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Delcam Crispin has launched the 2014 version of its Shoemaker CAD software for designing footwear, which offers improved visualisation of designs with the new Keyshot rendering engine, the ability to create lasts for boot designs, more options for heel design, and additional items in the library of accessories supplied with the software.

According to the company, Shoemaker is the only footwear CAD program to integrate fully the 3D design of lasts, uppers and soles, so allowing the complete shoe to be developed and visualised in a single system.

With the Keyshot rendering software now built in to Shoemaker, laptops, tablets or smartphones can be used to show more realistic images of new designs to prospective buyers for styling and marketing reviews.

The images have also been made more realistic with more options for shoe relaxation. The relaxation can now be spread either smoothly or linearly, and with different effects for designs that either do or do not feature a tongue.

Shoemaker 2014 also has the ability to design boot-leg extensions, while a new series of options for heel creation has been added, including options specifically for the design of stiletto, flat-breast and straight heels.

Key product benefits

  • This integrated approach that allows the complete shoe to be developed and visualised in a single system benefits all footwear designers, but is particularly advantageous for companies making sports shoes and other designs that include complex soles.
  • Keyshot rendering software reduces the need for physical samples, cutting overall costs and shortening product time to market.
  • Using more realistic images improves communications between design and manufacturing teams, minimising the chance of errors and again helping to introduce new designs to market more quickly.
  • Offers a very easy-to-learn interface, making it ideal for concept designers that might come from an artistic background rather than an engineering education.
  • The extended library of data including ranges of materials of different types and colours, plus accessories including eyelets, buckles and zips, speeds up the creation of novel designs.

Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times. The company is the world's largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, Partmaker and ArtCAM programs making up the most comprehensive range of CAM systems from any developer.

This broad selection allows Delcam to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. Delcam also develops product design, tooling design and quality control programs. The unique Tribrid Modelling approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.

Delcam's Powerinspect offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. This versatility has made it the world's leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location. Delcam software is used in over 80 countries worldwide by around 40,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.

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