Lectra's Modaris V8.

Lectra  has launched Modaris V8 to spur greater collaboration in the fashion industry’s product development process and enable greater creativity.

Modaris V8 secures the communication of valuable digital data along complex supply chains thanks to a file exchange framework.

Faced with the complexities of an extended product development process and constant pressure for new, high-quality products to reach the market quickly, the industry now has an upgraded solution to meet these challenges with Lectra’s newest version of Modaris.

“Modaris has been a flagship solution in the fashion industry for decades,” said Céline Choussy Bedouet, chief marketing and communications officer at Lectra. “With this newest version, our customers across the entire product development ecosystem will benefit from the ability to drive a state-of-the-art collaborative process, ensuring data consistency, end-product quality and finally faster time to market.”

Improving the product approval processes and digital file exchange, Modaris V8 speeds creation, accelerates sampling and facilitates teamwork, all of which are increasingly necessary as today’s product development teams rarely work under one roof, Lectra noted.

“Thanks to Modaris V8, it now takes us half the time to finalize our lace positioning and we have also significantly improved communication with our manufacturing partners or own factories,” said Céline Nonat, senior patternmaker at Création Chantal Thomass – Chantelle Group.

Benefits delivered in the latest version of Modaris V8 include the ability to create and fine-tune products more easily for faster approval, to industrialize patterns faster for a smoother assembly process, and to position and grade logos and graphics in 2-D and 3-D simultaneously.

Including more than 300 fabrics in the online library, and Alvanon standard or customized 3-D mannequins, Modaris V8 makes sampling even faster. Users can now personalize their own environment for more productivity and increased comfort. Thanks to smart links and annotations, production-ready pattern adjustments are now easier and more secure.

Lectra, based in Paris, serves sectors including fashion and apparel, automotive and furniture. Lectra registered revenues of $264 million in 2015.