work up to three times faster designing and drafting patterns, with pattern industry veterans such as Past Patterns, Folkwear Patterns and many independent designers reaping the benefits. The high output quality and precision of PWstudio's patterns has even led to referrals from other well-known pattern vendors such as McCall's.
"We saw the benefits of switching to GiveMePower's development platform immediately," says Isabelle Lott, president and CEO of Patterns Works International, LLC. "Instead of developing an add-on to another program, we were able to create a stand-alone solution by embedding our technology directly. Instantly, we had a solution that cost our customers two-thirds less, and required only a fraction of the memory required to run our program. Our market potential grew. Now smaller customers can afford our solution and larger customers using AutoCAD can use it as a complementary technology to seamlessly transfer files in industry-standard file formats. It's the best of both worlds."
While traditional systems used by large manufacturers such as Gerber and Lectra CAD systems are simply cost prohibitive to independent designers, PWstudio has been well received in the apparel design industry, attracting clients as far as Australia and South Africa. Savvy entrepreneurs and manufacturers looking to gain an edge in the market are looking to PWstudio to help cut design time, increase productivity and profitability. Once designers have their patterns drafted, they can easily be modified to create an entire new line based on the original design. Design costs are cut and profitability increases, as designers do not have to start from scratch each time.
PowerCAD Embedded technologies are licensed on a royalty basis to GiveMePower vertical-market software and hardware solution partners, serving as a powerful and fully customizable computer-aided design and graphics "engine" for creation of tailor-made industry solutions, such as PWstudio. PowerCAD Embedded technologies deliver a fast, affordable and AutoCAD®-compatible development platform using an interactive "visual" environment to facilitate rapid application development using the exact components required by the developer.
Using PowerCAD Embedded technologies, independent software and hardware vendors can significantly reduce development costs and improve time to market for affordable, AutoCAD-compatible industry solutions able to run across all Windows computing platforms. This includes traditional desktop, laptop computers and XP tablet PCs - and for the first time Windows Mobile® handheld/wireless computers including pocket PCs, pocket PC cell phones, CE tablets and other industry-specific devices.
PowerCAD Embedded technologies are part of GiveMePower's unique family of CAD Anywhere™ 2D and 3D design, viewing and mobile/wireless workforce collaboration solutions - each designed to save time and money in the office, in the field or on the shop floor. Other users benefiting from GiveMePower technologies include: AT&T, General Dynamics, Maytag, Payless ShoeSource, Penn State University, the United States Postal Service and multiple branches of the U.S. Military.
About Pattern Works International, LLC
Pattern Works is a garment design and pattern drafting service available to small manufacturers, pattern companies and designers. Pattern Works creates, sells and supports computer-aided design software, PWstudio, for both the educational and business communities. Pattern Works publishes educational support materials relating to CAD and the apparel field, and conducts workshops in CAD software. For more information, visit www.patternworks-intl.com.
About GiveMePower Corporation
GiveMePower® is a leading innovator and provider of high-performance desktop, mobile and wireless CAD/graphics software for end-users and OEM business partners involved in design, construction, engineering, facilities management, GIS, manufacturing, real estate and related industries. A Microsoft Certified Partner, Mobile Solutions Partner and Windows Embedded Partner, an Intel® PCA Developer Network member and an IBM and HP Business Partner, GiveMePower is the first company to offer full-featured 2 and 3-dimensional, AutoCAD®-compatible design and digital blueprint processing for "anytime, anywhere and anyone" use across all Windows computing platforms - including desktop, laptop and XP tablet PCs, and Windows Mobile handheld PCs, pocket PC phones and other industry-specific devices. For more information, call 1-888-97-POWER or visit www.givemepower.com.
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